Meade "Lux" Lewis Melancholy on Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
12" of an Original 78 RPM Recording Released at 33 1/3
On December 23, 1938, a German immigrant and jazz fan named Alfred Lion attended the celebrated Spirituals to Swing concert at Carnegie Hall. It was a life-changing evening for Lion who was awe-struck by two boogie pianists – Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis. Two weeks later on January 6, 1939, Lion brought Ammons and Lewis into a recording studio in New York City and produced the very first session for Blue Note Records.
Blue Note Records has since gone on to represent the finest in jazz, tracing the entire history of the music from boogie woogie, hot jazz and swing, through bebop, hard bop, post bop, soul jazz, avant-garde, and Fusion, and into jazz’s numerous modern day incarnations.
The label is now reissuing those first sessions – Ammons’ “Boogie Woogie Stomp”/”Boogie Woogie Blues” and Lewis’ “Melancholy”/”Solitude” – as exclusive limited edition 12” vinyl releases in honor of Blue Note’s 75th Anniversary, right down to the original pink and black label (which was actually a printer’s error).
Meade "Lux" Lewis Melancholy Track Listing:
1. Melancholy Blues
2. Solitude Blues