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Sara Martin was on tour with W.C. Handy’s Orchestra when these recordings where made in 1923.

ddd discography

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Come Home Papa Blues
(Billy Smythe)
4-21-1923New York, New YorkOkeh
It Takes A Long Time To Get ‘Em But You Can Lose Them Overnight
(Billy Smythe)
4-21-1923New York, New YorkOkeh
Laughin’ Cryin’ Blues
(Porter Grainger / Everett Ricketts)
4-21-1923New York, New YorkOkeh

Sylvester Bevard ?Trombone
Tick Gray ?Cornet
Charlie Hillman ?Piano
Sara MartinVocals
unknownAlto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone Banjo, Drums


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