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Henry Thomas plays Bob McKinney

By Kenneth Rainey. Filed under: Audio, TweedBlog.

This 1927 recording strings together bits of a variety of popular songs, including Make Me a Pallet on the Floor. The performer, Henry Thomas, was a born in Big Sandy, Texas, around 1874, making him about 53 years old at the time of this recording. His tune, Bob McKinney, is a great bit of old time country blues and ragtime, with an impressive vocal performance. There’s a good biography of Thomas at the Handbook of Texas Online site.

Bob McKinney (MP3)

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