BLIND BUDDY BURTON – Rare Home Wire Recordings on the Organ!

by Red Cell


Ultra rare home wire recordings of the blind organist and minor Jazz celebrity from Chicago, W E Buddy Burton. Burton had a show on WJJD Radio in the late 1940s. As far as I can find, there are no photos online of Burton and only a handful of sought after albums. So this home recording is a sweet treat for fans of early organ. A talented pianist, organist, singer and drummer, he is one of the many forgotten coulda-beens. Burton borrowed a Webster Wire recorder from his friend, Donald, and left us with this recording. Burton moved from Louisville to Chicago in 1923 where he recorded with Jelly Roll Morton. Later, he recorded piano duets with Jimmy Blythe as well as backed blues singers Tillie Johnson, Mae Mathews and Irene Sanders!

You can listen to them here:

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1 – St. Louis Blues 03:38
2 – Ballin’ the Jack 01:49
3 – You Alone 01:56
4 – Lady Be Good 01:58
5 – Tenderly 02:32
6 – Muskrat Ramble 02:15
7 – Basin Street Blues 02:41
8 – On the Wings of Heaven 02:15
9 – Skate Tune 01:47
10 – Fly of India & Disclaimer 02:59

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