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The Phillips 9001-9002 Audio Serie
 

 
Joe Hill Louis
"GOTTA LET YOU GO" - B.M.I. - 2:43
Composer: - Joe Hill Louis-Sam Phillips
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 100-2
Recorded: - July 27, 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - August 1950
First appearance: - The Phillips (S) 78rpm standard single The Phillips 9001-A mono
GOTTA LET YOU GO / BOOGIE IN THE PARK
The single had different numbers on A and B sides.
Reissued: - 1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDSUNBOX 7-1-4 mono digital
SUN RECORDS - THE BLUES YEARS 1950 - 1958

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Joe Hill Louis - Vocal, Guitar
Ford Nelson – Piano
Unknown - Drums
More Details Unknown

This side of Louis' first disc is wildly percussive, too, but the slower tempo allows the words to shine. It's a splenetic blues: our man has lavished money and gifts upon his woman, and is getting nothing in return. Joe Hill rants in one chord through the verses. It's a common enough theme, but he's riled up, and the harsh guitar accentuates his malice. Many extremely rare records are often found to be extremely rare for a reason; this one, almost certainly unheard by all but a few hundred people in and around Memphis at the time of release, is a jewel of high octane juke joint blues. 300 copies pressed by Plastic Products on August 30, 1950.  (CE) (HD) (MH)
 
 

 
Joe Hill Louis
"BOOGIE IN THE PARK" - B.M.I. - 2:45
Composer: - Joe Hill Louis
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - 101-2
Recorded: - June/July 27, 1950
Memphis Recording  Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - August 1950
First appearance: - The Phillips (S) 78rpm standard single The Phillips 9002-B mono
BOOGIE IN THE PARK / GOTTA LET YOU GO
The single had different numbers on A and B sides.
Reissued: - 1996 Charly Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDSUNBOX 7-1-5 mono digital
SUN RECORDS - THE BLUES YEARS 1950 - 1958

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Joe Hill Louis - Vocal, Guitar
Ford Nelson – Piano
Unknown - Drums
More Details Unknown

From major to minor. A few months earlier, Joe Hill Louis had recorded for Columbia Records in Nashville, probably at Castle... the South's ste-of-the-art studio. But Sam Phillips, who'd only just opened his door, knew something that Columbia and Castle didn't; how to record the blues. All the rough edges are intact, and Phillips makes no attempt to soften them. Originally issued on The Phillips, a label that Sam Phillips co-owned with WHBQ disc jockey Dewey Phillips, this boogie is a raw, stomping performance driven by Louis's percussive guitar and punctuated by his squeaky harmonica. Louis returned to this theme several times, first on a session for lease to Modern five months later, but never with the raw energy of this, his first recording for Phillips. ''The song Dewey liked was ''Boogie In The Park'', Sam Phillips told Martin Hawkins. ''It was a song Joe played a lot, and it was associated with him. Though I am not sure whether he first played it in Handy Park or the other little park along there, or whether it was Russwood Park where Joe used to play when the Memphis Red Sox were in town. They were the black baseball team in those days. The white team was the Memphis Chicks''. 300 copies pressed by Plastic Products on August 30, 1950.  (CE) (HD) (MH)
 
 

 
 
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