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(Broadway World)   Rare 78RPM blues record that originally cost 85 cents sells on eBay for $37,100   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, depressions, R&B, Blues record, Grants Pass, independent record label, winners, Blues Brothers, estate sale  
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2024 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 02 Oct 2013 at 3:47 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-10-02 09:04:19 AM  
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RealityChuck: For those who don't follow links:

"In 1930, large numbers of Jake users began to lose the use of their hands and feet. Some victims could walk, but they had no control over the muscles which would normally have enabled them to point their toes upward. Therefore, they would raise their feet high with the toes flopping downward, which would touch the pavement first followed by their heels. The toe first, heel second pattern made a distinctive "tap-click, tap-click" sound as they walked. This very peculiar gait became known as the  jake walk and those afflicted were said to have  jake leg, jake foot, or  jake paralysis. Additionally, the calves of the legs would soften and hang down and the muscles between the thumbs and fingers would atrophy."

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2013-10-02 12:15:06 AM  
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85 cents? Wasn't that like a month's salary back in the 20s?
2013-10-01 10:29:51 PM  
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