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DEATH LETTER BLUES
 
mx  25510-2
 
OCTOBER  31,  1939     Tuesday  AM LIEDERKRANZ HALL
  58th Street & Lexington Avenue,  NYC
  ( VOCALION Records )
 

 
  12-Bar BLUES Key of   B Quarter Note =   80 Time:   2:38
 
 
  4-Bar Intro  +  4  CHORUSES:
 
      4  bars  –  muted trumpet [Intro]  
 
    1  chor  –  vocal (over CC obbl)  
 
      2  chor  –  vocal (over ens)  
 
    1  chor  –  vocal (over CC obbl on last 6 bars)
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Ida Cox and her All-Star Band
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  HOT LIPS PAGE trumpet
  JAMES P. JOHNSON piano
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  IDA COX vocal
 
 

Composed by: Ida Cox
 
©   VALDÉS   6/10/19

 

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Death Letter Blues   –   31 October 1939   –   mx 25510-2   (alternate take)

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Issued Recordings:
 
  [ LP ] Collector’s Classics CC 56 (side A, track 2) [ 25510-4 ]
  Meritt # 5 (side B, track 2) [ 25510-2 ]
 
  [ CD ] Affinity / Charly AFS 1015 (track 13) [ 25510-4 ]
  Document DOCD-5651 (track 4) [ take 4 ]
 



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