Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from January 9, 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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Options January 9, 2007: Researching Cal Stewart and 'Uncle Josh' - Patrick Feaster interview, part 1

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Ad from "The Phonoscope" - Feb. 1899

Artist Track Album Year
Cal Stewart  Town topics of Pun'kin Center   Options Blue Amberol cylinder 1507  1912 
Patrick Feaster  Early life ; Railroad work   Options Interview - part 1  2006 
Cal Stewart  Uncle Josh buys an automobile   Options Diamond Disc 3767-C  1915 
Patrick Feaster  Acting ; Uncle Josh on stage   Options Interview - part 2  2006 
Cal Stewart  I laughed at the wrong time   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-830  1911 
Patrick Feaster  Origins of Uncle Josh ; First recording   Options Interview - part 3  2006 
Cal Stewart  A talk by Happy Cal Stewart - the Yankee comedian   Options Berliner disc 690  1897 
Patrick Feaster  Transition from stage to record   Options Interview - part 4  2006 
Cal Stewart  Uncle Josh's trip to Coney Island   Options Brown wax cylinder - unknown company  1898 
Patrick Feaster  Cackling laugh ; "Invitation to visit his farm"   Options Interview - part 5  2006 
Cal Stewart  Uncle Josh's invitation to visit his farm   Options Brown wax cylinder - unknown company  1898 

Two ads from Stewart's pre-phonographic stage career
Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey) - Nov. 21, 1896 & Sept. 18, 1895

Lillian Halvosa Stewart
from sheet music "Pretty Kitty Clover" - 1899


Thanks to David Giovannoni for "A talk by Happy Cal Stewart" - Berliner 690.

Special thanks to Patrick Feaster for the interview and the photo-clippings.

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