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Offline banjochris

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Missing 78s
« on: September 29, 2012, 05:58:04 PM »
The Blind Blake find brings to mind this topic: What important "missing" 78s are there left to find? I know there are unissued sides that would be a "holy grail" like Patton's remaining Vocalions or the Lemon Jefferson Okehs (and there are a couple of unissued Blake titles too), but let's face it, those are probably gone forever. Now that Blake's last two missing ones have turned up, and Son House's Mississippi County Farm/Clarksdale Moan, what's left that was issued (or at least that we're reasonably sure was issued)? Hopefully folks can add to this list.

Willie Brown
Kicking in My Sleep/Window Blues - Pm 13099
Sorry Blues/Grandma Blues (pretty sure I've read this somewhere, but it's not in B&GR)

William Harris
Nothin' Right Blues - Ge 6904 (Papa Charlie Hill Blues by Charlie Hill on other side, whoever that is)
Gonna Get Me a Woman That I Calls My Own - Ge 6677 (B&GR doesn't list who's on the flip)
I'm a Roamin' Gambler/I Was Born in the Country Raised in Town - Ge 6737

in old-time I know of

Rutherford and Foster
Taylor's Quickstep (exists on Supertone)/Sally Johnson - Ge 6913

Dock Roberts
My Old Coon Dog/Smoky Row (exists on Supertone) - Ge 6588

there are a couple of Mangrum and Shriver waltzes that I read somewhere that were unissued by Victor that supposedly exist; I've never heard them but would like to -- Mammoth Cave Waltz and Rose Waltz

At least one Uncle Dave Macon test from 1945 - Prettiest Little Gal/Fame Apart From God's Approval was made and given to someone who sponsored the recording trip; it hasn't been found -- the other tests from that session have been issued.

Offline Rivers

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2012, 06:26:10 PM »
You totally read my mind Chris, thanks.

Offline jharris

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2012, 06:33:44 PM »
Three of J.D. Short's Paramount records have never been found:

"Steamboat Rousty b/w Gittin Up On The Hill" (Paramount 13012 )
"Drafted Mama b/w "Wake Up Bright Eye Mama" (Paramount 13040)
"Flaggin' It To Georgia b/w Tar Road Blues" (Paramount 13091)

Offline Cleoma

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2012, 11:29:57 PM »
Only one early Cajun recording has never been found:
Bartmon Montet-Joswell Dupuis   
L?Eau Haute (Vi 22562)
Nina One-Step



Offline frailer24

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 12:26:27 AM »
In the old-time category, I read somewhere that Uncle Dave recorded a couple of piano pieces. It would be wonderful to hear that as well.
That's all she wrote Mabel!

Offline 78erhortig

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 01:34:55 AM »
don`t forgett the missing test-recordings like those of cooney vaughn

mike

Offline frailer24

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 01:37:31 AM »
How could we forget Mr. Cooney?
That's all she wrote Mabel!

Offline dj

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 04:11:27 AM »
Ed Bell:
Barefoot Blues/Hard Luck Blues - Pm ?????

The notation in B&GR is "Barefoot Bill is believed to have made a record for Paramount.  So far the record has not turned up and the issue number is uncertain."

Offline Johnm

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 07:21:02 AM »
Hi all,
I believe there is an undiscovered Clifford Gibson record and also one by Teddy Darby.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 08:04:06 AM »
Right you are, John.

Teddy Darby:
Decoration Day Blues/Sweet Memories Blues - Vocalion 03177

Clifford Gibson:
Morgan Street Blues/West Trade Street Blues - QRS R7090

Offline banjochris

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 03:25:03 PM »
Big Bill is missing:

Bow Leg Baby on Pe 169 (rev. My Texas Blues by Georgia Tom [which looks like it exists on other labels])
I Can't Be Satisfied - Ge 7230 (rev. Western Blues by Frank Brasswell as Western Kid)
That Won't Do/How You Want It Done (latter exists on Superior or Savoy) - Ch 16172
How You Want It Done/Station Blues - Pm 13084

Ishman Bracey and the New Orleans Nehi Boys
B&GR lists:
Low Down Blues - Pm ?
Run to Me at Night - Pm ?
with no matrix numbers - was this mentioned in an ad somewhere?

Offline dj

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 05:13:59 PM »
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Ishman Bracey and the New Orleans Nehi Boys
B&GR lists:
Low Down Blues - Pm ?
Run to Me at Night - Pm ?

Those songs are both listed with a -1 after them, denoting just Bracy, accompanied by his guitar.

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 12:39:48 AM »
Quote
Ishman Bracey and the New Orleans Nehi Boys
B&GR lists:
Low Down Blues - Pm ?
Run to Me at Night - Pm ?

Those songs are both listed with a -1 after them, denoting just Bracy, accompanied by his guitar.

I wanna hear 'em! I wonder if Run to Me at Night is another version of Saturday Blues, which has that line in its first verse.

Offline frailer24

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 01:40:46 AM »
^I wonder that myself.
That's all she wrote Mabel!

Offline banjochris

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2012, 09:53:12 AM »
Quote
Ishman Bracey and the New Orleans Nehi Boys
B&GR lists:
Low Down Blues - Pm ?
Run to Me at Night - Pm ?

Those songs are both listed with a -1 after them, denoting just Bracy, accompanied by his guitar.

That's what happens when I read type that small without my reading glasses on!

 


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