[78-L] banjo player id wanted

Bud Black banjobud at cfl.rr.com
Wed Feb 2 13:59:22 PST 2011

Oly Oakley maybe?

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From: David Lennick
Date: 02/02/11 16:27:34
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Subject: Re: [78-L] banjo player id wanted
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 
Dory" on Columbia 290 around June 1901. Ossman's next Columbia in Rust is
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
> From: David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
> Subject: Re: [78-L] banjo player id wanted
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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
> 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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