[78-L] Bluebird 34-0721 Roosevelt Sykes

Joe Scott joenscott at mail.com
Mon Jan 27 10:11:12 PST 2014

Gant recorded "I Wonder" for Bronze and Gilt-Edge early on. Decca also put out an "I Wonder" by him, after his death.
Incidentally, a family of "facts" that have been copied down through various books involve "I Wonder" on Gilt-Edge supposedly being important to the history of indie jump blues recording or the like. It's a sentimental ballad and not in blues form. Something like "Milton's Boogie" by Roy Milton is much more relevant to the prehistory of rock and roll that most of those books are more or less trying to discuss.
Joseph Scott
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It was a cover of the earlier 1944 original version by Cecil Gant on Gilt-Edge, then Decca.

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