Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
>> I once was looking through one of those old reprints of a Sear's catalog from
> the early 1910s,and I clearly recall seeing an ad for records of field
> hollers,with a photo of blacks in a cotton field.I may have actually heard
> somebody play these once.The Sear's Oxford label,that issued these,were pressed
> by Columbia. Wasn't it Columbia,that issued the famous Booker T. Washington
> cylinders ?
> Well, during this early era, there were a number of records of "Negro
> in many cases performed by Black artists!
> However, I don't recall there having been a reprint of a Sears catalog from
> the "'teens"...I used to have reprints of the 1902 and 1908 catalogs, and
> IIRC there was one from (c.?) 1927.
> Were the records cylinders or discs? If the latter, they MAY be listed in
> the "Abrams files"...either COLZERO.C8T or a .MX file...
> Steven C. Barr
The Booker T. Washington was just one disc, as far as I know, a private
pressing by Columbia later sold with paste-over labels by a black-owned label