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Complete Recorded Works CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 60039775
UPC: 714298603521
UPC 14: 00714298603521
Release Date: 3/27/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Memphis Flu - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
2. Good Lord Has Set Me Free, The - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
3. Hard Times - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
4. When The World's On Fire - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
5. Pale Horse - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
6. Change Your Thoughts - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
7. Prove All Things - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
8. Drinking Shine - (1930, with Elder Curry/Elder Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
9. If I Have To Run - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
10. Precious Lord - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
11. Love, Oh Love Divine - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
12. I'm A Stranger - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
13. Jesus Remembers When Others Forget - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
14. I Never Will Turn Back - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
15. Hide Me In Thy Bosom - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
16. That's The Way I Do - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
17. Gabriel - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
18. I've Got Heaven On My Mind - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
19. Dry Bones - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
20. You Can't Hurry God - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
21. I'm Goin'To Walk Right In And Make Myself At Home - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
22. Changes - (take 1, 1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
23. Changes - (take 2, 1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
24. Talk On Talkers - (1937-1939, with Elder Charles Beck) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
25. It Is Thy Servant's Prayers - (1937-1939) ~ Elder Curry/Elder Beck
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Elder Curry and Elder Beck both were singing evangelists, solid instrumentalists (Curry on guitar, Beck on piano and trumpet), and with their fervent, stomping approach to a sort of blues-tinged gospel, they inadvertently prefigured rock & roll. Many have sited Curry's 1930 recording of "Memphis Flu" (which features Elder Beck on piano) as the first glimmer of rock & roll, and with its relentless 4/4 drive and the energy of Curry's clapping and foot-stomping congregation added in, it certainly rocks, although the message is a little sobering, as Curry tells his listeners in a fire-and-brimstone style that influenza is a manifestation of God's wrath at sinners. Given that some 700,000 Americans died during the influenza outbreak of 1918/1919, the tone of "Memphis Flu" seems to lack any degree of compassion, but it is a fascinating song, full of an odd, contrary joy that seems to belie its intent, and it definitely gets your feet moving. This release from Document Records contains "Memphis Flu" as well as the rest of Curry's recorded work, done for Okeh Records in 1930. It also contains the earliest tracks of Beck, recorded for Okeh (1930), Decca (1937), and Bluebird Records (1939). Beck was a constant presence on radio and records well into the 1940s, and although he is essentially a singing preacher, he was also a consummate musician, adept at piano, organ, trumpet, vibes, and drums, with a versatile voice to match, and he kept one foot in Saturday night even as he issued forth on Sunday. ~ Steve Leggett

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations People Take Warning:murder Ballads
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Hard Times Come Again N

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/01/1993
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1994
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : BDCD 6035
Music Label Name Label : Document (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mono
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00714298603521

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Beck,E/curry,E
Product attributeLabel:   Allegro Corporation
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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