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One of the box sets that goes almost ignored is on the bottom row of my dad’s collection. It has a somewhat misleading title, but it includes some of the most classic standards in music.

Once again, we have no record of the musicians, the arrangers, the conductor or conductors, just that the box set is part of a much larger series put out by a company who produced radio shows…and hocked watches.

The title definitely doesn’t prepare you for the instrumentation used to perform this classic music, but it definitely grows on you.

So, get ready to hear tunes originating from the roots of American music in Volume 174: Birth of the Blues Record 2.

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Credits and Copyrights:

The Longines Symphonette – Birth Of The Blues – Vol. 11
Label: Longines Symphonette Society – C-7-11 1
Series: Our Century In Music – 11
Format: 3 x Vinyl, LP Box Set
Country: Canada
Released: 1974
Genre: Blues

1974 Longines Society A Library of Memorable Hits from 1900 to the Present

We are listening to record two which is side C and D.

We will hear 6 of the 10 songs.

St. Louis Blues
composed by W. C. Handy

Muskat Ramble
written by Kid Ory

Jazz Me Blues
by Tom Delaney

Wabash Blues
arranged by Joseph E. Maddy

Blues in the Night
written by Harold Arlen

That’s A Plenty
by Lew Pollack

I do not own the rights to this music. ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain.

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