Category Archives: 1910s Popular Music

“Slidus Trombonus” Leo Zimmerman 1917

  “Slidus Trombonus” Leo Zimmerman September 21, 1917 (Columbia A2429 mx 77357) Slidus Trombonus   Here is a ragtime era novelty song that I think is fun. The original sheet music for “Slidus Trombonus” included a subtitle “A Trombone Comedy” … Continue reading

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“The King of Rags” – 1907

“The King of Rags” Arthur Pryor’s Band 1907 (Victor 16821-B) The King Of Rags   This nice ragtime piece, subtitled as “A Two Step Oddity” was composed by Sherman Swisher.  As far as I can determine this was the only … Continue reading

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“It’s A Long Way To Berlin” – 1917

  “It’s A Long Way To Berlin” Fred Fairbanks, vocal 1917  (Pathe 20266) It’s A Long Way To Berlin   This weekend was the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which sparked the start of World War … Continue reading

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Arden-Ohman Orchestra 1931/1929

“Who’s Your Little Who-Zis?” Victor Arden – Phil Ohman And Their Orchestra Sylvia Froos, vocal 1931 (Victor 22893-A) “It’s You I Love ” – Tango Victor Arden – Phil Ohman And Their Orchestra Frank Luther, vocal 1929 (Victor 22205-B) “Why?” … Continue reading

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Mr. William Ditcham – Ragtime Bell & Xylophone Solos

“Sweet Jasmine” Mr. William Ditcham, Bell Solo circa 1910 – 1911 (Jumbo A 22195 mx LX01444) “Laughing Ben” Mr. William Ditcham, Xylophone Solo circa 1910 – 1911 (Jumbo A22194 mx LX01445) This record comes from the collection of my friend … Continue reading

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Peerless Quartette

  “Everything Is Hunky Dory Down In Honky Tonky Town” Peerless Quartette 1918 (Columbia A-2659 mx 78060) “Merrily We’ll Roll Along” Peerless Quartette 1918 (Columbia A-2659 mx 78037)   My first exposure to the song “Everything Is Hunky Dory Down … Continue reading

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Leave It To Jane

    “Leave It To Jane” American Republic Band 1917 (Pathe 20284) Here is a medley recording of selections from the 1917 Jerome Kern musical Leave It To Jane.   Other labels issued medley recordings from the musical but what I … Continue reading

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