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Click here to check out the cloudcast of this week’s Gramophoney Baloney - recordings from Feb.1926 - Dec.1929
Pic: Andrew and Jim Baxter
Scottdale String Band – Old Folks Better Go to Bed (Arhoolie)

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String bands were common musical currency amongst the recording labels that trafficked in early country music. OKeh in particular had numerous such ensembles under its expansive roster in the 1920s and 30s. Few boasted the range of repertoire represented by the Scottdale String Band (SSB), eponymously named for a small town in Georgia where its members resided. The trio was fairly conventional in terms of instrumentation: Barney Pritchard and Marvin Head on acoustic guitars and either Belvie Freeman or Charlie Simmons on banjo-mandolin. Freeman or Simmons handled the lead parts while Pritchard and Head were usually responsible for rhythm. All four men were also longtime employees at the local cotton mill and that vocational association accorded their impetus as a musical outfit.

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Click here to check out the cloudcast of Monday’s Labor Day show - more recordings from late 1922 to early 1926
Pic: Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey
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Click here for the cloudcast of this week’s Gramophoney Baloney - recordings from late 1922 to early 1926
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Click here for the cloudcast of this week’s show - August 18th 2014
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Clicking on this link will take you to the cloudcast of this week’s show - recordings from the early Post-World War One years, 1918-1922
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Click here for the cloudcast of this week’s show, World War One Centenary edition pt.2 - all recordings from the WWI-era 1914-1918
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Hey! click here for the  newly uploaded cloudcast of last week’s Gramophoney Baloney - all recording from during the First World War 1914-1918 + some live tunes performed by special guest Meredith Axelrod
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Click here for this week’s Gramophoney Baloney cloudcast - all-Pre-World-War-One recordings & live music (1889-1914)
With special guest journalists Matthew Lasar & Jennifer Waits of Radio Survivor, ace musical duo Meredith Axelrod & Craig Ventresco, and phone-in selector Jonathan Ward of Excavated Shellac!
Photo: Montes y Manrique