Various ‎– Roots N' Blues - The Retrospective (1925-1950)

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Columbia ‎– C4K 47911, Legacy ‎– C4K 47911
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4 × CD, Compilation
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1-01 Charlie Poole With The North Carolina Ramblers Whitehouse Blues
Fiddle – Posey RorerGuitar – Roy HarveyVocals, Banjo – Charlie Poole
3:25
1-02 Aiken County String Band High Sheriff 2:53
1-03 Frank Hutchison The Last Scene Of The Titanic
Guitar, Vocals – Frank Hutchison
3:30
1-04 Hersal Thomas Suitcase Blues
Piano – Hersal Thomas
2:36
1-05 Reverend J.M. Gates* Death's Black Train Is Coming 3:11
1-06 Dora Carr Cow-Cow Blues
Piano – Cow-Cow Davenport*Vocals – Dora Carr
2:50
1-07 Vance's Tennessee Breakdowners Washington County Fox Chase 2:57
1-08 Fiddlin' John Carson I'm Going To Take The Train To Charlotte
Fiddle, Vocals – Fiddlin' John Carson
3:05
1-09 Ernest V. Stoneman's Trio Untitled
Guitar – Ernest V. Stoneman*
3:01
1-10 Whistler And His Jug Band* Low Down Blues
Jug – Rudolph ThompsonMandolin – Willie BlackViolin – Jess FergusonWhistle [Nose Whistle], Guitar, Vocals – Whistler (2)
2:56
1-11 Washington Phillips Paul & Silas In Jail
Vocals, Zither [Dolceola] – Washington Phillips
2:42
1-12 Barbecue Bob Blind Pig Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Barbecue Bob
3:02
1-13 Austin & Lee Allen* Chattanooga Blues
Banjo [Tenor], Vocals – Austin Allen (2)Guitar, Kazoo – Lee Allen (2)
3:04
1-14 Sherman Tedder Untitled
Guitar – Sherman Tedder
2:57
1-15 Dallas String Band With Coley Jones Hokum Blues
Mandolin – Coley Jones
3:25
1-16 Gladys Bentley Worried Blues
Piano, Vocals – Gladys Bentley
2:45
1-17 Elizabeth Johnson Empty Bed Blues Part 1
Cornet – King OliverPiano – Clarence WilliamsVocals – Elizabeth Johnson
3:02
1-18 Elizabeth Johnson Empty Bed Blues Part 2
Cornet – King OliverPiano – Clarence WilliamsVocals – Elizabeth Johnson
3:22
1-19 South Georgia Highballers Blue Grass Twist
Guitar – Vander Everidge
2:48
1-20 Charlie Bowman And His Brothers Moonshiner And His Money
Banjo – Walter BowmanFiddle, Voice – Charlie BowmanGuitar, Voice – Frank Wilson (5)
3:10
1-21 Clarence Green* Johnson City Blues
Guitar – Clarence Green*
2:57
1-22 Reverend Johnny Blakey* Assisted By The Sanctified Singers Warming By The Devil's Fire
Guitar – Lonnie McIntorshVocals – Bessie JohnsonVoice – Reverend Johnny Blakey*
3:25
1-23 Papa Too Sweet & Harry Jones (2) (Honey) It's Tight Like That
Guitar – Tampa RedPiano, Guitar – Tom Dorsey*Vocals – Harry Jones (2), Papa Too Sweet
2:36
1-24 Mississippi John Hurt Big Leg Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Mississippi John Hurt
2:51
1-25 Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers Hallelujah 2:58
2-01 Hershel Brown And His Happy Five Liberty 2:54
2-02 Mamie Smith My Sportin' Man
Accompanied By – Billy Fowler & His OrchestraVocals – Mamie Smith
2:58
2-03 Blues Birdhead Mean Low Blues
Harmonica – Blues Birdhead
3:13
2-04 Pink Anderson & Simmie Dooley C.C. & O. Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Pink Anderson, Simmie Dooley
3:05
2-05 The Okeh Atlanta Sacred Harp Singers Ortonville 3:11
2-06 Slim Doucet Dear Black Eyes (Chere Yeux Noirs)
Accordion – Slim DoucetGuitar – Chester Hawkins (2)
3:00
2-07 Roosevelt Sykes Roosevelt Blues
Piano, Vocals – Roosevelt Sykes
2:47
2-08 The Hokum Boys (3) Gin Mill Blues
Piano, Vocals – Jimmy BlytheVocals – Banjo Ikey Robinson*
3:27
2-09 Joe Falcon* Accompanied By Clemo Breaux* & Ophy Breaux Osson
Accordion, Vocals – Joe Falcon*Guitar – Clemo Breaux*Violin – Ophy Breaux
2:56
2-10 W.T. Narmour* & S.W. Smith Sweet Milk And Peaches (Breakdown)
Fiddle – W.T. Narmour*Guitar – S.W. Smith
3:11
2-11 Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers* With Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen Soldier's Joy
Banjo – Fate NorrisFiddle – Clayton McMichen, Gid TannerGuitar – Riley Puckett
2:54
2-12 Whistlin' Alex Moore* They May Not Be My Toes
Piano, Vocals – Whistlin' Alex Moore*
3:02
2-13 Mississippi Sheiks The Jazz Fiddler
Guitar, Vocals [Possibly] – Walter Vincson*Violin, Vocals [Possibly] – Lonnie Chatman*
3:13
2-14 Lonnie Johnson (2) I Have To Do My Time
Piano, Vocals – Lonnie Johnson (2)
3:09
2-15 Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton* Lonesome Frisco Line
Guitar, Vocals – Tom DarbySteel Guitar, Vocals – Jimmie Tarlton
3:17
2-16 Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland Back To The Blue Ridge
Guitar – Leonard Copeland, Roy Harvey
2:55
2-17 Buster Carter & Preston Young Darn Good Girl
Banjo – Buster CarterFiddle – Posey RorerGuitar – Preston Young
2:51
2-18 Bo Carter West Jackson Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Bo Carter
3:17
2-19 Lonnie Johnson (2) & Violet Green You Had Too Much
Guitar, Vocals – Lonnie Johnson (2)Piano – Alex Hill*Vocals – Clara Smith
3:19
2-20 Silver Leaf Quartet Oh! Glory Glory
Baritone Vocals – William BoushBass Vocals – Ellis McPhersonTenor Vocals – Melvin Smith (4)Vocals [Falsetto] – William Thatch
3:13
2-21 Freeny's Barn Dance Band Don't You Remember The Time
Fiddle – Hendrix Freeny, Leslie FreenyGuitar – Fonzie CannonMandolin – Cleveland Freeny
3:16
2-22 Pelican Wildcats Walkin' Georgia Rose 2:56
2-23 Peetie Wheatstraw Police Station Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Peetie Wheatstraw
3:03
2-24 Tindley Quaker City Gospel Singers Hallelujah Side
Baritone Vocals – Harvey Mason (2), Thomas Brown (3)Bass Vocals – Haywood PurnellTenor Vocals – Albert T. Tindley, D.C. Wright
3:16
2-25 Will Batts Highway #61 Blues
Guitar – Jack Kelly (3)Guitar, Voice – Dan Sing*Vocals – Will Batts
2:42
3-01 W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys* Doughboys Theme Song #1 0:41
3-02 W. Lee O'Daniel And His Hillbilly Boys Ida (Sweet As Apple Cider) 3:09
3-03 W. Lee O'Daniel & Lightcrust Doughboys* Doughboys Theme Song #2 0:29
3-04 Blind Willie* Bell Street Lightnin'
Guitar – Curley WeaverGuitar, Vocals – Blind Willie McTell
2:52
3-05 Charlie Patton* Jersey Bull Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Charlie Patton*
3:04
3-06 Walter Roland Every Morning Blues
Piano, Vocals – Walter Roland
2:44
3-07 Blue Ridge Ramblers D Blues 2:48
3-08 Breaux Freres* La Valse Des Yeux Bleus
Accordion, Vocals – Amédée Breaux*Guitar, Vocals – Clifford BreauxViolin, Vocals – Ophy Breaux
3:11
3-09 Bessie Jackson Skin Game Blues
Piano – Walter RolandVocals – Lucille Bogan
2:57
3-10 Leroy Carr With Scrapper Blackwell Good Woman Blues
Guitar, Voice – Josh WhitePiano, Vocals – Leroy CarrVoice – Scrapper Blackwell
2:57
3-11 Pinewood Tom Sissy Man
Guitar, Vocals – Josh WhitePiano – Walter Roland
2:49
3-12 The Rhythm Wreckers Blue Yodel #2 (My Lovin' Gal Lucille)
Vocals – Whitey McPherson
2:46
3-13 The Anglin Twins* Just Inside The Pearly Gates
Bass, Vocals – Jim AnglinGuitar, Vocals – Jack Anglin
2:25
3-14 Bumble Bee Slim Hard Rocks In My Bed
Piano – Black BobVocals – Bumble Bee Slim
2:40
3-15 The Two Charlies Tired Feelin' Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Charlie Jordan*, Charlie Manson (3)
3:03
3-16 Eldon Baker And His Brown County Revelers One Eyed Sam
Vocals – Harry Adams
2:51
3-17 A'nt Idy Harper And The Coon Creek Girls Poor Naomi Wise
Bass – Evelyn "Daisy" LedfordFiddle – Lily May LedfordGuitar – Rosie LedfordMandolin – Esther "Violet" KoehlerVocals – A'nt Idy Harper
3:36
3-18 Kid Prince Moore South Bound Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Kid Prince Moore
3:01
3-19 Big Bill Broonzy C & A Blues
Guitar – Louis Lasky (2)Guitar, Vocals – Big Bill Broonzy
2:58
3-20 George Curry My Last Five Dollars
Guitar – Hobson "Hop" JohnsonVocals – George Curry
2:36
3-21 The Nite Owls Memphis Blues
Leader – Jack TrueVocals – Luke Owens
2:21
3-22 The Alley Boys Of Abbeville Pourquoi Tu M'Aime Pas
Drums – Maxie ToutchGuitar – Murphy Guidry, Sidney GuidryResonator Guitar [National] – Lourse ToutchViolin, Vocals – Frank Mailhes
3:46
3-23 Reverend Benny Campbell Have Mercy On Me 2:32
3-24 Albert Ammons Shout For Joy
Piano – Albert Ammons
2:25
3-25 Jack Kelly (3) Flower Blues
Guitar – Little Son JoeGuitar, Vocals – Jack Kelly (3)Violin – Will Batts
2:30
3-26 Bob Clifford (2) Onion Eating Mama
Guitar, Vocals – Cliff Carlisle
2:54
3-27 Callahan Bros.* Brown's Ferry Blues #2
Guitar, Vocals – Homer Callahan, Walter Callahan
3:06
3-28 Little Buddy Doyle Slick Capers Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Little Buddy Doyle
2:35
3-29 Bill McKinley Poor Boy Blues
Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyHarmonica, Vocals – Jazz GillumWashboard – Washboard Sam
2:54
4-01 Frank Edwards We Got To Get Together
Harmonica, Vocals – Frank EdwardsWashboard – Washboard Sam
2:36
4-02 Sweet Violet Boys You Got To See Mama Every Night (Or You Can't See Mama At All)
Accordion – Augie KleinBass – Jack Taylor (4)Guitar – Allan Crockett, Earl BackusMandolin – Chick HurtViolin – Salty HolmesVocals – Gale Ryan
2:49
4-03 The Humbard Family* I'll Fly Away
Performer – Clement Humbard, Leona Humbard, Rex Humbard, Ruth Humbard
2:49
4-04 Tony Hollins Cross Cut Saw Blues
Guitar, Vocals – Tony Hollins
2:48
4-05 Peter Cleighton Black Snake Blues
Guitar – Robert Jr. Lockwood*Piano – Blind John DavisVocals – Peter Cleighton
2:51
4-06 Black Cats And The Kitten Step It Up And Go
Vocals – Valda Buggs
2:48
4-07 Bob And Randall Atcher Papa's Going Crazy, Mama's Going Mad
Vocals – Bob Atcher, Randall Atcher
2:38
4-08 Adolf Hofner And His San Antonians Cotton-Eyed Joe 2:29
4-09 Poor Boy Burke Old Vets Blues
Vocals – Poor Boy Burke
2:53
4-10 Little Son Joe Black Rat Swing
Bass – Alfred ElkinsGuitar – Memphis MinnieGuitar, Vocals – Little Son Joe
2:52
4-11 Big Maceo Merriweather* Maceo Special
Drums – Tyrell DixonPiano – Big Maceo Merriweather*
2:42
4-12 The Light Crust Doughboys With J.B. Brinkley It's Funny What Love Will Make You Do
Vocals – J.B. Brinkley
2:47
4-13 Hank Penny And His Radio Cowboys Army Blues
Accordion – Kelland ClarkBass – Carl StewartGuitar, Vocals – Hank PennyHarmonica – Eddie Smith (6)Steel Guitar – Jimmy Colvard
2:36
4-14 James "Beal Street" Clark* Who But You
Clarinet – J.T. BrownPiano, Vocals – James Clark (2)
2:38
4-15 Homer Harris (2) Tomorrow May Be Too Late
Bass – Ransom KnowlingGuitar – Muddy WatersPiano – James Clark (2)Vocals – Homer Harris (2)
3:05
4-16 McKinley Morganfield Burying Ground Blues
Bass – Ransom KnowlingGuitar – Leroy FosterGuitar, Vocals – Muddy WatersPiano – James Clark (2)
2:30
4-17 Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys* Goodbye Old Pal
Accordion – Wilene "Sally Anne" Forrester*Banjo – David "Stringbean" AkemanBass – Bill WestbrookFiddle – Chubby WiseGuitar – Tex WillisMandolin, Vocals – Bill Monroe
2:23
4-18 Gene Autry Dixie Cannonball
Guitar – Merle TravisVocals – Gene Autry
2:40
4-19 Bill Landford & The Landfordaires Run On For A Long Time
Leader, Guitar – Bill Landford
2:34
4-20 Joe Williams* Baby, Please Don't Go
Bass – Ransom KnowlingGuitar, Vocals – Joe Williams*Harmonica – Sonny Boy Williamson
2:57
4-21 Sister Myrtle Fields Acc. By The Austin McCoy Trio I'm Toiling
Organ – Austin McCoyVocals – Sister Myrtle Fields
2:43
4-22 Willie "Boodle It" Right* Two By Four Blues
Piano, Vocals – Willie Right
2:56
4-23 Bailes Bros.* You Can't Go Halfway (And Get In)
Vocals – John Bailes, Walter Bailes
2:46
4-24 Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks Heaven's Radio
Guitar, Vocals – Lynn Davis (2), Molly O'Day
2:49
4-25 Rosetta Howard Plow Hand Blues
Alto Saxophone – Sax Mallard*Bass – Ransom KnowlingDrums – Judge Riley*Guitar – Big Bill BroonzyPiano – Bob CallTenor Saxophone – Bill CasimirTrumpet – Johnny MortonVocals – Rosetta Howard
2:46
4-26 Memphis Seven Grunt Meat Blues
Alto Saxophone – Porter KilbertBass – Truck ParhamDrums – Jump Jackson*Guitar – Luther JonesPiano – Sugarman PenigarTenor Saxophone, Vocals – Cozy EgglestonTrumpet – Johnny Morton
2:47
4-27 Deep South Boys Until I Found The Lord
Piano – Thomas Griffin (2)Vocals – Claude Robinson, David Mells, Harold Matthews, Marshall Derricotte
2:25
4-28 Brother Porter & Brother Cook I Know My Jesus Won't Deny Me
Chorus – The PorterettesVocals – Brother Cook, Brother Porter
2:41

Credits

Notes

Recording dates and original issue serial numbers:
Track 1-01 rec. NYC 20/9/1926 Columbia 15099-D
Track 1-02 rec. Winston-Salem, NC 19/9/1927 OK 45219
Track 1-03 rec. St. Louis, MO 29/4/1927 OK 45121
Track 1-04 rec. Chicago, IL 22/2/1925 OK 8227
Track 1-05 rec. Atlanta, GA 24/4/1926 Columbia 14145-D
Track 1-06 rec. NYC 1/10/1925 OK 8250
Track 1-07 rec. Winston-Salem, NC 22/9/1927
Track 1-08 rec. Atlanta, GA 10/8/1928
Track 1-09 rec. NYC 1/1/1927
Track 1-10 rec. St. Louis, MO 29/4/1927 OK 8469
Track 1-11 rec. Dallas, TX 2/12/1927 Columbia 14369-D
Track 1-12 rec. Atlanta, GA 13/4/1928 Columbia 14372-D
Track 1-13 rec. Atlanta, GA 4/11/1927 Columbia 14266-D
Track 1-14 rec. Memphis, TN 25/2/1928
Track 1-15 rec. Dallas, TX 8/12/1928 Columbia 14389-D
Track 1-16 rec. NYC 8/8/1928 OK 8610
Tracks 1-17, 1-18 rec. NYC 26/6/1928 OK 8593
Track 1-19 rec. Atlanta, GA 5/10/1927 OK 45155
Track 1-20 rec. NYC 20/2/1929 Columbia 15387-D
Track 1-21 rec. Johnson City, TN 15/10/1928 Columbia 15461-D
Track 1-22 rec. Chicago, IL 6/12/1928 OK 8685
Track 1-23 rec. Chicago, IL 11/12/1928 OK 8651
Track 1-24 rec. NYC 21/12/1928
Track 1-25 rec. Atlanta, GA 24/10/1928
Track 2-01 rec. Atlanta, GA 19/3/1929
Track 2-02 rec. NYC 30/3/1929
Track 2-03 rec. Richmond, VA 13/10/1929 OK 8824, Cl 5915-C, Ve 7123-V
Track 2-04 rec. Atlanta, GA 14/4/1928 Columbia 14400-D
Track 2-05 rec. Atlanta, GA 18/3/1929 OK 45325
Track 2-06 rec. Atlanta, GA 20/3/1929 OK 45333
Tracks 2-07, 2-08 rec. Chicago, IL 16/11/1929 OK 8776, OK 8747
Track 2-09 rec. Atlanta, GA 18/4/1929 Columbia 40506-F, OK 90006
Track 2-10 rec. NYC 25/9/1929 OK 45424
Track 2-11 rec. Atlanta, GA 29/10/1929 Columbia 15538-D
Track 2-12 rec. Dallas, TX 5/12/1929 Columbia 14596-D
Track 2-13 rec. Shreveport, LA 17/2/1930 OK 45436
Track 2-14 rec. NYC 5/8/1930 OK 8909
Track 2-15 rec. Atlanta, GA 31/10/1929
Track 2-16 rec. Atlanta, GA 30/6/1930
Track 2-17 rec. NYC 26/6/1931
Track 2-18 rec. San Antonio, TX 10/6/1930
Track 2-19 rec. NYC 31/10/1930 OK 8839
Track 2-20 rec. NYC 20/3/1931
Track 2-21 rec. Jackson, MS 16/12/1930 OK 45508
Track 2-22 rec. Atlanta, GA 27/10/1931 Columbia 15755-D
Track 2-23 rec. NYC 15/3/1932 Vocalian 1722, 04487, Cq 9201
Track 2-24 rec. NYC 8/3/1932
Track 2-25 rec. NYC 3/8/1933 Vocalion 02531
Tracks 3-01, 3-03 rec. San Antonio, TX 4/1934
Track 3-02 rec. San Antonio, TX 21/11/1936
Track 3-04 rec. NYC 21/9/1933
Track 3-05 rec. NYC 30/1/1934 Vocalion 02782
Track 3-06 rec. NYC 2/8/1934
Track 3-07 rec. NYC 14/2/1935 Vocaliion 02911
Track 3-08 rec. San Antonio, TX 9/10/1934 Vocalion 02962
Track 3-09 rec. NYC 8/3/1935 Ba 33448, Me M13415, Or 8474, Pe 0329, Ro 5474
Track 3-10 rec. NYC 14/12/1934 Vocalion 03296
Track 3-11 rec. NYC 18/3/1935 Ba 33404, Cq 8499, Me M13371, Or 8456, Pe 0320, Ro 5456
Track 3-12 rec. Los Angeles, CA 27/3/1937 Vocalion 3566
Track 3-13 rec. San Antonio, TX 5/11/1937 Vocalion 04078
Track 3-14 rec. Chicago, IL 6/2/1936 Vocalion 03328
Track 3-15 rec. NYC 10/4/1936
Track 3-16 rec. Chicago, IL 5/6/1938
Track 3-17 rec. Chicago, IL 30/6/1938 Vocalion 04354A
Track 3-18 rec. NYC 10/4/1936
Track 3-19 rec. Chicago, IL 20/6/1935 ARC 5-12-65
Track 3-20 rec. Chicago, IL 2/11/1938
Track 3-21 rec. Dallas, TX 12/6/1938 Vocalion 4312-B
Track 3-22 rec. Memphis, TN 30/6/1939
Track 3-23 rec. Columbia, SC 8/11/1938 Vocalion 04851, Cq 9772
Track 3-24 rec. NYC 30/12/1938 Vocalion 4608, Columbia 35961
Track 3-25 rec. Memphis, TN 14/7/1939
Track 3-26 rec. NYC 29/8/1934 Vocalion 02910
Track 3-27 rec. NYC 11/4/1935 ARC 6-04-59, Cq 8627
Track 3-28 rec. Memphis, TN 1/7/1939
Track 3-29 rec. Chicago, IL 2/5/1941
Track 4-01 rec. Chicago, IL 28/5/1941 OK 06393
Track 4-02 rec. Chicago, IL 15/2/1940 Vocalion 05498
Track 4-03 rec. Dallas, TX 17/4/1940 Vocalion 05624
Track 4-04 rec. Chicago, IL 3/6/1941
Track 4-05 rec. Chicago, IL 1/7/1941
Track 4-06 rec. Chicago, IL 21/10/1940 OK 05882
Track 4-07 rec. Chicago, IL 13/6/1940
Track 4-08 rec. Dallas, TX 28/2/1941 Columbia 20257
Track 4-09 rec. Chicago, IL 21/11/1941
Track 4-10 rec. Chicago, IL 12/12/1941 OK 06707, Columbia 30025, 37458
Track 4-11 rec. Chicago, IL 19/2/1945
Track 4-12 rec. Dallas, TX 3/3/1941
Track 4-13 rec. Charlotte, NC 29/6/1941 Vocalion 06426, Cq 9845
Track 4-14 rec. Chicago, IL 24/10/1945
Tracks 4-15, 4-16 rec. Chicago, IL 27/9/1946
Track 4-17 rec. Nashville, TN 13/2/1945 Columbia 20370, 37888
Track 4-18 rec. Hollywood, CA 9/9/1946 Columbia 20386
Track 4-19 rec. Memphis, TN 15/12/1949 Columbia 30203
Track 4-20 rec. Chicago, IL 22/7/1947 Columbia 30099
Track 4-21 rec. Hollywood, CA 7/1/1950 Columbia 30188
Track 4-22 rec. Chicago, IL 7/10/1940
Track 4-23 rec. 21/12/1947, location not stated
Track 4-24 rec. Nashville, TN 20/6/1950 Columbia 20732
Track 4-25 rec. Chicago, IL 20/12/1947
Track 4-26 rec. Chicago, IL 4/10/1947 Columbia 30115
Track 4-27 rec. Nashville, TN 20/12/1947
Track 4-28 rec. NYC 11/7/1950

Tracks 1-07 to 1-09, 1-14, 1-24 to 2-02, 2-15 to 2-18, 2-20, 2-24, 3-01 to 3-04, 3-15, 3-16, 3-18, 3-20, 3-22, 3-25, 3-28, 3-29, 4-05, 4-07, 4-09, 4-11, 4-12, 4-14, 4-22, 4-23, 4-25, 4-27 & 4-28 previously unissued.

Tracks 1-21, 3-06, 3-24, 3-26, 4-03, 4-15 to 4-17 & 4-20 are previously unissued alternate takes.

Restoration at Sony Music, NY
Mastered at Sony Music, LA
℗&© 1992 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 074644791129
  • Barcode: 0 7464-47911-2
  • SPARS Code: AAD

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