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From 1896, an early recording of John Philip Sousa's famous King Cotton March, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston.

King Cotton March

Company New England Phonograph Company
Cylinder # None
Category Band
Title King Cotton March
Performed by Baldwin's Cadet Band
Circa 1896
Announcement "March, King Cotton, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston."

Written by John Philip Sousa in 1895, this march quickly became a fixture in most early record company catalogs - and is still very popular today.

See the February 2006 Cylinder of Month to hear another recording by Baldwin's Cadet Band and learn more about the New England Phonograph Company.

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