The Original Memphis Five:
Four O'Clock Blues
(recorded early 1923)


Collecting Notes:

Meandering along the street in downtown Kelowna, B.C., I spot a rather nice-looking stand-alone phonograph for sale in an antique shop, and drop in to give it closer examination. I already own a Victrola, and don't need this one, but checking through the records inside its cabinet, I pick out a couple that appeal to me, one of them being this very beautiful-looking orange-wax Vocalion from early 1923 by the Original Memphis Five. It does have some light surface scratches, but still plays well. The clerk at the desk accepts the $5 each I offer for them.


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