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Josh White The Remaining Titles 1941 - 1947

Josh White, vocal, guitar.

Libby Holman, vocal.

With contributions by
Brownie McGhee, vocal, guitar.
Sonny Terry, harmonica.
Bill White, vocal.
John Simmons, stand-up bass.
J.C. Heard, drums.
And others…

Genres; blues, folk blues, Carolina blues

Informative booklet notes by Dave Moore
Detailed discography.

During the 1940s Josh White made the transition from blues and gospel performer to night-club and cabaret act. His repertoire expanded accordingly to encompass ballads and folk songs of the white tradition. Based on the evidence of his recordings, this change-over was thought to have occurred around 1944, when folk songs and ballads first appeared on his discs. But now, new evidence dates recordings of such material for Keynote, initially believed to have been made in 1947, to the period of 1941-42. And hence, if this unconfirmed evidence is correct, it appears that Josh began recording songs other than blues and gospel some two or three years earlier than was once assumed. Continued...

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