- THE FIRST AND THE LAST -
SUN 174 / 407
- 706 UNION AVENUE SESSIONS - ©
STUDIO SESSION FOR JACK KELLY & WALTER HORTON
MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE FOR SUN RECORDS 1952
MEMPHIS RECORDING SERVICE
706 UNION AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
STUDIO SESSION: MONDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1952
STUDIO HOURS: UNKNOWN
PRODUCER AND RECORDING ENGINEER - SAM C. PHILLIPS
AND/OR MARION KEISKER
Sam Phillips recorded the duo of harmonica player Walter Horton and jug band veteran Jack
Kelly, who together had worked up two tunes. Marion Keisker wrote in her logbook: ''2/25/52, Session with Joe Hill, Jack Kelly and, cut several sides on tape''. (See session below). Best were with Jack Kelly doing vocal and Mumbles (Horton) on harmonica.
Tentatively billed on these numbers as ''Little Walter'' with ''Jackie Boy''. Under Kelly's name, she wrote that two cuts were made that day, ''Sellin' My Stuff (Ain't Had A Drink)'', and ''Wanderin' Woman (Blues In My Condition)''.
"BLUES IN MY CONDITION" B.M.I.
Composer: - Jack Kelly-Walter Horton
Publisher: - Copyright Control - Promotional Copies Only
Matrix number: - None - Only Acetate - SUN 174 was never issued
- February 25, 1952
Released: - March 1, 1952
appearance: - Sun Records (S) 78rpm acetate SUN 174 mono
BLUES IN MY CONDITION / SELLIN' MY WHISKEY
Walter Horton and Jack Kelly were typical of the Delta bluesman who warmed to Sam Phillips' new recording climate.
"Blues In My Condition, chosen from their various meanderings, was nominated as the first Sun single. However, due to an adverse reaction from area radio stations, the recording never made it past the promotional stage. Fortunately a fragment of
the 'lower deck' survived, allowing the true beginnings of the Sun label to be represented, right at the moment of conception.