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Thread #54836 Message #854858
Posted By: Stewie
29-Dec-02 - 02:16 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Cocaine Blues
Subject: RE: Origins: Cocaine blues
I had forgotten completely that I had this until Norval mentioned Hogsed. It can be found as the title track of Roy Hogsed 'Cocaine Blues' Bear Family BCD-16191. Despite the debut date mentioned above by Norval, the discography in the Bear Family CD indicates a 20 May 1947 recording date in Hollywood. The notes comment also that it was
'a cover of the quick rising "Cocaine Blues" written by Red Arnall and sung by him with Slumber Nichols' group on S & G Records'. If you want the lyrics, it shouldn't be too hard to transcribe - give a shout.