BLUES IMAGES CALENDAR 2009
FEATURING CLASSIC BLUES IMAGES FROM THE 1920S (CALENDAR AND FREE CD)
BLUES IMAGES (CAL2009)
Hurray! This is the sixth calendar from Blues Images with another great selection of long lost blues promotional graphics from the 1920s with, of course, a free CD!
For 2009 you get twelve authentic images featuring Blind Blake, Kokomo Arnold, Charley Patton, Skip James, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie, Ida Cox, Elgar's Creole Orchestra, Reverend Emmett Dickinson, Reverend A W Nix and the gang on Home Town Skiffle. The graphics range from the simple cartoon ad for Kokomo's "Milk Cow Blues" and Patton's "Shake It and Break It" to the almost sophisticated presentation of Ida Cox's "Graveyard Dream Blues" and the chilling images of A.W. Nix's "Death May be Your Christmas Present" and Elgar's Creole Orchestra's "Nightmare".
The CD contains some extremely exciting stuff - all the tracks featured in the adverts plus six extras so there are 18 songs in all including two newly found from Blind Blake. His Paramount 78 (13123) "Night and Day Blues" with "Sun to Sun" was released in 1932 and until recently, not one single copy was known to exist. Read about the discovery of this record inside the calendar.
You also get a previously unreleased test pressing of "Home Town Skiffle" with some interesting info on the recording and both sides of the only known copy of Ben Curry's 78 "The Laffing Rag" and "Hot Dog". Get the calendar and find out all about these important finds! To top it off, the last two tracks are Tommy Johnson's "Alcohol and Jake Blues" and "Ridin' Horse" from another recently discovered 78 and here for the first time ever. These two tracks alone should drive pre-war blues fans crazy.
2009's Blues Calendar is an absolute diamond. Supplies are limited so don't wait till the end of the year - order yours right now!
Review Date: September 2008