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Thread #86324   Message #1605020
Posted By: Abby Sale
14-Nov-05 - 06:08 PM
Thread Name: happy? – Nov 14 (First folk on disc)
Subject: RE: happy? � Nov 14 (First folk on disc)
I don't have any notes on this, I'm afraid. Several sources give first recorded in 1929 by Bryant's Jubilee Quartet, a cylinder.

Found a great reissue, though. Lost Sounds: Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1891-1922 which gives Who Broke the Lock by Cousins and DeMoss (1898) and a clip. From the cylinder (Looks like a great CD set. With book. Important.)

Maybe this item should be withdrawn temporarily pendi further research.