WHERE COULD I GO * ERNESTINE WASHINGTON * MELODISC 52 * UK
Recorded by Moses Asch just after the end of WW11 this rousing Gospel song by Sister Ernestine B. Washington was issued in the UK thanks to the 'Trad Jazz' craze in Britain which reached its high point in the late 1950s. It was the music of New Orleans trumpet player Bunk Johnson (in a supporting role here despite the bigger billing) that this E. P. would have first appealed to the "Trad Jazz" fan, many of whom belonged to that brief but profound youth movement known as Beatniks. Brian Rust in his Jazz Records 1932 - 1942 tells us that: "Although Bunk Johnson had been a musician in New Orleans and the South since the closing years of the nineteenth century, he made no records until 1942. From then then until 1947, eighteen months before his death on July 7, 1949, his recording activities were remarkable for a man in his sixties".
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