Centennial Songs - The Antique Phonograph Music Program with Mac Options

Playlist for May 10, 2011 Options
Road trip to Collector Bob in PA REVISITED - part 1

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Title Artist Recording Comments
Home Sweet Home   Options Charles DeLong ?  Edison 2-minute cylinder 189?   unlisted brown wax cylinder 
What Do You Thinmk of Houlahan?   Options Edward M Favor of Righteous 1492 Company  Edison 6105 2-minute cylinder 1899   brown wax 
The Little Alabama Coon   Options Len Spencer  Edison 2-minute cylinder 1898 ish   unlisted brown wax cylinder 
unknown   Options Anonymous  2-minute cylinder 189?   brown wax home recording 
The Meeting of the Blue and the Grey   Options Issler's Orchestra  Edison? 2-minute cylinder 189?   brown wax. There is a listing in the Edison catalog for this being recorded by the Edison Symphony Orchestra, #583. This COULD be this record which would make it VERY early circa early 1890's. 
The Fat Policeman   Options Announcement sounds like E. L. Newhart?  ? 2-minute cylinder 189?   brown wax 
I'se Gwine Back to Dixie   Options Manhattan Quartette  2-minute cylinder 189?   brown wax 
Every Day Is Sunday By and By   Options Edison Quartette  Edison 2227 2-minute cylinder 189?   brown wax 
Advertising record for The Goodwill   Options Anonymous  2-minute cylinder 189?   A brown wax record manufactured to spread the word of the Goodwill. 
By The Light Of The Silvery Moon   Options Ada Jones  Edison BA 1521 4-minute cylinder 1912    
Junk Man Rag - Medley   Options Fred Van Epps  Edison BA 2225 4-minute cylinder 191    
Doctor's Testimonials   Options Golden and Hughes  Edison BA 1880 4-minute cylinder 191    
Springtime Intermezzo   Options Sybil Sanderson Fagan  Edison BA 4023 4-minute cylinder 191    

Listener comments!

  8:39pm hellbilly13:

Great show,Mac! What a great collection Bob has ...the 2 min cylinders are amazing!
  8:54pm pierre:

Bonsoir (03.00 am here in Paris - France) i love to hear this show, thanks Mac !
  9:00pm dale:

bob rocks. we need more bob's in this world. thanks!!!
  3:51pm Jerry:

What a great collection bob has. Always happen when you play the old cylinder records. Keep up the great programs Mac.
  8:14pm ed:

I love the shows you do with Bob, can`t wait to hear part 2. Before i saw this video clip, I tried to picture in my mind what his collection looked like, it`s more organized than I thought. A VERY nice collection. Thanks for all you do Mac. You`re GRRRRRREAT!.
  1:18pm Matt:

Fantastic program. Many gems here. that Goodwill cylinder is very interesting. As they mention radio, it must be sometime in the 1920's time I guess? :
  2:52pm EricW:

Excellent show, Mac! I'm inclined to agree with Matt re: the Goodwill cylinder; since WOR didn't exist before February 1922, that would seem to mark the earliest likely date of the cylinder. Could the recession the announcer's talking about be the tail-end of the one in 1920-21?
  6:34pm Anon:

The 1st cylinder, "Home Sweet Home", is by Charles P. Lowe, a popular vaudeville xylophonist who made many records in the 1890s and 1900s, and also playing other percussion instruments for Columbia and Victor.
  6:45pm Anon:

Oh, forgot to mention something: The 1492 Company is Rice's 1492 Company. The anonymous home cylinder sounds as if they're singing "the [powers?] of God", and I think I heard "the power of grace" in there too. A Sunday School choir?

The E. L. Newhart record is interesting because it seems like the performer's last name is the same as comedian Bob Newhart!

Very good collection, especially Issler's Orchestra!
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