Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from January 25, 2005 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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Options January 25, 2005

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The Southern Four

Artist Track Album Year
Old Homestead Quartet  Alabama troubadours original minstrel - first part   Options Brown wax cylinder - United States Phono. Co.  c. late 1890s 
Oreste and his Queenland Orchestra, Theo Alban - vocal  Sailin' on - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11898-A  1927 
Knickerbocker Quartette  Winter song   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-688  1911 
Ellen Coleman (Helen Baxter), Lem Fowler's Orchestra  You got ev'ry thing a sweet mama needs (but me)   Options Diamond Disc 9066-A  1923 
Billy Murray  If Mr. Boston Lawson has his way   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 8954  1905 
Edison Concert Band  Carnival dance   Options Diamond Disc 2536-B  1914 
Vernon Dalhart - vocal & harmonica, Carson Robison - guitar , Murray Kellner - violin  The dying girl's message   Options Diamond Disc 11312-A  1927 
Charles Ross Taggart  Country fiddler at the party   Options Diamond Disc 9760-A  1924 
Jasper Bisbee - fiddle, Beulah Bisbee-Schuler - piano  The devil's dream - reel   Options Diamond Disc 9263-B  1924 
Arthur Fields  Ja-da (ja da, ja da, jing jing jing)   Options Diamond Disc 6438-C  1919 
Charles T. LaPaine (?) - piano  Selections from the opera Carmen   Options Brown wax cylinder - unknown company  c. late 1890s 
Southern Four  Standin' in the need o' prayer - negro spiritual   Options Diamond Disc 8312-B  1924 
Eddie Peabody - banjo  Let it rain, let it pour (I'll be in Virginia in the morning)   Options Diamond Disc 10446-A  1925 
Club De Vingt Orchestra  Rosy cheeks - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 8187-B  1921 


Train carload of phonographs arrives in Shreveport, Louisiana - July 1917


Grandpa McCall in T.J. Denson's drug store - Cameron, Texas, 1918



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