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  1. “You might find it incredulous to find that all American blues recordings up to 1920 were made by white singers and orchestras, but those are the facts.” No. Wilbur Sweatman, W.C. Handy, and Ford Dabney recorded blues before 1920, for instance.

    1. Quite right, Joseph. I don’t know orchestras crept in there. I should have written that all American vocal blues recordings were made by white singers and orchestras. W.C. Handy and co recorded instrumentals.

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