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Al Dollar & His 10 Cent Band w/ Billy Murray – “Popeye the Sailor Man”

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After his debut appearance in a comic strip by E. C. Segar, Popeye the Sailor became a beloved star of: […]

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Big Joe Williams – “Stack O’ Dollars”

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Mississippi blues legend Big Joe Williams testifies on the real value of a Stack O’ Dollars, on this astonishing early […]

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The Dixon Brothers – “Intoxicated Rat”

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South Carolina brothers Dorsey and Howard Dixon worked for many years in Carolina textile mills, and some of their original […]

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Cripple Clarence Lofton – “Monkey Man Blues”

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Born Albert Clemens in Kingsport, Tennessee in March of 1887, Cripple Clarence Lofton was a key figure in the Chicago […]

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Son House – “My Black Mama (Part 1)”

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The lyrics and music that Son House put down in the 1920’s and early 30’s left an indelible mark on […]

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Taylor’s Kentucky Boys – “Forked Deer”

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Country blues fiddle pioneer Jim Booker recorded with Taylor’s Kentucky Boys, as well as his own Booker Orchestra. This track […]

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The Charleston 7 – “Toodles”

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This great performance of the instrumental Roaring 20’s romp, “Toodles,” by Edison Recording Artist, the Charleston 7, stands the test […]

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Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds – “Crazy Blues”

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How crazy is crazy blues? Well, has you ever been in love? If you has, then you knows! If you […]

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Annette Hanshaw – “Ain’t He Sweet”

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Annette Hanshaw’s sincere and unaffected vocal style was a natural fit for the jazz-influenced pop music which emerged in the […]

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Kokomo Arnold – “Sissy Man Blues”

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Kokomo Arnold’s left-handed slide guitar playing and vocals, delivered with the same intensity and conviction as a sermon from a […]

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Ma Rainey – “Don’t Fish In My Sea”

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Here’s another great recording by the Mother Of The Blues, Ma Rainey, expertly accompanied by Thomas A. Dorsey on upright […]

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George Reneau – “The Lonesome Road”

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Here’s a very early version of the American Country and Blues music classic, “The Lonesome Road,” as performed by Country […]

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Alonzo Yancey – “Everybody’s Rag”

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Ragtime is known as “the music that got lost” – mostly because jazz stole its thunder and captured the public’s […]

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John Philip Sousa Band – “The Stars and Stripes Forever”

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Here is John Philip Sousa’s greatest march, staple of Independence Day celebrations across the USA and one of the most […]

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Bertha Lee with Charley Patton – “Mind Reader Blues”

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Recorded shortly before Charley Patton’s death, “Mind Reader Blues” is a song he performed with his common-law wife, Bertha Lee. […]

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Annette Hanshaw – “Body And Soul”

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Annette Hanshaw’s relaxed, jazz-influenced pop singing style was a hit with the Flappers in the 1920s. Known as “The Personality […]

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1928 Classic Song Recorded by Dylan and Zeppelin

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This great song was written by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy a year after the Great Mississippi Flood of […]

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Georgia Melodians – “Everybody’s Charleston Crazy”

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The Georgia Melodians were an early jazz band from Savannah Georgia that performed extensively on the east coast of the […]

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Collins & Harlan – “The Aba Daba Honeymoon”

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Here is Collins & Harlan’s original recording of the novelty classic, “The Aba Daba Honeymoon” composed by Arthur Fields and […]

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