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Ku Klux Klan Piano Rolls
By Mike Walter

John McClelland was recently inquiring about Ku Klux Klan piano
rolls which still may be around.  Maybe 30 years ago I picked up
a roll entitled the "Ku Klux Steppin' Blues".

The publisher and owner was Harry F. Windle, who had a "Lock
Box", probably at a local post office, to guard his privacy.  The
attached picture is a JPEG file, so it can be enlarged in a photo
editor program.  The roll itself has a nice melody line, but the
words are objectionable.  The roll is being kept as an historical
document, and not as a promotional tool.

Best wishes,
Mike Walter

 [ "Windles Special Roll" from Kansas City, Missouri
 [ http://www.mmdigest.com/Attachments/18/11/13/181113_083552_KKK%20roll.jpg 


(Message sent Tue 13 Nov 2018, 16:35:52 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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