According to the Internet source given below, "Black Face" Eddie Ross [Giraud Ross Edinger] was a minstrel show and vaudeville performer, who recording sides for Victor between 1921-23. He was born in Hillsdale, Michigan, the third son of Joseph and Ida Edlinger and is said to have made his first banjo using the skin of a wild cat and a cheese box. He started vaudeville in 1909 and toured with Neil O'Brien Minstrels (1914 - 1917). He also toured with the legendary minstrel man Leroy Robert White
, female impersonator Julian Eltinge and Tom Brown's Six Brown Brothers
. Billed as a banjo player. whistler and comedian, Victor regarded him only for his banjo in the styles of Vess L. Ossman
, Fred Van Eps and Harry Reser. He died in New York.