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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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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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