Cannon's Jug Stompers - Victor 38515 (1928) / Fowler's Washboard Wonders - Columbia 14084 (1925)

Have you ever found that one record that made your heart skip a beat when you saw the label...only to slide it out of the sleeve, see it in the light and make you wanna curse the world? Well...this one is a little bit like that but instead of the just wanna curse the person who owned it when it slipped into its present condition.

I found this one after getting home and searching through nearly 3,000 78's I had just purchased...almost sight unseen. It looks like it shouldn't make a coherent sound (and some may judge the results to be just that...incoherent), much less play at all, but I decided to give it one attempt and capture the audio.

Whaddya think?

Noah Lewis h / Gus Cannon bj, jug, v / Elijah Avery bj, g.

Recorded in Memphis on September 9 (Feather Bed) & 20 (Riley's Wagon), 1928.

Just found another record in similar condition.
Fowler's Washboard Wonders - Columbia 14084 (1925)

Percy Glascoe cl, as / Lem Fowler p / Stanley Harding wb.

Recorded in New York on July 2, 1925.

Chitterlin' Strut
Washboard Stomp

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