Friday, November 12, 2010

Chop off her head....

So, I'm making groceries and accidently knock a big can of tomatoes off the shelf into the shopping cart and onto my bag. And this 45 is inside the front pouch of that bag.

I could have waited to unpack the record till I got home, but no, I had to take it out of the box after it was delivered to the office and stuff it in my bag unprotected. Anyway, the 45 is now cracked all the way through one side.

But you won't notice. It's the cleanest break I've ever seen, hardly even shows up on the waveform [if you bother to look]. Too bad, it was a very nice copy. Fortunately, the three Jessie Hill 45's on Downey don't usually sell for much, but on the other hand, I can't say they grow on trees.

Downey was an odd little label run out of the back of Wenzel's Music Town [a record store] in L.A. Hill apparently hooked up with them fairly soon after heading to the west coast.

Hope ya'll's from 1964.


  1. This sounds fantastic considering the break! I love those drums. I'd never heard of jessie hill - thanks a lot for this.

  2.'s probably Hill on the drums, he played with both Huey Smith & the Clowns and Professor Longhair.

    I should have added more info to this post. I sometimes forget that not everyone knows who these folks are.

  3. It's sometimes those little stories that make the record for me. I betcha you'll always remember this is the can of tomatoes 45. very nice record. need to chase.

  4. I'm glad this survived the tomato can incident. There are many intact records that sound a lot worse. Great tune. Thank you!