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Offline DanceGypsy

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Re: Memphis Blues - Bengt Olsson
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2010, 06:58:46 AM »
In the meantime, I now have the entire original 1970 publication in a PDF file.  If anybody out there doesn't have a copy and would like one, I will email it.

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Re: Memphis Blues - Bengt Olsson
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010, 09:30:11 AM »
Thanks for posting that SF Weekly article, jostber. Some conflicting info in the two links as the Gillett site says Olsson sold his recordings to Fat Possum, but the SF Weekly article says recordings were sold to Birdman. At least one of those recordings is out on CD on Birdman: Bishop Perry Tillis - Too Close.

Sorry for quoting an old post, but I just found this on Birdmanaphone Records:

Birdman Records recently purchased Bengt Olsson's entire library of recordings. This compilation is the first in many releases that will showcase this library

This should provide us with some great records?

The original label:

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Memphis Blues - Bengt Olsson
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2012, 07:32:38 AM »
Thought I'd give this a bump in light of Stephan's new discography

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Re: Memphis Blues - Bengt Olsson
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2012, 04:24:42 PM »
Thank you Stephan, that's very much appreciated.

And thanks for pointing it out, Bunker Hill.


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