Columbia matrix 644. The laughing song / Imperial Minstrels

TitleSource
The laughing song (Primary title)Disc label (RDI)
Authors and ComposersNotes
George W. Johnson (composer)
George W. Johnson (lyricist)
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Imperial Minstrels (Vocal group)
George W. Johnson (vocalist)Takes 2, 4 & 8.
Len Spencer (speaker)Not confirmed.
Harry Spencer (performer)Not confirmed.
  • Description: Minstrels, with male vocal solo and orchestra
  • Category: Vocal
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 7-in.
Notes
Source(s): Tim Brooks files (issues); Rigler-Deutsch Index.
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."
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
ca. 1902-1904 New York, New York [1] Unknown
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York 2 Master Columbia 644 7-in. Announced by Harry Spencer.
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York 3 Master Columbia 644 7-in.
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York 3 Master Oxford 644 7-in.
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York 4 Master Columbia 644 7-in. Not announced.
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York 4 Master Standard 644 7-in. Not announced.
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York [5] Unknown
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York 6 Master Standard 644 7-in.
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York [7] Unknown
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York 8 Master Standard 644 7-in.
ca. 1902-Oct. 1905 New York, New York Unknown Master Harvard 644 7-in.

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