Banjo Stretch; Mama Don't 'Low

Banjo Stretch; Mama Don't 'Low

Description (Brief)

The Bluegrass Travelers. side 1: Banjo Stretch; side 2: Mama Don't 'Low (Fonotone 6523).
78 rpm.

Joe Bussard (born Joseph E. Bussard, Jr., 1936 -) is an American collector of 78 rpm records and founder of Fonotone Records in Frederick, Maryland. This independent label, and last of the 78 record labels, was in operation from 1956-1970. Fonotone was dedicated to the release of new recordings of bluegrass, folk and blues music.

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Bluegrass Travelers
place made
United States: Maryland, Frederick
Physical Description
shellac (overall material)
overall: 10 in; x 25.4 cm
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