Red Nichols' Selmer Sampler - Dot DEPR 102 (1959)

Batted zero today out looking for shellac but was happy to have found this EP hiding in a bookcase at a local antique store.

Red Nichols, Louis Armstrong & Danny Kaye perform selections from Paramount's The Five Pennies.

Bix Beiderbecke & His Orchestra - Victor 23008 (1930)

Great lineup...

Bix Beiderbecke c / Ray Ludwig t / Tommy Dorsey tb / Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey cl, as / Bud Freeman ts / Min Leibrook, bsx, sb / Joe Venuti vn / Irving Brodsky p / Eddie Lang g / Gene Krupa d / Weston Vaughan v.

Recorded in New York on September 8, 1930.

Eddie Boyd - Chess 1561 (1953) / Willie Mabon - Chess 1580 (1954)

Ever had an unexpected box with 2 Chess 78s show up in the mail with a note from the sender saying, "Enjoy!"?

I Enjoy!

Eddie Boyd was born on Stovall Plantation near Clarksville, Mississippi just a year after McKinley Morganfield was born in the same place.

Eddie Boyd v, p / Purcell Brockenburgh ts / Ellis Hunter g / Alfred Elkins b / Percy Walker d.

Recorded in Chicago on November 9, 1953.

Willie Mabon v, p / Paul King t / Goon Gardner as, bs / Herbert Robinson ts / Bill Anderson b / Odie Payne d.

Recorded in Chicago in October 1954.