Bix Beiderbecke's composition Davenport Blues was recorded by Red and Miff Stompers on February 2, 1927. Four takes were recorded, Victor matrix BVE-37769. Takes 1 and 4 were destroyed. Take 2 was mastered and issued on Vic 20778. Note the spelling of Bix's last name.
Take 3 was held and eventually issued on Jazz Archives Recordings (JA-21 LP).
Take 2 was also issued as Vic 0113. This was in the Pict-Ur-Music series with Moten Stomp by Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra on the flipside. Fascinating information about the Pict-Ur-Music series is found in
I could not find an image of the record label of Vic 0113. Here is another label as an informative example.
I also found this image of a record label of Davenport Blues by Red and Miff Stompers.
Can anyone explain what is a "Special Record" from the Victor company?
The youtube video, courtesy of Enrico.
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