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While the term Minstrel dates back to medieval times, it is most commonly -- and infamously -- associated with white musicians of the late 19th and early 20th century who performed African-American songs, jokes, and impersonations in blackface makeup for racially-segregated audiences; among the more well-known minstrel performers were Emmett Miller and Honey Wilds.

Minstrel Artists Highlights

Al Jolson
Al Jolson
George Gershwin
George Gershwin
Lead Belly
Lead Belly

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Minstrel Album Highlights

Whiskey Is My Habit, Women Is All I Crave: The Best of Leroy Carr
Leroy Carr
Whiskey Is My Habit, Women ...
The Very Best of Al Jolson [Music Club]
Al Jolson
The Very Best of Al Jolson ...
Al Jolson, Vol. 2: The Salesman of Song 1911-1923
Al Jolson
Al Jolson, Vol. 2: The ...
Let Me Sing and I'm Happy [Rhino]
Al Jolson
Let Me Sing and I'm Happy ...
You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet: Jolie's Finest Columbia Recordings
Al Jolson
You Ain't Heard Nothin' ...
Al Jolson, Vol. 1: Stage Highlights 1911-1925
Al Jolson
Al Jolson, Vol. 1: Stage ...

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Minstrel Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Prison Bound Blues Leroy Carr
My Mammy Al Jolson
Rock Island Line Lead Belly
Prelude No. 1 for Piano George Gershwin
Swanee Al Jolson
April Showers Al Jolson
Swanee Al Jolson
There's a Rainbow Round My Shoulder
Al Jolson

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