Hall Negro Quartette

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        An anonymous quartet who recorded six radio transcriptions for the Planned Program Service in 1936, the Hall Negro Quartette stuck to work songs and spirituals during the sessions. Most of the songs are arranged for unaccompanied men's voices, with occasional, and almost incidental, piano thrown in here and there. It's pretty smooth for the day, and was intended for an uptown white radio audience, which explains why it comes uncomfortably close to racial parody at times, with re... Read more

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