Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from March 20, 2007 Options

The audio curator at Edison National Historic Site rummages through the archives of the legendary Edison Laboratory of West Orange, New Jersey. Tune in for Edison cylinder and disc record rarities, many not heard since "the old man" himself stashed them away, featuring: Tin Pan Alley pop songs, ragtime, vaudeville comedy sketches, flapper dance bands, old-time country tunes, historic classical music, laboratory experiments and other artifacts - all dating from 1888 through 1929.

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Alessios De Filippis Mandolin Orchestra

Artist Track Album Year
Winegar's Penn Boys  Shaking the blues away   Options Diamond Disc 11865-C  1927 
Mid-Pacific Hawaiians, William Kalama - leader  Na lei o Hawaii (Wreath of the Islands)   Options Diamond Disc 11951-B  1927 
Billy Murray and chorus  Movin' man don't take my baby grand   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-1080  1912 
Edison Concert Band  Torch dance   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9362  1906 
Lottie Gilson  Just a plain little Irish girl   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-1101  1912 
Alessios De Filippis Mandolin Orchestra  Sinfonia in sol   Options Diamond Disc 5361-B  1917 
Phil Cook (the Radio Chef) and his fryin' pan  He don't act the same way now   Options Diamond Disc 11597-C  1927 
Vaughn De Leath (the Radio Girl) - vocal, Bill Regis - piano  It's a million to one you're in love   Options Diamond Disc 11733-A  1927 
Leopold Moeslein - fiddle  Fisher's hornpipe medley   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9334  1906 
International Association Quartette  The church in the wildwood   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-1090  1912 
Clyde Doerr - saxophone, Will Donaldson - piano  Rhapsody   Options Diamond Disc 18017-A  1927 
Premier Quartet  Blue jeans   Options Diamond Disc 7838-C  1921 
Irene Armstrong  My laddie   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-1055  1912 
B.A. Rolfe and his Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra  Dance of the paper dolls - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 19114-B  1929 

Irene Armstrong


Listener comments!

  Thu. 3/22/07 10:03am Paul Hutchinson:

Thank you for both posting both the shows and the playlists. I've downloaded everything available and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the programs. Thank you for your dedication. (I'm in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, by the way.)
  Fri. 3/23/07 12:57am Travis Van Weelden:

I love the show!! It's so wonderful to listen to all this great nearly forgotten music. Thanks to your efforts I too have become a fan. I enjoy the program enough to say that I'm hooked for good.
  Sat. 3/24/07 4:00pm Dave Fischer:

Hello from a BIG fan in Hove, United Kingdom. We listen every week on the internet and really enjoy the variety and selections chosen!
  Sat. 3/24/07 10:22pm Patrick Humbert:

a great show like the others !! I like very much your program especially the dance bands selections. Will be nice, to hear soometimes some records by The Top Nochters & Irving Kaufman....
Thnaks again, for this wonderful program. Edison records are really rare in Europe.I think they were not imported...
Patrick Humbert, brussels, Belgium
  Tue. 4/3/07 9:36pm Leticia Mazariegos:

Hey, thank you so much for these shows, the music selection is great. I really enjoy it. Finding this type of music is difficult! once again, thank you so much. - Lety, Houston, TX
  Sun. 5/6/07 9:17am Dave:

I seem to have stumbled on a pot of gold. Terrific stuff! Many thanks - Dave, UK
  Thu. 10/29/09 6:21am Ian:

Thank you for this thoroughly enjoyable playlist. What an intriguing thought - rummaging through Edison's attic!
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