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Edison Blue Amberol Cylinders

NUMBER TITLE COMPOSER PERFORMER YEAR
Three Little Owls and Naughty Little Mice
Cal Stewart 1903
Cal Stewart
1913
Turkey In The Straw Sketch
Otto Bonnell
Billy Golden and Joe Hughes
1909
Italian Army March
Guido Deiro (Accordion Solo)
1913
Jim Lawson's Medley of Reels
Jim Lawson
Charles D'Alimaine (Violin)
1913
Invercargill March
Alex F. Lithgow
New York Military Band
1913
Goodbye Boys Medley (Two Step)
Harry Von Tilzer
National Promenade Band
1913
Characteristic Negro Medley
Peerless Quartet
1913
Kiss Me Goodnight
Goodwin and Brown
Bill Murray
1914
Won't You Come And Waltz With Me
Adrian Ross and Albert Sirmay
Helen Louise and Harvey Hindermeyer
1914
Peg O' My Heart
Alfred Bryan and Fred Fisher
Charles D'Almaine (Violin)
1914
Carnival De Venice
based on Italian folk tune
Bohumir Keyl (Cornet + Band)
1918
I'm On My Way To Dublin Bay
Stanley Murphy WWI
Premier Quartet (American Quartet)
1915
L'Auterbach and Hi-Le Hilo (With Yodels)
German folk song & Wilhelm Bornemann
George P. Watson
1916
Battle Of The Nations (Descriptive)
New York Military Band
1916
Yankee Doodle
Dr. Richard Shuckburgh (1755)
Metropolitan Mixed Chorus
1916
American Fantasie
Victor Herbert
New York Military Band
1916
Hapa Haole Hula Girl (Guitar Duet)
Sonny Cunha (1909)
Helen Louise and Frank Ferreira
1913
The Whistler And His Dog
written by Arthur Pryor in 1905
New York Military Band
1917
In The Sweet Long Ago
Alfred Solman & lyricist Bobby Heath
George Wilton Ballard
1917
King Cotton March
John Philip Sousa (1895)
New York Military Band
1917
How You Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm
Walter Donaldson & lyricists Joe Young and Sam Lewis
Byron G. Harlan
1919
A Darkey'S Oration On Woman (With Banjo)
Billy Golden and James Marlowe
1920
Das Unruhige Haus (Humorous Monologue)
unknown
Gustav Schoenwald Ensemble
1909



AVI VIEWING SUGGESTIONS

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Some of the AVI selections stop playing due to problems with buffering. If clicking on the PLAY button doesn't work, try holding a RIGHT CLICK on the NEEDLE LOCATION on the Play Line Display while moving the location back on the line a bit. Then repeat a click on the PLAY button if required.

The cylinders work satisfactorily with AVI when you use the PLAY AGAIN option at the completion of the preceding instructions.


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NOTES ABOUT THE VIDEOS

SET UP


Production of the videos involved some experimenting. The handle on the right side needed to be turned with a steady hand to keep the cylinder rotating at a constant speed. Videos #1790 and #3159 illustrate this aspect best. (The entire machine moved at almost the halfway point during the playing of video #1810).

Note the lever at the front of the needle casing. When the cylinder was rotating, it always loosened. This caused the needle to lose sufficient pressure for the production of sound. You will see my finger enter the picture during the recording of videos #1876, #2148, #2263 and #2353. Video #26016 shows the #1810 problem as well.

An asterisk (*) after a number indicates that the AVI recording played from beginning to end without stopping, and includes many which were "persuaded" to complete playing to the end. These recordings have been transferred to Youtube and will appear on a separate webpage. After you have viewed the playing of the cylinder, the YouTube option of "Watch Later" restores the presentation for a repeat later in the day. Use the BACK KEY of your browser to return to the memu.

If you have read the AVI VIEWING SUGGESTIONS and would like to try viewing a fairly difficult sample, try your hand
HERE with cylinder #1769.


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