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MACY’S 5017; JANUARY 1951

 

RE-ISSUED AS MODERN 830; AUGUST, 1951

 

 

Though Joe Houston wasn’t FROM Houston Texas, he sure spent a lot of time around there when starting his professional career in the late 1940’s and 1950’s.

But here’s where that association ended as this record marks his last with a local Houston label as well as his first with a California label where he’d soon make his professional home after this recording was picked up months later for wider distribution.

It’s a transitional moment in Houston’s career, but also a transitional record in his stylistic evolution, a rare bit of symmetry that happens every now and then.
 
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