Re: First Blues (w Blues 1917)
> Are you sure 80290 is not a CD? I have the LP and it is numbered NW290.Copied and pasted from
Album Title:Let's Get Loose
Description:Folk and Popular Blues Styles from the Beginnings to the Early
This title, which was released as part of the original Recorded Anthology of
American Music LP collection, has not yet been reissued on compact disc.
However, you may access the liner notes via the link to your right.
- Hi Scott,
Thanks so much for the clarification.
Scott Alexander <scott@...> wrote:
> To the best of your knowledge, is there an earlier recorded "realblues" vocal, or is this the earliest?
The list at http://www.redhotjazz.com/firstbluesrecords.html is in
chronological order an represents the first known records that were
To the best of my knowledge the Victor Military Band's version of
"Memphis Blues" is the 1st record that was called blues.
To the best of my knowledge Morton Harvey's version of "Memphis Blues"
is the 1st blues record that was called blues with a vocal.
To the best of my knowledge George O'Connor's version of "Nigger Blues"
is the 1st 12 bar blues record, BUT Morton Harvey, Collins and Harlan,
Irving Kaufman, Arthur Collins, the Peerless Quartet, Oscar Shaw and
Nora Bayes all recorded blues records with vocals before him BUT they
were not 12 bar blues to the best of my knowledge.
Another thing to ponder:
There may have been 12 bar blues recordings that were not labeled as
blues. Does anyone know of any before 1917?
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