victoria spivey

victoria spivey

Jack (John) Erby Lonesome Jimmy Blues (1926)

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I do not own the copyright to this recording. This video is for historical and educational purposes Composed by Jack Erby Jack Erby was born in 1902 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was an accomplished pianist, and recorded sessions with Lonnie Johnson, Victoria Spivey and with his wife Monette Moore. In 1926 he recorded four sides as a soloist. Two were issued under the name Jack Erby and the other two as John Erby. This was one of the songs issued under the name John. Erby wasn't exactly a three chord kind of guy, his piano playing incorporated a lot of jazz inflections. Some of his other recordings could barely be considered as blues. Erby disappeared from the recording scene sometime in the early 30's. I have yet to find any details of his death. His picture is on the cover of the CD that I used as the source recording in the clip. Jack (John) Erby:Vocals & Piano Recorded in Chicago, IL. Tuesday, July 13, 1926 Originally issued on the 1926 single (Columbia 14151-D) (78 RPM) This recording taken from the 1995 CD "Piano Blues Vol. 4 1923-1928"