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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July 8, 2008: Filled-in for Mac
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|Fiddlin' Powers and family||Sourwood Mountains||Diamond Disc 10613-A-1-10||1925|
|Issler's Orchestra||Dancing on the house top||Brown wax cylinder [unknown company]||c. mid-1890s|
|California Ramblers||Painting the clouds with sunshine - fox trot||Diamond Disc 19271-B-1-3||1929|
|Waldo Mayo and his ensemble, Frohne Sisters - vocals||My dream memory||Needle Type disc N-1058-C-2-1||1929|
|Edison Concert Band||The triumph of old glory||Gold Moulded cylinder 9650 (4 .)||1907|
|Josie Sadler||Come and hear the orchestra||Amberol cylinder 4M-184 (A- .5)||1909|
|Original Memphis Five, Phil Napoleon||A bunch of blues - drag fox trot||Diamond Disc 9174-A-3-1||1923|
|Billy Murray||I'm afraid to come home in the dark||Gold Moulded cylinder 9780 (5 .)||1908|
|New York Military Band||I'm afraid to come home in the dark - humoresque||Amberol cylinder 4M-60 (.33)||1908|
|Vasa Prihoda - violin, Asta Doubravska - piano||Humoreska, op. 7, no. 2||Diamond Disc 7802-A-8-1||1921|
|Mid-Pacific Hawaiians, William Kalama||Kaena||Diamond Disc 18767-B-1-2||1928|
|Olga Steeb - piano||Scherzo in E minor||Diamond Disc 8394-B-3-2||1922|
|M.J. O'Connell||Hot dogs fancy ball||Diamond Disc 5328-C-1-1||1917|
|Charles Magnante - accordion||Bridal rose overture||Diamond Disc 18214-C-2-3||1928|
|Eddie Worth and his County Fair Orchestra||Ev'rybody loves my girl - fox trot||Diamond Disc 11992-C-1-1||1928|
Wed. 7/9/08 1:19pm
Hello Jerry! Great to hear you back, albeit for a one night stand. I'm still going through withdrawal since October '07. Been wearing out the grooves on my 'Thomas Edison's Attic Program' Records.............
Wed. 7/9/08 2:07pm
It was good to hear your show again!
Thu. 7/10/08 10:35am
Jerry, thanks so much. I'm a little less mad today, because I heard your program.
Sat. 7/12/08 11:07pm
Good to have you back if for only one Tuesday night. Love those Edison Records. My favorite one tonight was the humoresque rendition of "I`m Afraid To Come Home In The Dark" Thanks.
Sun. 7/13/08 1:52pm
Good to hear your dulcettones on the wireless again!
Sun. 7/20/08 7:39pm
Great to hear you again. Please come back every Tuesday night!
Mon. 7/28/08 11:03am
Please find some way to continue this great program and service. Where else can we ever be exposed to the history of sound in such an interesting manner. My Edison Diamond Disc player, a family purchase in 1922 for and still running fine, has only so many slots for recordings and you have broadened our musical horizons. Thanks so much for what you've done.
Sun. 8/3/08 5:51pm
I just discovered this site today, August 3rd, 2008. Only to learn that all this was going on and I knew nothing about it. It is not fair to end this. This is fantastic stuff. Young people need to have access to this kind of information. It even helped me understand why every closet in my house is packed full of cylinders, DD's and 78's. I truly love this stuff. Whoever dreamed up this site gets a gold star.
Sun. 8/3/08 6:04pm
And one more thing. Recorded sound is an American technology gone global. It is our responsibility to preserve it's history. Thanks.
Sun. 8/24/08 9:29pm
Colin Hancock From Texas:
Too Bad ther arent any more. I miss the records
Wed. 10/8/08 4:52pm
Jerry, it was great hearing you back again. It was a great discovery today. I hope you'll continue to sub on occasion. Your programs are a wonderful source of historic sounds.
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