[78-L] banjo player id wanted

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Wed Feb 2 13:27:20 PST 2011

The reason I say "not Vess Ossman" is because there were several selections 
recorded around these numbers, and presumably some were remakes by different 
artists. Ossman did a couple of them but isn't listed for 294. And these 
numbers definitely fall in the 1901-1902 period. A best seller could have 
acquired a Grand Prize label after 1904. Rust lists Ossman as recording "Hunky 
Dory" on Columbia 290 around June 1901. Ossman's next Columbia in Rust is 461, 
around November 1901. Anyone know who Ruby Brooks is?


On 2/2/2011 4:19 PM, zimrec at juno.com wrote:
> I'm a little confused.  It seems you are saying that the identity of the performer on Columbia 294 is not known but is definitely no Vess Ossman and that it was recorded ca. 1901-02.  However, the label mentions Grand Prize St. Louis 1904, so I was assuming that the recording dated from around that period.  Does the recording date from as early as 1901-02? Art - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 18:27:48 -0500
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> Ruby Brooks on Climax 294, unknown on Columbia and Manhattan 294. Not Vess
> Ossman, per the Columbia books. This is from that period when dates are only
> being guessed at..likely 1901-2.
> dl
> On 2/1/2011 6:19 PM, zimrec at juno.com wrote:
>> Does anyone know identity of banjo player on Columbia 294 - Salome Intermezzo.  I'm
> curious also about the recording date, prob. ca. 1906-07. Art
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