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SALTY DOG. Old-Time, Country Blues. The tune was recorded for Gennett Records in 1928 by the African-American group the Booker Orchestra, consisting of Jim Booker, John Booker, and Robert Steele. However, they were not the first to record it, and several singers and groups issued recordings of the tune/song in the 1920's and 1930's.

Additional notes

Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : -

Recorded sources: - Document 5216, The Booker Orchestra – “Too Late, Too Late” (1993. Various artists). Old Hat 1002, The Booker Orchestra - "Sing The Blues For Me: African-American Fiddlers: 1926-1949" (1999. Various Artists).

See also listing at:
Hear the Booker Orchestra recording on youtube.com [1]
See Richard Matteson's article on "Salty Dog" and its origins and early recording history [2]



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