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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February 20, 2007
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|Billy Murray||Lazy moon||Gold Moulded cylinder 9204||1906|
|Edison Concert Band||The ride of the Valkyries||Gold Moulded cylinder 9338||1906|
|Jack Dalton (Jack Kaufman) and the 7 Blue Babies||I don't work for a living||Diamond Disc 19265-B||1929|
|Premier Quartette||The skeleton rag||Gold Moulded cylinder 10575||1912|
|Helen Gross - vocal, the Kansas City Five||Undertakers blues||Diamond Disc 9813-A||1924|
|Len Spencer||The transformation scene - from "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"||Gold Moulded cylinder 8879||1904|
|Vernon Dalhart - vocal, Carson Robison - guitar||The hanging of Charles Birger||Diamond Disc 18561-A||1928|
|Creatore and his band||Marche Lorraine||Diamond Disc 5236-C||1918|
|Anna Chandler and chorus||Please don't take my lovin' man away||Amberol cylinder 4M-1086||1912|
|Edison Male Quartette||Where the morning glories twine around the door||Gold Moulded cylinder 9312||1906|
|Vasa Prihoda - violin, Otto Eisen - piano||Spanish dance (Op. 58, no.1)||Diamond Disc 8286-A||1922|
|Osip Borisov||Moskra - Russian song||Brown wax cylinder 12068||c. 1900|
|Charleston Seven (Louis Katzman)||Toodles - fox trot||Diamond Disc 9867-B||1925|
|George P. Watson - yodeler||Sauerkraut is bully medley||Amberol cylinder 4M-1076||1912|
|John J. Kimmble - melodeon||Allerdeen march||Amberol cylinder 4M-1048||1912|
Mon. 3/19/07 8:02pm
Testing, testing. One, two, three, four. Testing.
Wed. 4/23/08 10:35pm
Just played this one again, and what a great pleasure! Thank you for all those great Edison's Attic programs.
Wed. 4/23/08 10:39pm
Sure wish Grandfather was here to enjoy that "Sauerkraut Is Bully" medley, as the family (like so many Russian immigrant families) used to make their own sauerkraut from vegetables from the family garden. And he did rock the babies to sleep, too!
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