Emanuel Sayles

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    I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister KateEmanuel Sayles
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        A longtime fixture in New Orleans, Emanuel Sayles was a valuable supportive player and an occasional soloist for decades. Although he studied violin and viola early on, Sayles was self-taught on banjo and guitar. After attending high school in Pensacola, Florida, he moved to New Orleans where he played with William Ridgley's Tuxedo Orchestra. Sayles worked with Fate Marable, Armand Piron, and Sidney Desvignes on riverboats and in 1929 recorded with the Jones-Collins Astoria Hot ... Read more

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