Jimmie Rodgers in The Singing Brakeman – 1930

In 1930, Jimmie Rodgers was probably one of the hottest Americana pop artists in America. Five years later, he would

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New Orleans – 1920’s

Newsreel documentary from the 1920’s with photography and animations illustrating old New Orleans, the Crescent City, at work and at

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Amos Milburn: Bad Bad Whiskey – 1955

Originally from Texas, Amos Milburn moved to Los Angeles and soon became a fixture in the Central Avenue music scenes

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Ozark Jubilee Boys: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – 1959

Ozark Jubilee Boys perform “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” live in this country tinged version of Jerry Lee Lewis’s rhythm

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Whistler & His Jug Band: Foldin’ Bed – 1929

Whistler & His Jug Band came up out of Louisville, Kentucky, and became the first recorded jug band, according to

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Lionel Hampton: Bongo Interlude – 1950’s

Lionel Hampton performs Bongo Interlude, a number that oozes with the exotica motifs prevalent in American pop culture at that

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