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Online Johnm

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 01:33:35 PM »
Goodness, I hadn't realized there are some missing Bracey solo tracks!  I reckon I'm very much in the minority, but I'd rather hear those than the missing Willie Brown tracks, and for that matter, I'd also rather hear the missing Jaydee Short tracks.  Those would be hugely exciting.  Actually, just about anything listed so far would be hugely exciting.
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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 02:50:46 PM »

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 09:25:07 PM »
Bracey told me in the 1960s that he only saw one of his PM records--Pm 12949 "Where's My Shoes At?" with 44 Charley Taylor. He never saw any of his guitar records--including "Woman Woman Blues" Pm 12970 and said he made "Doodleville Blues" with his guitar. Said he did  at least 6 songs just with his guitar..But one of those he remembered was "Farish Street Rag" which has the New Orleans Nehi Boys with him and is an instrumental not a blues with guitar.
   There are no known listings ever found--including the PM catalogs and monthly listings John Tefteller bought in Port Washington. WI back in the early 2000s that listed any Bracey PMs with his guitar alone beside Pm 12970. Those early sides "Run To Me At Night" were in the first Dixon and Godrich but I never found where they came from and no ads nor the actual Pm record have ever been seen. NYC collectors Pete Whelan and Bernie Klatzko in the early 1960s had  never seen a copy of them nor an ad for them.
 My guess is they never existed. If they did, they died with whoever reported them to Dixon and Godrich. The same with a Barefoot Bill PM. No one has ever seen one nor any listing of any such PM listing in any ad or monthly supplement. But there are still about 20 missing gaps in the PM 12900 to 13100 series that are unknown. What lies there is probably gone forever. gdw

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 10:35:22 PM »
mention charley "44" taylor, his PLK railroad PM is also missing

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 09:13:51 AM »
all i wanna hear is the Locust Ridge Saints doing Had A Dream Last Night Troubled Me!!!!!!!
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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2012, 11:33:09 AM »
"Funny Paper" Smith:
Hobo Blues/Old Rounder's Blues  Vocalion 1582

We'll probably never find this one, though, as the comment in B&GR states "Vocalion 1582 was probably never issued, or was withdrawn immediately after release.", so probably only a few copies ever saw the light of day.

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 06:32:39 PM »
"lost" music - the two unissued Willie Walker sides. I think that I had gotten Baby Tate up for playing them for me, but he died before I could record him doing those songs. So close!

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 10:51:55 AM »
Archie Lewis:
Miss Handy Hanks / Honey 'Low Me One More Chance  Champion 16677

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2013, 07:21:17 PM »
Didn't realize there was an unissued/missing Tommy Johnson song.

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2015, 07:39:13 AM »
I think some things will turn up over the years,like they've always done...but not so often....there's still attics and basements and storage lockers.......things will turn up ,now and again.

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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2015, 02:36:47 PM »
The Memphis Jug Band made IIRC 12 recordings in 1932 for Champion - and only 5 titles appear on reissues.
No explanations ever given, the DG 3rd edition (the only one I have) lists them as if they were originally issued but I?m afraid I have never found those 7 titles on any reissue :(
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Re: Missing 78s
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2015, 08:31:39 PM »
The next wave is going to be home movie enthusiast films of local Blues players playing in the street. Unfortunately they'll have no sound, but still. You just Knoooow they're out there!
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