1947
I FOUND OUT FOR MYSELF * ARBEE STIDHAM * RCA VICTOR 47 4951 * USA

Either a genuine second issue from c1950 or a counterfeit, this was issued on RCA Victor with the number 20-2572, then, as far as I can make out, with the number 20/47-4951, which is very close to the above, and then again as 50-0003, I guess the prefix's 47 and 50 could relate to the year of issue. Esoteric numerology aside, this is the B side of his biggest ever hit, My Heart Belongs To You, both tracks was recorded at his first session, and although Arbee Stidham made many fine blues records, he was never able to enjoy the same success as he did with this. I Found Out oozes class, and has Tampa Red on guitar to boot.


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