From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Adams, Charles "Cane"

Charles Adams was a musician who invented the 'walking cane flute,' a flute combined with a walking cane. He recorded with the Kentucky Jug Band/Phillip's Louisville Jug Band in Chicago in 1930. Adams may also be heard on the Clifford Hayes & the Louisville Jug Bands, Volume 4.

For more see Charles 'Cane' Adams in Clifford Hayes and the Louisville Jug Band in All Music Guide to the Blues: The Definitive Guide to the Blues at Google Books.

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NKAA Source: Clifford Hayes & the Louisville jug bands. Complete recorded works in chronological order, 1929-1931. Vol. 4 (album)

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NKAA Entry:  Kentucky African American Musicians in Illinois (Chicago)

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