Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from April 19, 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 April 19, 2005: Acoustical recording stories

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Edna White & Torcom Bezazian at Edison's New York City studio, c. 1921

Artist Track Album Year
Vess L. Ossman - banjo  Whistling Rufus   Options Brown wax cylinder 7115 - National Phono. Co.  1899 
Clarence Ferguson  Talk on early recording studios   Options Interview by Fred Harrington  1969 
Edward M. Favor  Conversations   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-368  1910 
Milford Fargo  Walter Scanlan's description of recording with Ada Jones   Options ENHS program - "Recording techniques"  1975 
Ada Jones & Billy Murray  Lily of the valley   Options Diamond Disc 5758-C  1917 
Torcom Bezazian - vocal, Edna White - trumpet  Duna   Options Diamond Disc 7991-C  1921 
Edna White  "The Caruso technique" & recording "The debutante"   Options ENHS program - "Recording techniques"  1975 
Edna White - trumpet  The debutante - caprice brillante   Options Diamond Disc 7682-A  1921 
Sam Herman  Talk on acoustical recording studio methods   Options Interview by Peter Dilg & Lew Green Jr.  1993 
Congo Four, Sam Herman - xylophone  Words - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 9673-B  1924 
Sam Herman  Talk on first experience making records at Cleartone   Options Interview by Peter Dilg & Lew Green Jr.  1993 
Empire Vaudeville Co.  Down at Finnegan's jamboree   Options Diamond Disc 6730-C  1921 

Recording machine for disc masters



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