Ernest Stokes

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In partnership with singer and songwriter Frank Rice, Ernest Stokes was one half of a minstrel-show type duo called Mustard & Gravy, who cut records in the middle of the twentieth century for several…
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In partnership with singer and songwriter Frank Rice, Ernest Stokes was one half of a minstrel-show type duo called Mustard & Gravy, who cut records in the middle of the twentieth century for several small labels, among the Gotham Records in Philadelphia, where they recorded "Be Bop Boogie" in 1950, which later became a rockabilly number in the hands of Don Hager and the Hot Tots, in North Carolina. They're represented with one song, Rice's "Circus Parade," on the Library of Congress's Folk Music in America series, Vol. 13 ("Songs of Childhood") in 1978.