KNOCKIN' BLUES * TINY BRADSHAW * KING 4497 * USA
This is a 'boot', or possibly a reissue, of an original King record. Bootlegs, unofficial copies of a recording, usually with identical or near identical labels, have been around as long as records have been coming out, in the 1950s it was by and large with records from the smaller independent labels, knocked of quickly due to demand for a contemporary audience. By the late 1960s, early 70s, 'boot's' of rare and collectable records were being pressed up for the collectors market. So that many of these early boot's have acquired the patina of age and to many young fans who were not born when the bootlegs were pressed they have the appearance of an old record, which, in fact, they are. Also issued for the collectors market, from the late 1960s were unofficial compilations of either live recordings, or un-issued recordings, these tended to be almost exclusively on long play albums and for the predominantly white Pop record buyer, and which, because there was no original issue, featured their own often original and highly artistic label designs and sleeve artworks.
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