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“Red Wing” / “Rainbow” The Shannon Quartet 1926

“Red Wing” Shannon Quartet June 24, 1926 (Victor 20173-B) Red Wing “Rainbow” Shannon Quartet June 24, 1926 (Victor 20173-A) Rainbow   Here is a record that belongs to a friend who listeners to Radio Dismuke special broadcasts know as “Leslie … Continue reading

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Frankie Masters & His Orchestra – 1939

“I Wanna Wrap You Up (And Take You Home With Me)” Frankie Masters And His Orchestra, Frankie Masters, vocal December 15, 1939 (Vocalion 5352 mx W 26349) I Wanna Wrap You Up “I’ve Got My Eyes On You” Frankie Masters … Continue reading

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Léon Jessel / Whilhelm Aletter Intermezzos – 1913

“The Wedding Of The Rose” Conway’s Band July 9, 1913 (Victor 17476-B) The Wedding Of The Rose “Rendez-vous” Victor Concert Orchestra December 23, 1913 (Victor 17476 A) Rendez-vous   Here are two recordings of “intermezzo” songs that were well-known on … Continue reading

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Harry Roy Stage Show (Recorded at Empire Theatre, Leeds) 1936

“Harry Roy Stage Show” Parts 1 & 2 Harry Roy & His Orchestra October 8, 1936 (Parolophone F 609 mx CE 7927, mx CE 7936) Harry Roy Stage Show Part 1 & 2   Here is a recording of the … Continue reading

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Quick Status Update

Since this blog has an on-again, off-again history and a number of occasions where it was months between postings, I just thought I would put up a quick note to say that the recent lack of activity over the past … Continue reading

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Riccardo Stracciari “Barcarolle From La Gioconda” 1921

“Barcarolle From La Gioconda” Riccardo Stracciari, vocal November 1, 1921 (Columbia 79636) Bacarolle From La Gioconda   It has been awhile since I have featured any grand opera recordings.   To remedy that, here is Italian baritone Riccardo Stracciari performing the barcarolle … Continue reading

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Ray Noble And His Orchestra 1932 & 1935

“The Younger Generation” Ray Noble And His Orchestra; Al Bowlly, vocal September 1, 1932 (Victor 25020-B) The Younger Generation “Mad About The Boy” Ray Noble And His Orchestra September 1, 1932 (Victor 25020-A) Mad About The Boy “Let’s Swing It” … Continue reading

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4th of July Music

“Stars And Stripes Forever March” Hurtado Bros. Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala April 26, 1916 (Victor 18092 A) Stars And Stripes Forever March “The Invincible Eagle” American Regimental Band 1917 (Pathe 20273 B) The Invincible Eagle “Liberty Loan March” American … Continue reading

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Layton & Johnston – 1929

“If I Had You” Layton And Johnstone; vocal and piano 1929 (Columbia 1768 D mx A8293) If I Had You “When The World Is At Rest” Layton And Johnstone; vocal and piano 1929 (Columbia 1768 D mx A8366) When The … Continue reading

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Harry C. Browne – 1916

“Kingdom Come” Harry C Browne, vocal and banjo October 13, 1916 (Columbia A2135 mx 470014) Kingdom Come “When I Used To Work Upon The Levee” Harry C Browne, vocal and banjo December 21, 1916 (Columbia A2135 mx 47009) When I … Continue reading

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