Previous Vocal Group Record of the Week
#603 (Week of 2/7/09 - 2/13/09)


SPOTLIGHT ON BIG THREE TRIO - PART ONE

"Don't Let That Music Die"/"Till The Day I Die"
by Big Three Trio
on Delta JB 202
released in 1949


Above: Photo of Big Three Trio. The performers on the featured Delta record are Willie Dixon (bass fiddle), Leonard Caston (piano), Ollie Crawford (guitar), and Hillard Brown (drums).

Willie Dixon (at left in photo) had been with The Five Breezes and The Four Jumps Of Jive prior to Big Three Trio. Leonard Caston (center) was in The Five Breezes group also.






(Clipping at left is from 1953)
Above: Label image of Delta JB 202 recorded on 5/4/49. A different version of "Don't Let That Music Die," recorded on 12/16/49, was released on Columbia in early 1950.

The Delta label, located in Nashville, was owned by Jim Bulleit. He released three records by Big Three Trio on Delta, all in 1949. These were soon after he had sold his interest in the Bullet label, where he had a couple of Big Three Trio releases in 1947.

Listen to this week's selections by Big Three Trio on Delta JB 202 from 1949:
[Audio restoration by Dave Saviet.]
(Above: Big Three Trio)

      A. Stream RealAudio...
 
           Don't Let That Music Die
           Till The Day I Die
 
           BOTH played in sequence

      B. Download RealAudio...
 
           Don't Let That Music Die
           Till The Day I Die
 
      C. Stream/Download Media Player...
 
           Don't Let That Music Die
           Till The Day I Die

           [To download audio files, right-click on link
           and then click "Save (Link) Target As..."]



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