NEWPORT NEWS BLUES. Words by Srgt. Hal. Oliver. Music by Corp. Willie Shifrin. Dedicated to our Commanding Officer, Col. E.P. Orton.; Sung with great success by Frederick V. Bowers
first editionPictorial Cover
by Virginia, Newport News
NY: Frederick V. Bowers, 1918. First Edition. Pictorial Cover. Very Good. 4pp, words and music, in part: I've been around this world a bit, I've seen 'bout all the sights ... But when I went to Newport News I heard real southern blues The blues is all you can hear down there in Newport News...." The front cover shows a harbor scene, with an inset photo of Bowers. The back cover has a photo of composer Shifrin, and a group portrait of the troops in Supply Division, Quartermaster Corps, Detachment No. 2, Newport News, Va. 13.5" z 10.5" [WorldCat finds four holdings: LC, Virginia Hist Soc, UVA, Baylor.]. (Inventory #: 038087)
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