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

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  • 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 - Humphrey, Harry E.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Quand' ero paggio

    sound recording] : Falstaf | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass with orchestra, in Italian; titles listed as (a) and (b). Coupling date: 9/7/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Quartet - Bella figlia dell amore / Odette Le Fontenay, Elizabeth Spencer, Max Bloch, Arthur Middleton. DLC Sound Recording] : Falstaf (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Verdi, Giuseppe - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Middleton, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Omar Rabbi Elozor

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: traditional from the Talmud, tenor and male voices in Hebrew. Coupling date: 1/18/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): El molei rachmim / Cantor Meyer Kanewsky and his choir. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Kanewsky, Meyer
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • 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
  • Let us not forget--a message to the American people

    Coupling date: 1/7/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): National airs of the Allies / New York Military Band.

    • Contributor: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva) - Edison, Thomas A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Farmyard medley

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Groene Music Pub. Co., August 12, 1901. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: descriptive sketch, unaccompanied. Coupling date: 6/19/1918. (Venue). With (reverse side): Study in mimicry, vaudeville / John Orren, Lilian Drew. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Premier Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Polski taniec

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: (Polish). Coupling date: 8/21/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): Polka Warszawska "wiszniaczka" / Aleksander Iwanowski. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Iwanowski, Aleksander
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Umbrellas to mend

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 8/21/1925. On label: one-step. Coupling date: 3/26/1918. (Venue). With (reverse side): Johnson "jazz" blues / Frisco Jazz Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Kaufman, Mel - Frisco Jazz Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Ed. Gallagher and Al. Shean, Jan. 17, 1922; renewal R49702, 1949. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. A comedy patter song, introduced by the vaudeville team of Gallagher and Shean in the musical "Ziegfeld Follies of 1922." Coupling date: 4/24/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): Who tied the can on the old dog's ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Shean, Al - Gallagher, Ed. - Meeker, Edward - Porter, Steve
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • Caprice Espagnol

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. Coupling date: 1/29/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Souvenir / Albert Spalding. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Spalding, Albert - Benoist, André
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Lasca

    Coupling date: 6/6/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: recitation with incidental music. With (reverse side): Gunga Din / Harry Humphrey.

    • Contributor: Desprez, Frank - Humphrey, Harry E.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Oi ya nestchastay (malo Russkaya piesnia)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor in Russian, pod accompaniment. Ukrainian folk song. Coupling date: 6/21/1921. (Venue). With (reverse side): Ach rasposhol / Alexander Sashko. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Lysenko, Mykola Vitaliĭovych - Sashko, Alexander - Iranova, A. - Lysenko, Mykola Vitaliaeiovych
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • 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
  • The trumpet shall sound--Messiah

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Recitative and Air, bass solo with trumpet obligato and orchestra. Coupling date: 2/3/1916. (Venue). With (reverse side): I know that my redeemer liveth--Messiah / Julia Heinrich. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Handel, George Frideric - Middleton, Arthur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • La sonnambula Ah! non credia mirarti

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano solo in Italian, orchestra accompaniment. Coupling date: 5/11/1915. (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 - Bellini, Vincenzo - Case, Anna
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1915
  • Night time in Little Italy

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: fox trot. Coupling date: 1/17/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Dry town blues / Lou Chiha "Friscoe." DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Frisco Jazz Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Kashmiri song (Indian love lyrics)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Indian Love Lyrics, soprano with orchestra. Coupling date: 10/1/1920. (Venue). With (reverse side): Pale moon / Arthur Middleton. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Woodforde Finden, Amy - Teyte, Maggie - Hope, Laurence
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
  • 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
  • Madelon (I'll be true to the whole regiment)

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male voices with orchestra. French words by Louis Bousquet. Coupling date: 1/15/1919. (Venue). With (reverse side): Till we meet again / Gladys Rice, Vernon Dalhart. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Edison - Robert, Camille - Fields, Arthur - Bryan, Alfred
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Cohen on his honeymoon

    Coupling date: 5/14/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: monologue. With (reverse side): Backyard conversation between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan / Ada Jones, Steve Porter.

    • Contributor: Silver, Monroe
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • True to the flag march

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in. | Cutout date: 10/31/1929. Coupling date: 4/1/1922. (Venue). With (reverse side): Serenade / Creatore and His Band. DLC Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Blon, Franz Von - United States Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922