Bunk JohnsonRare and Unissued Masters: Volume One (1943-1945)
DETAILSEvent: RECORD STORE DAY 2018
Release Date: 4/21/2018
Format: 2 x LP
Label: ORG MUSIC
Release type: RSD Limited Run / Regional Focus Release
This long awaited release presents over a dozen previously unissued masters of surprisingly high quality from the premier artist on the American Music label, Bunk Johnson. Digital technology made it possible to remove the reasons - often not musical - that they were not issued at the time, seventy years ago. The venues for the recording sessions varied between the legendary 1944 sound of the San Jacinto Hall to the homes of Bertha Gonsoulin in San Francisco and George Lewis in New Orleans. The album receives its first ever vinyl pressing, spread across two LPs, for Record Store Day 2018. The recording were remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Pallas in Germany on color vinyl.
01. Ballin' The Jack 02. Carless Love 03. Panama 04. Good Morning Blues 05. Royal Garden Blues 06. (I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My) Sister Kate 07. Ole Miss 08. Oh! Didn't He Ramble 09. Just A Closer Walk With Thee 10. St. Louis Blues 11. Basin Street Blues 12. Maple Leaf Rag 13. Bunk's Blues In F 14. Slow Drag's Boogie Woogie15. Don't Fence Me In 16. Milenberg Joys