1933 magazine 'Complete Minstrel Folio' by Al Bernard USA

$25.00 CAD

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Softcover magazine with compilation of songs and plays during period when Minstrel entertainment was considered acceptable. 

The World’s Best Complete MINSTREL Folio for Stage, Radio and Home Entertainment
“World’s Best “ Music Series No. 23
by Al Bernard “World’s Noted Minstrel Man


Table of Contents:

  • The Sunflower Minstrels…A complete two hour show with original songs, jokes and situations…
  • Minstrel Songs by Al Bernard
  • Brother Polasses Sermons
  • Recitations (Comedy)
  • Two Fifteen Minute Vaudeville Acts for two Males
  • Minstrel Afterpiece

82 pages + covers

Wear along binding.

12” x 9”

I do not support the ideology in this document, but offer it as a historical record of those times.


Alfred Aloysous Bernard (November 23, 1888 – March 6, 1949) was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he became a blackface singer in minstrel shows before starting his recording career around 1916. He was one of the first white singers to record blues songs. W. C. Handy credited Bernard with helping his own career by recording a number of his songs, notably "St. Louis Blues". Bernard recorded the song for nine different record labels, the most successful being what Handy called "the sensational Victor recording in which he sang with the Dixieland Jazz Band"