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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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Oratorio Chorus – George Frideric Handel’s “Hallelujah chorus – Messiah”

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Here is a fantastic early recording of the Hallelujah chorus, from Handel’s Messiah. Originally released on Edison Diamond Disc, (a […]

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Burnett And Rutherford – “Ladies On The Steamboat”

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Born in 1883, Kentucky native Dick Burnett started singing when he was just four years old. He mastered the dulcimer, […]

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Paul Whiteman Orchestra – “Doo Wacka Doo”

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The Paul Whiteman Orchestra famously pushed the boundaries of jazz by incorporating classical orchestration into big band arrangements. Whiteman commissioned […]

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Original Dixieland Jazz Band with Al Bernard – “St. Louis Blues”

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Here’s a super hot cut from the Original Dixieland Jazz Band with Al Bernard. These guys had serious musical chops […]

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The Southern Four – “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”

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This sublime acapella performance of the American Negro Spiritual “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” was recorded by a group called The […]

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Kansas Joe McCoy – “Pile Driver Blues”

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Kansas Joe McCoy and his wife Memphis Minnie were stars in the Memphis and Chicago blues music scenes. Together they […]

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Blind Blake & Charlie Spand – “Hastings Street”

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This collaboration between blues guitar master Blind Blake and ragtime piano master Charlie Spand is an absolute joy to listen […]

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Frank Stokes – “I’m Going Away Blues”

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Often hailed as the “Father of the Memphis blues” guitar style, Frank Stokes recorded dozens of 78 RPM sides for […]

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Bessie Smith – “Thinking Blues”

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The Empress Of The Blues, Bessie Smith got her start busking with her brother in Chattanooga as a young girl. […]

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Gene Autry – “Atlanta Bound”

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Country music founding father Gene Autry recorded “Atlanta Bound” in 1931. In his long career, Gene Autry was a star […]

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