The Famous Suwanee River Quartette [cover title]

(Philadelphia, PA? Federated Lyceum Bureaus), nd [ca. 1920]. First edition (?). Small 4to. (4) pp. Illustrated from photographs, front wrapper illustrated from a photo of the four African-American musicians, with mandolin and two banjos. This quartet, formed in Cleveland, Ohio, around 1910 and led by John H. Gantt, traveled successfully for almost 15 years and was especially known for its rendition of "Old Black Joe"; this ephemeral item advertises the group, with press releases, reviews, "recent press comments," descriptions of the musical strengths of Gantt and the other performers and the group as a whole. "Mr. Gantt is entitled to supremacy in this field … he is a master interpreter of the songs, melodies, and folk lore of the Southern Negro." Not recorded on OCLC. Poor quality paper browned and somewhat brittle, but very good. (8622). Item #61637

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