78rpm Country Blues – Muddy Waters as McKinley Morganfield - 1941
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Nov 2, 2014 Sold Date
Oct 26, 2014 Start Date
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78 rpm Blues – Muddy Waters's first record. Released under his given name, McKinley Morganfield and recorded by Alan Lomax at Stovall, Mississippi 1941

Country Blues / I Be's Troubled

Complete Library of Congress Folk Music of the United States Album IV, with inserts

In my opinion Smith Casey is a top blues performer. If this was on Paramount or Okeh or Vocalion it would go for $1,000s. “Two White Horses” is outstanding, up there with The Two Poor Boys (and the insert notes “coffin sounds” while playing), and “Country Rag,” even though it's described as “country jazz” in the notes, is a slide guitar tour de force up there with Bukka White.

"I Don't Mind the Weather", sung by Jim Henry
"Diamond Joe", sung by Charlie Butler
"Joe the Grinder", sung by Irvin Lowry
"Another Man Done Gone" and "Boll Weevil Blues", sung by Vera Hall
"Two White Horses", sung with guitar by Smith Casey
"Country Rag", played on the guitar by Smith Casey
"Shorty George", sung with guitar by Smith Casey
"Blues", sung with guitar by Little Brother
"Country Blues" and "I Be's Troubled", sung with guitar by McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters)
"Lost John" and "Fox Chase", played on harmonica by Sanders (Sonny) Terry
"All Hid?", sung by Hettie Godfrey
"Little Girl, Little Girl" and "Pullin' the Skiff", led by Ora Dell Graham
"Old Uncle Rabbit" and "Sea Lion Woman", sung by Katherine and Christine Shipp
"Ain't Gonna Ring No More", sung by group
"Shortenin' Bread", led by Ora Dell Graham
"Poor Little Johnny" and "Go to Sleep", sung by Harriet McClintock
"Run, Nigger, Run", sung by Mose (Clear Rock) Platt

in addition there are recordings from Parchman Farm in Mississippi

E to E+ condition
heavy vinylite
some damage to book spine

Grading is conservative and based on the VJM grading system.


I've listed pre-war country, and prewar and post-war jazz and blues. Records are from collections purchased recently and have not been on the market before.

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