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  • Recording Title

    Gems from The broken idol

  • Other Title(s)

    • A little China doll ; What makes the world go 'round ; Marie ; Sign of a honeymoon ; Alabama (Medley contents)
  • Vocal group

    Victor Light Opera Company

  • Composer

    Egbert Van Alstyne

  • Lyricist

    Harry Williams

  • Baritone vocal

    S. H. Dudley

  • Soprano vocal

    Elise Stevenson , Elizabeth Wheeler

  • Tenor vocal

    Frederick Gunster , Harry Macdonough , Billy Murray

  • Genre(s)

    Ethnic characterizations, Musical theater

  • Category


  • Description

    Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra

  • Language


  • Label Name/Number

    Victor 31757

  • Matrix Number


  • Take Number

    Exact take not known.
    This selection derives from an unidentified take made in 1909. See Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings for details about the master recording.

  • Place of Recording

    Camden, New Jersey

  • Size


  • Duration


  • Notes

    Performers for each selection are not identified in the Victor ledgers.

    The second title is given in Victor catalogs as "Love makes the world go 'round."

  • Rights & Access

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    Source of original recording: Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara. Inclusion of the recording in the National Jukebox, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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