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The colored major


Ossman, Vess L. and Farmer, William B.
Place of Publication:
New York
Columbia Phonograph Co.
Issued Date:
[between 1904 and 1909]
Popular instrumental music, Banjo music, and 1901-1910
Popular instrumental music -- 1901-1910 and Banjo music
Ragtime music

Todd collection.

Vess L. Ossman and William B. Farmer.

Columbia Phonograph Co.: 31590.

Issue date and performer information from Two-minute brown wax and XP cylinder records of the Columbia Phonograph Company : numerical catalogue August, 1896-ca. March, 1909 / by Kenneth M. Lorenz, 1981.

Original recording by Vess L. Ossman and Parke Hunter released in 1901 with same cylinder number.

Made by the gold moulded process.


Banjo duet.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 160 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Issue Number:
31590 : Columbia Phonograph Co.
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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