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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|Winegar's Penn Boys||Shaking the blues away||Diamond Disc 11865-C||1927|
|Mid-Pacific Hawaiians, William Kalama - leader||Na lei o Hawaii (Wreath of the Islands)||Diamond Disc 11951-B||1927|
|Billy Murray and chorus||Movin' man don't take my baby grand||Amberol cylinder 4M-1080||1912|
|Edison Concert Band||Torch dance||Gold Moulded cylinder 9362||1906|
|Lottie Gilson||Just a plain little Irish girl||Amberol cylinder 4M-1101||1912|
|Alessios De Filippis Mandolin Orchestra||Sinfonia in sol||Diamond Disc 5361-B||1917|
|Phil Cook (the Radio Chef) and his fryin' pan||He don't act the same way now||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||Diamond Disc 11733-A||1927|
|Leopold Moeslein - fiddle||Fisher's hornpipe medley||Gold Moulded cylinder 9334||1906|
|International Association Quartette||The church in the wildwood||Amberol cylinder 4M-1090||1912|
|Clyde Doerr - saxophone, Will Donaldson - piano||Rhapsody||Diamond Disc 18017-A||1927|
|Premier Quartet||Blue jeans||Diamond Disc 7838-C||1921|
|Irene Armstrong||My laddie||Amberol cylinder 4M-1055||1912|
|B.A. Rolfe and his Lucky Strike Dance Orchestra||Dance of the paper dolls - fox trot||Diamond Disc 19114-B||1929|
Thu. 3/22/07 10:03am
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
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
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
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
I seem to have stumbled on a pot of gold. Terrific stuff! Many thanks - Dave, UK
Thu. 10/29/09 6:21am
Thank you for this thoroughly enjoyable playlist. What an intriguing thought - rummaging through Edison's attic!
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