Centennial Songs - The Antique Phonograph Music Program with Mac Options

Playlist for June 7, 2011 Options
a program of all 2 minute cylinders played on the Columbia Q Graphophone

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100+ year old lo-fi recordings contextually presented.

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Title Artist Recording Comments
Whistling Rufus   Options Vess L. Ossman  Columbia 3859 2-minute cylinder 1899   Brown Wax 
Hannah, Won’t You Open That Door   Options Arthur Collins  Edison 8637 2-minute cylinder 190    
There's Another Picture   Options Byron Harlan  Indestructible 724 2-minute cylinder 191    
My Southern Rose   Options Walter Van Brunt  Indestructible 1318 2-minute cylinder 191    
A Medley of Negro Songs   Options Billy Golden  Columbia 2-minute cylinder 189   Brown Wax 
Medley of J.K. Enmmet's Yodle Songs   Options George Watson  Indestructible 1210 2-minute cylinder 191    
Whispering of the Flowers   Options Royal Military Band  Edison Bell 700 2-minute cylinder 190   British record 
Selections from Rigoletto   Options Edison Concert Band  Edison 84 2-minute cylinder 190    
I'm The Man   Options Bob Roberts  Edison 9910 2-minute cylinder 190    
March from El Capitain   Options Sousa'a Band  Columbia 2-minute cylinder 189   Brown Wax 
Estudiantina   Options Orchestra  Indestructible 1376 2-minute cylinder 190    
Miserere form Il Trovatore   Options Henkle and Anthony  Edison 9952 2-minute cylinder 190    
Down Where The Sweet Potatoes Grow   Options Collins and Harlan  Edison 8810 2-minute cylinder 190    
Medley   Options South Carolina Minstrels  Edison 9024 2-minute cylinder 190    
At The Minstrel Show No 1   Options Minstrels  Edison 9275 2-minute cylinder    
Heine   Options Ada Jones and Len Spencer  Edison 8982 2-minute cylinder 190    
All Aborad For Slumberville   Options Harlan and Stanley  Edison 8187 2-minute cylinder 190    
Mississippi Maimie   Options Harry McDonough  Edison 8762 2-minute cylinder 190    
Every Little Bit Helps   Options Len Spencer and Ada Jones  Columbia 22730 2-minute cylinder 190    

Listener comments!

  8:11pm Dominick:

Wow a night of cylinders!
Last week at Bryant Park was great fun
  8:13pm MAC:

all discs last week; all cylinders this week! Who knows what's next?
  8:16pm Minnesota Jeff:

Were there cylinders longer than 2 minutes?
  8:16pm other david:

unique show on a unique station :)

MAC - what kind of lifespan do the cylinders have, how many times before the needle makes them unreadable?
  8:22pm MAC:

These still play fine and a typical cylinder head is a ball so it sits lightly in the groove. Most cylinder deterioration comes from adverse storage conditions. I would say with proper care, HUNDREDS of years!
  8:32pm other david:

So better than CD-R's? :D

That's truly remarkable, thank you for this wonderful show, I love the footsteps in the background and the winding of the player.. there's something so gentle and perfect about it :)

I have to admit my era of recordings top out with Wilmoth Houdini and Annette Hanshaw, and they probably just missed the cylinder era
  8:34pm Dave:

The Sousa selection was "March from El Capitain" Great show!
  8:37pm MAC:

Thanks Dave!
  8:40pm MAC:

I played Hanshaw last week!
  8:42pm other david:

I shall attack the archives!

Seriously would love to hear that, I'm in Ireland so not always able to hear the shows
  8:42pm MAC:

That one had some strange distortion grooves!
  8:45pm other david:

wax cylinder clipping!
  8:58pm other david:

a perfect show

thanks mac
  3:43pm Andrew Park:

I'm so amaised about the wax cylinders. In fact, I heard that "Rheingold Beer" jingle at 33:45, AKA Estudiantina waltz.
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