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    Robert Johnson "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day" 78 Test Pressing Vocalion 2633-1 (c. 1960). Not an actual, vintage pressing from the 1930s - in fact, this is one that wasn't even released back "in the day" (1937-38) when Johnson's classic records came out on the Vocalion. This is a one-sided 10-inch test pressing from circa 1960, when Columbia was considering reissuing some of its classic Blues and Country records (and, in this case, recordings that had not come out on vinyl) from decades earlier, so they produced this and other test pressings. The practice was soon abandoned, meaning these test pressings are pretty scarce. See additional comments at the top of this page for more details. The matrix on this pressing is "2633". Since the 1937 Vocalion-released record "Preachin' Blues" has a "2632" matrix, and was recorded in San Antonio on November 27, 1936, we'll make a wild guess that "Judgment Day" was recorded at the same time. Condition: VG-EX 6. From the GRT Collection.

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    October, 2006
    6th-7th Friday-Saturday
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