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.
May 4, 2004: In search of Billy Murray - interview with Sam Herman, Peter Dilg & Lew Green Jr.
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|Billy Murray||Alec Busby, don't go away||Gold Moulded cylinder 8453||1903|
|Billy Murray||I'm afraid to come home in the dark||Gold Moulded cylidner 9780||1908|
|Sam Herman||First meeting Murray & Murray's early career||Interview by Peter Dilg & Lew Green Jr.||1993|
|Billy Murray||I've got the profiteering blues||Diamond Disc 7243-C||1920|
|Sam Herman||Kathleen Murray - "The female Jesse James"||Interview by Peter Dilg & Lew Green Jr.||1993|
|Billy Murray||Which switch is the switch, Miss, for Ipswich?||Diamond Disc 4047-B||1915|
|Premier Quartet||Moonlight Bay||Diamond Disc 3743-B||1915|
|Sam Herman||Touring with Billy Murray||Interview by Peter Dilg & Lew Green Jr.||1993|
|Premier Quartet||Farmyard medley||Diamond Disc 6031-C||1918|
|Sam Herman||Life in Freeport, NY with Madeline Murray & Billy Murray's death||Interview by Peter Dilg & Lew Green Jr.||1993|
|Ada Jones & Billy Murray||I'll take you back to Italy - from "Jack O' Lantern"||Diamond Disc 5994-C||1918|
|Billy Murray & his Merry Melody Men||She's got great ideas!||Diamond Disc 19129-B||1929|