Blackburn Music
 

 Blackburn Music

first name unknown

Very hard-to-find. This is an original 1967 large-format industry trade publication Verve Records promotional ad for Blackburn and Snow, announcing the release of "Stranger in a Strange Land"!! It measures approximately 14" x 9.5" overall (scanned on our oversize tabloid scanner), and is in great shape: no stains or tears, graded "Fine". This is NOT a later reprint (it has likely never been reprinted). Unlike an art print or even a concert poster, this newsprint ad was actually designed to be seen by music industry distributors and executives - and was published at one time only. A scarce and distinctive piece for your frame.

 

(28th June 2001)
them again
Genuine and near mint condition handbill from the Family Dog, Avalon Ballroom series. This handbill is FD-32-OHB-A in Eric King's guide to poster collecting. I have copies of Eric's guide available, email for details. Handbill is in excellent condition with sharp corners and smooth edges. Show dates were 10/28-29, 1966. Acts were Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blackburn & Snow and Sons of Champlin. Artwork by Victor Moscoso.
(2nd October 2001)
another unknown first name
- might be Ernest - see below

Up for Bid...This hard to come by, Larger Size Long playing, Concert Rolls...Trademark; International. #11005 "Poet and Peasant" Overture. Franz VonSuppe'. Four-Hand Arrangement. By Blackburn and Heeb. Original Box/Lable: "Time Worn" Listing in fair to good condition, some damage to lable (depicted below). Roll in Good condition.

(14th October 2001)
Adam
Blackburn

(25th Sep 2002) Adam now has a "proper" entry here.

Just makes it in as the Assistant Engineer on this CD.

Artist Mighty Sam McClain
Album Title Sledgehammer Soul and Down Home Blues
Date of Release 1996

 

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(8th Dec 2001)
Bill
Blackburn
JIMMIE SKINNER'S #I BLUEGRASS, GUSTO RECORDS # SD-988 RECORD MINT, COVER STILL HAS SHRINK WRAP, WITH CURLY LEWIS, BILL BLACKBURN, CHAUNCEY RYE, JIMMIE MURLE,RAY EDWARDS, SIDE ONE--BLUE GRASS LOVIN' MAN--IT'S BLOWING AWAY--THIS OLD ROAD--EVERYBODY OUGHT TO HAVE A SONG--THERE'S A LOVE LIGHT SHININ'-WHOOPIE LIZA- SIDE TWO--HE'LL HAVE TO MOVE--FALLEN LEAVES--DON'T DO IT AND IT WON'T BE ON YOUR MIND--THE MYSTERY OF LITTLE KATHY--SUNNY CAROLINE--TIME WON'T EASE MY WORRIED MIND..
(20th October 2001)
Idiosyncratically located, here is
Blackburn Records - who have published at least one song.
Rockford Files - You Sexy Dancer. UK 12" on Blackburn Records (BB001) Very scarce original pressing of this classic UK house track!! Classic piano track, massive Cream track. Excellent B side too (samples Dub War) Vinyl is in VERY GOOD condition, and comes in a plain sleeve.

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(30th July 2001)
Bryan Blackburn
This is a neat piece of sheet music called LOVE IS BLUE (L'AMOUR EST BLEU) in French...These are only the English lyrics...This piece of music was recorded by PAUL MAURIAT and ORCHESTRA on PHILIPS RECORDS..It is written for voice piano and has chords..The copyright is dated 1968 by Croma Music Co. INC...The words are by BRYAN BLACKBURN and the music is by ANDRE POPP.
(19th Jan 2002)

There is clearly no end to this man's talents:

WELCOME HOME - PETERS AND LEE - 1972
WELCOME HOME, RECORDED BY PETERS AND LEE, PUBLISHED 1972, HAS PICTURE OF THE COUPLE ON FRONT COVER, BY JEAN DUPRE BRYAN BLACKBURN AND S. BELDONE, CONDITION IS VERY GOOD

 

(27th May 2001)
Elizabeth Blackburn Martin
"COTTON PICKERS" by Elizabeth Blackburn Martin, published by The Boston Music Co. 1929. Complete 6 page sheet music with illustrated cover of black man and two black women picking cotton in the field. Has pencil notes along with music otherwise good condition.
And here's another from the same source

Boy Scouts on Parade by Elizabeth Blackburn Martin and Copyright, 1930, by The Boston Music Co. . This 4 page piece of sheet music would be great for a Boy Scout Collection, It has been used and has wear and small tears from use but is still playable and certainly readable for a 70 year old.

(20th July 2001)

Is there no end to this Blackburn's talents?

MIDDLE C AND ITS NEAR NEIGHBORS
This mussic lesson book is for the young beginner and it was by Elizabeth Blackburn Martin. It has a copyright of 1938. It is the rote and note approach=Entirely in five finger positions. There are 13 lessons in the book with a blank certificate of successful completion on the last page that is titled Award of Merit and a place for the teacher to sign it and date it. The cover is loose at the top and bottom and there are some pencil notes made by the teacher on some of the pages.

(10th Nov 2001)
Ernest
Blackburn

PLAYER PIANO ROLL EVENING CHIMES MARZIAN 1241
I just bought a box of lovely antique player piano rolls . You are bidding on the one pictured above and it is in good playable condition


(4th June 2001)
Grace Fortington Blackburn
I'm A Cowboy Sheet Music Signed by Blackburn
Original sheet music of "I'm a Cowboy" by Grace Fortington Blackburn. The author has signed the front cover with an inscription saying, "Warmest greetings to dear "Aunt Ethel" Hammond from Grace (Forington Blackburn) and Ronnie age six." It also states across the bottom of the cover, "Our own back yard 1928 Norwood Ave Ottawa 1 1958." The front cover is a picture of a cowboy on a rocking horse presumably Ronnie at age six. In VG condition.
(24th May 2001)
Harold
Blackburn
Gilbert and Sullivan
The Sargent/Glyndebourne Ruddigore
with The Tempest and
The Merchant of Venice.
Cast includes Harold Blackburn as Old Adam
and again...

DECCA SET 301. "Grooved" made in England label. Nice M- copy. Superb sound. Benjamin Britten - Curlew River. Soloists - Peter Pears, Harold Blackburn, John Shirley-Quirk, Bryan Drake. Richard Adeney - flute, Neill Sanders - horn, Cecil Aronowitz - viola, Stuart Knussen - double bass, Osian Ellis - harp, James Blades - percussion, Philip Ledger - organ. Music under the direction of Benjamin Britten and Viola Tunnard.

(30th July 2001)
Jimmy Blackburn
GYPSY – Kay Medford and London Cast. Music for Pleasure Stereo. MFP 0090 FUNNY GIRL’S and BYE BYE BIRDIE’s Kay Medford takes on the role of Rose in this studio recording of the Broadway cast with an English cast that includes Jimmy Blackburn, Lorraine Smith, Janet Webb, Janette Gale, and Betty Winsett. The numbers are Overture, Let Me Entertain You, Some People (She getting the kids out—o-u-t-t), Small World, Mr. Goldstone, You’ll Never Get Away from Me, If Mamma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, Together Wherever We Go, You Gotta Get a Gimmick, and Rose’s Turn. Jacket and vinyl are near mint. Slight moisture staining in lower plain edge of record jacket and some upper edge wear. Lightly stamped "Not exchangeable".VG++. The record is near mint.

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(20th May 2001)
John
Blackburn
This 8x5x11 paper is the words to Moonlight In Vermont. It is hand signed by both in ballpoint. Buyer pays $3 regular shipping or $5 for priority shipping. Out of the country shipping will be $5. Save on shipping with our one time shipping charge. Same rate whether you win 1 item or 100! Sorry no PayPal or any other credit card related payments. We do accept cash, checks, or money orders. We are members of Ebay Power Sellers which means we stand behind each item we sell and along with over 20,000 successful autograph sales on Ebay you too can bid with confidence. Good Luck!

Hand signed - that's a bonus

(9th July 2001)
I suspect John might be the same person as Johnny

This original piece of 1949 sheet music features a picture of Jo Stafford on the cover.
The words and music were written by Johnny Blackburn, "Teepee" Mitchell and Lew Porter.

 

(12th June 2001)
John organ music- I'm assuming this is a different one.
3 pieces for 1 bid. 1) "Chorale-Prelude On St Thomas". By John Blackburn. Copyright 1952. No. 785. 2) "Meditation On A Rose Window" by E. Arne Hovdesven. Copyright 1952. No. 779. 3) "Eucharistia" by Garth Edmunson. Copyright 1951. No. 774. Each has 6 numbered pages of music. These are Compositions for the organ. Excellent condition.
(5th September 2001)
Joslyn Elliot Blackburn
2for1/Keep 1 Give 1 Away! BLESSED/Gospel CD
Take a heaping scoop of talent, various drops of personalities, and a hefty amount of spirituality and you'll have the main ingredients to a sanctified recipe known as "Blessed". The contemporary gospel singing group who is taking gospel music to another level with their smooth Contemporary sounds and precise harmony is stirring up conservation and accumulating a following across the nation. The multi-talented group on Ultimate Records gospel label, hailing from diverse backgrounds consists of Cynthia Liggins Thomas, Angela F. Stewart, Rhonda Stewart Singleton, and Joslyn Elliot Blackburn. They are definitely making a name for themselves bringing flavor and style to the gospel, Christian and secular genres, with their current self-titled CD "BLESSED" an exciting and spiritually charged example of the ministry which is rooted within them. The collection of testimonies, prayers and praise, on this project, will help " set the captives free". Track List 1.Praise Him 2.I'm Free 3.He's Sweet (a cappella) 4.If You Wanna Love 5.The Gift of Life 6.Power 7.Trust In Me 8.I.O.U. My Life 9.God Said It 10.Come To Christ 11.Trust In Me #2
(20th October 2001)
Laura
Blackburn
Sheet Music, "E'en As The Flower", Adapted from the Poem "The Passion Flower, Opus 100 Poem by Laura Blackburn, Music by Frederic Knight Logan Copyright 1922 by Forster Music Publications, Inc. Chicago Ill. This is a three-page piece for piano and voice. Music is in excellent condition. Cover is slightly yellowed, minor edge and spine wear, minor finger folds. The spine is weakened and partially separated. Music is slightly yellowed, but clean, and free of added notations. There are four pages of samples of songs of the era included in this piece. Nice cover design by Van Doorn Morgan.
 
(28th May 2001)
Lou Blackburn
This is a european Holland-pressing of the LP Tricky Lofton & Carmell Jones BRASS BAG arrangements by Gerald Wilson on the FONTANA label. The record is in near mint condition, the cover is vg++ showing a slight corner-bend and a punch hole in the lower left corner. Many PACIFIC JAZZ recordings from the US were released in Europe on the Fontana label, sometimes with different cover art. To my knowledge in this case it is the same cover as on pacific Jazz. The record is sought after because of the dark and groovy Big Band Jazz on the title track. Other musicians on this record are (among others): Lou Blackburn, Wayne Henderson, Frank Strazzeri, Leroy Vinnegar, Ron Jefferson. The titles are Side A: Brass Bag, Canadian Sunset, Angel Eyes, Ow!, Side B: Celery stalks at midnight, Mood indigo, Moten Swing, Bluer than that.

Lou on album cover added from eBay 3rd Dec 2006

(8th Dec 2001)
What a great cover
Thelonious Monk: Who's Afraid of the Big Band Monk. CBS 2 lp's. Gatefold. Mintminus copy. Recorded 1968. With Bobbie Bryant/Freddie Hill/Conte Candoli trumpet. Billy Byers/Mike Wimberley/Lou Blackburn trombone. Ernie Watts alto sax. Buddy Collette/Ron Scott reeds & flute. Charlie Rouse tenor sax, Ernie Small baritone sax, Larry Gales bass. John Guerin/Ben Riley drums.
(23rd June 2001)
Louis - I think that must be the same as Lou
LIONEL HAMPTON Hamp's Big Band Aud Fid '59
TRACKS: Flying Home Hey, Baba Re Bob Hamp's Boogie Woogie Kidney Stew Hamp's Mambo Airmail Special Big Brass Red Top Night Train Elaine & Daffy Cutter's Corner Le Chat Noir

Extremely rare 1959 AF Stereodisc release featuring:
ROBERT PLATER, alto sax
LONNIE SHAW, bari sax
HERMAN GREEN, tenor sax
ANDREW MCGHEE, tenor sax
EDWARD PAZANT, alto sax
CLARENCE WATSON, trombone
LOUIS BLACKBURN, trombone
WADE MARCUS, trombone
EDDIE WILLIAMS, trumpet
EDDIE MULLENS, trumpet
ARTHUR HAYLE, trumpet
DAVE GONZALEZ, trumpet
DONALD BYRD, trumpet
WILLIAM ANDERSON, trumpet
WILLIAM MACKEL, guitar
WADE LEGGE, piano
WILBUR HOGAN, drums
CHARLES PERSIP, drums
LAWRENCE BURGAN, bass
LIONEL HAMPTON, vibes

Louis could well be the same person as Lou above.

(7th October 2001)
Similarly, Lou, Louis and Louise could any number of people from one to three
Thelonious Monk "MONK'S BLUES" conducted by Oliver Nelson. French CBS Import Pressing.
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11.   'Round Midnight (Hanighen/Monk/Williams) - 4:13. Conte Candoli  -  Trumpet Buddy Collette  -  Flute, Reeds (Multiple) Larry Gales  -  Bass Oliver Nelson  -  Arranger, Conductor Charlie Rouse  -  Saxophone, Sax (Tenor) Tom Scott  -  Flute, Reeds (Multiple) Bobby Bryant  -  Trumpet Ben Riley  -  Drums Louise Blackburn  -  Trombone Robert Bryant  -  Trumpet Billy Byers  -  Trombone John Guerin  -  Percussion, Drums Freddie Hill  -  Trumpet Howard Roberts  -  Guitar Thelonious Monk  -  Piano Ernie Small  -  Saxophone, Sax (Baritone) Ernie Watts  -  Saxophone, Sax (Alto) Mike Wimberley  -  Trombone Michael Wimberly  -  Trombone Thomas Scott  -  Saxophone Robert Brookmeyer  -  Trumpet.
(20th October 2001)
I'm pretty certain this is another Lou

Mombasa .......African Rhythms & Blues
Spiegelei Records, D, 1975, M- / M-
Needs not much explanation
["says you", as my Gran would have said]. One of the most in demand german Afro LPs ever. Composed by Lou Blackburn. This is the first of 5 Mombasa Lp’s on the rare German Spiegelei label. Contains the tracks NAIROBI; MASSAI; HOLZ; KENIA; MAKISHI; SHANGO. Record and Cover are in Mint condition. So hard to find these days.
If you have sth. equivalent to trade please let me know.
Please don’t miss my other auctions with finest German and European records.
KEYWORDS:
Keith Mansfield, Mohawks, Mombasa, Sail Joia, Dave Pike, Incredible Bongo Band, Equals, Asha Puthli, Spacetalk, The Nilsmen, le winston, Howard Carpendale, Bossa Rio, Sapo, The Nite Liters, Johnny Harris, Kellee Patterson, Joe Thomas, Ambros Seelos, MPS, Hildegard Knef, Sahib Shihab, Dutch Rhythm Steel Band, , Grupo Veneno, Ken Rhodes

 

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(11th June 2001)
Mark (and there's another Mark below)
There is NO RESERVE!!!
DON'T LET THIS ONE SLIP AWAY!!!!!
It is GOOD condition. It has a dealers stamp on the inside of the insert and hidden underneath the jewel case cd tray but otherwise is in great shape. The stamp is black ink and reads: Discount Tapes & Records plus CD's & Comics We Buy & Sell & Trade and lists their address and phone number. There is also the remains of a price tag on the jewel case itself. There are a couple of small surface scratches on the cd itself but it does not skip. This is a VERY rare release, long out of print and a MUST HAVE for the avid Christian Music Collector. Jacobs Trouble - Knock, Breathe, Shine was a CD released on Alarma Records in 1990. It was recorded by Gene Eugene at Mixing Lab B, May 9-11, 14-18, 20-22, 1990. It was produced by Terry Taylor who also helped out with the background vocals, along with some other well known names like Riki Michele, Jerry Chamberlain, and Sharon McCall. Jacob's Trouble was: Steve Atwell - Bass & Backing Vocals, Mark Blackburn - Electric Lead & Rhythm Guitars (strat, 1 string Rickenbacher) Acoustic Guitars & Vocals, Jerry Davidson - Drums, General Percussion & Vocals, ADDITIONAL GUITAR WORK ON THIS ALBUM BY GREG FLESCH. Also includes a RANDY STONEHILL cover song (Beggars And Kings). What an amazing line up!
Here is the song list:
  1. Look At U Now
  2. Little Red Words
  3. Dreammaker
  4. Further Up & Further In
  5. Beggars And Kings
  6. Is It True?
  7. Islands, Buildings, And Freeways
  8. I Believe In You
  9. There Goes My Heart Again
  10. Mr. Hitler
  11. I'm A Little World
  12. About Sex (Part II)
  13. Wounded World
  14. These Thousand Hills
more of the same

GREAT ROCKIN' CD FROM 1989 ON CALIFORNIA'S ALARMA RECORDS LABEL , FEATURING JERRY DAVISON, STEVE ATWELL, AND MARK BLACKBURN


(19th August 2001)

another Mark

PSYCHOTROPIC
Inside
Psychotrophic are:
Doug Bohanan - vocals and guitar
John Michel - bass and acoustic guitar
John Cyphers - guitar and vocals
Mark Blackburn - percussion

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(27th Dec 2001)
Maurice
16MM HYPNOTIC "MUSICAL TRIANGLE" SHORT FILM
This 16mm color sound film on 7" reel is titled NOTES ON A TRIANGLE. It is very entertaining and has GREAT color as well as good picture and sound. Five minutes of music while red, blue and yellow (the primary colors) triangles move around, change size, dance, split and regroup in a kalaidoscope of shapes. Short 5 minute film, but you won't want to take your eyes off of it. Hypnotic! It is in original can. Film was originally National Film Board of Canada by Rene Jodain. Music by Maurice Blackburn. Well kept copy from a school.
 

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(2nd May 2001)
Paul Blackburn

The British band Gomez is a 5-piece, consisting of Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitar), Tom Gray (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Paul Blackburn (bass, guitar), Olly Peacock (drums), and Ian Ball (vocals, guitar, harmonica). Whereas the majority of up and coming British bands are either retro-pop (a la Oasis), trip-hop (Portishead), or space-rock (Verve, Radiohead), Gomez is one of the few to contain bluesy elements in their rock. Their debut for Virgin Records, Bring It On, was praised in the rock press on both sides of the Atlantic. They also received the distinguished Mercury Music Prize for "1998 Album of the Year" in England, where they edged out such stiff competition as Massive Attack's Mezzanine and The Verve's Urban Hymns

 

(2nd July 2001)
8x10 B&W Press Photo: Gomez.
Paul "Blackie" Blackburn, Ian Ball, Tom Gray, Ben Ottewell and Olly Peacock

 

(5th September 2001)
Perry Blackburn
(S)He's in there somewhere:

DORIS DAY- SNIPE-BEHIND SCENE-PILLOW TALK
ORIGINAL 8" X 10" STILL # 1891-p48 WITH NO TAPE, NO TEARS, AND NO PINHOLES ORIGINAL SNIPE ON BACK AND BEHIND SCENES NOTE THE CAMERA STUNNING WITH DORIS DAY AND ROCK HUDSON AND PERRY BLACKBURN SINGER!!!!!STUPENDOUS IMAGE!!!!!!!

(18th March 2002)
Dr Phillip Blackburn

First included on the books page, this link is to Dr P's own musical works/constructions

Rufus Blackburn

Terribly rare GALAX, VA. OLD FIDDLERS' CONVENTION on Folkways Records from 1964. Includes original booklet, and the LP appears to have been rarely played if at all. Cover is NM. Players are LARRY RICHARDSON, SONNY MILLER, JOHNNY JACKSON, TOM ASHLEY, STONEY MOUNTAIN BOYS, UDEL McPEAK AND BILLY EDWARDS, LOST JOHN RAY, OLD TIMERS, GEORGE PEGRAM, SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS, DOT EDWARDS AND KATIE GOLDEN, JE MAINER'S MOUNTAINEERS, BUCK MOUNTAIN BAND, UNIDENTIFIED OLD TIME BAND, IVOR MELTON, UNCLE RUFUS BLACKBURN, SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN BOYS, BILLY EDWARDS, BRUSHY RIVER BOYS, GEORGE STONEMAN, MOUNTAIN RAMBLERS, CLINT HOWARD, VIRGINIA PLAYBOYS, NORMAN EDMONDS

(2nd May 2001)
Sean Blackburn
Dakota Dave Hull and Sean Blackburn Stereo Promo LP Titled "River of Swing".
Label: Flying Fish Records FF-236.
Vinyl: VG++ to NM.
Cover: VG++ or Better in Shrink

(2nd July 2001)
LIZ MASTERSON AND SEAN BLACKBURN

- Publicity Photo. Approx. 8"x10" Black & White. In nice condition, may have slight corner dings. See Picture***.
(20th October 2001)
Here's Sean again

Dakota Dave Hull and Sean Blackburn LP
This 1977 LP is on Train On The Island label # TI-2 titled " Ace Pickin' And Sweet Harmony" the vinyl is in NM- condition the cover is clean and nice.
 

(2nd May 2001)
Tom Blackburn

The Ballad of Davy Crockett includes 17 verses. There is an insert that has verses 4-17 printed on it. The verses are by Tom Blackburn set to the music of George Bruns. The date on the sheet music is 1954.

 

(20th May 2001)
Twins, Blackburn
In 1948,the film "Words and Music" was released. it had an all star cast: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Lena Horne,Ann Sothern, Gene Kelly... A biopic of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The film was rereleased in 1962. This is a book of 4 lp's, "recorded directly from the sound track of the M-G-M Technicolor Musical" ! "Manhattan": Mickey Rooney "There’s a Small Hotel": Betty Garrett "Where’s That Rainbow?": Ann Sothern, the Blackburn Twins, dancers and chorus "Thou Swell": June Allyson, the Blackburn Twins "Where or When?": Lena Horne "The Lady Is a Tramp": Lena Horne "I Wish I Were in Love Again": Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney "Johnny One Note": Judy Garland Cover is in good condition, there is wear around edges. Records appear to be in good shape, considering age.
And here they are,

Another mystery item - 8 x 10 vintage glossy, inscribed and signed "Our very best, Ramona, Ray & the Blackburn Twins, May 1949" with 2 drawn stick figures, all in fountain pen, minor wear, fine. NO RESERVE.

(20th May 2001)
Will Blackburn
Great Country bopper by WILL BLACKBURN on SANDY 1013 in EX to M- condition; " if I knew somebody" & "spinning away".
(27th Dec 2001)
PERRY ROBINSON
FUNK DUMPLING Recorded 1962 on SAVOY MG-12177
SONGS: 1. Moon over Moscow (Blackburn/Popp/Robinson) - 9:14

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There's a Blackburn involved, but I have mislaid the text on this one.