“Uncle Josh Stories”: Cal Stewart’s Other Book (1924)

Many people who know about the phonographic storyteller Cal Stewart are likely also aware of his book Uncle Josh Weathersby’s “Punkin Centre” Stories, first published in 1903, which contains texts of most of the selections he was then performing for the talking machine.  That book sold well and is easy to find on the antiquarian…

Cal Stewart’s “Hoosier Hollow”

I’m pleased herewith to publish the first new literary manuscript by Cal Stewart to come out since 1924.  It’s a full-length stage play called “Hoosier Hollow,” copyrighted in 1902 but never put into print.  You can download a pdf transcription of the full text here. Cal Stewart was the most celebrated phonographic storyteller in the…