Flow gently sweet Afton & Bonnie, sweet Bessie
a.) Composed by: J.E. Spilman
b.) Composed by: J.L.B. Gilbert
Edison Diamond Disc, Matrix number: 8211-A-4-2
Recorded: September 12, 1921
Release number: 50994-R
Released : August 1922
A listener to the track via the Internet Archive wrote:
Before Hawaiian Luaus, heck even before experimental music..
So here we have Robert Trucksess and his guitar. The guitar playing here is largely experimental, which is surprising, considering it’s 1928 and all. The music reminds me of a great big Hawaiian Luau with it’s high note shifting to almost a twang (which is interesting, as I have no idea whether even this type of music existed back then). Trucksess seems to be having a ball here, and exaggerates notes a bit at the end. That joker!