Worried Blues by Frank Hutchison (1926)
CD 6, track 23
Many recordings made at the very tail end of the acoustic era had such great fidelity that they almost sound like they were recorded electrically. Here’s Frank Hutchison’s very first recording, “Worried Blues,” made in September 1926, and it’s acoustic. He recorded the song again, electrically, in April 1927. The later version is the one with which most people are familiar.