Playing tracks by
Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Wilbur Sweatman, Noble Sissle, Mary Straine with Joseph Smith's Jazz Band, Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds and more.
Crazy Words, Crazy Tune reaches back to the first two half centuries after Emancipation with musical artifacts such as early blues recordings by Bessie Smith and Mamie Smith and the early-40s “Jim Crow Blues” stylings of Josh White. Originally aired on WRFI Community Radio, June 19, 2020. (part 2 of 2)