Pittsburg, Pennsylvania was nicknamed the Smokey City because of the steel mills in that city. Wylie Avenue Blues refers to Wylie Avenue, the main thoroughfare in the African American community in Pittsburgh’s Lower Hill District.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Everybody Does It Now
(Hughes)
12-6-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14310-D
Wylie Avenue Blues
(Porter Grainger / Davis)
12-6-1927 New York, New York Columbia
14310-D
Artist Instrument
Martha Copeland Vocals
Porter Grainger Piano
Ralph Jones Violin
Andrew Mead Alto Saxophone