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Feat. "Stovepipe No. 1."


Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia on December 11th 1930 featuring King David (David Crockett) guitar & vocals, and "Stovepipe No. 1." metal stovepipe & vocals, with unknown mandolin & vocals.

Originally issued in 1931 as OKeh 8861.

King David's real name was David Crockett. -In 1927 he recorded this song and three others at a session held in St. Louis, Missouri with Samuel Jones, aka "Stovepipe No. 1."

Originally hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio where he was a fixture of the cities' red light district the man who called himself "Stovepipe" did so for good reason. His principal instrument was in-fact a stovepipe played like and sounding very similar to a jug.

After making his 1924 debut by cutting six sides for Gennett that very Summer "Stovepipe" Jones as he was alternately known traveled to New York City courtesy of Columbia Records resulting in another six issued takes. Jones' repertoire was a unique blend of blues and gospel, relying heavily on the string band tradition.

In 1928 he even traveled to Chicago with Bob Coleman of "Cincinnati Jug Band" fame to accompany the guitarist and singer for a series of recordings for Paramount.

It appears that this recording session held with David Crockett during December 1930 was to be the last of his career. After this he vanished into obscurity. -I wounder what ever became of old "Stovepipe" ?

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