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MG-25105: The Inimitable Josephine Baker

[Front Cover] Label Type : black/gold Mercury type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG25105A
SIDE-B MG25105B



Comments

Back cover's liner-note says the followings: “...all selections originally recorded in France: edited and re-recorded by Mercury technicians...”.

Inside The Groove

A collection of Josephine Baker's French recordings.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Josephine Baker, a too-famous and legendary actress, singer and social activist, was born in 1906, USA. She began her career on the vaudeville circuits, touring with Bessie Smith as a chorus girl. Soon after she went to Paris, France, this black lady achieved her huge success and immense popularity with a comic but sensual appeal.

Anyway, this 10-inch LP was released maybe in 1951, when Josephine came back to the US, touring throughout the country on stage. According to the liner-note, all materials on the LP are recorded in France. Unfortunately I haven't identified their accurate recorded date and place yet, but we can enjoy one of her greatest talents - a fascinating singer - on the album.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 4478 Poneca De Pixe -
A-2 4490 Peg De Mon Coeur (Peg O' My Heart) -
A-3 4482 Princesse Sans Amour -
A-4 4491 Paris, Paris -
SIDE-B
B-1 4483 Te Voyo Benn (Do I Love You) -
B-2 4480 Revoir Paris (Maria Bonita) -
B-3 4486 You're The Greatest Love -
B-4 4487 Chiquita Madame -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

I HAVEN'T IDENTIFIED THE ACCURATE RECORDED DATE AND PLACE YET
(the Ruppli's disco only just mentions “recorded in 1951?”).
IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER INFO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!

Josephine Baker (vo) with unidentified orchestra.
Recorded in 1951?




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[MG-25105 FRONT] [MG-25105 BACK]



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Side A Side B
[MG-25105 A] [MG-25105 B]

MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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