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.
February 7, 2006: "Vernon Dalhart: from opera to country recordings" by Jack Palmer
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|Vernon Dalhart - vocal & harmonica ; Carson Robison - guitar ; Murray Kellner - fiddle||Zeb Turney's gal||Diamond Disc 10689-B||1926|
|Jack Palmer||ARSC talk - part 1||2005|
|Vernon Dalhart||The nightingale's song - from "Pinafore"||Diamond Disc 5582-C||1917|
|Jack Palmer||ARSC talk - part 2||2005|
|Vernon Dalhart||Can't yo' heah me callin' Caroline||Diamond Disc 5231-A||1917|
|Jack Palmer||ARSC talk - part 3||2005|
|Robert White (Vernon Dalhart)||Hard hearted Hanna (the vamp of Savannah)||Diamond Disc 9610-C||1924|
|Jack Palmer||ARSC talk - part 4||2005|
|Henry Whitter||The wreck on the Southern Old 97||Okeh 40015-B||1924|
|Vernon Dalhart - vocal & harmonica ; Frank Ferera - guitar||The wreck on the Southern Old 97||Diamond Disc 9514-A||1924|
|Vernon Dalhart - vocal ; Frank Ferera - guitar ; Murray Kellner - fiddle||The prisoner's song||Diamond Disc 9789-B||1925|
|Vernon Dalhart - vocal, harmonica & jaw harp ; Carson Robison - guitar ; Miss Bloom - fiddle||Puttin' on the style||Diamond Disc 11959-C||1927|
|Vernon Dalhart - vocal, harmonica & jaw harp ; Carson Robison - vocal & guitar ; John Calli - banjo ; unknown fiddler||My Blue Ridge Mountain home||Diamond Disc 11873-B||1927|