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    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
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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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    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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    I've been floating down the old green river

    Copyright: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder, 1915/Mills Music Inc., 1943.t. Coupling date: 1/31/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor with orchestra. The song was introduced by Florence Moore in "Maid in America" (1915). With (reverse side): Cohen at the telephone / George Thompson.

    • Contributor: Cooper, Joe - Murray, Billy - Kalmar, Bert - Edison - Cooper, Joseph
    • Date: 1916
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    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
    • Date: 1916
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    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
    • Date: 1916
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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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    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
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    Spanish rhapsody

    Coupling date: 7/10/1916. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Hungarian serenade / Alessios Mandolin Quartet.

    • Contributor: Salvetti, S. - Alessios Mandolin Quartet - Edison
    • Date: 1916
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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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    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
    • Date: 1917
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    The stars and stripes forever march

    Coupling date: 12/13/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Sari waltz / Imperial Marimba Band.

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - Imperial Marimba Band - Edison
    • Date: 1918
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    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
    • Date: 1918
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    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
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    Madelon (I'll be true to the whole regiment)

    Copyright: Remick Music Corp., 1918. Coupling date: 1/15/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone and male voices with orchestra. French words by Louis Bousquet. With (reverse side): Till we meet again / Gladys Rice, Vernon Dalhart.

    • Contributor: Robert, Camille - Fields, Arthur - Bryan, Alfred - Edison
    • Date: 1919
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    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
    • Date: 1919
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    The preacher and the bear

    Copyright: 1904; Lewis Music Publishing Co., Inc., 1947. Coupling date: 2/15/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone with orchestra. With (reverse side): Coon 'possum hunt / Billy Golden, Billy Heins.

    • Contributor: Arizonia, Joe - Collins, Arthur - Edison
    • Date: 1919
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    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
    • Date: 1919
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    Myona-Hawaiian waltz

    Coupling date: 6/30/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Kaiwi waltz (Old Hawaiian melody) / Toots Paka's Hawaiians.

    • Contributor: Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    The U.S. Field Artillery march

    Copyright: Carl Fischer, Inc., 1917, 1945. John Philip Sousa's arrangement of the E.L. Gruber song, "The caissons go rolling along." Coupling date: 6/30/1920. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Piccolo pie / Creatore and His Band.

    • Contributor: Sousa, John Philip - New York Military Band - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    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
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    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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    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
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    In a monastery garden

    Coupling date: 5/27/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): March religioso / New York Military Band.

    • Contributor: Ketelbey, Albert W. (albert William) - Peerless Orchestra - Edison - Ketelbey, Albert W.
    • Date: 1921
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    Old pal (Why don't you answer me?)

    Pianoforte by Daniel Lieberield. Coupling date: 8/15/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. With (reverse side): Smilin' through / Herbert Soman.

    • Contributor: Jerome, M. K. - Soman, Herbert - Lieberield, Daniel - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    In my heart, on my mind all day long<Ïh[sound recording] ; I ...

    Coupling date: 11/18/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: xylophone with orchestra. With (reverse side): Tuck me to sleep (In my old Kentucky home) / Lou Chiha "Friscoe."

    • Contributor: Chiha, Lou - Kalmar, Bert - Ruby, Harry - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    Kitten on the keys

    Copyright: E503560 (1921), E513620 (1921); renewed 9 May 1949 by Edward E. Confrey; renewed 20 May 1948 by Edward Elzear Confrey. Coupling date: 12/31/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: piano solo. With (reverse side): Monastery bells waltz / Harry Lange.

    • Contributor: Confrey, Zez - Edison
    • Date: 1922
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    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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    True to the flag march

    Coupling date: 4/1/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Serenade / Creatore and His Band.

    • Contributor: Blon, Franz Von - United States Marine Band - Edison
    • Date: 1922
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    In the little red school house

    Copyright: Edward B. Marks Music Corp., 1922. Coupling date: 4/6/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. In catalog: tenor and baritone. With (reverse side): Broken-hearted blues / Al Bernard.

    • Contributor: Wilson, Al. - Brennan, James A. - Jones, Billy - Hare, Ernest - Edison - Wilson, Al (vocalist) - Wilson, Al
    • Date: 1922
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    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
    • Date: 1922
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    Save a little dram for me

    Coupling date: 5/1/1922. Cutout date: 11/21/1927. With (reverse side): Dinnie Donohue / William Cahill.

    • Contributor: Skidmore, Will E. - Walker, Marshall - Rogers, Duke - Edison
    • Date: 1922
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    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
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    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
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    Tancuj, tancuj

    Coupling date: 5/20/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: baritone in Czecho-Slovak. With (reverse side): Aj, lucka lucka siroka (Oh the wide, wide field) / Alois Havrilla.

    • Contributor: Havrilla, Alois - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    Polka Warszawska "wiszniaczka" Warsaw polka /

    Coupling date: 8/21/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. With (reverse side): Polski taniec / Aleksander Iwanowski.

    • Contributor: Iwanowski, Aleksander - Edison
    • Date: 1922
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    Polski taniec

    Coupling date: 8/21/1922. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: (Polish). With (reverse side): Polka Warszawska "wiszniaczka" / Aleksander Iwanowski.

    • Contributor: Iwanowski, Aleksander - Edison
    • Date: 1922
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    Oi ya nestchastay (malo Russkaya piesnia)

    Coupling date: 6/21/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: tenor in Russian, pod accompaniment. Ukrainian folk song. With (reverse side): Ach rasposhol / Alexander Sashko.

    • Contributor: Lysenko, Mykola Vitaliaeiovych - Sashko, Alexander - Iranova, A. - Edison - Lysenko, Mykola Vitaliĭovych
    • Date: 1922
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    Omar Rabbi Elozor

    Coupling date: 1/18/1919. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: traditional from the Talmud, tenor and male voices in Hebrew. With (reverse side): El molei rachmim / Cantor Meyer Kanewsky and his choir.

    • Contributor: Kanewsky, Meyer - Edison
    • Date: 1919
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    '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
    • Date: 1916
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    Indiana

    Copyright: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc., 1917. Coupling date: 5/11/1917. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: female voices with orchestra. With (reverse side): Can't yo' heah me callin', Caroline? / Vernon Dalhart.

    • Contributor: Hanley, James F. (james Frederick) - Homestead Trio - Macdonald, Ballard - Edison - Hanley, James F.
    • Date: 1917
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    Just a baby's prayer at twilight

    From Edison records catalog: After you have listened to this Re-Creation a few times you will probably decide it is one of the most perfectly rendered songs you ever heard. Notice, particularly, the orchestra accompaniment in the refrain. This lyric gives a new idea to the many "war-lyrics" that have been written. "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight, for a Daddy Over There." Few ...

    • Contributor: Jerome, M. K. - Homestead Trio - Lewis, Sam M. - Young, Joe - Edison
    • Date: 1918
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    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
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    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
    • Date: 1921
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    Introduction and tarentelle

    Coupling date: 5/27/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: violin solo. With (reverse side): Arioso / Herman Kolodkin.

    • Contributor: Sarasate, Pablo De - Violin, Mischa - Adler, Josef - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    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
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    La sonnambula. Ah! non credia mirarti

    Coupling date: 5/11/1915. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano solo in Italian, orchestra accompaniment. With (reverse side): Explanatory talk / Harry E. Humphrey.

    • Contributor: Bellini, Vincenzo - Case, Anna - Edison
    • Date: 1915
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    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
    • Date: 1916
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    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
    • Date: 1917
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    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
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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
    • Date: 1920
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    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
    • Date: 1920
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    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
    • Date: 1921
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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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    La mamma morta--Andrea Chénier

    Coupling date: 2/1/1921. Cutout date: 10/31/1929. On label: soprano with orchestra, in Italian. With (reverse side): Sei forse l'angelo fedele? (The letter scene) / Claudia Muzio.

    • Contributor: Giordano, Umberto - Muzio, Claudia - Edison
    • Date: 1921
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    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
    • Date: 1921
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    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
    • Date: 1916
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    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