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Obscure can be kinda cool.

June 25th, 2010

Frederator Postcards Series 10.4
Frederator Postcards Series 10.4, mailed June 25, 2010 Limited edition of 200

Adapted from
Pvt. Cecil Gant
The Grass is Getting Greener 78rpm
Gilt Edge Records
Hollywood, California

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There isn’t any information that can be found on the internets about Gilt Edge Records, other than Private Cecil Gant recorded for them in the 1940s. And I don’t really know all that much about Cecil other than that he wrote a neat song (”I’m a Good Man But a Poor Man“) I recorded on an obscure blues album in 1974.

But the label design is cool, obscure is fun, and I really loved the song we recorded.

A bluesman.

June 11th, 2010

Frederator Postcards Series 10.1
Frederator Postcards Series 10.2, mailed June 11, 2010 Limited edition of 200
Adapted from
Chuck Berry
Blue Feeling 78rpm
Chess Records
Chicago, Illinois
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Chess Records was famous in the black community for their blues 78s before Chuck Berry exploded them across America’s consciousness with his mass appeal, seminal rock’n’roll records. But, he was a bluesman first.