Anonymous (Clarence Williams) - Grey Gull 1718 (1929)

Here's an anonymously nameless dime store labeled record by a Clarence Williams outfit. The same side was issued on Van Dyke 7801 under the moniker, Memphis Jazzers.

Ed Allen c / Ed Cuffee tb / Arville Harris cl, as / cl, ts / Clarence Williams p / Leroy Harris bj / Cyrus St. Clair bb.

Recorded in New York in March, 1929.

Joe Mannone's Harmony Kings - Columbia 14282 (1927)

Here is one of two records by Joe "Wingy" Manone recorded in New Orleans. (The other one can be heard here.)

Wingy Mannone c / Hal Jordy cl, as / Bob Sacks ts / Johnny Miller p / Steve Brou g / Arnold Loyacano sb / John Ryan d / Earl Warner v.

Recorded in New Orleans on April 11, 1927.


Charles Johnson's Paradise Ten / Lloyd Scott's Orchestra - Victor 21491 (1927-1928)

Charlie Johnson p, dir / Jabbo Smith, Leonard Davis c / Charlie Irvis tb / Benny Carter cl, ss, as, a / Edgar Sampson vn, as / Benny Waters cl, ts, a / Bobby Johnson bj / Cyrus St. Clair bb / George Stafford d.

Recorded in New York on January 24, 1928.


Lloyd Scott d, dir / Kenneth Roane t, a / Gus McClung t / Dicky Wells tb / Fletcher Allen, John Williams cl, as / Cecil Scott cl, ts, bar / Don Frye p, a / Hubert Mann bj / Chester Campbell bb. 

Recorded in New York on January 10, 1927.

Henry Thomas (Ragtime Texas) - Vocalion 1094 & 1138 (1927)

From wikipedia...

[Henry Thomas (1874–1930?) was an American country blues singer, songster and musician, who had a brief recording career in the late 1920s which has latterly been influential. He was often billed as "Ragtime Texas". His style is an early example of what later became known as Texas blues guitar.

Thomas was born into a family of freed slaves in Big Sandy, Texas in 1874. He began traveling the Texas railroad lines as a hobo after leaving home in his teens. He eventually earned his way as an itinerant songster, entertaining local populaces as well as railway employees.

He recorded 24 sides for Vocalion Records between 1927 and 1929, 23 of which were released. They include reels, gospel songs, minstrel songs, ragtime numbers, and blues. Besides guitar, Thomas accompanied himself on quills, a folk instrument fabricated from cane reeds whose sound is similar to the zampona played by musicians in Peru and Bolivia. His style of playing guitar was probably derived from banjo-picking styles.

His life and career after his last recordings in 1929 have not been chronicled. Although the blues researcher Mack McCormick stated that he saw a man in Houston in 1949 who met Thomas's description, most biographers indicate that Thomas died in 1930, when he would have been 55 or 56 years old.]

Henry Thomas v, g, reed pipes.

Recorded in Chicago in July & October of 1927.