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OK, this song is kind of garbage, but there was a rumor when it came out that it was about a murder that took place in Midlothian. It wasn't, but a lot of people thought it was. 

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I only have one acceptable record for 2017 (and none from 1917) that isn't from an artist with a better option to come.

 

Just a great throwback to the late 1970s or early 1980s rock. Loads of reverb, unprotected sex for days, illegal fireworks, T-tops, VHS, Trapper Keepers, and 1987 Sharon Stone. And a hilarious sense of humor that only starts with the name of the band. November 3, 2017...

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And...

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In 1917, the Wisconsin Chair Company founded Parmount Records. (Also, see the Puritan Records Wiki page.) Though they didn't survive the Great Depression, they were reaponsible for some of the best and most important blues music ever recorded. From November of 1918...

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And a Puritan label from 1919...

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The Starr Piano Company founded Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana in 1917. They were probably the best source not named Columbia or Victor for jazz in the 1920s. They recorded sessions with some names like Louis Armstrong, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and Earl Hines. They did dip their toes into the blues with Charlie Patton and some Texan named Blind Lemon Jefferson. They also dabbled with country music, and some fella named Gene Autry. They just quietly vanished at the end of WWII, after years of a slow decline. From March of 1919...

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Lyric Records was established in Newark, New Jersey in 1917. They made high quality (for the era) records, but would only last until 1921. From 1917...

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And a later label from 1920...

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Jeremy Kerley, 2016 49ers ... (I guess Kerley is done?  I don't see any indication he is on a roster this season)
 
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Josh Boyce, 2016 Colts
 
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Again, for you TCU memorabilia collector hounds, a game worn 1961 Hunter Enis Chargers jersey can be had.  He backed up future Congressman/Candidate for POTUS and Veep Jack Kemp and got quite a bit of playing time but I couldn't find a picture of him actually in action.
 
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Carl Warwick, 1964-65 Cardinals (Carl got a ring in 1964)
 
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Taylor Featherston wore both #17 and #21 (see 4 days ago) for the 2017 Rays.  I found a pic where 21 is visible but I can't find a 17.  Baseball teams that don't put a number on the front of the jersey are really annoying when you are doing this bit.  You'd think they'd have the courtesy to think about poor internet randos on college fan message boards finding pictures of alums when designing their uniforms.
 
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Harry Kinzy wore #17 for the 1934 White Sox
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Our current 17:

 

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Matthew Downing

 

A few memorable 17s:

 

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Sam Carter

 

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Cory Rodgers

 

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Tyler Lutrell

 

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The Muehl

 

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Michael Reeder

 

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Grassy Hinton

 

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Chad Huffman (baseball mode)

 

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Matt Curry

 

....and a few bonus 17s:

 

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Don Meredith

 

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RedBall (Player mode)

 

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BoomStick

 

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17

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Haha, now this song just plain sucks, but you know ... the number 

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One of Jerry's greatest finds! 

 

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Dave Krieg, chased by MarK Gastineau and his mullet 

 

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Really just not a great number for a lot of QBs 

 

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1 hour ago, Boston Frog said:

Dave Krieg, chased by MarK Gastineau and his mullet 

 

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I'm a little ashamed to admit it now, but a young 8-year old Duquesne Frog wore #99 for the Clarkston Jets pee-wee football team in honor of Gastineau and that mullet ...

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2 hours ago, Lyle Lanley II said:

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Michael Reeder

@reedfrawg  makes his annual appearance! 💜

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Steve DeBerg in the Bucs uni God intended them to wear 

 

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Jake Delhomme! Has any other number offered us so much mediocrity?

 

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Jim "Chris" Everett as a Saint! 

 

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Yeah. 17 as a QB, not so great... any good current WR's as 17 in the NFL?

 

What about baseball players? Basketball? Mario Elie. Duh. #thread

 

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Statistically, the best QB who wore 17, by far, is Phillip Rivers.  Harold Carmichael is probably the best receiver.  If you click the link below, then click on the 'AV' heading at the top of the 3rd column, it sorts the players based on an 'Approximate Value' metric.

 

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/uniform.cgi?number=17

 

Their basketball site doesn't let you sort by a similar metric, but going down the list you do get Havlicek and Chris Mullin, and that's about it:

 

https://www.basketball-reference.com/friv/numbers.fcgi?number=17

 

For baseball, looking only at guys who wore 17 for more than 6 years, you get Todd Helton, Keith Hernandez, Lance Berkman, and Mark Grace.

 

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Pretty spare number across the board ...

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It's all downhill from here for the 2016 #16s (not counting the second compilation at the bottom). Italian psychedelic/hard rock. Very first four Sabbath albums sounding, with a Grace Slick sounding vocalist on the microphone. It works well, in my opinion. April 29th, 2016...

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Novelty stoner/doom metal from Australia. But, the novelty is that it is Simpsons themed! (And it is actually good, instead of just a money grab gimmick like the metalcore band Okilly Dokilly.) The Death Mountain Collection compilation CD (only) of all their promos and singles. Superior to their very solid debut album (The Dank from 2017), in my opinion. September 1st, 2016...

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Self-released CD-R of some very good Floridian bluesy hard rock. The sound reminds me a bit of AC/DC, but that could be due to a Gibson SG being played more than anything. Not even remotely like either Bon Scott or Brian Johnson (or even Fat Axl) on vocals, though. February 25th, 2016...

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I won't say the name of this Argentinian stoner metal CD. (Go here if you really want to know, or to hear it on YouTube.) Like the vast majority of stoner metal, it has aspirations of being a clone of early Black Sabbath. Unlike most, I feel that it does it really well, while still managing to be itself. Released May 20th, 2016...

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I fooled myself to thinking just one example from each year would work early on, and missed a prime candidate for blues in 1983. This compilation album is just a make up for that. First released on 12" vinyl on October 7th, 2016...

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1916 was a huge year for forming record labels. I will just link to each label's Wikipedia page with a picture of an early label.

 

Brunswick Records...

From 1920...

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Emerson Records...

A single-sided 6" from 1916...

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Majestic Record Corporation...

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Okeh Records...

From February 1918... (PD - HA! Not only is the oldest Okeh I could find, I also did somehow manage to get both Sousa and Gershwin involved in this countdown thread.)

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Silvertone (Sears, Roebuck & Co.)...

Single-sided 10" from 1916...

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Vocalion Records (and Aeolian-Vocalion)...

From 1919 as Aeolian-Vocalion...

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After the Aeolian was dropped from the name in early 1921. This is from May 1921...

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