Collection Inventing Entertainment: The Early Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

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  • Give a man a horse he can ride

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass-baritone with orchestra. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Thy troubadour / Arthur Middleton. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - O'Hara, Geoffrey - Middleton, Arthur - Thomason, James
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Vesti la giubba I pagliacci

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 3/5/1917. (Venue). With (reverse side): Explanatory talk. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Leoncavallo, Ruggiero - Ciccolini, Guido
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • In the little red school house

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Edward B. Marks Music Corp., 1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. In catalog: tenor and baritone. Coupling date: 4/6/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): Broken-hearted blues / Al Bernard. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Wilson, Al (Vocalist) - Brennan, James A. - Jones, Billy - Hare, Ernest - Wilson, Al. - Wilson, Al
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie, too)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. Coupling date: 6/8/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): Don't bite the hand that's feeding you / Walter Van Brunt. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Cobb, George L. - Murray, Billy - Yellen, Jack
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • The U.S. Field Artillery march

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1917, 1945. John Philip Sousa's arrangement of the E.L. Gruber song, "The caissons go rolling along." Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 6/30/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Piccolo pie / Creatore and His Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Sousa, John Philip - New York Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • O patria mia Aïda

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 3/16/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): Explanatory talk / Harry E. Humphrey. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Verdi, Giuseppe - Rappold, Marie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • The three bears

    Coupling date: 12/30/1919. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. On label: a bed-time story. With (reverse side): Three billy goats "gruff" / Edna Baily.

    • Contributor: Brooke, L. Leslie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Onward, Christian soldiers!

    From Edison records catalog: "Onward, Christian Soldiers!" is called by commentators "a rousing hymn of Christian warfare." The words were written by Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, a Roman Catholic writer and priest. He was born in England in 1834. Sir Arthur Sullivan, who wrote this music, is the Sullivan of the famous "Gilbert and Sullivan" operettas. He wrote every kind of music--the "Lost Chord" was ...

    • Contributor: Sullivan, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Save a little dram for me

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 11/21/1927. Coupling date: 5/1/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): Dinnie Donohue / William Cahill. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Skidmore, Will E. - Walker, Marshall - Rogers, Duke
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • My mother's rosary

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. Coupling date: 3/27/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): There's a long long trail / George Ballard and chorus. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Meyer, George W. - Van Brunt, Walter - Lewis, Sam L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Prelude in C sharp minor op. 3

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. Coupling date: 3/12/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Polka de W.R. / Sergei Rachmaninoff. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Rachmaninoff, Sergei
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Die Schnitzelbank

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: In Deutsch. Coupling date: 2/22/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Im Grumewald ist Holzauktion (A wood auction in the greenforest) / Manhattan Quartett. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Manhattan Quartett
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • I've been floating down the old green river

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc., 1943.t. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. The song was introduced by Florence Moore in "Maid in America" (1915). Coupling date: 1/31/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): Cohen at the telephone / George Thompson. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Cooper, Joe - Murray, Billy - Kalmar, Bert - Cooper, Joseph
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 12th Street rag

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: 1914; Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): American pep march / Imperial Marimba Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Bowman, Euday L. (Euday Louis) - Imperial Marimba Band - Bowman, Euday L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Introduction and tarentelle

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. Coupling date: 5/27/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Arioso / Herman Kolodkin. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Sarasate, Pablo De - Violin, Mischa - Adler, Josef
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Santa Claus hides in your phonograph

    Coupling date: 6/20/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Christmas cobwebs / Edna Baily.

    • Contributor: Penn, Arthur A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Second Hungarian rhapsodie, part I

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. Coupling date: 11/22/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Second Hungarian rhapsodie, pt. II / Sergei Rachmaninoff. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Liszt, Franz - Rachmaninoff, Sergei
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Carnival of Venice--variations

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: cornet solo. Coupling date: 2/8/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): As once in happier days, op. 64 no. 1 / Vladimir Dubinsky. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Kryl, Bohumir - Burckhardt, John F.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • La mamma morta--Andrea Chénier

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Sei forse l'angelo fedele? (The letter scene) / Claudia Muzio. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Giordano, Umberto - Muzio, Claudia
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Die Witwe und ihre sieben Maenner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Komischer Vortrag mit Orchester, in Deutsch. Coupling date: 2/22/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Puppchen / Adolph Hahl. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Jacoby, Bacchus - Balle, Ernest
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Medley of Southern airs

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Banjo solo unaccompanied. From Edison records catalog: Fred J. Bacon, banjo; includes My old Kentucky home, Dixie, and Old folks at home. Coupling date: 6/5/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Homeward march / John Kimmel. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Bacon, Fred J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • The raggedy man

    Coupling date: 8/1/1914. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: recitation; listed as (a) The Raggedy Man, (b) The Bumblebee, (c) An Impetuous Resolve. With (reverse side): Out to old Aunt Mary's / Harry Humphrey.

    • Contributor: Riley, James Whitcomb
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Myona-Hawaiian waltz

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 6/30/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Kaiwi waltz (Old Hawaiian melody) / Toots Paka's Hawaiians. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • The church in the wildwood

    Coupling date: 7/23/1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: male voices with organ. With (reverse side): Ninety and nine / Christine Miller.

    • Contributor: Pitts, W. S.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Tancuj, tancuj

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone in Czecho-Slovak. Coupling date: 5/20/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Aj, lucka lucka siroka (Oh the wide, wide field) / Alois Havrilla. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Havrilla, Alois
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921