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An early Sophie Tucker recording – from 1910, the Reuben Rag.

Reuben Rag

Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 10449
Category Comic song
Title Reuben Rag
Performed by Sophie Tucker
Circa December 1910
Announcement None

Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) began her extraordinary recording career with six Edison two-minute wax recordings in 1910 and 1911.   Hers was an enormous performance career: She was one of only a very few two-minute wax cylinder recording artists to later appear live on network television – an over fifty-year career!

Click here to learn more about Sophie Tucker's early performance days (courtesy of the Museum of the City of San Francisco).

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