Lonnie Johnson & Jimmy Foster / Spencer Williams - Okeh 8691 (1929)

Lonnie Johnson v, g / Jimmy Foster v, p.

Recorded In New York on February 27, 1929.

Lonnie Johnson v, g / Spencer Williams v / J.C. Johnson p.

Recorded In New York on March 19, 1929.

Woody Herman & His Orchestra - Decca 18544 (1942)

Cappy Lewis, George Seaberg, Chuck Peterson, Billie Rogers t / Neal Reid, Tommy Farr, Walter Nims tb / Woody Herman cl, as / Edmund Constanza, Sam Rubinowitch as / Mickey Folus, Toots Mondello ts / Skippy de Sair bs / Tommy Linehan, p / Hy White g; Walt Yoder b / Frank Carlson d / Dizzy Gillespie a.

Recorded in Los Angeles on July 24, 1942.

Don Byas Quartet - Arista 5000 (1945)

From wikipedia...

Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas (October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, most associated with Bebop.

Don Byas was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Both of Byas' parents were musicians. His mother played the piano, and his father, the clarinet. Byas started his training in classical music, learning to play violin, clarinet and alto saxophone, which he played until the end of the 1920s. Benny Carter, who played many instruments, was his idol at this time. He started playing in local orchestras at the age of 17, with Bennie Moten, Terrence Holder and Walter Page. He founded and led his own college band, "Don Carlos and His Collegiate Ramblers", during 1931-32, at Langston College, Oklahoma.

Byas switched to the tenor saxophone after he moved to the West Coast and played with several Los Angeles bands. In 1933, he took part in a West coast tour of Bert Johnson’s Sharps and Flats. He worked in Lionel Hampton’s band at the Paradise Club in 1935 along with the reed player and arranger Eddie Barefield and trombonist Tyree Glenn. He also played with Buck Clayton, Lorenzo Flennoy and Charlie Echols.

Byas died in Amsterdam in 1972 from lung cancer, aged 59.

Don Byas ts / Slam Stewart sb / Errol Garner p / Harold 'Doc' West d.

Recorded in New York on November 1, 1945.

Hank Williams & The Country Boys - Sterling 204 (1946)

Got an email yesterday for an upcoming nearby estate sale. They posted a photo of a box of 78s with an unreadable Exclusive label in front. (Turned out to be Joe Liggins)

I was unable to get away for the start of the sale...today at 3 pm...so my retired parents obliged me and went on a hunt.

In between some broken records, Mom eyed this Sterling and thought I would be interested.

It has seen better days but it's a keeper.

Hank Williams v, g / Charles "Skeeter" Willis fiddle / Vic Willis accordion / James "Guy" Willis g / Charles "Indian" Wright b.

Recorded in Nashville on December 11, 1946.

"Mr. T 99" Jimmie Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio - RPM 329 (1951)

From wikipedia...

Jimmy "T99" Nelson (April 7, 1919 – July 29, 2007) was an American jump blues and rhythm and blues shouter and songwriter. With a recording career that spanned over 50 years, Jimmy "T99" Nelson became a distinguished elder statesman of American music. His best known recordings are T-99 Blues and Meet Me With Your Black Dress On.

Nelson got his start singing in church. In 1941, he saw a performance by Big Joe Turner while he was visiting Oakland, California, and realized he wanted to sing the blues. Turner taught Nelson about singing, performance and the music business. Nelson, in turn, absorbed the shouting style of his mentor.

From 1951 through 1961, Jimmy Nelson and the Peter Rabbit Trio released eight singles with the Bihari Brothers' Modern/RPM label. The biggest of these was T-99 Blues (which referred to the old Texas Highway #99), which debuted in June 1951. It stayed on the US Billboard R&B chart for twenty-one weeks and reached number 1. In 1952, Nelson had another RPM hit with Meet Me With Your Black Dress On.

Recorded in Houston on July 1, 1951.

Wille Love & His Three Aces - Trumpet 172 (1951)

Finally got a Diamond from Farish Street.

From wikipedia...

Willie Love (November 4, 1906 – August 19, 1953) was an American Delta blues pianist. He is best known for his association with, and accompaniment of Sonny Boy Williamson II.

Love was born in Duncan, Mississippi, and in 1942, he met Sonny Boy Williamson II in Greenville, Mississippi. They played regularly together at juke joints throughout the Mississippi Delta. Love was influenced by the piano playing of Leroy Carr, and adept at both standard blues and boogie-woogie styling.

In 1947 Charley Booker moved to Greenville, where he worked with Love. Two years later, Oliver Sain also relocated to Greenville to join his stepfather, Love, as the drummer in a band fronted by Williamson. When Williamson recorded for Trumpet Records in March 1951, Love played the piano on the recordings. Trumpet's owner, Lillian McMurray, had Love return the following month, and again in July 1951, when Love recorded his best known number, the self-penned, "Everybody's Fishing." Love played piano and sang, while the accompanying guitar come from Elmore James and Joe Willie Wilkins.

After suffering the effects of years of heavy drinking, Love died of bronchopneumonia, in August 1953, at the age of 46. He was interred at the Elmwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi.

Willie Love p, v / Little Milton Campbell g / T.J. Green b / Junior Blackmon d.

Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi on December 1, 1951.