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Manny and Roberts

Manny and Roberts

Ragtime duettists Charlie Manny and Ashley 'Bob' Roberts. Roberts was an African American, and the two toured in vaudeville in the USA for many years and came to England in the early 1910s. Their 1915 HMV record of Shelton Brooks' 'All Night Long' is the first example of black scat singing on record.