J. B. Lenoir* ‎– I'm In Korea / Tax Paying Blues

Parrot (2) ‎– 802
Shellac, 10", 78 RPM, Reissue

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A I'm In Korea
Written-By – Lenoir*
B Tax Paying Blues
Written-By – Lenoir*

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2nd Issue of J. B. Lenoir* - I'm In Korea / Eisenhower Blues ; released under the same catalog number.

Not long after "Eisenhower Blues" was released, Al Benson, the creator of Parrot Records, rushed Lenoir back to the studio to remake the piece as "Tax Paying Blues," with all references to president Eisenhower deleted. All this actually required was changing three occurrences of "I got the Eisenhower blues" to "I got the tax paying blues"; some suspicion lingers that the "remake" was actually just an alternate take made as the number evolved during the March 1954 session.

The 1st Issue was released in April or May 1954, and subsequently withdrawn.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - label): P-55202
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - runout): P-55202 298
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - label): P-55203
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - runout): AA C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - runout [etched slightly above "AA C"]): 298
  • Rights Society: B.M.I.