[78-L] KKK records

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Mon Mar 1 19:50:31 PST 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Biel" <mbiel at mbiel.com>
> Han Enderman wrote:
>> Sutton-Nauck ARLC says
>> (p112): "The Rodeheaver Record Company (Rainbow) also issued Klan 
>> material
>> on its Special personal label in the mid-1920s.",
> It depends on how you define "issued".  I see an item about a Special
> record (no number or artist given) of  "The Stuttering Klansman" and
> "The Klansman and the Rain".  Of course Rainbow is not Special.  Rainbow
> was Rodeheaver's commercial record company label, and Special was a
> label used when a private individual contracts the recording company as
> a recording facility to make a private record for their own use,  If
> Rodeheaver wanted to issue the record for sale, it would have been on
> Rainbow.  Something on Special is like something printed in a Kinkos.
>> and a little more on p.179.
>> The elephant pictured on (Gnt/KKK) 75007-A (mx 11921, just after Morton's 
>> 11907-17)
>> has letters GOP on its side and subsequently I found that the term
>> "Grand Old Party" is a traditional nickname for the Republican Party.
>> Han Enderman
> Of course I do not have a very high regard for the Republican Party, but
> what makes this a KKK record?
Apparently, it bore a catalog number from a sequence also used for a
number of KKK records...!

Steven C. Barr 

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