Friday, June 3, 2016
Various - Negro Art Limited Editions
Negro Art was a label owned by Bert Bradfield. Bert was an American GI who after the war married a French girl and settled in a suburb of Paris. A fan of jazz, blues and R& B, he stocked thousands of imported records, 78s, 45s, LP's in his garage and sold it first to visitors then through mail order during the 60's and early 70s. With Negro Art, he himself gathered blues and R&B 78s from what he had and issued it with limited copies. Packaging was poor, sound often awful and there were no liner notes nor discography of any kind but most of the titles were then "virgin territory" for most (all?) of us and we bought it whatever Bert was issuing. Fortunately today we know much better and almost everything that was in Negro Art has been reissued more properly. Anyway, Bert Bradfield opened the path and should be thanked for that. (comment 7-2-14, Gerard Herzhaft)
357: not available
367: not available
368: not available
Except for the cover above the rest of the covers had no info printed on them so I haven't bothered to scan them. Neither have the Lp's been tagged but you can find the track listings at Stefan Wirz's site if you want to tag them.
A big Thank you to Rugbymaxi for providing 362.