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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April 17, 2007
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|Albert Benzler||Believe me if all those endearing young charms||Gold Moulded cylinder 9437||1906|
|MacDowell Sisters (Edith and Grace)||In the garden||Diamond Disc 11146-C||1926|
|Ford's Hawaiians, Henry Kailimai - leader||Pau ka hana meles||Diamond Disc 5098-B||1916|
|Fletcher Henderson and his orchestra||My papa doesn't two-time no time - fox-trot||Diamond Disc 9482-A||1924|
|Ada Jones||Gwendolyn||Gold Moulded cylinder 9436||1907|
|Edison Symphony Orchestra||My little canoe||Gold Moulded cylinder 8851||1904|
|National Male Quartet, Harry Donaghy - leader||Street corner quartet||Diamond Disc 9687-A||1924|
|[unnamed band]||Jolly coppersmith||Brown wax cylinder - United States Phonograph Co.||c. late 1890s|
|Will Oakland and chorus||I'll take you home again, Kathleen||Amberol cylinder 4M-1102||1912|
|Joseph Samuel's Music Masters||Mello cello waltz||Diamond Disc 7743-B||1921|
|Posey Rorer and his North Carolina Ramblers||We'll understand it better bye and bye||Diamond Disc 18752-A||1928|
|William Dorn - xylophone||Silver threads among the gold & Cordelia polka||Amberol cylinder 4M-1112||1912|
|Steve Porter, Byron G. Harlan and Edward Meeker||Two rubes and the tramp musician||Amberol cylinder 4M-1110||1912|
|Golden Gate Orchestra||Dream train - fox trot||Diamond Disc 19110-B||1929|
Wed. 4/18/07 11:06pm
Hi Jerry - Nice show! Hawaiian record you played not slack key - that's a fingerpicking style. Also - not a slide whistle on that waltz, but a saw, played w/a bow. Y'know, you have a lot of very nice Hawaiian material at Edison. You oughtta have Mal Rockwell on via remote & do an entire Hawaiian program. Great work!
Wed. 4/25/07 1:19pm
Thanks for the comments, Rich. Corrections are welcome!! Mello cello waltz: If that's a saw, it's surprisingly up-front and full sounding, for an acoustic recording. Listening thru headphones, it sounds almost breathy, which made me think slide whistle. Though, it does have that constant vibrato, which hints towards a saw. I bet you're right. My mistake on the "slack key".
Sun. 5/13/07 12:10am
Just endorsing Rich's recommendation - yes please, more Hawaiian music.
Fri. 12/7/07 12:22am
Thank you for my grandfather's voice!! - he died before I was born. This broadcast inspired me to track down more Edison recordings for my son & my grandsons - NOT TO MENTION THE JOY IT BROUGHT TO MY 86 yr. old MOTHER AND AUNT.thanks!!! What a treasure you are providing.....
Fri. 12/7/07 12:25am
Sorry I left out the fact that Harry Donaghy was my Grandfather - I'm not internet savy.....
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