Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s

Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s


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Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s

Joe Bussard is a veteran record collector (owning over 25,000 78s) and disc jockey who delights in sharing his recorded treasures with others. This CD allows one the opportunity to hear some of his favorite recordings, many of which are rarities. The 24 selections include country blues, 1920s good-time music, a few jazz performances (the most common of the recordings), early country music, string bands, and several unclassifiable numbers. Long "Cleve" Reed's "Original Stack O'Lee Blues" is heard from its only existing copy. Ranging from Big Bill Broonzy and Luis Russell's jazz band to Gene Autry and Gitfiddle Jim, this is a valuable set that is quite enjoyable from start to finish. Bussard's enthusiasm for early music is felt throughout the extensive liner notes, which tell tales of his life as a record collector. This single CD (hopefully there will be more) is highly recommended to those wondering what the excitement is to pre-swing music.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/2003
Label: Old Hat Ent.
UPC: 0670725200421
catalogNumber: 1004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kokomo Arnold   Guitar,Vocals
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar,Vocals
Georgia Tom   Piano,Vocals
Gene Autry   Guitar,Vocals,yodeling
Uncle Dave Macon   Banjo,Vocals
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet,Vocals
Paul Barbarin   Drums,Vibes
Bill Coleman   Trumpet
Albert Nicholas   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Rex Stewart   Trumpet
Luis Russell   Piano
Charlie Johnson   Trumpet
Louis Metcalf   Vocals
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone
Fields Ward   Guitar,Vocals
Roy Smeck   Banjo
Ernest V. Stoneman   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Blind Blake   Guitar,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Charlie Spand   Piano
Jimmy Arnold   Guitar,Vocals
Arthur Blake   Guitar,Spoken Word
Rev. Gary Davis   Guitar,Vocals
Dorsey M. Dixon   Guitar,Vocals
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Pops Foster   Bass,String Bass
Porter Grainger   Piano
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone,Vocals
Teddy Hill   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Holiday   Banjo
Charlie Holmes   Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Ralph James   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Johnson   String Bass
Charley Jordan   Guitar,Vocals
Arthur McClain   Guitar,Mandolin,Track Performer
Long "Cleve" Reed   Guitar,Vocals
Kenneth Roane   Trumpet
Sunny Wilson   Guitar
Charlie Green   Trombone
Henry Duncan   Piano
Will Johnson   Banjo,Guitar
Lockwood Lewis   Alto Saxophone
Bessie Brown   Vocals
Howard Dixon   Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Slide Guitar
Uncle Eck Dunford   Violin
Charlie Stripling   Violin
Ira Stripling   Guitar
John Dilleshaw   Guitar,Vocals
Tommie Bradley   Guitar
Leo Soileau   Violin,Vocals
Bobby Stark   Trumpet
Harvey Boone   Clarinet
Andy Pendleton   Banjo
Ralph Bedell   Drums
Del Thomas   Tuba
Fess Williams   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Moise Robin   Accordion
Felix Gregory   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Johnson & His Orchestra   Trumpet
A.A. Gray   Vocals
Billy Hicks   Trumpet
Henry Allen & His New York Orchestra   Trumpet,Vocals
Joe Evans & Arthur McClain   Guitar,Mandolin,12-string Guitar,Track Performer
A. Gray   Vocals
James Cole & His Washboard Band   Violin
Bill Brown   Trombone
Tom Dorsey   Piano,Vocals
Bill Brown & His Brownies   Trombone
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon & His Hot Shots   Vocals
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon & Punches Delegates of Pleasure   Vocals
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band   Bass,String Bass
Gary "Biscuit" Davis   Guitar,Vocals
George De Leon   Tuba
Odie Blackwell   Banjo
Bill Caine   Piano
Emanuel Casamore   Tuba,Ampeg Baby Bass
Alvin Conder   Banjo,Vocals
Corley Family   Vocals
Eddie Dimmitt   Mandolin
Grover Grant   Guitar
Harvey Hull   Vocals
Melvin Paul   Mandolin
Ben Tinnon   Violin
Oliver Tines   Drums
Bill Brown   Trombone
George Temple   Trumpet
Perry Smith   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Gene Autry   Composer
Uncle Dave Macon   Composer
Henry Busse   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Luis Russell   Director
Charlie Spand   Composer
Bob Coltman   Contributor
Kenneth Roane   Arranger
Joe Bussard   Liner Notes,Photo Courtesy
Harris Wray   Concept
Del Thomas   Brass Band
Fess Williams   Composer,Director
Benny Davis   Composer
Henry Lange   Composer
Jerry Marcum   Contributor
Marshall Wyatt   Producer,Liner Notes
Bill Brown   Director
Emanuel Casamore   Brass Band
Bill Brown   Director

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