Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The New King of the Blues by Buster Brown, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of The New King of the Blues is a 1984 Japanese pressing on the Fire/P-Vine label of an album that was originally released in 1961 in the U.S. only.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a legendary blues LP.
Background: Released in 1961, The New King of the Blues was the only album by American blues singer Buster Brown.
He is best known for his hit “Fannie Mae,” which reached #38 on the U.S. singles chart in 1960.
The album had a limited release on the tiny Fire label when first issued, and original copies now sell for hundreds of dollars.
If blues musicians took up residency in Vegas during the late ’50s, it might come out sounding like this. Brown’s gleeful run through myriad blues related styles (gospel, R&B, doo wop, New Orleans, early rock & roll) casts a vaudevillian sheen over many of the 16 tracks here, placing the performance squarely in the realm of Louis Jordan’s own showy style. The fact Brown had a very brief hour in the sun with his unexpected 1959 hit “Fannie Mae” further indicates his pop approach to blues probably was better suited to the lounges of the chitlin circuit than the main venues of blues and rock & roll.
You can listen to “Fannie Mae” here:
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1984|