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The OKeh Project


OKeh 8000 Series

by Laurie Wright (1929 - 2010)

This project was carried out by the late Laurie Wright, formerly editor of Storyville magazine. If you can contribute any of the missing information requested here please write to the web editor:

Mail to: Webmaster rainerjazz

Please see item 8790 for new information not elsewhere available!
(Take -B has been reported now on OK!)

A copy of OK 8871 has been found (Jan 2014), using 404733-B Mary Wore Three Links Of Chain (sic) / 404735-A

Book:

OKeh Race Records
The 8000 'Race' Series

by Laurie Wright

(L. Wright Publication, Chigwell, July 2001, no ISBN #)

 


A small number of problems and uncertainties  concerning the following issues could not be resolved prior to the publication of the book and remain as of 2005. Therefore, more information on these issues is required. If you have any of the records listed below, the easiest way to transmit the information required is by xeroxing each side and adding details of label colour, whether surfaced or plain paper and plain or milled edge, plus all wax information. Please send to this web editor!

All sources of information and the identity of the owners of the records will be kept as confidential, unless otherwise advised!

Cat. #

Artist

Cat. #

Artist

8116

Easton and Stewart (Info is from printed source only)

8877

Macon Ed And Tampa Joe

8165

Lawrence Lomax (Info is from printed source only)

8880

Deacon Leon Davis

8167

Reese Du Pree

8883

Middle Georgia Singing Convention

8271

Billy King (Info is from VJM listing only)

8884

Rev. J.M. Gates

8327

Dixon Brothers Quartette

8892

Elder Curry (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

8385

Wiley And Wiley

8899

Slim Duckett And Pig Norwood

8408

Shelton Brooks

8903

Middle Georgia Singing Convention

8418

Margaret Johnson

8904

Mississippi Bracey (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

8449

Geneva Gray (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

8914

Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

8516

Porter Grainger

8919

Rev. H.B. Jackson

8580

Rev. Johnny Blakey

8921

Mary Willis (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

8721

Eddie Green

8924

Georgia Bill

8861

King David's Jug Band

8931

Monarch Jazz Quartet (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

8871
(1 copy now reported)

"SLIM" DUCKETT AND "PIG" NORWOOD
see VJM 168, p. 20 (Winter 2014)

8932

Mary Willis (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

 

 

8940

Rev. H.B. Jackson (Info from Blues & Gospel Records only)

In addition to the above, there are a number of queries where help or comment is sought:

(Please comment on take designation -a or -A. Sometimes it is believed, that the handwritten -a found in the take designations in wax is actually the american way of writing an upper-case A by hand. This phenomenon appears also with Gennett masters. The hand-written -B is always an upper-case B! What is your opinion ?) 

Please see item 8790 for new information not elsewhere available!

Cat No.

Artist

8058

Sara Martin. All copies L.W. has seen couple S-71-391-B/S-71-374-a. Blues & Gospel Discography (Goodrich & Dixon) - B&G - also lists S-71-391-a. Does this exist?

8154

Sara Martin. What is the accompaniment credit for side -B ?

8161

Sara Martin. Standard source give matrix S-72-586-B also issued and is accompanied by Clarence Williams, piano. No copy found and  L.W. doubts it exists.

8192

Butterbeans & Susie. If you have this on Truetone L.W.  needs details.

8200

Tyus and Tyus. L.W. has not found any copy with the final word of A side title as BABY.

8259

Roboinson & Mack. L.W. has not found accompaniment credit showing hyphen in in Baritoen-Soprano.

8274

Billy Mary Mack. L.W. has found only 73907-a. Tom Lord mentioned -B issued.

8382

OKeh Melody Stars.  L.W. has inspected 74311-a/4310-B. Rust shows -B/-B. Bob Graf once had a -a/-a but failed to keep details. Can you confirm any take combination and if so, the stampers used ?

8492

Wilton Crawley. Rust shows 80984-B issued. Files show -C to be used and all copies seen use that.

8521

Duke Ellington. Dispositions show 81776-B to be used. It is on sundry other issues, but does it exist on 8521 ?

8528

Raymond Boyd. Files show only 80812-a made and copies inspected show -a. B&G shows take 80812-B ?

8547

Re. Gates. Files show 81662-B to be used, but copies seen use -a.

8559

Bryant.  Can you help with details of a black label issue ? L.W. has a photo, but too battered to read anything.

8579

Bryant. Mike Stewart once reported a copy using 400372-B. L.W. needs details but Mike no longer has it.

8705

Texas Alexander. Do you know if 402640-B was used ? Files indicate -A was "lost" and -B substituted.

8706

Clarence Williams. Rust shows 402489-C issued on OK. L.W. only knows -A.

8720

Harlem Footwarmers.  Ron Jewson had a copy on small black label, but It can't be locatedt. Can anyone help ?

8732

Swan & Lee. L.W. has only -B/-B. Any other combination ?

8768

Lonnie Johnson. Can you confirm 403668-A ? All copies seen use -B.

8784

Mississippi Sheiks. Can anyone confirm 403805-A ? All copies seen use -B.

8789

Elizabeth Johnson. 401280-B reputed to exist, but all copies seen use -C.

8790

Clarence Williams. Rust shows all four takes on OK, but only  -A/-A has been found. (A copy of -A/-B is reliably reported in Germany. Stamper "1", no letter. 30.03. 2004) Source: Jörg Kuhfuß, Bonn, Germany

8806

Clarence Williams.  L.W. has checked -C/-B and -B/-B. Tom Lord reported -B/-A but this was not seen.

8811

Luis Russell. Rust shows two takes of each title issued and  L.W. has found -C/-B and -A/-C. Are there any other combinations ?

8813

Texas Alexander.  L.W. has -B/-A. Other takes claimed but not seen.

8823

Texas Alexander. 404118-B reported to exist, but not seen. Files show it rejected.

8825

Helen Humes. Mike Stewart reported 81872-B. Again he no longer owns it and details are needed.

8831

Lonnie Johnson.  L.W. has only -A/-A. Can you confirm any other combination ?

8846

Lonnie Johnson. 404561-A reported but not seen.

8859

Mississippi Sheiks. 404785-A reported but not seen.

8875

Lonnie Johnson. 404848-A was originally 'OK' then rejected, but may have been used ?

8910

Elder Curry. 404781-B reported issued, but not seen.



 

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