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Buddy Bolden's Blues; Drum Improvisation

Buddy Bolden's Blues; Drum Improvisation

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Description (Brief)
side 1: The Baby Dodds Trio. Buddy Bolden's Blues; side 2: Baby Dodds. Drum Improvisation (No. 2) (Circle J-1039). from the album,"A Session With Baby Dodds (Circle S-17)
78 rpm
Currently not on view
Object Name
sound recording
Date made
recording artist
Baby Dodds Trio
Dodds, Baby
place made
United States: New York, New York City
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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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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