Milenberg Joys; I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)

Milenberg Joys; I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones)

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Description (Brief)
Sharky Bonano and his Kings Of Dixieland. side 1: Milenberg Joys; side 2: I Like Bananas (Because They Have No Bones) (Dixieland D-1002).
78 rpm.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sound recording
recording date
recording artist
Sharkey Bonano and his Kings of Dixieland
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
ID Number
maker number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain
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My grandmother used to cook omelets for New Orleans jazz musicians in the early morning after Bourbon street shows, including Sharkey. She loved his song that you have called I love Bananas Cause they don't have bones. I've never been able to find it but would love to hear it some day. Is there any way to get an MP3 copy of the song ?

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