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Whistler’s Jug Band: Foldin’ Bed

1929

Whistler’s Jug Band: Foldin’ Bed

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 R Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country. They recorded at least twenty-one songs between 1924 and 1931. The names of the musicians remain unknown.    

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Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells

1940's

Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells

Rosalie Allen: Chime Bells - 1940's

Who doesn’t love a great yodeler? It’s Rosalie Allen, who taught herself to play music as a child in Pennsylvania on her brother’s guitar. Involving herself with radio, she scored her first hit covering Patsy Montana’s “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” In this piece, Rosalie sees her beau off to war, a scenario […]

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A Day in the Death of Donny B

1969

A Day in the Death of Donny B

A Day in the Death of Donny B. - 1969

Poor Donny B. . . . Forever wandering the streets looking for that fix to end all fixes. Those around him, his family, people in the neighborhood, functionaries in the system, however, know what’s in store . . . The degradation of junkie-life. A surprisingly non-sanctimonious anti-heroin film, this 1969 cautionary tale uses a docudrama motif […]

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Jimmy Wakely & Mary Ford: You Are My Sunshine

1940's

Jimmy Wakely & Mary Ford: You Are My Sunshine

Jimmy Wakely & Mary Ford: You Are My Sunshine - 1940's

In this clip, western-swing act Jimmy Wakely & the Sunshine Girls perform “You Are My Sunshine.” Jimmy Wakely was a Hollywood B-Western personality. With his career zenith during the studio system, Wakely would star in cowboy matinees and be featured in a comic book series. “You are my Sunshine,” one of the most covered songs […]

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RCA-Victor Magic of Music

1957

RCA-Victor Magic of Music

RCA-Victor Magic of Music - 1957

Take any home. Your home! Set it aglow with the magic of music. Then watch as it opens a new world of fun and enjoyment for you and your family. It’s RCA Victor’s brilliant new best of ’57 albums including the artistry of Frankie Carle … Lena Horne … Harry Belafonte … Free and easy […]

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Bill Powers: Caroline

1930's

Bill Powers: Caroline

Bill Powers: Caroline - 1930's

In this re-discovered clip, the classically trained Bill Powers sings an operatic rendition of the song Caroline. A performer with with few if any informative references online, he is accompanied by the similarly under-appreciated member of the Brown Sisters on piano.

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Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize: Waterloo

1959

Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize: Waterloo

Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize: Waterloo - 1959

In this clip multi-instrumentalists and all-around talents Cliff Crofford & Billy Mize perform rollicking, stomping rendition of Waterloo. From 1959, this number is another prime example of the world famous Bakersfield Sound.

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