[Brown wax home recording of fiddle solo and man speaking, August 11, 1900].
Performer not given.
Announcement at beginning: "August eleventh, nineteen hundred. The Nigger Melodies played on Tom Nottingham's Ranch of [North Dakota (?)]."
Brown wax cylinder.
Place of recording likely the United States.
First segment is a vernacular fiddle solo. Second segment (in second transfer only) is male speech beginning: "I'm the most unfortunate devil in existence," with multiple hung grooves.
Sung in English.
The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 193-01, Originally acquired: Ken Flaherty, Union Phonograph Show 2012).
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