Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mumford Bean And His Itawambians - OKeh 45303

Mumford Bean And His Itawambians / OKeh 45303
Slow Time Waltz / Flow Rain Waltz
recorded February 17, 1928 in Memphis, Tennessee
Here we have the only record issued for Mumford Bean, although he recorded two other sides that were un-issued. I can`t tell you much about Mumford Bean, except to say that he is the fiddler on the record and that he was twelve years old when this was recorded. What`s an Itawambian you might ask? It is a county in north east Mississippi. What an odd name for a county, and a fiddler.
As far as the tunes go, they are both waltzes that I`ve never heard anywhere else. As for the performance of the tunes, they sound sort of stiff to me. But, we have to remember that Mr. Bean was only twelve years old. Happy downloading!

Click here to download Mumford Bean And His Itawambians - OKeh 45303


  1. Thank you so much.
    Just picked up R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country, and the introduction mentions these tunes, so I went searching for them.
    Great to hear them1
    Thanks again!


  2. Would you be willing to sell the record? My grandfather is playing on this record.

    1. Not really looking to sell this at this time. It`s kinda rare but not un-findable.

  3. Super cool, thank you so much for posting this! I got curious after reading the R. Crumb Heroes of Blues, Jazz and Country and was surprised none of their songs were on old LP comps.