Favoriting Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from May 15, 2007 Favoriting

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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Favoriting May 15, 2007

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The Dennis Sisters

Artist Track Album Year
B.A. Rolfe and his Palais D'or Orchestra  Louisiana bo bo - fox trot   Favoriting Diamond Disc 18266-B  1928 
Dennis Sisters, J. Loesche - piano  Bashful baby   Favoriting Diamond Disc 18900-B  1929 
Peerless Orchestra  March from "Foxy Quiller"   Favoriting Brown wax cylinder 7805 - National Phonograph Co.  1901 
Mid-Pacific Hawaiians, William Kalama - leader  Hawaiian hula medley   Favoriting Diamond Disc 18086-A  1928 
Edison Military Band  The magnet march   Favoriting Gold Moulded cylinder 8962  1905 
Three Melody Girls, Thompson B. Kerr - piano  In a bamboo garden   Favoriting Diamond Disc 18589-B  1928 
Merry Sparklers (Nathan Glantz orchestra)  My road - fox trot from "Be yourself"   Favoriting Diamond Disc 9806-C  1924 
Ada Jones  By the light of the silvery moon   Favoriting Amberol cylinder 4M-421  1910 
Karel Bondam - piano  Scarf dance - from "Callirhoe"   Favoriting Amberol cylinder 4M-1116  1912 
Ernest V. Stoneman and the Dixie Mountaineers  Putting on the style   Favoriting Diamond Disc 11883-A  1927 
Will Oakland  Stick to your mother, Tom   Favoriting Amberol cylinder 4M-783  1911 
Jugoslavensko Tamburasko Drustvo (Jugo-Slav Tamburitza Orchestra)  Nataligino kolo (Natalie's dance)   Favoriting Diamond Disc 7549-B  1924 
Albert C. Campbell and Irving Gillette  Lady Angeline   Favoriting Amberol cylinder 4M-1098  1912 
Vernon Dalhart - vocal, harmonica & jaw harp ; Carson Robison - guitar ; Murray Kellner - fiddle  I'm the man that rode the mule around the world   Favoriting Diamond Disc 11370-C  1927 
Harold Stern and his Hotel Belleclaire Orchestra  She belongs to me - fox trot   Favoriting Diamond Disc 11161-A  1926 

Peter Bacigalupi's phonograph and record store
786 Mission St., San Francisco, California - 1904

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Listener comments!

Roger Le Brech:

j'aime bien ecouter ces airs anciens chantes par des personnes maintenant disparues sans doute pour l'agreable parfum de nostalgie qui s'en degage ...merci
Don Rose:

Enjoy your programs very much. I listen on line here in Catheys Valley Ca. If you can find it I'd like to hear Harry Humphrey's version of the Riley poem "Out to old Aunt Marys."

That Harold Stern side was very nice. Any chance you can play the flip side of DD51815 which I understand is Black Bottom by the same group, or maybe DD51805LR by that group? I'd sure like to hear those other Stern tracks on your show sometime. Do you happen to know who the players were in that band?

Hi Don & MG- Requests noted. MG- See the 05-30-2006 program for "Black Bottom" DD 51815-L. I don't have the personnel for the Stern band, unfortunately. Thanks for the feedback!

Particularly enjoyed the Dance bands and girl vocal trios. A belated Thanks for playing the Congo Four track a while back which I requested.
stuart thomas:

thrilled that i've just discovered your programme. i am a keen 78 collector; mostly HMV pressings, especially classical; but i enjoy a lot of the good quality pre-wwii pop also.

the dennis sisters track on this show was one of the most inventive and beautiful songs of its type i've ever heard. Delightful! More please! thank you so much for putting this programme on.
Robert Pridgen:

These old tunes sound terrific! I'm so glad that so many cyl.+disc records have been preserved. Thanks for playing the rare brown wax cyls.and for showing the great photos!
Randy Hammond:

I would enjoy hearing about the status of the collection at ENHS. What was saved and what has been lost? We see old pictures in books but did recording and or pressing equipment survive or was all of that scrapped? Are there things that the site is looking for to add back into the collection?

Hi Randy- WFMU asks that I stick to general topics of recordings, music, artists, and history here, and not cover topics specific to Edison NHS. (They want to avoid this program being like an advertisement.) For information about Edison NHS, please see their website at http://www.nps.gov/edis/.
Steven G. Levine:

I finally got around to listening to this installment, and was surprised to discover it includes two songs which in the 1960's were slightly updated and performed by the Chad Mitchell Trio: "Putting on the style" and "...man that rode the mule..." which Mitchell renamed "The Great Historical Bum." Had you only included "Wreck of the Old 97" (redone as "Super Skier") you could have had a Chad Mitchell "trio"!

The Dennis Sisters are my great-aunts...my own sister and I remember visiting with them as children. What fun to find them on this website. Thank you!
Art LaHote:

I really miss this program ..........
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