Highway C Q's - Vee Jay 887 (1960)

78s don't come much later than this one!

It appears that this one was recorded on March 3, 1960 and released in May.



Looks like someone wasn't partial to the Highway C Q's way of singing back in the day...

The Courier (Waterloo, IA)
October 23, 1959


Rafael Hernandez Y Su Orquesta Del Grillon - Victor 75276 (1936)



The Palm Beach Post
March 12, 1934

Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Charley Skeete's Orchestra - Edison 51775 (1926)

Here we have Charlie (Charley) Skeete's lone recordings...well...Take B of his lone recordings.

Charlie Skeete, p, dir / Leonard Davis c / Jimmy Harrison tb / Gene Johnson cl, as, bsx / Clifton Glover cl, ts / Joe Jones bj / Bill Brown bb / Tommy Benford d. 

Recorded in New York on June 8, 1926.



The New York Age
July 24, 1920

Tampa Bay Times
September 23, 1926

Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra - Okeh 8198 (1925)

Here are two of the first three sides recorded by Oscar "Papa" Celestin's group. (The other is on Okeh 8215)

Oscar Celestin c, dir / "Kid Shots" Madison c / William Ridgley tb / Willard Thoumy cl, as / ts / Manuel Manetta p / John Marrero bj / Simon Marrero sb / Abby Foster d, sw.

Recorded in New Orleans on January 23, 1925.



The Herald (New Orleans, Louisiana)
November 10, 1921

Clarion News (Opelousas, Louisiana)
May 12, 1923



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