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Edison's version of a minstrel show condensed into two minutes: From 1904, the Georgia Minstrels.


Georgia Minstrels
 
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 8672
Category Minstrels
Title Georgia Minstrels
Performed by S. H. Dudley & Len Spencer
Circa 1904
Announcement "The Georgia Minstrels.  Edison record."
 

Edison's minstrel series recordings generally followed an amusing and highly compressed minstrel show format:

Though the format was the same, Edison's earlier minstrel recordings went by different names, perhaps attempting to reflect minstrelsy across the nation, such as the "Louisiana Minstrels", "Mississippi Minstrels", "Tennessee Minstrels", and even the "California Minstrels".   However, as with this selection, the "Georgia Minstrels", in most cases there doesn't seem to be much connection between the title and the presentation.

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