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Tiny Parham and his "Forty" Five

Tiny Parham and his Forty FiveA special thanks to James Gallup for his help with the recordings on this page.


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
A Little Bit Closer
(Tiny Parham)
12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount
Jim Jackson’s Kansas City Blues
(Watson / Jackson)
12-1927 Chicago, Illinois Paramount

Tiny Parham and his "Forty" Five

Artist Instrument
Claude Alexander or Ray Hobson Cornet
Papa Charlie Jackson Banjo, Vocals
Charles Johnson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Kid Ory Trombone
Tiny Parham Piano was a pioneering website during the "Information wants to be Free" era of the 1990s. In that spirit we are recovering the lost data from the now defunct site and sharing it with you.
Most of the music in the archive is in the form of MP3s hosted on or the French servers of where this music is all in the public domain.
Files unavailable from those sources we host ourselves. They were made from original 78 RPM records in the hands of private collectors in the 1990s who contributed to the original They were hosted as .ra files originally and we have converted them into the more modern MP3 format. They are of inferior quality to what is available commercially and are intended for reference purposes only. In some cases a Real Audio (.ra) file from will download. Don't be scared! Those files will play in many music programs, but not Windows Media Player.

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