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

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  • Audio Recording

    12th Street rag

    Copyright: 1914; Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): American pep march / Imperial Marimba Band.

    • Contributor: Bowman, Euday L. (euday Louis) - Imperial Marimba Band - Edison - Bowman, Euday L.
    • Date: 1921
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    The aba daba honeymoon

    Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1914; renewed by Arthur Fields and Walter Donovan, July 10, 1942. Coupling date: 10/26/1914. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. On label: baritone and tenor, orchestra accompaniment. With (reverse side): My croony melody / Billy Murray and chorus.

    • Contributor: Fields, Arthur - Donovan, Walter - Collins, Arthur - Harlan, Byron G. - Edison
    • Date: 1914
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    Allah's holiday

    Coupling date: 5/11/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: from "Katinka"--fox trot. With (reverse side): Hawaiian butterfly medley / Jaudus' Society Orchestra.

    • Contributor: Friml, Rudolf - Jaudas' Society Orchestra - Jaudas, Eugene - Edison
    • Date: 1917
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    Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie, too)

    Coupling date: 6/8/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): Don't bite the hand that's feeding you / Walter Van Brunt.

    • Contributor: Cobb, George L. - Murray, Billy - Yellen, Jack - Edison
    • Date: 1916
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    At the ball that's all

    Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1913/Jerry Vogel Music Co., Inc. Coupling date: 6/22/1915. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. Chorus finale from Hill's musical 'My Friend from Kentucky' (1913), interpolated into the author's 'Darktown Follies' (1914) and into the 'Ziegfeld Follies of 1913.' With (reverse side): At the Yiddish wedding jubilee / Maurice Burkhart.

    • Contributor: Hill, J. Leubrie (john Leubrie) - Mayo, Harry - Tally, Harry - Edison - Hill, J. Leubrie
    • Date: 1915
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    Backyard conversation between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan

    Coupling date: 5/14/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Cohen on his honeymoon / Monroe Silver.

    • Contributor: Porter, Steve - Jones, Ada
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording

    The band festival at Plum Center

    From Edison records catalog: This is one of the cleverest skits of its kind ever produced. It is cleverly written and even more cleverly presented. Miss Jones and Messrs. Harlan and Porter are thoroughly experienced at this sort of work and every intonation of their voices gives just the right touch to the situation. Notice how the band plays the famous "Misere" from Verdi's ...

    • Contributor: Doty, Charles W. - Jones, Ada - Harlan, Byron G. - Porter, Steve
    • Date: 1918
  • Audio Recording

    Beautiful Ohio

    Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1918. Coupling date: 4/3/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: mixed voices with orchestra. Robert A. King wrote the music under the pseudonym of "Mary Earl" because of a "for hire" contract he had with his publisher. With (reverse side): Alabama lullaby / Gladys Rice, Marion Evelyn Cox.

    • Contributor: King, Robert A. - Macdonald, Ballard - Metropolitan Quartet - Edison
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording

    The bells of St. Mary's

    Copyright: Chappell & Co., Inc., 1917. Coupling date: 12/16/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor. With (reverse side): Pickaninny rose / Margaret Freer.

    • Contributor: Adams, A. Emmett - James, Lewis - Furber, Douglas - Edison - Adams, A. E. (a. Emmett) - Adams, A. E.
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording

    Caprice Espagnol

    Coupling date: 1/29/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. With (reverse side): Souvenir / Albert Spalding.

    • Contributor: Spalding, Albert - Benoist, André - Edison
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording

    Carnival of Venice--variations

    Coupling date: 2/8/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: cornet solo. With (reverse side): As once in happier days, op. 64 no. 1 / Vladimir Dubinsky.

    • Contributor: Kryl, Bohumir - Burckhardt, John F. - Edison
    • Date: 1922
  • Audio Recording

    Carolina rolling stone

    Coupling date: 2/20/1922. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): Boo-hoo-hoo / Aileen Stanley.

    • Contributor: Squires, Harry D. - Dalhart, Vernon - Parish, Mitchell - Edison
    • Date: 1922
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    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. (william Savage) - Apollo Quartet of Boston - Pitts, W. S.
    • Date: 1919
  • Audio Recording

    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
    • Date: 1920
  • Audio Recording

    Crazy blues

    Copyright: MCA, Inc., 1920. Coupling date: 2/15/1921. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. With (reverse side): Pocahontas / Premier Quartet.

    • Contributor: Bradford, Perry - Sissle, Noble - Edison
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording

    Die Schnitzelbank

    Coupling date: 2/22/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: In Deutsch. With (reverse side): Im Grumewald ist Holzauktion (A wood auction in the greenforest) / Manhattan Quartett.

    • Contributor: Manhattan Quartett - Edison
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording

    Die Witwe und ihre sieben Maenner

    Coupling date: 2/22/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Komischer Vortrag mit Orchester, in Deutsch. With (reverse side): Puppchen / Adolph Hahl.

    • Contributor: Jacoby, Bacchus - Balle, Ernest - Edison
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording

    Dinnie Donohue, on Prohibition

    Coupling date: 12/2/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Irish monologue. With (reverse side): Uncle Josh and the soldier / Cal Stewart.

    • Contributor: Cahill, William
    • Date: 1921
  • Audio Recording

    Don't bite the hand that's feeding you

    Coupling date: 6/8/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): Are you from Dixie? ('cause I'm from Dixie too) / Billy Murray and chorus.

    • Contributor: Morgan, Jimmie - Van Brunt, Walter - Hoier, Thomas - Edison
    • Date: 1916
  • Audio Recording

    Elegie

    Coupling date: 12/13/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor solo in French. With (reverse side): 'O solo mio / Guido Ciccolini.

    • Contributor: Massenet, Jules - Ciccolini, Guido - Edison
    • Date: 1918
  • Audio Recording

    Farmyard medley

    Copyright: Groene Music Pub. Co., August 12, 1901. Coupling date: 6/19/1918. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: descriptive sketch, unaccompanied. With (reverse side): Study in mimicry, vaudeville / John Orren, Lilian Drew.

    • Contributor: Premier Quartet - Edison
    • Date: 1918
  • Audio Recording

    Gasoline Gus and his jitney bus

    Coupling date: 8/4/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus. With (reverse side): Aunt Dinah's golden wedding / Empire Vaudeville Company.

    • Contributor: Murray, Billy
    • Date: 1915
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    Give a man a horse he can ride

    Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass-baritone with orchestra. With (reverse side): Thy troubadour / Arthur Middleton.

    • Contributor: O'hara, Geoffrey - Middleton, Arthur - Thomason, James - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    Happy tho' married

    Coupling date: 6/22/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: monologue. With (reverse side): Desperate Desmond / Fred Duprez.

    • Contributor: Duprez, Fred
    • Date: 1915
  • Audio Recording

    Hungarian rag

    Coupling date: 11/5/1913. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): La catrera / National Promenade Band.

    • Contributor: Lenzberg, Julius - New York Military Band - Edison
    • Date: 1914