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  • Second Hungarian rhapsodie, part I

    Coupling date: 11/22/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. With (reverse side): Second Hungarian rhapsodie, pt. II / Sergei Rachmaninoff.

    • Contributor: Liszt, Franz - Rachmaninoff, Sergei - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • That tumble-down shack in Athlone

    Copyright: Waterson, Berin & Snyder, 1918. Coupling date: 10/1/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: counter-tenor and chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): Did you mean all you told me last night? / Manuel Romain.

    • Contributor: Carlo, Monte - Sanders, Alma M. - Oakland, Will - Pascoe, Richard W. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean

    Copyright: Ed. Gallagher and Al. Shean, Jan. 17, 1922; renewal R49702, 1949. Coupling date: 4/24/1922. 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." With (reverse side): Who tied the can on the old dog's tail? / Edward Meeker.

    • Contributor: Shean, Al - Gallagher, Ed. - Meeker, Edward - Porter, Steve - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1922
  • There's a long, long trail

    Coupling date: 3/27/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor and chorus with orchestra. Written in 1913 by two seniors at Yale. With (reverse side): My mother's rosary / Walter Van Brunt.

    • Contributor: Elliott, Zo - Ballard, George Wilton - King, Stoddard - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • My mother's rosary

    Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc. Coupling date: 3/27/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. With (reverse side): There's a long long trail / George Ballard and chorus.

    • Contributor: Meyer, George W. - Van Brunt, Walter - Lewis, Sam L. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Quand' ero paggio

    Coupling date: 9/7/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: bass with orchestra, in Italian; titles listed as (a) and (b). With (reverse side): Quartet - Bella figlia dell amore / Odette Le Fontenay, Elizabeth Spencer, Max Bloch, Arthur Middleton.

    • Contributor: Verdi, Giuseppe - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Middleton, Arthur - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Umbrellas to mend

    Coupling date: 3/26/1918. Cutout date: 8/21/1925. On label: one-step. With (reverse side): Johnson "jazz" blues / Frisco Jazz Band.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Mel - Frisco Jazz Band - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • Love, here is my heart

    Copyright: Leo Feist Inc., 1915, 1943, 1952. Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. Also known as "Chere, a toi mon coeur" or "Mon coeur est pour toi," with French words by Louis Delamarre. With (reverse side): Auld lang syne / Old Home Singers.

    • Contributor: Silésu, Lao - Miller, Reed - Ross, Adrian - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • Poor butterfly

    Copyright: Harms, Inc. 1916, 1944. Coupling date: 2/20/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. In Edison Records catalog: fox trot, for dancing. With (reverse side): Missouri waltz / Jaudas' Society Orchestra.

    • Contributor: Hubbell, Raymond - Jaudas' Band - Jaudas, Eugene - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • Vesti la giubba--I Pagliacci

    Coupling date: 3/5/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra, in Italian. With (reverse side): Explanatory talk.

    • Contributor: Leoncavallo, Ruggiero - Ciccolini, Guido - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917
  • Kashmiri song (Indian love lyrics)

    Coupling date: 10/1/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Indian Love Lyrics, soprano with orchestra. With (reverse side): Pale moon / Arthur Middleton.

    • Contributor: Woodforde Finden, Amy - Teyte, Maggie - Hope, Laurence - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • I'm forever blowing bubbles

    Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1919. Coupling date: 4/10/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: contralto and tenor with orchestra. "Jean Kenbrovin" is a combined pseudonym for James Kendis, James Brockman, and Nat Vincent. With (reverse side): In the old sweet way / Helen Clark, George Ballard.

    • Contributor: Kenbrovin, Jaan - Kellette, John William - Clark, Helen - Ballard, George Wilton - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • O patria mia--Aida

    Coupling date: 3/16/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. With (reverse side): Explanatory talk / Harry E. Humphrey.

    • Contributor: Verdi, Giuseppe - Rappold, Marie - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 'Till the boys come home

    Coupling date: 12/23/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male chorus with orchestra. With (reverse side): My bugler boy / Helen Clark.

    • Contributor: Novello, Ivor - Wheeler, Frederick - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • Prelude in C sharp minor op. 3

    Coupling date: 3/12/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. With (reverse side): Polka de W.R. / Sergei Rachmaninoff.

    • Contributor: Rachmaninoff, Sergei - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • Medley of Southern airs

    Coupling date: 6/5/1920. 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. With (reverse side): Homeward march / John Kimmel.

    • Contributor: Bacon, Fred J. - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1920
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • The trumpet shall sound--Messiah

    Coupling date: 2/3/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: Recitative and Air, bass solo with trumpet obligato and orchestra. With (reverse side): I know that my redeemer liveth--Messiah / Julia Heinrich.

    • Contributor: Handel, George Frideric - Middleton, Arthur - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916
  • Night time in Little Italy

    Coupling date: 1/17/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: fox trot. With (reverse side): Dry town blues / Lou Chiha "Friscoe."

    • Contributor: Frisco Jazz Band - Edison
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • 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.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • 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
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1916