Frank Tanner's Rhythm Kings / Chicago Rhythm Kings - Bluebird 6690 (1936)

Here we have a side by San Antonio's Frank Tanner's Rhythm Kings from 1936. I can hear the groundwork to early R&B / Rock & Roll being laid down in this track.

The flip side is by the Chicago Rhythm Kings. The group is a pseudonym for Tempo King & His Kings Of Tempo which, in turn, is a pseudonym for Marty Masala, Joe Marsala, Queenie Ada Rubin, Mort Stuhlmaker, Stan King & Eddie Condon (Tempo King??).

I won this 78 on eBay years ago without knowing either group or what the type of music it was and got it for next to nothing. I'm glad I did.

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