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Signor Lou Chiha 'Fiscoe'.
Signor Lou Chiha plays the marimba

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Imperial Marimba Band performing "The Stars and Stripes Forever March," in 1918

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Percussion Instruments
The marimba is another percussion instrument that is played with a rubber mallet. Marimba is the African name for xylophone. It resembles that instrument in shape, but it's bigger and has a wider range of notes. Many popular songs in the early 1900s were given a marimba "twist," such as this recording of the "Stars and Stripes Forever March." The fact that marimba songs were well liked by Americans shows the increased exposure the public had to foreign styles of music.
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CREDIT: 'Signor Lou Chiha "Fiscoe", back cover of Edison Amberola Monthly.' March 1921. Inventing Entertainment, the Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: Sousa, J. P.; Imperial Marimba Band, performed. "The stars and Stripes Forever March." Edison, 1918. Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies, Library of Congress.