Tunes - The Wolf Song, There's The Stuff You Gotta Watch, It Ain't Hep, Leave Me! I Hate To Be Alone. The sides that are missing had the tunes Bop Bop and Beer Party Saturday Night
In the 1940s, Gibson was known for writing unusual songs, which were considered ahead of their time. He was also known for his unique, wild singing style, his energetic and unorthodox piano styles, and for his intricate mixture of a hardcore, gutbucket boogie rhythms with ragtime, stride and jazz piano styles. Gibson took the boogie woogie beat of his predecessors and made it frantic - similar to early rock and roll. His career went into a tailspin in 1947, when his song "Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine" put him on the music industry blacklist. He had an amazing, almost 70 year career and was a pioneer of rock and rock and roll 10 years before Elvis cut his first sides. He committed suiside in 1991.
Bert Williams was best known as a stage performer and vaudeville pioneer. This recording was made just 3 short years before his untimely death after collapsing on a stage in Detroit and was the first record made by him in 1919. He left an amazing legacy of sound in his recordings from 1901 to 1922. Booker T. Washington claimed that Bert Williams did more for his race by singing and acting than Washington did in his books.