Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from August 12, 2008 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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Amberola V phonograph, 1913

Artist Track Album Year
Georgia Melodians  San - Oriental fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 9733-C-1-1  1924 
Vaughn De Leath, Stuart Ross - piano, R.J. Moss - fiddle  (What do I care what) Somebody said   Options Diamond Disc 11638-A-1-5  1927 
New York Military Band  The darkville dance   Options Diamond Disc 2502-A-1-2  1915 
Edison Military Band  The dream of the rarebit fiend   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9585 (10)  1907 
Billy Murray  I want a doll   Options Diamond Disc 6444-H-1-1  1918 
Sophie Sanina - piano  La serenade   Options Diamond Disc 10008-B-1-1  1924 
Fisk University Jubilee Quartette  Roll Jordan roll - Negro spiritual   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-00980 (.9)  1912 
Edison Male Quartette  Nearer, my God, to thee   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 7267 (..)  c. 1903 
Jan Rubin - violin  Serenade   Options Diamond Disc 6532-B-1-1  1918 
Bob Roberts  That's gratitude   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9654 (6 .)  1907 
Rondalla Usandizaga (Dagand's Orchestra)  Bolero   Options Needle Type disc N-103-A-1-1  1928 
Ada Jones and Len Spencer  Herman and Minnie   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9643 (4 .)  1907 
Ernest V. Stoneman and the Dixie Mountaineers  The bully of the town   Options Diamond Disc 11484-A-1-3  1927 
Fred Van Eps - banjo, John F. Bruckhardt - piano  I'm sitting on top of the world (just rolling along)   Options Diamond Disc 10836-A-1-3  1926 
Charley Skeete's Orchestra  Deep Henderson - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11032-B-1-2  1926 

Geo. J. Lenth and H.C. Trader, Elkader, Iowa - 1916

Listener comments!

  Sat. 8/23/08 8:24pm jenn berliner:

keep 'em comin'! Great stuff!
  Tue. 9/23/08 8:56am Laurence Baker:

Dear Friend, This is the music that will be played forever! Your excellent nostalgic programmes is evidence of that ! Unlike the so called 'music' of today. Here today, and gone tomorrow!!! The accompanying photos, etc, are an added bonus to a great show. Well done to all concerned.Keep up the good work. Very sincerely, Laurence in London. UK.
  Mon. 1/5/09 8:55am Charles Slater:

As always, a fascinating program; full of otherwise hidden gems.
Keep up the good work - I'll keep listening.

  Thu. 2/12/09 8:45pm Bill Mannion:

Great Website
  Sat. 4/24/10 11:30pm Sheila:

Hello, I am interested in researching other Edison records. I am especially interested in Lasses White.
Thanks, for any help.
  Sat. 6/22/19 2:46pm Dick:

I sure hope this site remains active for many years. wonderful selections
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