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Bessie Smith – “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

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To say Bessie Smith was a superstar in her time is no overstatement. She had no less than fifteen chart-topping […]

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Cliff Edwards – “A Song Of Old Hawaii”

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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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Bogus Ben Covington – “Adam And Eve In The Garden”

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Legend has it that “Bogus” Ben Covington earned his title by pretending to be a blind man on the minstrel […]

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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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Louis Armstrong – “Ain’t Misbehavin'”

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The great Louis Armstrong, ladies and gents. “Ain’t Misbehavin’” remains one of Louis Armstrong’s most popular songs to this day. […]

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Earl Johnson and his Dixie Entertainers – “Ain’t Nobody’s Business”

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A righteous song claiming freedom from stodgy ways.

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Paul Whiteman with Mildred Bailey – “All Of Me”

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In the American songbook, there are Standards and there are Standards. This would be a front cover of Standard Magazine. […]

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Joseph and Cléoma Falcon – “Allons a Lafayette”

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Joe and Cléoma Falcon’s “Allons a Lafayette” is probably the first commercial Cajun music recording ever released. The record is […]

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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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Mississippi John Hurt – “Avalon Blues”

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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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Charlie Spand – “Back To The Woods Blues”

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Charlie Spand’s notoriety stems from his genius in the boogie-woogie and barrelhouse style of piano. “Back to the Woods Blues” […]

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Bessie Jackson – “Barbeque Bess”

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A contemporary of Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, Bessie Jackson was as bold with her lyrical humor and sexual innuendo […]

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London Philharmonic Orchestra – “Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major”

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Here is a stellar performance of Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”), by the London Philharmonic […]

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