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This month: A fun "rube duet" Down at the Huskin' Bee from 1909, sung by Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan.
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Title||Down at the Huskin' Bee|
|Performed by||Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan|
Together, Collins and Harlan were a very popular singing team, becoming virtually an institution in the recording industry (for Edison, they recorded over 100 duets). To an entire generation of Americans, "sung by Collins and Harlan" was a household expression.
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