Olly Oakley was the most famous banjo player of his day. Appearing at concerts and on the Music Halls during the early 1900s, Olly Oakley's name became synonymous with the banjo. As his style of playing proved ideal for the acoustic recording technology of the day, he was much in demand from the record and phonograph companies. In 1901 Olly Oakley signed a contract with the Gramophone & Typewriter Ltd which resulted in many of the recordings on this CD.
Americana Rugby Parade March Queen of the Burlesque Narcissus The Yeoman's Call
King Cotton March The Columbian March Whistling Rufus The Coons Parade Menuet
The Dandy Fifth Jessamine Lumbrin Luke Poppies and Wheat Bolero Oakleigh Quick Step Darktown Dandies An Ethiopian Carnival The Sweep's Intermezzo El Capitain
Stars and Stripes Torchlight Parade The Darkey's Awakening
A Dusky Belle
The Coloured Major March National Airs The Drum Major Banjo Oddity