Options Thomas Edison's Attic: Playlist from September 18, 2007 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 September 18, 2007

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Artist Track Album Year
Murry K. Hill  The honest hold-up man and Billy Beans   Options Blue Amberol cylinder 2166 (.8)  1914 
Phil Napoleon and his orchestra  Moon of Japan   Options Diamond Disc 18027-B-1-2  1927 
Ernest V. Stoneman and his Dixie Mountaineers  The old maid and the burglar   Options Needle Type disc N-219-A-1-1  1928 
Alabama Troubadours  Original minstrel first part   Options Brown wax cylinder - United States Phonograph Co.  c. late 1890s 
Peerless Orchestra  The man behind the gun march   Options Brown wax cylinder 7422 - National Phonograph Co.  1900 
Anna Chandler  In the land of harmony   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-741 (A- ..2)  1911 
Oreste Migliaccio - piano  The little white house (at the end of Honeymoon Lane) - from "Honeymoon Lane"   Options Diamond Disc 11392-C-1-7  1927 
Trio Instrumental Arriaga  Jessey - polca   Options Blue Amberol cylinder 22028 (.5)  1913 
Edward Meeker  I think I oughtn't ought to any more   Options Gold Moulded cylinder 9638 (5 ..)  1907 
Steve Porter and Byron G. Harlan  Congressman Filkin's home-cooking   Options Amberol cylinder 4M-677 (A- ..5)  1911 
Atlantic Dance Orchestra (Louis Katzman orchestra)  Uno - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 8926-B-1-1  1923 
Polk Miller and the Old South Quartet  The bonnie blue flag   Options Blue Amberol cylinder 2175 (.1)  1914 
Vaughn De Leath - vocal, Muriel Pollock - piano  What'll you do?   Options Diamond Disc 18078-B-1-4  1928 
B.A. Rolfe and his Palais D'or Orchestra  Rocky mountain blues - fox trot   Options Diamond Disc 11725-C-2-1  1927 

Phonograph dealer Thomas C. Hough, 714 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, Minnesota - 1906

Gold Moulded cylinder 9638

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Listener comments!

  6:30pm Brian:

While I was sad to hear that you had to discontinue the Attic, I wanted you to know that a regular listener from Seattle will miss it! Many thanks for programming this over the last few years and all the best in the future.
  2:29am Norman:

I am also very sorry to hear that you are going to end your regular program. I always appreciated the huge variety from brown wax tunes to late 1920s jazz. The specials were always interesting and helped me a lot to increase my Edison education. I will definitely miss your program!
  7:53pm ian l miller / scotland:

truly sorry to hear the news, your show is/was the best all music prog. on the internet my thanks and good wishes to you and all those concerned
  2:16pm Bill:

I'll really miss your show ... especially the "specials". The Paragon Ragtime Orchestra recording session was a classic! Glad it will be up on the archives. All good wishes.
  2:01am Mitch:

PLEASE DON'T GO. The attic is one of the high points of my week! Can you go to once a month?
  12:12pm Richard Densmore:

Hi Jerry,
I too am saddened that you are ending your show. It had a tremendous variety of recordings we could hear nowhere else. Best of luck with future ventures!
  2:15pm Jim Warner:

Jerry, I echo all the comments above. Your show is/was a one-of-a-kind adventure. Thank you for sharing all those wonderful moments of recorded history that none of us would ever hear if you hadn't played them on your program. Also, thanks for the outstanding quality of the transfers. I also wish to salute WFMU for their obvious support, and for archiving all the past programs. I appreciate the fact that they will continue to be available. (I've been listening through them, and have only a small group of 2005 to go!) Best of luck in the future, and hopefully, you will be in a position to do a program again someday.
  5:34pm Jeff Wood:

I must concur with all of the above comments. You have performed a real public service making this mostly unavailable material available to everyone! I've certainly learned a lot, and I've been collecting for years. Thanks so much!
  11:58am Chris Zwarg:

I hope that WFMU will at least find time to re-run the earlier part (2003 to 2005) of the series that was not podcasted as high-quality MP3s at the time. The RealAudio archives sound pretty dismal....
  11:28am Jonas Liljestrom, Sweden:

DON'T YOU DARE, young man!!!! I only just discovered your podcast, and it's one of the best and most interesting I've ever listened to.
  5:53pm Dave (Swindon - UK):

Many thanks for so many interesting programmes over the years Jerry. There were many real 'gems' to hear (and I don't mean the phonograph!}. Perhaps when the 'Old Codger' has to have a new battery fitted to his pacemaker- or spring to his 'gramophone' ; we could have a guest appearence from you . . . . ?
  4:30pm Dave:

Come on guys. You gotta be kidding. You can't kill The Attic. It is terrific stuff. Dave - SouthWest UK
  5:12pm Ismael Vega (Mexico City,Mexico):

Mr. DJ Jerry
I'm deeply sorry about the T.E.A. sudden end, it's very sad indeed, although i discovered your program last Novermber, I can't believe the fact that you were on air during 4 years with a radio programm that played phonographic records.

As a mexican, I loved the 3 or 4 "mexican foreing recordings" you presented in this program. By the way, i found information about the Trio Arriaga some days ago in the internet :

"The Trio Instrumental Arriaga was a very popular musical ensamble (originally a duet) created by mandolin player Joaquin J. Arriaga, and guitarist Octaviano Yanez, which sucess lead them to record some ballroom pieces in the early 1900's for the Edison Phonographic Company in blue amberol cylinders, most of the pieces were writen by mexican composer Carlos Curti.

After this brief message I must say good bye and I hope that, very soon, T.E.A. will return or will be replace by another or even better program of the same style.
  4:48pm Patrick:

I think many here are jumping to the grief gun. TEA will still be here, right on our browser. Just key it up, load up your pod and listen away. Nothing new but that's ok, there's plenty so far.
  3:21pm Nick:

I'm going to start playing some of this stuff on the radio in Phila. PA. Come listen to my show, Tenseless Sensations, at www.wkdu.org.
  4:26am Dick:

Hello from France. Found this great site while searching the net. My favorite musical period. I hope it remains available. April 1, 2016.
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