Columbia matrix 641. Coon, coon, coon / Imperial Minstrels

TitleSource
Coon, coon, coon (Primary title)Brooks/Rust
Authors and ComposersNotes
Leo Friedman (composer)
Gene Jefferson (lyricist)
Composer information source: Brooks/Rust; ADP.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Imperial Minstrels (Vocal group)
Len Spencer (performer)Confirmed on take 3.
Fireside Minstrels (Vocal group)Listing on Columbia (U.K.) 1242 for Imperial Minstrels.
Harry Spencer (performer)Not confirmed.
  • Description: Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra
  • Category: Vocal
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Notes
Brooks/Rust notes that masters 641 through 646 "constitute a miniature minstrel show by a troupe led by Len Spencer, which was known elsewhere as 'The Imperial Minstrels.' Each one opens with 'Gentleman be seated,' followed by an introductory overture, jokes and banter between the interlocutor and endman (generally Len and his brother Harry), and then a performance of the song."
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Source(s): Tim Brooks files (issues).
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
approximately 1902 New York, New York [1] Unknown
between 1902 and 1910 New York, New York 2 Master Columbia C41 10-in. Issued for the Spanish market.
between 1902 and 1908 New York, New York 3 Master Columbia 641 10-in.
between 1902 and 1908 New York, New York 3 Master Manhattan 641 10-in.

Coon, coon, coon / Imperial Minstrels

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between 1902 and 1910 New York, New York Unknown Master Columbia (U.K.) 1242 10-in.

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Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Columbia matrix 641. Coon, coon, coon / Imperial Minstrels," accessed July 20, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000136466/641-Coon_coon_coon.

Columbia matrix 641. Coon, coon, coon / Imperial Minstrels. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 20, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000136466/641-Coon_coon_coon.

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