When I Lay Down and Die Do Die; The House I Live In

When I Lay Down and Die Do Die; The House I Live In

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Josh White. side 1: When I Lay Down and Die Do Die; side 2: The House I Live In (Asch 348-3), from the album, Songs By Josh White (Asch 348).
78 rpm.

Album cover illustration was by David Stone Martin (born David Livingstone Martin, 1913-1992). Martin was an American artist best known for his illustrations on jazz album covers for labels including Mercury, Asch, Disc, and Dial. Many of his commissions were from Martin’s longtime friend, American jazz record producer and concert promoter Norman Granz (1918-2001).

American writer and social activist Langston Hughes (1901-1967) wrote the liner notes for this album.

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recording artist
White, Josh
Martin, David Stone
Hughes, Langston
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
shellac (overall material)
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Lillian S. Kaplan
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