The Bright Fiery Cross/ Mystic City
A most unusual record on the KKK label. (no doubt pressed by a major
recording company (probably Gennett) under a contract with the Ku Klux Klan - such private label
pressings were common in the '20s)
You will most likely be buying this for display, rather than for listening.
The words were written in 1913 and this record was pressed in the late 1920s.
It's a hoot to listen to these words set to music that sounds AMAZINGLY like "The Old Rugged Cross!"
A relic of a different time and culture in our country's history. Visual grade VG. Played on my 1949 RCA hi-fi this grades VG with one sticking place on side A. Three other turntables play it all the way through just fine. SOLD.
Very nice KKK labels, few if any blemishes. Plays VG+. Yet another recording that borrows its music from a hymn and another patriotic song of the time. Less common than some of the other titles, therefore...SOLD.
Information about this recording from History Detectives #1002:
Recorded May 16, 1923 by Logansport (IN) KKK Quartet
Starr-Gennett Recording, Richmond IN
Just a little over a month earlier, King Oliver recorded here, Chimes Blues featuring the first solo by a young trumpet player, Louis Armstrong.
The Bright Fiery Cross - sheet music
A colorful two-page piece of music that goes nicely with the records above. In very good condition, has a small (3/4") tear along the left side, otherwise excellent. Nice bright colors. SOLD
I've just play-graded this, side A has some rough spots, VG overall with a number of ticks, clicks, and pops; needle sticks on the last note. Side B is better, VG+ overall. By the American
Quartet and "An American."
$75 +$5 insured media rate shipping. SOLD
On the "100%" label, The Klansman's Friend / We Belong to the Ku Klux Klan. Sung by W A Rhinehart and the Rhinehart Brothers. This is the worst scan of all, by far. Another record with bright clear labels and a beautiful surface. Play grades VG+. SOLD.
Here's the last one...this one will never play but it might be repaired
carefully for framing and display. It does fit together OK with no missing
pieces. Again, the labels are bright and clear.
- temporarily "off the market" until I find it
Hmm...wonder if this was broken accidentally or on purpose? MISPLACED...STILL LOOKING
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