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The Two Black Crows

Black-face comedy was a standard of vaudeville and early radio. Although their blatant stereotyping would be considered offensive in racially sensitive times, the characters were genuinely funny if taken at face value. The Two Black Crows was one of the better programs from the minstrel tradition, although it never achieved the popularity of Amos 'n' Andy.

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Recordings from early to mid-1930s

Two Black Crows
" I'll meet you down by the pig-pen. You better keep your hat on so I'll know ya! "

black face minstrelsTwo Black CrowsIn the vain of Amos n' Andy, Beulah, Johnson Family, Pick and Pat, Sam n' Henry, the Two Black Crows (Mack and Moran) were a renowned blackface vaudeville act. Originally, "The Two Black Crows" was a novel about two African-American men who fought in WWI.

This old time radio show makes no mention of this previous soldier or war topic and refers specifically to racial stereotypes of the time. Radio shows of this type are particularly fascinating in that the performers could not rely on visually racist mannerisms, costumes, or make-up on which minstrel shows were initially dependant. Like other well-known minstrel acts, the Two Black Crows lived in the rural south and the character roles were preformed with a "black-stage" dialect. The duo frequently appeared with W.C. Fields and the Ziegfield Follies.

See also: article on the history of Minstrel Shows and Old Time Radio.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    14 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 49 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 0 hours 49 minutes
      1. Novelty Two Black Crows Elder Eatmore.mp3
      2. Novelty Two Black Crows Esau Buck.mp3
      3. Novelty Two Black Crows Hades side 1.mp3
      4. Novelty Two Black Crows Hades side 2.mp3
      5. Novelty Two Black Crows Jail side 1.mp3
      6. Novelty Two Black Crows Jail side 2.mp3
      7. Novelty Two Black Crows Our Child.mp3
      8. Novelty Two Black Crows side 1, side 2.mp3
      9. Novelty Two Black Crows side 3.mp3
      10. Novelty Two Black Crows side 4.mp3
      11. Novelty Two Black Crows side 5.mp3
      12. Novelty Two Black Crows side 6.mp3
      13. Novelty Two Black Crows side 7.mp3
      14. Novelty Two Black Crows side 8.mp3
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    14 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 0 hours, 49 min
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      14 shows - total playtime 0 hours 49 minutes
      1. Novelty Two Black Crows Elder Eatmore.mp3
      2. Novelty Two Black Crows Esau Buck.mp3
      3. Novelty Two Black Crows Hades side 1.mp3
      4. Novelty Two Black Crows Hades side 2.mp3
      5. Novelty Two Black Crows Jail side 1.mp3
      6. Novelty Two Black Crows Jail side 2.mp3
      7. Novelty Two Black Crows Our Child.mp3
      8. Novelty Two Black Crows side 1, side 2.mp3
      9. Novelty Two Black Crows side 3.mp3
      10. Novelty Two Black Crows side 4.mp3
      11. Novelty Two Black Crows side 5.mp3
      12. Novelty Two Black Crows side 6.mp3
      13. Novelty Two Black Crows side 7.mp3
      14. Novelty Two Black Crows side 8.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    14 recordings on 1 Audio CD
    total playtime 0 hours, 49 min

    Disc A001

    1. Novelty Two Black Crows Elder Eatmore
    2. Novelty Two Black Crows Esau Buck
    3. Novelty Two Black Crows Hades side 1
    4. Novelty Two Black Crows Hades side 2
    5. Novelty Two Black Crows Jail side 1
    6. Novelty Two Black Crows Jail side 2
    7. Novelty Two Black Crows Our Child
    8. Novelty Two Black Crows side 1, side 2
    9. Novelty Two Black Crows side 3
    10. Novelty Two Black Crows side 4
    11. Novelty Two Black Crows side 5
    12. Novelty Two Black Crows side 6
    13. Novelty Two Black Crows side 7
    14. Novelty Two Black Crows side 8

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