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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December 30, 2003: Edison Voicewriter presents: "The fabulous 20's" - narrated by Ted Lewis
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|The Old Home Singers||Auld lang syne||Diamond Disc 6147-A||1921|
|Steve Porter||Flanagan's New Year's call||Gold Moulded cylinder 10054||1909|
|Duke Yellman - piano||Me and my shadow||Diamond Disc 11849-A||1927|
|Al Bernard||In nineteen-ninety-nine||Diamond Disc 9545-A||1924|
|Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band||Jazbo jazz - one-step||Diamond Disc 6199-C||1919|
|Rachel Grant (Gladys Rice) & Billy Murray||When my baby smiles at me||Diamond Disc 7150-A||1920|
|Ernie Golden and his Hotel McAlpin Orchestra||Is everybody happy now - fox trot||Diamond Disc 18155-A||1928|
|Ted Lewis - narrator||"The fabulous 20's" - side 1||Edison Voicewriter souvenir disc L7OU-0608-1A||1958|
|Ted Lewis - narrator||"The fabulous 20's" - side 2||Edison Voicewriter souvenir disc L7OU-0609-1A||1958|
|John Baltzell, Samuel C. Shults, John F. Burckhardt||Paddy Ryan's favorite Irish jig||Diamond Disc 18387-A||1928|
|Mid-Pacific Hawaiians, William Kalama - bandleader||Maui girl (Girl of the island of Maui)||Needle Type disc N-198-A||1929|
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