Blue Goose Records Logo [Robert Crumb]

This is an unofficial
BLUE GOOSE
Records Homepage

Blue Goose Records was a sister label to Yazoo Records (today run by Shanachie) founded in New York in the early seventies by Nick Perls (†).
It's a shame, that nowhere in the whole Internet there is anything coherent to read about this record label !
So I went and tried to change this sad situation a little bit.

Stefan Wirz

Blue Goose Label 1
Blue Goose Label 2
Red Goose

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BG 2001
(1970)
Larry Johnson
Fast and Funky


- Keep It Clean
- Charley Stone
- Four Women Blues
- Nobody's Business If I Do
- Pick Poor Robin Clean
- Up North Blues
- The Beat From Rampart Street

- Spoonful Blues
- Two White Horses
- Ragged And Dirty
- Cookbook
- Frisco Blues
- My Game Blues #
- Lordy Good Lord

rec. April 1970 by Nick Perls; Larry Johnson, voc, g; # Nick Perls, g

notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose 2001

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= Baltimore Blues Society
(1997)

Larry Johnson
discography

BG 2002
(1970)
Graham Hine
Bottleneck Blues

- Crazy With The Blues
- Mobile Central Line
- No Particular Place To Go
- One Way Girl
- When You Got A Good Friend

- Penniless Blues
- Bluebird Blues
- Tough Luck Blues
- Stop Breakin' Down
- Never Had A Woman

rec. 1968 / 1969 in Mick Hubbard's kitchen in Mitcham, South London, England and in Jo Ann Kelly's bedsit by Nick Perls; Graham Hine, voc, g

notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2002

www.grahamhine.com

Graham Hine is a member of
Brett Marvin & The
Thunderbolts

BG 2003
(1970)
These Blues Is Meant To Be Barrelhoused

Graham Hine
- No Place To Go
John Lewis
- East Village Rag
Larry Johnson & Woody Mann
- Bad Feeling Blues
Graham Hine
- Have You Had Your Look, Mush?
John Lewis
- U.S.A. Blues
Larry Johnson
- Seabord Train Blues
Larry Johnson & Rob Fleder
- Keep A Knockin' An' You Can't Come In
John Lewis
- I Waited
Bill Williams
- John Henry

John Lewis
- Beggin' Woman
Stephen Calt & Kenneth McNichol
- Wimp Wompin' Blues
John Lewis
- Sociology Rag
Graham Hine
- Walking Blues
Larry Johnson & Woody Mann
- Barrelhouse Blues
John Lewiswith Graham Hine
- Rocks In My Bed
Roy Bookbinder
- He's In The Jailhouse Now

prod. by Nick Perls

notes by
Maggie de Miramon
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Blue Goose BG 2003

more info

www.grahamhine.com

BG 2004
(1970)
Bill Williams: Low And Lonesome

- The Chicken
- Banjo Rag
- My Girlfriend Left Me
- Bill's Rag
- St. Louis Blues
- Pocahontas
- I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome
- Frankie And Johnny

- I'll Follow You
- Up A Lazy River
- Too Tight
- Low And Lonesome
- Total Rag
- Lucky Blues
- Low and Lonesome
notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2004

Bill Williams
bio / discography

BG 2005
(197?)
Roger Hubbard
Brighton Belle Blues

- Crow Jane
- A Rag
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Brighton Belle Blues
- West Coast Blues
- Hellhound On My Trail
- Fightin' The Jug

- Detroit Blues
- Sloopy Rag
- Cigarette Blues
- Amanda Jane
- Kind Hearted Woman Blues
- Janda
- Satisfied

rec. 1971 at Jo Ann Kelly's house
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Blue Goose BG 2005

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= Taxim TX 1021-2 TA (1997)

BG 2006
(197?)
Sam Chatmon
The Mississippi Sheik

- Go Back Old Devil
- B & O Blues
- Love Come Falling Down
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- Vacation Blues
- Last Chance Shaking In The Bed With Me
- Blues In E

- Streching Them Things
- Brownskin Woman Blues
- Fool About My Loving
- Turnup Greens
- Cold Blooded Murder Blues
- Sam's Rag
- Cross Cut Saw Blues
- Kansas City Blues
notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2006

Sam Chatmon
discography

BG 2007
(1972)
John Miller
First Degree Blues


- Church Bell Blues
- I Never Cried
- Policy Blues
- First Degree Blues
- Sue Cow
- Doing A Stretch
- Spanish Breakdown
- Mistake In Life

- Shady Lane
- Dirty Deeds
- Who's Been Here
- Rope Strechting Blues
- Titanic
- Policy Blues
- Chester County
notes by Steve Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2007

2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1021

John Miller discography

BG 2008
(1972)
Tom Shaw ... Blind Lemon's Buddy

- Baby Be A Boy Child Named Him After Me (Tom Shaw)   @ youtube
- Stop In The Valley (Tom Shaw)
- Some Men Like Doggin' (Alexander-arr. Tom Shaw)
- Just Can't Keep From Crying (Blind Willie Johnson, arr. Tom Shaw)   @ youtube
- Match Box Blues (Lemon Jefferson)   @ youtube
- Rock (Tom Shaw)

- Samson And Delilah (trad. arr. Tom Shaw)   @ youtube
- Howling Wolf Blues (J.T. Smith, arr. Tom Shaw)
- Martin Luther King (Tom Shaw)
- Ella Speed (trad. arr. Tom Shaw)
- Broke And Ain't Got A Dime (Lemon Jefferson, arr. Tom Shaw)
- Prowling Ground Hog (Tom Shaw)   @ youtube

rec. December 1969/70 [?]; Thomas Shaw, voc, g; engineering & production by Nick Perls; cover photo by Nick Perls

Thomas Shaw discography

notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose 2008
BG 2009
(1972)
Jo Ann Kelly
with John Fahey, Woody Mann, John Miller, Alan Seidler

- Pigmeat Blues
- Stocking Feet Blues
- Henry Miller's Dream
- Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
- What's The Matter?
- High Sheriff Blues
- Arrangement For Me Blues

- Bothering That Thing
- Soo Cow Soo
- Jo's Mistreated Blues
- Tricks Ain't Walking No More
- I Want You To Know
- New Mind Reader Blues
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Blue Goose BG 2009

more info


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1022

Leftovers of those sessions
have been issued 1990 by
Connoisseur Collection /
Document "Retrospect
1964 - 72" [CSAP CD 101]
(The Connoisseur Collection,
44 Seymour Place,
London, UK)

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Songs accompanied by
Woody Mann, g
reissued 1999 on:
Woody Mann & Jo Ann
Kelly & Son House:
Been Here And Gone.-
Acoustic Music Records
319.1174.2 [D]

 Guitar Pete Franklin

- ???

rec. 1972 in Indianapolis by Nick Perls
Blue Goose unissued
BG 2010
(1973)
Yank Rachell

- Tappin' That Thing
- Pack My Clothes And Go
- Skinny Woman Blues
- Matchbox Blues
- Texas Tony
- Des Moines, Iowa

- Shotgun Blues
- Sugar Farm Blues
- Diving Duck Blues
- Wadie Green
- Peach Tree Blues
notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2010

more info

"His most beautiful piece,
... outstanding"
[HERZHAFT 1992]


re-released on CD by
Random Chance Records
RCD-2
  Label owner Rick
Congress: "Unfortunately,
the licenses I bought for
two Yank Rachell albums
have long expired."

BG 2011
(1973)
Shirley Griffith
Mississippi Blues

- Shaggy Hound Blues
- Big Road Blues
- Going Away Blues
- River Line Blues
- Mean Mistreater Mama
- Delta Haze Blues
- Cool Kind Papa From New Orleans

- One Room Coubtry Shack
- Bad Luck Blues
- Bye Bye Blues
- King Of Spades
- Maggie Campbell Blues
- Flying Eagle Blues
notes by Steve Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2011

Shirley Griffith
discography

BG 2012
(1973)
John Miller
How About Me


- How About Me
- Where Shall I Be
- Fare Thee Well
- Muskrat Ramble
- Thing Of Me Thinking Of You
- Spittin' On The Sidewalk
- Trouble In The Air
- Pork's Chop

- No Baby Blues
- Honey
- St. Thomas
- Mr. Miller's Blues
- Someone To Watch Over Me
- Bob McKinney
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Blue Goose BG 2012

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2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1023

John Miller discography

BG 2013
(1974)
The late Bill Williams: Blues, Rags and Ballads

- Salty Dog
- Corn Liquor Blues
- Listen To The Mockingbird
- Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
- That's The Human Thing To Do
- Bubblegum

- Darktown Strutter's Ball
- Nobody's Business
- Buckdance
- Some Of These Days
- Blake's Rag
- Railroad Bill
- When The Roses Bloom Again
notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose BG 2013

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2007 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1341

Bill Williams bio / discography

BG 2014
(1974)
R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders

- Laughing Rag
- True Blue Lou
- Little Rascals Medley
- Willie The Chimney Sweeper
- Kiwi Bump
- Cuckoo Waltz
- Sweet Lorraine

- I'm Gonna Get It
- Lucille
- I Had But Fifty Cents
- Down In Jungle Town
- Get A Load Of Thise
- Cheap Suit Special
- I'll See You In My Dreams
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Blue Goose BG 2014


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1024

BG 2015
(1974)
Alan Seidler
The Duke of Ook

- Duke Of Ook (Chandler-Seidler)
- What Is The Use Of Calling Me San (Seidler-Aurthur)?
- Won't You Come And Be Profligerate (Seidler)
- Never Oh Never Whatever You Do, Sing A Gorilla Song (Seidler)
- Oozing Zyst Blues (Seidler-Aurthur)
- Oozin' Just Oozin' For You (Seidler-Aurthur)
- The Once-It-Was-Herbibiwis-But-Now-It's-Anemic Rag (Seidler)

- Puv Hooves (Seidler)
- D-O-A-P (Seidler)
- Old Vitoville Blues (Seidler)
- Fash (Seidler)
- All By Myself (Without No Ape) (Berlin-Seidler)
- What Sort Of A Vuv (Seidler)
- The Universal Uk (Seidler-Rosengren)
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Blue Goose BG 2015


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1025

Alan Seidler
discography

BG 2016
(1974)
Son House
The Real Delta Blues
14 Songs From The Man Who Taught Robert Johnson


- Milkcow's Calf Blues
- I Shall Not Be Moved
- Rochester Blues
- Hobo
- Lake Cormorant Blues
- Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
- Mississippi County Farm Blues

- Pony Blues
- Trouble Blues
- This Little Light Of Mine
- A Down The Stuff
- The D. T. Moan
- Lord Have Mercy When I Come To Die
- Soon In The Morning

rec. in the 1960s

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Blue Goose BG 2016

Son House discography

BG 2017
(1975)
Steve Calt & Dave Mann
Looney Tunes

- Clamjam
- Faithful
- Judy Shelton
- Death Wail
- White House Zoo
- Boob Tube Boogie

- The Oreo Cookie's Ball
- Lady Brett's Lover
- Two Time Loser From Tappan Zee
- Flashback
- John Fahey's Existential Quagmire Blues
- Insomnia
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Blue Goose BG 2017


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1026

BG 101
(1975)
Blue Goose Sampler

R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
- Laughing Rag
- Sweet Lorraine
Jo Ann Kelly
- Pigmeat Blues
- Jo's Mistreated Blues
Alan Seidler
- Oozing Zyst Blues
- What Is The Use Of Calling Me San?
Sam Chatmon
- Turnip Greens
- Go Back Old Devil
Graham Hine
- No Particular Place To Go
- Crazy With The Blues

John Miller
- Honey
- First Degree Blues
- Pork's Chops
Steve Calt & Dave Mann
- Clam Jam
- Lady Brett's Lover
Yank Rachell
- Shotgun Blues
- Skinny Woman Blues
Dave Jasen
- Raymond's Rag
- Make Believe Rag
Roger Hubbard
- Crow Jane
- Brighton Belle Blues
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Blue Goose BG 101
BG 2018
(1975)
Roy Bookbinder & Fats Kaplin
Git-Fiddle Shuffle

- Let's Get Drunk Again
- 'Lectric Chair Blues
- I Got Mine
- Hey, Hey Daddy
- Never Cried 'til My Baby Got On The Train
- 'Sweets' Petunia

- Take Me To The Land Of Jazz
- He's In The Jailhouse Now
- Franklin Blues
- Bad Dream Blues
- Black Dog Blues
- Git-Fiddle Shuffle
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Blue Goose BG 2018

2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1027

Roy Book Binder
discography

BG 2019
(1976)
R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
Number Two

- Alabama Jubilee
- Chasin' Rainbows
- Fine Artiste Blues
- Hula Medley
- I Want A Little Girl
- Persian Rug

- Mysterious Mose
- Crying My Blues Away
- She Lived Down By The Firehouse
- Diane
- Make My Cot Where The Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows
- Moana March
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Blue Goose BG 2019

Has been reissued
by Shanachie Records
"Chasin' Rainbows"
[SHA-6002]


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1028

BG 2020
(1976)
Gary Lawrence & His Sizzling Syncopators

- You're The First, The Last, My Everything
- The Mooche
- Crazy Words, Crazy Tune (Vo-Do-De-O-Do)
- Clementine (From New Orleans)
- Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
- The Breakaway

- Croonin' A Tune About June
- Here Lies Love
- The Charleston
- When The Moon Shines On Coral Gables
- Thinking Of You
- Doin' The Raccoon
- Sugarfoot Stomp
notes by Robert Palmer
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Blue Goose BG 2020

Available as cassette
at Vo-Do-De-O-Do Records
[Vo-Do-De-O-Do 1001]


2007 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1342

BG 2021
(1976)
Graham Hine
Bowery Fantasy

- Bank Holiday
- I Want To Shop Around
- Devil Blues
- Gold Top
- She's Never Coming Home
- I Had To Give Up Gym #
- Baby You Suspect Me All The Time

- Bowery Fantasy
- How About You #
- Don't Want To Back There
- Session Blues
- 5 Feet 2 1/2 Inches
- Be Ready When She Comes
- Katie's Gonna Climb My Pole

rec. 1973 in New York by Nick Perls; Graham Hine, voc, g; John Miller, g; # Alan Seidler, p; b; dr

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Blue Goose BG 2021
BG 2022
(1976)
Rory Block

I'm in love
- I'm In Love
- You Broke My Heart
- Lonesome Girl
- Strong And Lasting Kind
- You're Everything
- Lovin' Good Dream

- Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
- Canned Heat
- Why Should I Be So Lonely ?
- Powder Rag
- Mississippi Blues
- Three Is A Crowd
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Blue Goose BG 2022

Has been partially reissued
1989 by Munich Records
"The Early Tapes 1975 / 1976"
[MRMCD 1]
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2007 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1043

BG 2023
(1977)
Roy Bookbinder
Ragtime Millionnaire
feat. 'Fats' Kaplin

- King Edward Blues
- One Meat Ball
- Travelin' Man Blues
- Keep A Knockin'
- Wonder What's The Matter
- Long Tall Mama

- 3 x 7
- Ragtime Millionaire
- C C & O Blues
- Stack O Lee
- Hesitation Blues
- Maybe It's Love
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Blue Goose BG 2023

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2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1029

Roy Book Binder
discography

BG 2024
(1978)
Steve Mann
Elephant Songs & Cow Cow Blues

- Holly
- The Letter
- Cow Cow Blues
- Brother Can You Spare A Dime
- Charley James
- Love Henry
- If You Live

- Gospel Tune
- Let's Go Get Stoned
- Whirling Derwish
- Sporting Life Blues
- Elephant Song
- Monkey Puzzle
- Hard Luck Man
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Blue Goose BG 2024

Steve Mann discography

BG 2025
(1978)
R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
Number Three


- Singing In The Bathtub
- Chile Blues
- Dream Of Heaven
- Suits Crybaby Blues
- Collie Medley:
  Ben Hur March
  Napoleon March
- Shopping Mall
- Yearning And Blue

- Hula Girl
- Pedal Your Blues Away
- La Gima Polka
- Sing Song Girl
- Home
- Ma Gal Sal
- Hano Hano Hawaii
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Blue Goose BG 2025

Has been reissued
by Shanachie Records
"Singing in the bathtub"
[SHA-6003]


2002 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1030

RG 2026
(1978)
R. Crumb and His Cheap Suit Serenaders
Party record


- My Girl's Pussy

- Christopher Columbus
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Blue Goose RG 2026



(12" microgroove 78 rpm.,
released as
"Red Goose")


2007 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1344

BG 2027
(1980)
Roy Smeck
Wizard Of The Strings

- Sweet Georgia Brown
- St. Louis Blues
- Mama Blues
- Five Foot Two
- Hey Mr. Banjo
- Strum A Little Polka
- Serento

- Raggin' The Uke
- Arabia
- Bye Bye Blues
- Steel Guitar Hop
- Ain't She Sweet
- Third Man Theme
- Magic Uke Waltz
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Blue Goose BG 2027

 
Sam Mitchellalbum announced in liner
notes to BG 2005 (Roger Hubbard:
Brighton Belle Blues), but
obviously never released
BG 3001
(1972)
Dave Jasen
Fingerbustin' Ragtime

- Raymond's Rag
- London Rag
- Dave's Rag
- Festival - A Ragtime Cakewalk
- That American Ragtime Dance
- Qwindo's Rag
- Make Believe Strut
- Susan's Rag

- Charleston Rag
- Elite Syncopations
- Peacherine Rag
- Kitten On The Keys
- Maple Leaf Rag
- Poison Ivy Rag
- Brittwood Rag
- Everybody's Rag

rec. by Nick Perls; Dave Jasen, p

notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose BG 3001
BG 3002
(1974)
Dave Jasen
Rompin' Stompin' Ragtime


- Shoe String Rag
- Contentment Rag
- Bohemia Rag
- Topliner Rag
- Spribg Fever
- Nobody's Rag
- Nickel In The Slot

- Good Gravy Rag
- Triangle Jazz Blues
- Harlem Rag
- Hot Chocolate Rag
- Blue Goose Rag
- Georgia Rag
- Blame It On The Blues

rec. 1974 by Nick Perls; Dave Jasen, p

notes by Stephen Calt
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Blue Goose BG 3002


2007 reissued on CD by
Air Mail Recordings (Jp):
AIRAC-1345

There is (has been?) another record label by the name of "Blue Goose" featuring artists like (Sixto) Rodriguez and Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs, but since this (australian) label has - at least to my knowledge - nothing to do with the New York Blue Goose label owned by Nick Perls, I will not include further information about this label on my site.
There is (has been?) a group calling themselves 'Blue Goose' who in 1975 released a record on the Anchor label ('marketed by ABC Records, Los Angeles / New York')
Nick Hogarth, keyboards
Mike Todman, acoustic & electric lead guitar
Alan Callan, guitar, arp synth, vocals, harp, bad memory
Sean Locke, percussion
Nick South, bass
Chris Perky, skins & a.w.o.l
'with special thanks to Alexis Korner, Steve Marriott, Joey Molland'

'Blue Goose' on Anchor ANCL-2005; click to enlarge !
'Blue Goose' on Anchor
ANCL-2005
Thanks to:
- Görgen Antonsson for additional info
- Bruce Semans for providing scans of front and back cover of the Blue Goose Sampler


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Blue Goose T-Shirt
Blue Goose T-Shirt
(from front cover of BG 2012 'John Miller: How About Me')

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Ad in Blues Unlimited No. 110 (1974)

 

Stefan Wirz


Please feel free
to complete,
to correct
or to comment
my writings



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