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.
November 18, 2003: Artifacts of early radio: "Luke Higgins' Main St. Sketches" & Martha Copeland on "the Eveready Hour"
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|Elsie Clark - vocal, Nelson Story - piano||Loud speakin' papa (you'd better speak easy to me)||Diamond Disc 10619-C||1925|
|George Frame Brown||Luke Higgins' Main Street sketches - WOR Newark, NJ||Diamond Disc EXP-159-B||1928|
|Martha Copeland||National Carbon Company's Eveready Hour - WEAF-NBC New York, NY||Diamond Disc EXP-159-B||1928|
|WAAM's Happy Hour group||The Edison program - WAAM Newark, NJ||Diamond Disc EXP-156-A||1928|