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From 1899, the Edison Quartette sings the popular ballad My Creole Sue.

My Creole Sue

 
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 704
Category Quartette
Title My Creole Sue
Performed by Edison Male Quarette
Circa September-October 1899
Announcement "My Creole Sue, sung by the Edison Quarette."
 

Enjoy this recording of a popular quartette ballad written by the pioneering black American composer of Tin Pan Alley songs, Gussie L Davis (1863-1899).   Written in 1898, My Creole Sue was one of the last of Davis' over 200 compositions before his death in 1899 at the age of 36.

To learn more, see a biography on Gussie L Davis, courtesy of Wikipedia.   See the November 2004 Cylinder of the Month to hear another song written by Davis.

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