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.
December 14, 2004
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|Murray Kellner's Dinner Music Ensemble||March of the toys - from "Babes in Toyland"||Diamond Disc 11829-A||1927|
|Stella Mayhew & Billie Taylor||My Lou - from "Vera Violetta"||Amberol cylinder 4M-995||1912|
|D. Wormser - zither||Selections from "The beggar student"||Brown wax cylinder - unknown company||mid 1890s - 1901|
|Criterion Quartet||Things are never quite so bad||Diamond Disc 5015-C||1916|
|Edward Meeker||That railroad rag||Amberol cylinder 4M-869||1912|
|Cal Stewart||Uncle Josh on the Punkin Center railroad||Brown wax cylinder - National Phono. Co. 3892||1897-1899|
|Polla's Clover Gardens Orchestra||Too tired - fox trot||Diamond Disc 9849-B||1925|
|Walter Van Brunt & Gladys Rice||They didn't believe me - from "The girl from Utah"||Diamond Disc 4123-C||1916|
|Fred J. Bacon - banjo||Old black Joe - transcription||Diamond Disc 4475-B||1916|
|Sarah Bernhardt||Scene from "La Samaritaine"||Amberol cylinder 4M-35013||1911|
|Edison Concert Band||On Jersey shore march||Gold Moulded cylinder 8760||1904|
|Mid-Pacific Hawaiians, William Kalama - bandleader||Honolulu hula medley||Diamond Disc 18234-A||1928|
|Donald Lindley - trumpet, Arthur Schutt - piano, David Grupp - traps||Trumpet blues - fox trot||Diamond Disc 10771-C||1926|