|Top: Down Beat 171-B. Collection Mark Cederquist.|
Bottom: Down Beat 171-B; 78 RPM pressing without songwriter credit and names of musicians.
|From Billboard, |
March 12, 1949.
Compilation album: The Way I Feel, Proper, 22 Oct 2007.
Recorded in Seattle (possibly at the KOL radio studios), February 1949.
The Maxin Trio: Ray Charles - voc, p; Gosady McKee - g; Milton S. Garred - b.
From Linden Records: Seattle's "lost" post-war music company: "By early 1946 Bobrow met up with Linden and they agreed to make a record together. By that time Linden's son Jimmy (1914 - 1972) was working as an audio engineer over at the KOL radio studios in the basement of the Northern Life Towers (1220 3rd Avenue) and a session was booked there. The result became Linden Record Company's commercial debut - and perhaps the first locally recorded, locally issued, popular jazz record: a 78RPM single featuring two Irving Berlin songs The Dark Town Strutter's Ball and Alexander's Ragtime Band, as performed by Jones' Orchestra with vocals by Bobrow.
|Ad from Billboard, 12 February 1949. "It's terrif" - "Ray Charles singing with the Maxine (!) Trio".|
But it was another historically significant early Seattle record - Ray Charles's 1949 debut disc Confession Blues - that holds out a possible connection to the Linden family tale.
|Ad from Billboard, |
August 10, 1949.
Note Maxim Trio and
Swing Beat label.