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Billy Murray – “When Old Bill Bailey Plays the Ukulele”

by publicdomain4u January 22, 2014
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Here’s another classic Ukulele gem from the “Under The Ukulele Moon” collection, lovingly compiled by Happy Puppy Records. Accompanied by […]

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Mississippi John Hurt – “Avalon Blues”

by publicdomain4u December 31, 2013
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“Avalon Blues” was the last song recorded by Mississippi John Hurt in the 1920’s. Named for Hurt’s hometown of Avalon, […]

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Cliff Edwards – “A Song Of Old Hawaii”

by publicdomain4u December 19, 2013
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Here’s a lovely ode to Hawaii, performed by American popular music and early radio legend Cliff “Ukulele Ike” Edwards, accompanying […]

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

by publicdomain4u December 8, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u November 27, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u November 21, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u November 4, 2013
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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)”

by publicdomain4u October 14, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u October 4, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u September 19, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u September 4, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u August 28, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u August 12, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u July 23, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u July 17, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u July 8, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u July 4, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u June 19, 2013
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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”

by publicdomain4u June 13, 2013
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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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