LITTLE FINE AND HEALTHY THING * BILLY 'THE KID' EMERSON * SUN 233 * USA
William Robert Emerson was born in 1929, after leaving the army in 1954 he joined the Ike Turner and the Rhythm Kings in Memphis. His first release for Sun was No Teasing Around # 195, the above was his fifth.
N.B. The above 78 was damaged by me when I picked it up to scan it, I hardly mishandled it, yet it made a click as the crack happened. A possible explanation is that the weather was particularly cold and the drop in temperature may have affected the strength or structure of the shellac making it highly venerable to the slightest pressure. If the cold is a factor, as indeed heat certainly is, be careful if you are thinking of taking any of your Robert Johnson 78s with you on any polar expeditions.
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