Album Chart of 1947

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Album Chart of 1947
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THE END OF AN ERA

The era of the 78 album sets was just about to come to a dramatic and sudden end, and this coincided with the last year in which Woody Guthrie was productive in the grown ups album market. It was a busy year for the artist, pictured here in a March session for CBS Radio. He issued two album sets in ’47 – and there really should have been a third, but, alas, his January recordings which came to be known as “Ballads Of Sacco And Vanzetti” were mysteriously (and criminally) shelved until we were well into the LP era some 13 years later.

The beguiling Édith Piaf had her name on an album for the first time this year, but the material on her compilation “Édith Piaf Sings (In French) La Rue Pigalle” was simply far too old to be considered as an “A-lister”.

Also making her album debut was Billie Holiday, with sets on both Commodore (June) and Columbia (September). The former can just about scrape by as a new music album, with 6 of the 8 songs having been recorded fairly recently in 1944.

The Jukebox Rebel
23-Sep-2015

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BALLADS FROM THE DUST BOWL
Woody Guthrie
DISC 610
the USA
7.50 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Talking Columbia Blues [1947 recording]” (9.5) • “When The Curfew Blows” (8.4) • “Hard Travelin’ [1947 recording]” (7.5)
TJR saysAn April ‘47 PR stint at the behest of the Bonneville Power Administration (telling the people of Washington through son...more →

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SONGS TO GROW ON: WORK SONGS FOR NURSERY DAYS
Woody Guthrie
DISC 602
the USA
4.75 “Poor” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Build My House” (5.4) • “My Little Seed” (5.3) • “Pick It Up” (5.1)
TJR saysThought to have been recorded circa Feb-Mar 1946 at the same sessions which produced “Nursery Days”, the second set of t...more →

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BILLIE HOLIDAY [1947]
Billie Holiday
Commodore CR-2
the USA
4.49 “Lame” Jazz; Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “How Am I To Know” (5.5) • “I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues” (5.2) • “She’s Funny That Way” (4.7)
TJR saysOften listed as a 1946 issue with some discographers, but can clearly be dated to June 1947 due to its’ review then in t...more →



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