Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from October 31, 2006 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 October 31, 2006: Hallowe'en

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Gold Moulded cylinder 10132

Artist Track Album Year
Premier Quartette  The skeleton rag   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 10575  1912 
Phil Napoleon and his orchestra  The cat (a spooky novelty!) - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11540-C  1927 
Helen Gross - vocal, the Kansas City Five  Undertakers blues   Options Diamond Disc 9813-A  1924 
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Len Spencer  The transformation scene - from "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 8879  1904 
Al Campbell and Jack Kaufman, Jack Glogau - piano  Why did Dr. Jekyl hide?   Options Diamond Disc 11493-C  1927 
American Symphony Orchestra  Hallowe'en dance   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 10132  1909 
Ernest V. Stoneman and his Dixie Mountaineers  Down on the banks of the Ohio   Options Diamond Disc 18443-A  1928 
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Kristin Herron  Grace MacDowell letter to Mina Miller Edison, October 20, 1931   Options    
Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan  The ragtime goblin man   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-1071  1912 
Vasa Prihoda - violin, Otto Eisen - piano  Witch's dance   Options Diamond Disc 8417-A  1924 
George Wilton Ballard  Witches   Options Diamond Disc 6805-C  1919 
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[unknown]  The mad ravings of John McCullough   Options Brown wax cylinder - unknown company  c. 1900 
Vernon Dalhart - vocal, Carson Robison - guitar  The hanging of Charles Birger   Options Diamond Disc 18561-A  1928 
Premier Quartet  That syncopated boogie-boo   Options Blue Amberol cylinder 1646  1913 
Don Voorhees and his Earl Carroll's "Vanities" Orchestra, Vaughn De Leath - vocal  Dancing the devil away - fox trot from "Lucky"   Options Diamond Disc 11640-C  1927 


Diamond Disc 11540-C


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