Track of the Day: 'Mr. Ghost Goes to Town'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader passes along a Halloween ditty you’ve probably never heard, from the Five Jones Boys. There isn’t much known about the group at this point:

[E]verything you hear on this [1937] recording is performed by a group member using only their voice. Apparently they did use a guitar sometimes, but I can’t hear one in this recording. That is all I can tell you about them and pretty much all the information that exists online. Sorry, The Five Jones Boys have been largely forgotten, but have a listen, you won’t be disappointed.

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