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MG-26010: Strange Fruit / Josh White

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type A
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG26010A    MG25014A    M1    C
SIDE-B MG26010B    MG25014B    M2    B



Comments

As the matrix number shows, this EmArcy MG-26010 is a re-issue of Mercury MG-25014: pressed from the same stamper.

All tunes are also available on EP-1-6019 and EP-1-6020.

Inside The Groove

soft, gentle but emotional folk blues from Keynote-Decca recordings.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Legendary blues singer/guitarlist Josh White left several tunes on Keynote label. This EmArcy release holds four of them (A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3), plus four more from Decca recordings. Although the jacket cover design resembles Keynote 4-78rpm album, the track listing is different.

Anyway, this album holds some the cream of Josh White's legendary blues singing. Accompanied only by his own guitar, he sings so soft, but emotional. A great blues recording.

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

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 KJW12 Strange Fruit -
A-2 KJW10 John Henry -
A-3 KJW9 Evil Hearted Man -
A-4 QB1692 Jim Crow Train -
SIDE-B
B-1 QB1691 Southern Exposure -
B-2 QB1689 Hard Time Blues -
B-3 QB1688 Bad Housing Blues -
B-4 KJW11 House Of The Rising Sun -

Personnel


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

According to the Ruppli discography, A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3 in 1941, and the rest in 1942.

Below recording date/place information is provided by Görgen Antonsson-san. Thank you again this time!

Josh White (vo, g).
A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3: Recorded in 1941.
B-4: Recorded in New York, November 10 1944.
A-2, A-3: Recorded in New York, December 13 1944.
A-1: Recorded in March 26 1946.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Josh White (vo, g) :
  • Mercury MG-25014 10-inch : Josh White Sings Strange Fruit
  • EmArcy MG-26010 10-inch : Strange Fruit
  • Mercury MG-20203 : Josh White's Blues
  • Mercury MG-20672 / SR-60672 : Josh White At Town Hall
  • Mercury MG-20724 / SR-60724 : The Beginning

related information




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-26010 FRONT] [MG-26010 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-26010 A] [MG-26010 B]



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