G. H. Elliott's career spanned many years covering the years of acoustic recordings up to the long playing vinyl record. He normally performed as a black face artist. Whilst some of the lyrics of his songs, and his appelation of "The Chocolate coloured Coon" are no longer politically acceptable, these date from another age when such things were not an issue. Included on the CD are the two Leslie Stuart songs, Lily of Laguna and Little Dolly Daydream, which were initially made famous by Eugene Stratton, but which became, in later days, closely associated with G. H. Elliott. Fine songs, superbly sung.
The CD contains 25 Tracks, being electrically recorded between 1928 and 1931.
Iím going back again to Old Nebraska, So long as the sun keeps shining, Since I met Mary Jane, Get Out and Get Under the Moon, Down Kentucky Way, Hundreds of Miles away, Up with the Lark in the Morning, Honey, Walking with Susie, U-Ra-Li-O, Hear the Ukuleles A-Calling You, Muddling Through, Plain Chocolate, Lily of Laguna, Little Dolly Daydream, Swinging on a Hammock, Moonshine is better than Sunshine, Make Yourself a Happiness Pie, Here comes the Sun, Oklahoma, I miss a Little Miss, Hot Yodel, My Galís given me the Go-Bye, Makiní Faces at the Man in the Moon, Down Sunnyside Lane
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Listen to part of a sample track - Moonshine is better than Sunshine