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Thread #82345   Message #4167516
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
14-Mar-23 - 04:45 AM
Thread Name: Origins: How old is the song 'Cripple Creek'?
Subject: RE: Origins: How old is the song 'Cripple Creek'?
No mention of E.B. Miles on the wiki. Jumping forward, there was this bit: “The first recording was in 1924 by Sam Jones, also known as Stovepipe No. 1, a black one-man-band. The Skillet Lickers recorded the song later in the same year.” [wiki]

Note: One of the wiki's sources (Matteson) mentions a “Fiddlin Cowan Powers.” Per Discogs anyway, one (1) whole day earlier than Jones' 20th August:

Fiddlin' Powers & Family, Victor, 19449, 78rpm, Side A, “Both sides recorded 19 August 1924 in New York, NY.” Discogs