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Audio Recording The band festival at Plum Center

The band festival at Plum Center

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  • 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 opera "Il' cavatore." Also how well the atmosphere of the "rube festival" is created. If you ever saw one of these performances in the making you would realize how difficult it is to secure these effects.


  • Doty, Charles W.
  • Jones, Ada. prf
  • Harlan, Byron G. prf
  • Porter, Steve, 1864-1936. prf

Created / Published

  • Orange, N.J. : Edison, 1918.


  • -  Festivals--Humor
  • -  Rural population--Humor
  • -  Country life--Humor


  • -  Coupling date: 12/13/1917.
  • -  Cutout date: 10/31/1929.
  • -  On label: rube sketch with band.
  • -  With (reverse side): Bill's dog Towser / Billy Gordon, Billy Heins.


  • 1 sound disc : analog, 80 rpm ; 10 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Edison Diamond Disc 50463-R


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

  • edrs.50463r

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 00694075

Online Format

  • image
  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Doty, Charles W, Ada. Prf Jones, Byron G. Prf Harlan, and Steve Porter. The band festival at Plum Center. Orange, N.J.: Edison, 1918. Audio.

APA citation style:

Doty, C. W., Jones, A. P., Harlan, B. G. P. & Porter, S. (1918) The band festival at Plum Center. Orange, N.J.: Edison. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Doty, Charles W, et al. The band festival at Plum Center. Orange, N.J.: Edison, 1918. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.