EVERETT BARKSDALE, One Arm Bandit/Firewater, 1962

N90W1814N90W1815Everett Barksdale (1910-1986) was an American jazz guitarist and session musician who worked with anyone who had a name in the jazz field from the 30s to the late 60s.

As far as I could find out, Everett Barksdale only recorded two 45s of his own material, this one and another one (See You Friday/ First Flag On The Moon) in 1968 for the Murbo label. Both of them have never been reissued in any format.

Think about it and do the math…

That´s a pretty fresh guitar sound for a 52 year old man in 1962!

EVERETT BARKSDALE, One Arm Bandit, 1962

EVERETT BARKSDALE, Firewater, 1962


2 Comments on “EVERETT BARKSDALE, One Arm Bandit/Firewater, 1962”

  1. Kurt L - KL in NYC says:

    Andreas: That Colpix company sleeve is a real rarity (in capital letters). You may want to send a scan of it to some of the 45rpm sleeve galleries that people use for research (as well as take some samples from their galleries for your design files — they’ve got lots of interesting vintage designs):

    1. http://www.45rpmrecords.com/ms/index.php
    2. http://crossedcombs.typepad.com/recordenvelope/page/1/

    I don’t remember seeing a Colpix sleeve even when I was buying records here in the 1960s. I only remember brown paper sleeves for Colpix, and I’m in NYC where the label was based. Maybe the fancy sleeves were only for DJ promos, or during it’s later years when the company had few hits (the company had a short life in the 1960s).

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Dear Kurt,

    Thanks for pointing it out. I didn´t know the sleeve was rare, but apparently both websites don´t have it. The sites are both great. Amazing collections! Simple company sleeves can be so visually effective.

    I can´t remember where exactly I bought it, but it was definitely in Berlin.

    Best wishes

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