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Monday, December 12, 2005

This is an interesting lp to me because it is one of the first.. this is Columbia GL 520 .. the GL prefix was utilized on the first 25 Columbia LPs before switching to the CL prefix... This LP is from 1952 and includes the first Columbia record label which was black...Bunk Johnson was an old New Orleans jazzman who supposedly had played with Buddy Bolden (the first great jazz musician- never recorded- and for whom there is not much evidence).... this may be a myth....the liner notes are by George Avakian who of course went on to bring Miles Davis to Columbia only three years later...

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