Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from July 1, 2003 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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Options July 1, 2003: Theodore Edison's boyhood pyrotechnic stories

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Artist Track Album Year
Donald Lindley - trumpet ; Arthur Schutt - piano ; David Grupp - traps  Hot as a summer's day - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 10770-B  1926 
Billy Murray  In the good old summer time   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 8118  1905 
Cal Stewart  Fourth of July at Punkin Center   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-734  1911 
Theodore Edison  Red fire kite story   Options ENHS oral history tape reel no. 45 (excerpt)  1970 
B. A. Rolfe and his Palais D'or Orchestra ; J. Donald Parker - vocal  One summer night- fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11653-C  1927 
Theodore Edison  Potassium explosion story   Options ENHS oral history tape reel no. 29 (excerpt)  1970 
Billy Murray  Summer days   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-778  1911 
Theodore Edison  Garage turntable explosion story   Options ENHS oral history tape reel no. 29 (excerpt)  1970 
Earl Oliver's Jazz Babies (Harry Reser) ; Tom Howard - vocal  Fire! (an "alarming" novelty) - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11283-A  1926 
Theodore Edison  Homemade fireworks story   Options ENHS oral history tape reel no. 45 (excerpt)  1970 
Georgia Melodians  Red hot mamma- fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 9681-B  1924 
New York Military Band  Fourth of July patrol   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-1040  1912 
Dorothy Kingsley  It always comes with the summer   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9892  1908 
Julian Rose  Parody on "In the good old summer time"   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 8403  1903 
Albert Benzler - piano  Summer recollections   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9951  1908 

Newspaper clipping from the Cambridge (Ohio) Jeffersonian, May 16, 1913


Turntable in the Edison's garage




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