Lil Son Jackson

Lil Son Jackson / 1960 press

Arhoolie : F 1004

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  • Artist: Lil Son Jackson
  • A Side: Lil Son Jackson
  • B Side: 1960 press
  • Label: Arhoolie
  • Format: LPs



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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Check out those label scans, this is the Excruciatingly rare 1960 Original which helped to launch this highly respected Bay Area Blues label, that stayed independent ad successful for nearly 60 yerars.

Recorded by label founder in Fort Worth, Texas in 1960 capturing post-war Blues in it's purist form.

54 year old Melvin Jackson gives up 15 of his songs, recorded by a young enthusiastic Blues fan and now label owner Cris Strachwitz; founder of this great label from Los Gatos California. Before moving to his famous store and distribution outlet of Arhoolie Records, 10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito. A place Mark Edmond once sent me to looking for 45's, RIP and thank you Mark for your generosity . You were never retentive with your tips of where to find good records.

Before you today is a master of the Blues guitar and an expressive vocalist with a rare style and delivery, self taught thriugh the depression years. Like all truly great Blues artists you can hear his struggle on ever word and note. Every track saturated is in hope, desire, regret and passion. It matters not which tracks we chse yiyu from the 15 to soundfile this great man, we just randomnly chose 6 that showcase this mN'S GIFTS.

May we remind you, this album is the ORIGINAL 1960 press, NOT a later reissue.
Insanely rare especially in this "impossible" condition. We shall certainly never find another to match it.

Condition Report

The heavy duty card cover has been housed in it's original poly-sleeve since birth now looking full 59 years, but the protected cover inside is in remarkable condition. Pasted picture front of him as a mechanic is near pristine, the back cover still retains the original life Bio of Lil Son as an insert. Never being pasted to the back cover. An addition by Strachwitz, when the cover was returned by OWL PRINTING San Francisco.

A Side

  • Title: Lil Son Jackson

    B Side

  • Title: 1960 press
  • Year: 1960
  • City: Fort Worth, Texas