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Just in from the "wild" and right up your alley: Found a rare American Pathé of John Pidoux / Thomas Malin that might be of interest:
Pathé 22055 ca. January 1919
John Pidoux: "A Plantation Episode" (Grimshaw) mx. A79785
Thomas Malin: "The Darkey's' Delight" (Pidoux) mx. 0.12-B
I do not know if you've already covered this, but this transfer is in crisp sound, and at the correct speed, which on my turntable is about 85 rpm! Pathés are notoriously hard to play at any speed. Unless you have the right size stylus (9 mil for one of these babies), the sound will be dim as hell, if you can get the record to track in the first place. Therefore, I think the chances this has been heard at all, or at least in good fidelity, are very slim indeed.