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Friday, October 24, 2014
This may just look like the cover to the sheet music of an ordinary "Coon song" from 1895, but there is one little detail that almost made me skip over this VERY rare piece of sheet music as I was looking around on a sheet music website, but this was the small thing that caught my eye:
"Inscribed to America's Talented Ethiopian Delineator, Len Spencer"
this is something that you do not see everyday in the world of sheet music of the 1890's!
I wonder if Spencer ever recorded this?