Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from October 2, 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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Juan de la Cruz and Bienvenido Leon
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Artist Track Album Year
Golden Gate Orchestra  Sidewalk blues - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11361-C-1-1  1927 
Billy Murray and the Seven Blue Babies  Kansas City kitty   Options Needle Type disc N-823-B-1-1  1929 
Muriel Pollock - piano  How about me?   Options Diamond Disc 18975-B-1-5  1929 
Juan de la Cruz - vocal, Bienvenido Leon - vocal, Alberto Villalon - guitar  Rodolfo Valentino - rumba son   Options Diamond Disc 9747-B-1-3  1924 
Anthony Franchini's Argentina Players  Espanita - Spanish waltz   Options Diamond Disc 11568-A-1-1  1927 
Steve Porter  Flanagan at the barber's   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9647 (22)  1907 
Ross Gorman and his orchestra  You're burnin' me up (turnin' me down) - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11279-G-1-1  1927 
Miss Ray Cox  The baseball girl   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-196 (A- .10)  1909 
Edward M. Favor  The umpire is a most unhappy man   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9352 (16)  1906 
Sousa's Band  Elfentanz valse   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-656 (A- .3)  1911 
Mid-Pacific Hawaiians, William Kalama - bandleader  When summer is gone   Options Diamond Disc 18964-B-1-1  1929 
Roy Smeck - octachorda, Carson Robison - guitar  Tough pickin'   Options Needle Type disc N-135-B-1-1  1928 
Eva Taylor - vocal, Clarence Williams - piano  I'm not worry'n   Options Needle Type disc N-1176-B  1929 
Waldo Mayo and his ensemble, Frohne Sisters - vocals  Love divine   Options Needle Type disc N-1057-A-3-2  1929 

Miss Ray Cox

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Listener comments!

  6:36pm Brian, Seattle:

Thanks again for the great show! We'll miss it.
  6:54pm Jeff Sheldon:

Thanks for doing the show. I'm fortunate to have received several of your premiums over the years, and I have very much enjoyed listening to your program. You have played so much music that is rarely heard, some of it great, all of it interesting. I'll miss it.
Thanks again.
  7:50pm Norman:

Thank you, Jerry, for the years you were doing this show. It has been a great addition to my musical knowledge of that era plus your excellent theme shows and well researched material. It will be definitely a great loss.
  9:36am Earl New Jersey:

Thank You Very much for all the years of great music I have been listening since you were on the first time and have enjoyed it all good luck with ever you do Thanks Again
  11:28am Tom in PA:

A great resource. A great entertainment. And now a great loss.
You shall be missed.
  3:21pm Jerry Huntington Beach:

Thank you Jerry for all the rare music you have played and even more the rare information on obscure artists. I have enjoyed your program for several years along with Mac's program. Hope you will come back soon.
  9:45pm Martin from Erie Pa.:

A Great Show, A great Host - we'll miss you Jerry!
  6:25pm Mike:

A great program that will surely be missed and I hope
will return soon. Your show has the best music around. Beats Rock, Rap, etc. by a million furlongs!
  10:03pm TR in Dutchess:

I'm gonna have to check into rehab to get over the loss of your show. Jerry, you've been a wonderful source of entertainment and information, and I know I'm not the only one with the shakes over this. I hope to hear you again!
  3:01pm Dave from Brighton England:

Don't go!! You have a big fan club here in Brighton UK, you sure will be missed.
  5:17pm Patrick Humbert, Brussels, Belgium:

  11:39am Josh in MA:

I will miss your show! Thanks for all the great work you have shared with us!
  9:35am Art LaHote, Ohio:

A little late perhaps, Jerry, but want to say thank you for your show and the chance to hear music we missed in life. You'll be missed greatly.......Art
  3:25pm Robert Pridgen:

I have really enjoyed your show over the past few years and greatly appreciate your hard work in presenting these priceless recordings to us. THANK YOU JERRY! Best to you always,Robert P.
  9:43pm Fred from Upstate:

What happened to the show? I've only listened via archives. Excellent show and you even keep the cylinder player in good running order! When are you coming back and give Mack and Codj a big thanky for playin' dem ol' re- curds. Thanx agin'!
  11:31pm Travis:

So sorry to see the show go have been listening for a couple years and the glimpses you've provided me into Edison's Attic were wonderful. Loved the Show
  2:35am rolf den otter:

Help! I miss your show....
Rolf, Delft Netherlands
  11:47am Kevan (Canada):

Please, Please come back! There must be more in that attic unplayed and just waiting to be heard.

Thanks Jerry. Your show has now got me collecting phonographs and I love it.
  12:43pm Christian Decombe (Paris, France):

Many thanks, Jerry, for all these marvellous records, past but not forgotten. Hope we'll be able to hear from you in the near future. You've done a great job.
  3:17pm Edison Phonograph Works:

Will miss your wonderful show, of all the best music ever made.
  9:22am Arlen Moore:

I discovered your program after the fact, but I have them all on mp3 discs and play them in the car. Wonderful.
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