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Not the great ragtime guitarist, but Alphonso Higgs and his 1950s calypsos, charming and vivacious, including the blueprint of Sloop John B. A dozen now on Moi J’Connais vinyl, in a beautiful silkscreened sleeve.

The essential, wildly original ragtime-style finger-picking of the Floridian blues god.

One of the very greatest blues guitarists of all time. These sides are from the Paramount Studios in Chicago, May 1928, featuring singer Bertha Henderson (also Daniel Brown and Elzadie Robinson).

Lovely recordings from the Gennett Studios in Indiana, several with accompaniments by the great, great barrelhouse pianist Charlie Spand, from Detroit. With all-time classics like Hastings Street.