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  • Audio Recording

    The shadows on the door

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Denny inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Will F. Denny, tenor; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, May 2, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Denny, Will F. - Denny, Will F. (performer)
    • Date: 1899-05-02
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    Just as the sun went down

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by Lyn Udall. Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Edna Florence, soprano; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, July 11, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Udall, Lyn - Florence, Edna - Udall, Lyn (author) - Florence, Edna (performer)
    • Date: 1899
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    I love her just the same

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 66.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Dudley inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. S.H. Dudley, baritone; piano acc. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, July 15, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Dudley, S. H. - Dudley, S. H. (performer)
    • Date: 1899-07-15
  • Audio Recording

    Where is my wandering boy tonight?

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 69.8 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Words and music by Robert Lowry. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of S.H. Dudley (baritone and mangager) inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by the Haydn Quartet. (Performers). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Lowry, Robert - Dudley, S. H. - Haydn Quartet (vocal Group) - Lowry, Robert (author) - Haydn Quartet (performer)
    • Date: 189?
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    Hello, ma baby

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 64.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Music by Joseph Edgar Howard and Ida Emerson. Recorded on one side only. Autograph of Spencer inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Len G. Spencer, baritone; piano accompaniment. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Apr. 15, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Howard, Joseph E. (joseph Edgar) - Emerson, Ida - Spencer, Len - Howard, Joseph E. - Howard, Joseph Edgar and Emerson, Ida (author) - Spencer, Len (performer)
    • Date: 1899-04-15
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    Sounds from the sunny South

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 62.5 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Performed by Metropolitan Orchestra. (Performers). Recorded at an unknown location, Mar. 1898. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical Form). Sound Recording (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Metropolitan Orchestra - Metropolitan Orchestra (performer)
    • Date: 1898-03
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    On the banks of the Wabash

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 63 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Recorded on one side only. Autographs of Pryor and Higgins inscribed in zinc master. Acoustic recording. Production level cataloging. Arthur Pryor, trombone; Henry Higgins, cornet. (Performers). Recorded in New York, N.Y., Mar. 28, 1899. (Venue). Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. (Additional Physical ...

    • Contributor: E. Berliner's Gramophone - Dresser, Paul - Pryor, Arthur - Higgins, Henry - Dresser, Paul (author) - Pryor, Arthur and Higgins, Henry (performer)
    • Date: 1898-06-17
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • 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

    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

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    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
  • Audio Recording

    '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
  • Audio Recording

    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