Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Radiolites – 1926

  “Sunday” The Radiolites; Charles Kaley, vocal 1926 (Columbia 793 D mx 142872) Sunday “If I’d Only Believed In You” The Radiolites; Charles Kaley, vocal 1926 (Columbia 793 D mx 142873) If I Only Believed In You   Here is … 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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Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra – 1937

  “Strangers In The Dark” Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra; Shirley Lloyd, vocal 1937 (Bluebird B 7037 A) Strangers In The Dark “Happy Birthday To Love” Ozzie Nelson And His Orchestra; Ozzie Nelson, vocal 1937 (Bluebird B 7037 B) Happy … Continue reading

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“Die Hydropaten Waltz” – Prince’s Orchestra – 1909

  “Die Hydropaten Waltz” Prince’s Orchestra 1909 (Columbia A 5116 mx 30240) Die Hydropaten Waltz Here is a waltz by Austrian composer Joseph Gung’l  First published in 1858 the waltz was performed throughout much of the world during the Victorian era and into … Continue reading

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Ben Selvin Orchestra & Eddie Walters – 1930

  “It’s Easy To Fall In Love” Ben Selvin And His Orchestra; Eddie Walters, vocal 1930 (Columbia 2255 D mx 150622) It’s Easy To Fall In Love “Why Have You Forgotten Waikiki?” Ben Selvin And His Orchestra; Eddie Walters, vocal … Continue reading

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Ragtime & March From Mexico

  “Yankee Charro Cakewalk” Banda Flamenco Gascón Circa 1908 (Columbia  A 795 mx 5806) Yankee Charro “Emperador March” Banda de Rurales de Pachuca Circa 1907 (Columbia A 795 mx 5784) Emperador March   Here is a fun ragtime recording from Mexico … Continue reading

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Nellie Melba – “Lucia – Mad Scene” – 1910

“Lucia – Mad Scene” Nellie Melba 1910 (Victor 88071) Lucia Mad Scene Here is a selection from  Gaetano Donizetti’s 1835 opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Nellie Melba recorded the Mad Scene on three occasions.   The first was in 1904 in England for … Continue reading

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Back Again

I am back again – this time after a nine month or so pause.  As always, I make no promises as to how frequently I will put up new postings and, if things become too busy, there may be another extended … Continue reading

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