Enjoy a freewheeling minstrel recording from 1898 by the Imperial Minstrels.
With wild jokes and offbeat humor, these wax cylinder recordings in the style of minstrel shows of the day are often great fun to listen to.
Note the profuse and forced belly laughs by Spencer!
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If you are interested in hearing other examples of minstrelsy on wax cylinder recordings or learning more about minstrel shows, see the minstrel records presented in the table below:
|11/2005||Alabama Troubadours - Because||Minstrels||Ancient City Quartette, S. H. Dudley, Billy Heins||1898-1899|
|07/2010||At the Minstrel Show - No. 1||Minstrel series||Edison Minstrels||1906|
|05/2008||Georgia Minstrels||Minstrels||S. H. Dudley & Len Spencer||1904|
|11/2000||The Imperial Minstrels - Dese Bones Shall Rise Again||Minstrels||Len Spencer & Steve Porter||1901|
|03/2012||The Imperial Minstrels - Old Folks at Home||Minstrels||Roger Harding & Steve Porter||1899|
|03/2007||Three Minutes With the Minstrels||Minstrels||S. H. Dudley & Arthur Collins||1899|
To hear other examples of wax cylinders, see the
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