“God Moves On the Water” was recorded by Blind Willie Johnson for Columbia Records in New Orleans when representatives from the great label of the North went on a field expedition throughout Louisiana to try and find regional talent. It’s safe to say they hit the jackpot with the blind singing songwriting preaching Texan.
The 2018 Blues Images’ wall calendar (with CD) and is out. I’s a pleasure – and an education too – for those of us who love early recorded blues.
Results for John Tefteller’s World’s Rarest Records auction of 1960s Surf 45s, ending August 23, 2016.
Results for John Tefteller’s World’s Rarest Records auction ending on June 23, 2016 of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s rock ‘n’ roll 45s and 78s.
It’s hard not to like “Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs” as a new remastered vinyl reissue. Like the man himself, it
deserves much love.
Blues Images’ annual calendar and CD present vintage blues tracks as well as their original ads. Noted bluesmen like Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Willie Johnson appear along with relatively unknown ones.
The 2015 package features Tommy Johnson’s rare 1929 “Ridin’ Horse”/”Alcohol and Jake Blues” (Paramount 12950), taken from a rare 78 a sharp-eyed buyer found at an estate sale — only one other copy was known to exist — and sold on eBay for $37,100.
As ever, the blues calendar comes with a CD with the songs advertised in the art – this time with 12 bonus tracks, three being B-sides of songs in the ads.
Making a wall calendar is pretty simple, right? Maybe if you’re talking about a run-of-the-mill calendar. But it’s different for the Blues Images calendar.
Longtime reader Bob Russell of of New Jersey has been part of Goldmine’s collecting family since the 1980s. He collects everything from guitars and amps to old discs — and he’ll even give you a sneak peek with his video tour.