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Framk - Haven't had any mail from the list today - thought it odd - meybe 
bumped off or something - have you gotten anything today?

How are you enjoying the Edisons ? I can send oyu a list of all mine to see 
if oyu will need to record all of them. I have done a vocal compilation 
whhich I willl be revisiting and also a Military band mix. - same think. I 
have enough classical for a couple of discs too. Did you get my post about 
the Claudia Muzio dub? A bit of rumble at beginning but they always fade - 
exposure of edge of record to moisture and air - all the best- Mickey Clark


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Frank Strauss" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 7 new discs from Edison Diamond Discs and Needle Cut 
records


> Hi Mickey-What lovely sound. I was fortunate enough some years ago to
> inherit a Diamond Disk console from my grandfather, as well as about 150
> Diamond Disks. I listen now and then to them, but am hoping someday to 
> find
> a way to digitize some of them. I won't be able to use your kind of
> equipment, but I was thinking of setting up my trusty Zoom H1 on a quiet
> day and going from acoustic to digital direct. To answer Lou's question, I
> bought Volume 2 a few minutes ago, and am listening to it as we speak.
> Payment through PayPal and download were effortless. Dropped into iTunes
> without a problem. I don't know why I picked Volume 2, but I am probably
> destined to have all of them.
>
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 3:42 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Excellent sound! Will these be available as downloads? I have no need for
>> new CDs except when I buy them from the artists :-)
>> <L>
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>> 415-883-2689
>>
>> On Jul 13, 2016, at 12:16 PM, Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi-I just finished this 7 disc set of Edison diamond Disc dance bands -
>> I have included other instrumental tracks including four by Lou Chiha
>> "Friscoe" - one of the earliest vibraphone artists - here is a link to a
>> 1927 electrical Diamond Disc track - enjoy-  Mickey Clark
>> >
>> > https://soundcloud.com/mickey-clark/the-calinda
>> > I used a little science to get around the rumble issue with these
>> vertical cut Edison Diamond Disc records. I use a very special vintage
>> tonearm made by Pickering - the 190D. The arm has no vertical travel 
>> aside
>> from a very light assembly holding the cartridge. Because of enertia, 
>> when
>> the record is played at a low speed, the small assembly can move up and
>> down with the irregularities, reducing the rumble. However, the bass
>> frequencies were reduced due to the extremely low mass of the cartridge
>> assembly. The solution was adding some mass to the assembly, which, 
>> because
>> of enertia, the added mass serves to stabilize the cartridge, and extract
>> the lower frequencies. I started this project about 30 years ago, and had
>> recorded about 20 of my Edison Diamond Disc records and passed them on to
>> other collectors, so for those I had to rely on my original transfers. 
>> The
>> rest are fresh transfers from records still in my collection. The 
>> resulting
>> warmth and depth of sound is really amazing.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #1 CD176A
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > I want to start my background of the Edison Phonograph Company with an
>> explanation of the technical challenges in transferring these early hill
>> and dale records. Dr. Jonas Aylsworth was a chemist at Edison and 
>> developed
>> a plastic material using phenol and formaldehyde, mixed with a sawdust
>> filler. When these records were new and had not been exposed to air, they
>> were totally flat and would play quietly. With sustained exposure to air,
>> the organic filler would absorb moisture and swell, resulting in the
>> characteristic rumble associated with these records. By slowing the
>> transfer speed and adapting a very special tone arm, I found an organic 
>> way
>> to reduce rumble and allow greater depth of fidelity while minimizing the
>> rumble. Each record played this way took 22 minutes to transfer.
>> >
>> > I have catagorized my collections by dance bands, vocalists, military
>> bands and Opera, all recorded in separate sets. The first artist in this
>> album is by Jaudas' Society Orchestra - Edison's studio orchestra 
>> starting
>> in 1900, who accompanied many of the vocalists in the vocal set. Eugene
>> Jaudas was born in 1869 and had training as a violinist. Some of the very
>> ealrist records to incude the word "Jass" of course the spelloing changed
>> to 'Jazz" I have included four tracks by Lou Chiha "Friscoe" in this
>> compilation. An early soloist on both xylophone and vibrophone, his
>> performance was used in Edison's early tone tests - where he played in
>> fornt of a curtain, then quit playing, when the curtain was opened
>> revealing an Edison Phonograph playiong the same music to the 
>> astonishment
>> of the audience. Pietro Frosini, born 1885- was playing the accordion at
>> the age of six, and his records were very popular. To this date, there is 
>> a
>> Swedish based "Frosini Society"
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #1 CD176AN
>> >
>> > TITLE ARTIST LAB SERNUM RECDAT MATRIX COMPOSER
>> >
>> > 1-MILLICENT-WALTZ JAUDAS SOCIETY ORCHESTRA ED 50226 01/01/15 3510 MCKEE
>> >
>> > 2-THE CARNIVAL-ONE STEP JAUDAS SOCIETY ORCHESTRA ED 50226 01/01/15 3509
>> POLLACK
>> >
>> > 3-LAKE OF THE WOODS-WALTZ JAUDA'S SOCIETY ORCHESTRA ED 50326 11/09/15
>> 4263 BARRY
>> >
>> > 4-BRIDAL BLUSHES JAUDA'S SOCIETY ORCHESTRA ED 50326 11/09/15 4262 
>> > SCHMID
>> >
>> > 5-SEXTET-LUCIA LOU CHIHA "FRISCO" ED 50342 01/01/16 4452 DONIZETTI
>> >
>> > 6-SILVER THREADS AMONG THE GOLD LOU CHIHA 'FRISCO' ED 50342 01/01/16
>> 4453 REXFORD-DANKS
>> >
>> > 7-A GAY GUSSOON VESS OSSMAN ED 50377 04/25/16 4644 KENDALL 96
>> >
>> > 8-KEEP OFF THE GRASS VESS OSSMAN ED 50377 04/25/16 4680 VON TILZER 96
>> >
>> > 9-NEW YORK BLUES FROSINI-ACCORDION ED 50454 09/01/16 4998 FROSINI
>> >
>> > 10-NIGHT TIME IN LITTLE ITALY FRISCO JAZZ BAND ED 50515 06/04/17 5602
>> FISHER-MCCARTHY
>> >
>> > 11-DRY TOWN BLUES LOU CHIHA "FRISCO" ED 50515 06/10/17 5631 CHIHA
>> >
>> > 12-SAXOPHONE SOBS RUDY WIEDOEFT ED 50454 08/01/17 5744 ERDMAN
>> >
>> > 13-MARY TUXEDO ORCHESTRA MALE VOCAL DUET ED 50549 03/20/19 6680 FREY
>> >
>> > 14-TEARS TUXEDO ORCHESTRA MALE AND FEMALE VOCAL DUET ED 50549 03/27/19
>> 6688 WARREN-HENRY
>> >
>> > 15-RAINY DAY BLUES YERKES SAXOPHONE SEXTETTE ED 50632 03/28/19 6691
>> WARSHAUER
>> >
>> > 16-PETER GINK TUXEDO DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50622 04/25/19 6749 COBB-GRIEG
>> >
>> > 17-FLUFFY RUFFLES GREEN BROTHERS MARIMBA BAND ED 50579 05/13/19 6786
>> GREEN
>> >
>> > 18-SAL-O-MAY BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50874 10/18/21 8255 STOLTZ
>> >
>> > 19-WABASH BLUES BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50874 10/18/21 8256 MEINKEN
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #2 CD176BN
>> >
>> > The Louisiana Five first recorded Yelping Hound Blues as a 12"Emerson.
>> This Edison was recorded soon after, and because of the longer playing
>> time, it fit on a 10" record. Clarinetist Alcide Nunez was born in 1884,
>> playing first the guitar, then switching to clarinet by 1902. Pee Wee
>> Russell claimed that Nunez was the best jazz clarinetist in the world. By
>> 1905, he was playing with Papa Jack Laine's band but in 1916 left for
>> Chicago with Stein's Dixie Jass Band, later to be renamed the Original
>> Dixieland Jazz Band. Before their first recording, he left to join Tom
>> Brown's band until he, with drummer Anton Lada left to form the Louisiana
>> Five. Trombonist Harry Raderman, born in 1883 was a prolific recording
>> artist but very little is known about the musicians in his band. Pianist
>> Vincent Lopez's first band was formed with clarinetist Billy Hamilton.
>> Tommy Gott-t/ Harold Geiser-tb/ Tony White-d was the rest of the 
>> ensemble.
>> I have included two titles listed in Rust's Jazz Records - Patches and
>> Bo-La-Bo. Born in 1878, Julius Lenzberg was musical director at 
>> B.F.Keith's
>> Riverside Theatre by 1918 and was the pit orchestra for the Broadway
>> musical Nikki in 1931. Saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft performs the challenging
>> "Saxema". He later recorded this at a slower tempo for Victor I imagine 
>> to
>> enable musicians to learn the piece. The Tuxedo Dance Orchestra's first
>> recording was Mary -included in volume one of this set. It seems that the
>> Dorsey Brothers recorded much later with this band but little else is
>> known, but Harry Reser directed some sides around 1924.Recoerded in 1920
>> The Three Vagrants was one of the earliest ensembles to feature the 
>> guitar.
>> Nicolas Orlando recorded a number of sides from 1919 - 1927 but little is
>> known about his band.
>> >
>> > 1-YELPING HOUND BLUES LOUISIANA FIVE ED 50622 09/12/19 6929
>> LADA-NUNEZ-CAWLEY
>> >
>> > Charles Panelli-tb/Alcide Nunez-cl/Joe Cawley-pKarl Berger-bj/Anton
>> Lada-d-ldr
>> >
>> > 2-WHO WANTS A BABY? LENZBERG'S RIVERSIDE ORCHESTRA ED 50632 11/21/19
>> 7027 OLMAN-YELLEN
>> >
>> > 3-SWEET AND LOW TUXEDO DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50643 12/02/19 7040
>> JOHNSON-LEIGH
>> >
>> > 4-JUST LIKE THE ROSE/FRECKLES ALL STAR TRIO ED 50643 01/08/20 7095
>> BRIDGES/TERRISS
>> >
>> > 5-MAKE THAT TROMBONE LAUGH HARRY RADERMAN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA ED 50637
>> 01/09/20 7102 SCHARF HD
>> >
>> > 6-YELLOW DOG BLUES HARRY RADERMAN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA ED 50650 01/09/20
>> 7103 HANDY HD6
>> >
>> > 7-DARDANELLA HARRY RADERMAN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA ED 50637 01/13/20 7107
>> BERNARD-BLACK-FISHER HD
>> >
>> > 8-PATCHES LOPEZ & HAMILTON'S KINGS OF HARMONY ORCHESTRA ED 50650
>> 02/03/20 7143 ROBERTS-CALLAHAN HD
>> >
>> > 9-MY ISLE OF GOLDEN DREAMS TUXEDO DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50649 02/04/20 
>> > 7145
>> BLAUFUSS
>> >
>> > 10-BO-LA-BO-EGYPTIAN FOX TROT LOPEZ AND HAMILTON'S KINGS OF HARMONY 
>> > ORCH
>> ED 50649 02/05/20 7146 FAIRMAN
>> >
>> > 11-SAXEMA RUDY WIEDOEFT ED 50862 02/13/20 7161 WIEDOEFT 89
>> >
>> > 12-SWANEE LENZBERG'S RIVERSIDE ORCHESTRA ED 50665 03/11/20 7208
>> GERSHWIN-CAESAR
>> >
>> > 13-VENETIAN MOON LENZBERG'S RIVERSIDE ORCHESTRA ED 50665 03/11/20 7209
>> GOLDBERG-MAGINE-KAHN
>> >
>> > 14-RETURN OF SPRING THREE VAGRANTS ED 50862 07/28/20 7469 WALTEUFEL
>> >
>> > 15-WHY DON'T YOU? LENZBERG'S RIVERSIDE ORCHESTRA ED 50733 12/07/20 7667
>> TIERNEY
>> >
>> > 16-AS GOOD AS GOLD MAX FELL'S DELLA ROBIA ORCHESTRA ED 50733 12/10/20
>> 7674 KENDIS-BROCKMAN-HOFFMAN
>> >
>> > 17-PALESTEENA GREEN BROTHERS NOVELTY BAND ED 50725 12/11/20 7678
>> CONRAD-ROBINSON
>> >
>> > 18-HUMMING ORLANDO'S ORCHESTRA ED 50725 12/11/20 7680 BREAU-HENDERSON
>> >
>> > 19-PUCKER UP AND WHISTLE HARRY RADERMAN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA ED 50789
>> 04/12/21 7906 VINCENT-FRANKLYN
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #3 CD176C
>> >
>> > Edison was one of the few companies to use a permanent stylus in their
>> Phonographs. Pathe used a sapphire ball for their vertical cut/hill and
>> dale recordings, but the width of the groove, they didn't allow for as 
>> much
>> time as the Edisons. Thomas Edison himself claimed that one of his 
>> records
>> could be played 1,000 times with no wear. In volume one liner notes I
>> talked about the issue of rumble due to the outside swelling of the 
>> organic
>> core of Diamond Disc records with exposure to moisture and air. I had 
>> tried
>> years ago to eliminate the rumble by slowing the transfer so that the
>> cartridge had time to move with the irregularities and reduce the rumble,
>> but found that the bass frequenies were compromised. The answer was 
>> adding
>> additional mass to my cartridge assembly, and adjusting tracking weight 
>> to
>> compensate for the additional weight. Because of inertia, the addional 
>> mass
>> stabilizes the cartridge, resulting in smoother bass response.The process
>> was further enhanced because of the Pickering 190D tone arm that I use 
>> that
>> has no vertical motion aside from the very light assembly holding the
>> cartridge. When the whole arm has to move vertically, as in a regular 
>> type
>> tone arm, the enertia will cause the rumble to be recorded. It is said 
>> that
>> the Broadway Dance Orchestra is a pseudonym for Vincent Lopez - but also
>> have information citing an augmented Original Memphis Five. Hazay Natzy's
>> Biltmore Hotel Orchestra was first directed by Natzy himself, in 1917 but
>> direction was taken over by Jack Green. Featuring William Scotti on ts,
>> little else is known about this band, which recorded extensively for 
>> Pathe,
>> Columbia, Emerson,Okeh, and Gennett, up till 1925. Don Parker was a well
>> known soprano and alto sax player from New York, recording for Pathe and
>> Edison till 1924. He played also with the Original Dixieland Jazz Band.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #3 CD176C
>> >
>> > 1-PAPER DOLL GREEN BROTHERS MARIMBA ORCHESTRA ED 50789 04/12/21 7914
>> DAVID
>> >
>> > 2-JUST LIKE A RAINBOW HARRY RADERMAN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA ED 50798 05/03/21
>> 7957 EARL-FIORITO
>> >
>> > 3-YOU'RE THE SWEETEST GIRL IN ALL THE WORLD HARRY RADERMAN'S JAZZ
>> ORCHESTRA ED 50798 05/03/21 7958 STANFORD-DAVIS-ROBERTSON
>> >
>> > 4-CUTIE-MEDLEY HARRY RADERMAN'S JAZZ ORCHESTRA ED 50930 01/26/22 8351
>> RUDOLPH FRIML
>> >
>> > 5-VIRGINIA BLUES BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50930 02/08/22 8362 
>> > MEINKEN
>> >
>> > 6-PICK ME UP AND LAY ME DOWN IN DEAR OLD DIXIELAND DON PARKER TRIO ED
>> 50963 03/28/22 8398 KALMAR-RUBY-DA COSTA-JEROME
>> >
>> > 7-ON THE ALAMO HARRY RADERMAN ED 50963 04/03/22 8403 KAHN-JONES
>> >
>> > 8-SUPPOSE THE ROSE WERE YOU ERNEST STEVENS TRIO ED 50984 05/06/22 8445
>> DONNI
>> >
>> > 9-IDOLA HAZAY NATZY'S ORCHESTRA ED 50984 05/09/22 8446 WILKIE-BRADLEY
>> >
>> > 10-SWEET INDIANA HOME BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50990 05/25/22 8467
>> DONALDSON
>> >
>> > 11-COO COO GREEN BROTHERS NOVELTY ORCHESTRA ED 50990 05/31/22 8472
>> JOLSON-DE SYLVA
>> >
>> > 12-EVERYTHING IS K.O. IN K-Y DAVE KAPLAN'S MELODISTS ED 51073 02/03/23
>> 8837 WHITING
>> >
>> > 13-ROSE OF BOMBAY RUDY WIEDOEFT'S CALIFORNIANS ED 51020 06/16/22 8495
>> WARD-DYSON
>> >
>> > 14-ROSE OF THE RIO GRANDE BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51066 03/14/23
>> 8868 WARREN-GORMAN
>> >
>> > 15-RUNNIN' WILD BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51066 03/03/23 8869 GIBBS
>> >
>> > 16-BEALE ST.MAMA BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51069 03/07/23 8870
>> TURK-ROBINSON
>> >
>> > 17-DEAREST BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51069 03/07/23 8871 AKST
>> >
>> > 18-YOU'VE GOT TO SEE MAMA EV'RY NIGHT BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51073
>> 03/14/23 8878 ROSE-CONRAD
>> >
>> > 19-WHEN JUNE COMES ALONG WITH A SONG BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 50941
>> 06/28/23 9052 GEORGE M.COHAN
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #4 CD176D
>> >
>> > It seems that Dave Kaplan played piano on at least a few of the records
>> labelled "Atlantic Dance Orchestra". Marcheta is labelled "McNalpak's 
>> D.O"
>> and is actually Kaplan's Melodists.
>> >
>> > Al Burt's Orchestra featured Vic D'Ippolito-Billy Asmus-t/ Louis De
>> Sentis-tb/ Joe Wirshup-as/ Joe Dubin-ts/ Ray romano-p/ Frank Di Prima-bj/
>> Connie Traeger-bb/ Johnny Hoffman-d On Fuzzy Wuzzy Bird a slapped sax -
>> either bass or baritone plays toward the end. Pianist Ernest L.Stevens 
>> had
>> both a trio and full band. The trio featured himself, Frank Crum-as/ Neal
>> Litt-bj. The full band you hear on Dirty Hands Dirty Face is Red 
>> Nichols-c/
>> Chuck Campbell-tb/Frank Crum-as-ts/Bill Morse-vn/ Dusty Rhoades-d. Please
>> note that as Red Nichols was born in 1905, he was only 18 when this was
>> recordsd. Chuck Campbell's name is pencilled in in Rust's Jazz 
>> discography
>> for the "All Star Orchestra". He accompanied Gene Austin on "The Voice Of
>> The Southland" in 1928 and Without That Gal in 1931. A Brunswick session
>> with Campbell in 1934 featured the Boswell Sisters and musicians Bunny
>> Berigan-t/Jimmy Dorsey-cl/ Larry Binyon-cl. A session with Bix 
>> Beiderbecke
>> in 1928 by the Broadway Bell Hops for Harmony started off with Bix-c/ 
>> Bill
>> Rank-tb/ then for the final cut in the session the lineup was Mannie
>> Klein-t/ Chuck Campbell-tb/ along with a steller roup of musicians.He 
>> also
>> played with the California Ramblers, Colonial Club Orchestra, Grey Gull
>> Studio Bands, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, backed up Jane Green on Vic
>> 20509, the High Hatters, Sam Lanin's Ipana Troubadours, Johnny Johnson,
>> Roger Wolfe Kahn, George Olsen, Sid Phillips, Ben Selvin, Nat Shilkret, a
>> session for Gennett in 1922 with the Syncopating Seven, with Kay Thompson
>> in 1937, the Varsity Eight, the Virginians, and played in the Victor 
>> Light
>> Opera medleys - a man to watch!!! ~ Mickey Clark
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #4 CD176D
>> >
>> > 1-WE TWO DAVE KAPLAN'S MELODISTS ED 50941 07/03/23 9057 FRIML
>> >
>> > 2-SAY IT WHILE DANCING BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA BILLY JONES? ED 51020
>> 07/11/22 8528 DAVIS-SILVER
>> >
>> > 3-LONESOME MAMA BLUES FRED VAN EPS ED 51089 10/05/22 8618 BROWN
>> >
>> > 4-FROLIC OF THE COONS FRED VAN EPS ED 51089 10/12/22 8635 GURNEY
>> >
>> > 5-YOU ARE MY RAIN-BEAU ATLANTIC DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51094 11/10/22 8661
>> HIRSCH
>> >
>> > 6-BEES KNEES ATLANTIC DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51094 11/10/22 8662 
>> > LEWIS-LOPEZ
>> >
>> > 7-WHISPERING PINES AL BURT'S ORCHESTRA ED 51118 12/14/22 8693
>> CUNNINGHAM-IRVING WEILL
>> >
>> > Vic D'Ippolito-Billy Asmus-t/ Louis De Sentis-tb/ Joe Wirshup-as/ Joe
>> Dubin-ts/ Ray romano-p/ Frank Di Prima-bj/ Connie Traeger-bb/ Johnny
>> Hoffman-d
>> >
>> > 8-FUZZY WUZZY BIRD AL BURT'S ORCHESTRA ED 51118 12/14/22 8694 WEEKS
>> >
>> > 9-CAROLINE ATLANTIC DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51150 03/20/23 8884
>> KUNNEKE-GOODMAN
>> >
>> > 10-SUN-KIST ROSE DAVE KAPLAN'S MELODISTS ED 51150 03/26/23 8891 DE VOLL
>> >
>> > 11-HI LEE HI LO BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA vocal ED 51211 07/12/23 9069
>> SCHUSTER
>> >
>> > 12-ROSES OF PICARDY ATLANTIC DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51205 07/17/23 9079
>> WOOD-WEATHERLY
>> >
>> > 13-IN A TENT ATLANTIC DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51205 07/17/23 9080
>> KOELER-MAGINE-LYONS
>> >
>> > 14-LOUISVILLE BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51211 07/20/23 9090 CAESAR
>> >
>> > 15-MARCHETA DAVE KAPLAN'S ORCHESTRA(MCNALPAK'S DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51225
>> 08/02/23 9113 SCHERTZINGER
>> >
>> > 16-PRETTY PEGGY ADRIAN SCHUBERT(WILLIE CREAGER) ED 51225 08/03/23 9117
>> CARROLL
>> >
>> > 17-I LOVE YOU BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51249 09/13/23 9156 HARRY
>> ARCHER
>> >
>> > 18-DIRTY HANDS! DIRTY FACE! ERNEST STEVEN'S DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51249
>> 09/24/23 9176 MONACO
>> >
>> > 19-YOU DIDN'T WANT ME WHEN I WANTED YOU ERNEST STEVENS TRIO ED 51290
>> 12/01/23 8798 STERN
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #5 CD176E
>> >
>> > This album features two very early Leedy vibraphone Lou Chiha "Friscoe"
>> recordings from 1924. As a collector, I have only found British 
>> electrical
>> recordings of this instrument, by Ray Starita dating from 1930. However, 
>> it
>> would have been the later generation of vibes - with the damper pedal .
>> They both depended on an electric motor driving the butterfly valve,
>> creating the tremolo. First developed in 1921, it used steel bars and had
>> no sustain pedal. J.C. Deagan, Inc.'s Chief Tuner, Henry Schluter,
>> introduced aluminum bars and the pedal in 1927, creating the instrument 
>> as
>> it is structured today. Louis Armstrong used it in "Song Of The Islands" 
>> in
>> 1929. The title that inspired this re-visit to a project that started 
>> about
>> 20 years ago with a shorter compilation was "There's A Bend At The End Of
>> The Swanee" By Kaplan's Melodists. I didn't have that title and sourced 
>> the
>> track from my collegue Ben Roth - he also incuded Follow The Swallow Back
>> Home - thanks, Ben. The rest of the selections come from my personal
>> collection. The Dave Harman Orchestra recorded 2 sides for Columbia in
>> 1924, 8 titles for Edison in 1924 - 1925, followed by 5 titles for 
>> Bluebird
>> in 1934. The personnel for Prince Of Wails and Nancy is: Martin 
>> Gregor-John
>> Robertson-t/ Dave Harman-tb-ldr-v/ Joe Vanucci-ss-as/ Paul Knoff-cl-as/ 
>> Cy
>> Christner-cl-ts/ Charles Young-vn-dir/ George Lewis-p/ James Barry-bj/
>> William Wyder-bb/ Ralph Livingood-d. The California Ramblers lineup is
>> Frank Cush-Bill moore-t/ Lloyd "Ole" Olsen-tb/ Jimmy Dorsey-Arnold
>> Brihart-cl-as/ Freddy Cusick-cl-ts/ Adrian Rollini-bsx/ Irving 
>> Broadsky-p/
>> Tommy Felline-bj/ Stan King-d-kazoo
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #5 CD176E
>> >
>> > 1-YOU ERNEST STEVENS DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51290 12/21/23 9301 COOPER
>> >
>> > 2-OKLAHOMA INDIAN JAZZ TOP NOTCHERS ED 51297 01/03/24 9318 MURRIN-GUARI
>> >
>> > 3-HULA LOU NATHAN GLANTZ ED 51297 01/17/24 9335 MILTON CHARLES-WAYNE 
>> > KING
>> >
>> > 4-HONEY BABE TOP NOTCHERS ED 51342 04/24/24 9479 LYMAN-JOHNSON-RAY 
>> > LOPEZ
>> >
>> > 5-CIELITO LINDO TOP NOTCHERS ED 51342 04/24/24 9480 ASH-DOLIN-MILLS
>> >
>> > 6-PARADISE ALLEY HARRY RADERMAN'S DANCE ORCHESTRA ARTHUR HALL ED 51351
>> 05/08/24 9502 ARCHER-CARLETON
>> >
>> > 7-BRINGIN' HOME THE BACON DAVE KAPLAN'S MELODISTS VERNON DALHART ED
>> 51351 05/28/24 9536 BANNISTER-COLWELL-VAN-SCH
>> >
>> > 8-ALOHA OE LOU CHIHA 'FRISCOE' ED 51401 08/01/24 9634 LILIUOKALANI
>> >
>> > 9-GYPSY LOVE SONG LOU CHIHA 'FRISCOE' ED 51401 08/01/24 9690 HERBERT
>> >
>> > 10-FOLLOW THE SWALLOW BACK HOME ATLANTIC DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51386
>> 08/06/24 9663 BREAU-TOBIAS
>> >
>> > 11-THERE'S A BEND AT THE END OF THE SWANEE KAPLAN'S MELODISTS ED 51386
>> 08/07/24 9668 HENDERSON-ROSE-DIXON
>> >
>> > 12-NASHVILLE NIGHTINGALE CHARLESTON SEVEN ED 51446 11/24/24 9866
>> CAESAR-GERSHWIN
>> >
>> > 13-TOODLES CHARLESTON SEVEN ED 51446 11/24/24 9867 GREEN
>> >
>> > 14-PRINCE OF WAILS DAVE HARMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA ED 51458 12/10/24 9902
>> ELMER SCHOEBEL
>> >
>> > 15-NANCY DAVE HARMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA ED 51458 12/10/24 9903 
>> > BLACK-MORET
>> >
>> > 16-KEEP SMILING AT TROUBLE CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ED 51491 01/19/25 9947
>> JOLSON-DE SYLVA-GENSLER 274
>> >
>> > 17-O MABEL CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ED 51491 01/19/25 9948 KAHN-FIORITO 34
>> >
>> > 18-WALTZ IN THE MOONLIGHT AND YOU NATHAN GLANTZ ORCHESTRA HELEN
>> CLARK-CHARLES HART ED 51495 01/21/25 9937 PARISH-SOLMAN
>> >
>> > 19-DEEP IN MY HEART,DEAR POLLA'S CLOVER GARDENS ORCHESTRA ED 51495
>> 01/21/25 9953 DONNELLY-ROMBERG
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #6 CD176F Recorded 1925 - 1926
>> >
>> > Co-Ed was the first side recorded by Irwin Abrams-vn-ldr -Julian 
>> > Hess-t/
>> Louis Harmin-tb/ Harold Marcus-Jules Towers-cl-ss-as/ Glenn
>> Wakeman-cl-ss-as-ts/ Fred Bilotti-vn/ Elliott Jacoby-p/ Joe Felline-bj/
>> Albert R.Smith-bb/ Fred Bauer-d. Plaza, Okeh, Pathe. On later recordings,
>> the Dorsey brothers and Joe Venuti also played with this band. A Reser
>> group, the Tennesee Happy boys featured Earl Oliver-Jack Stillman-t/ Sam
>> Lewis-tb/ Nathan Glantz-as/ Ken "Goof" Moyer-cl-as/ unknown cl-ts-bar/
>> Harry Reser-bj/ Unknown-bb/ Unknown-d Benjamin Albert Rolfe was born in
>> Brasher Falls NY in 1879 and was known as "The Boy Trumpet Wonder". He 
>> was
>> the son of a music director, playing piccolo and trumpet, touring with 
>> his
>> father's band on the U.S. east coast and Europe at a young age. After
>> graduating high school, he was engaged as a musical clown befor joining 
>> the
>> Majestic Theatre Orchestra in Utica N.Y. He went on to head the brass
>> department at the Utica Conservatory of Music. He went on to producing
>> shows, leading a band, and by 1914 started his own silent film production
>> company Rolfe Photoplays Inc, producing over 50 films distributed through
>> Louis B. Mayer's Metro Pictures Corporation. He collaborated with
>> director/screenwriter Oscar A.C. Lund producing the 1916 drama Dorian's
>> Divorce starring Lionel Barrymore. His final efforts was a 15 episode
>> series - the Master Mystery in 1919, starring Harry Houdini. After 
>> working
>> with Vincent Lopez - another Edison recording artist, in 1924 but left to
>> lead "B.A. Rolfe (Trumpet Virtuoso) and his Palais D'Or Orchestra," and 
>> was
>> the orchestra for a radio show starting in 1928 when he was known as 
>> "B.A.
>> Rolfe and his Lucky Strike Orchestra" Radio transcriptions followed in 
>> the
>> early thirties and in 1934 and 1935 he made two Vitaphone shorts. By 
>> 1935 -
>> 1936 he directed the The Goodrich Silvertown Cord Orchestra. His
>> broadcasting continued until the late thirties, and he was the narrator 
>> for
>> Ripley's "Believe It Or Not" radio series. During WWII, he assembled an
>> all-girl orchestra to perform patriotic songs.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #6 CD176F Recorded 1925 - 1926
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 1-LITTLE DEVIL BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51513 02/24/25 10217
>> BIBO-LYMAN
>> >
>> > 2-LADY OF THE NILE BROADWAY DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 51513 02/24/25 10218
>> KAHN-JONES
>> >
>> > 3-MOONLIGHT AND ROSES POLLA'S CLOVER GARDENS ORCHESTRA HELEN
>> CLARK-JOSEPH PHILLIPS ED 51540 04/09/25 10308 BLACK-MORET
>> >
>> > 4-WHEN YOU AND I WERE SEVENTEEN POLLA'S CLOVER GARDENS ORCHESTRA 
>> > CHARLES
>> HART ED 51540 04/09/25 10309 KAHN-ROSOFF
>> >
>> > 5-EVERYTHING IS HOTSY TOTSY NOW CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS VERNON DALHART ED
>> 51551 04/22/25 10331 MCHUGH-MILLS 274
>> >
>> > 6-FLAPPER WIFE CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ARTHUR HALL ED 51551 04/22/25 10332
>> BURTON-RUPP 274
>> >
>> > 7-AH-HA! HENRI GENDRON AND HIS STRAND ROOF ORCHESTRA BUD KENNEDY ED
>> 51570 05/29/25 10385 CLARE-MONACO
>> >
>> > 8-SEMINOLA HENRI GENDRON AND HIS STRAND ROOF ORCHESTRA ED 51570 
>> > 05/29/25
>> 10386 KING-WARREN
>> >
>> > 09-I MISS MY SWISS HARRY RESER (TENNESSEE HAPPY BOYS) ARTHUR HALL ED
>> 51587 07/07/25 10489 GILBERT-BAER
>> >
>> > 10-JUST A LITTLE DRINK HARRY RESER (TENNESSEE HAPPY BOYS) BUD KENNEDY 
>> > ED
>> 51587 07/07/25 10490 GAY
>> >
>> > 11-CO-ED IRWIN ABRAMS AND HIS KNICKERBOCKER GRILL ORCHESTRA ED 51633
>> 09/24/25 10591 CON CONRAD-SAUL BERNIE
>> >
>> > 12-FRESHIE CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ARTHUR HALL ED 51633 10/15/25 10637
>> GREER-BERG 274
>> >
>> > 13-DREAMING OF A CASTLE IN THE AIR JACK STILLMAN ORCHESTRA ED 51679
>> 01/08/26 10758 CHICK ENDOR-E.WARD
>> >
>> > 14-LOVE BOUND JACK STILLMAN ORCHESTRA ED 51679 01/08/26 10759 KERR-RUPP
>> >
>> > 15-VALENCIA JACK STILLMAN ORCHESTRA CHARLES HART ED 51738 04/20/26 
>> > 10934
>> BOYER-CHARLES-PADILLA
>> >
>> > 16-LULU BELLE JACK STILLMAN ORCHESTRA ED 51738 04/20/26 10935 
>> > ROBIN-MYERS
>> >
>> > 17-BYE BYE BLACKBIRD B.A.ROLFE AND HIS PALAIS D'OR ORCHESTRA ED 51757
>> 05/14/26 10983 DIXON-HENDERSON
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #7 Recorded 1926 - 1929 CD176G
>> >
>> > An electrically recorded Edison !!!!! The odd thing is that the first
>> electrically recorded Edison I acquired was a cylinder - "Me and the Man 
>> In
>> The Moon" by Vaughn De Leath and recorded in January 1929. It had to be 
>> one
>> of the last cylinders - alas destroyed in the fire at my shop. My Edison
>> Diamond Discs were stored near the ceiling and although the sleeves were
>> burning, the Diamond Discs were unscathed. The composition of Edisons was
>> phenolic - which has a much higher melting point than shellac. The 
>> lateral
>> "Needle Type" records didn't fare so well but I retrieved the sound from
>> them nevertheless. The "Needle Type" Edisons are the most hard to find. 
>> The
>> last 6 tracks are all Needle Type electrics. Thomas Edison resisted
>> electrical recording until long after all other labels had upgraded - 
>> aside
>> form the buget columbia series issued on Harmony, Diva, Velvet Tone etc. 
>> It
>> is said that because of his deafness, his personal phonograph has his 
>> teeth
>> marks in it because he clenched his teeth on the cabinet to hear it. He
>> disliked bass because of his hearing issues. Jazz pianist Oreste 
>> Migliaccio
>> was born in Naples, Italy in 1882 and moved to the U.S. in 1902. He first
>> started composing in 1908, with the "Gatling Gun Rag." By 1910, he was
>> working as a musician, directing a band at the "Peek Inn" by the early
>> twenties. By 1926, Oreste and his Queensland Orchestra graced the stage 
>> of
>> the Queensland Ballroom in New York . Personnel: Frank McNellis-Tom
>> Kells-Irving Peskin-t/ Jack King-tb/ Don Murray-Jimmy Dorsey-cl/ Hal
>> Stumkoff-ts/ Ralph Esposito-bj/ Joe Tarto-bb Known vocalists with this 
>> band
>> were Vic Hall and Ken Christie. It is said that Red Nichols-c also played
>> with his band but is not confirmed. Ralph Esposito's first instument was
>> the violin, and it seems that he was fairly accomplished as he played 
>> "The
>> Flight Of The Bumble Bee", but his solo in Hello Swanee Hello got my
>> attention, and the solos throughout the arrangement are first class to my
>> mind.
>> >
>> > Edison Dance Bands #7 Recorded 1926 - 1929 CD176G
>> >
>> > 1-TALKING TO THE MOON B.A.ROLFE AND HIS PALAIS D'OR ORCHESTRA ED 51757
>> 05/17/26 10986 LITTLE-BASKETTE
>> >
>> > 2-HELLO,SWANEE,HELLO ORESTE AND HIS QUEENSLAND ORCHESTRAARTHUR FIELDS 
>> > ED
>> 51886 11/19/26 11323 COSLOW-BRITT
>> >
>> > 3-SOME DAY DUKE YELLMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA JOHN RYAN ED 51886 11/20/26
>> 11324 SPIER-POLLA
>> >
>> > 4-HERE COMES THE SHOW BOAT VAUGHN DE LEATH ED 52104 09/01/27 11890
>> ROSE-PINKARD
>> >
>> > 5-THE CALINDA LOUIS LILIENFELD AND HIS BILTMORE HOTEL ORCHESTRA ED 
>> > 52128
>> 10/05/27 11933 HUPFELD
>> >
>> > 6-MY BLUE HEAVEN AL FRIEDMAN AND HIS 'YOENG'S ORCHESTRA VAUGHN DE LEATH
>> ED 52128 10/27/27 11986 DONALDSON-WHITING
>> >
>> > 7-WHEN YOU'RE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE FLORIDA FOUR ED 52231 02/17/28 18243
>> ETTING-BAER-GILBERT
>> >
>> > 8-RAMONA FLORIDA FOUR ED 52231 02/17/28 18244 GILBERT-WAYNE
>> >
>> > 9-THAT'S MY WEAKNESS NOW B.A.ROLFE AND HIS PALAIS D'OR ORCHESTRA JACK
>> KAUFMAN ED 52343 06/12/28 18574 GREEN-STEPT
>> >
>> > 10-JUST LIKE A MELODY OUT OF THE SKY B.A.ROLFE AND HIS PALAIS D'OR
>> ORCHESTRA ED 52343 06/12/28 18575 DONALDSON
>> >
>> > 11-A PRECIOUS LITTLE THING CALLED LOVECALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ED KIRKEBY ED
>> 52547 03/16/29 19108 DAVIS-COOTS
>> >
>> > 12-DREAM TRAIN CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ED KIRKEBY ED 52547 03/18/29 19110
>> NEWMAN-BASKETTE
>> >
>> > 13-HUGGABLE KISSABLE YOU CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS E.KIRKEBY ED 14005 
>> > 05/02/29
>> N-870 BIBO
>> >
>> > 14-SPANISH DOLL B.A.ROLFE AND HIS LUCKY STRIKE DANCE ORCHESTRA ED 14020
>> 05/23/29 N-914 LEWIS-SHERMAN
>> >
>> > 15-I GET THE BLUES WHEN IT RAINS ED KIRKBY ED 14005 05/28/29 925
>> KLAUBER-STODDARD
>> >
>> > 16-WISHING AND WAITING FOR LOVE CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ED KIRKEBY ED 14020
>> 06/04/29 N-938 CLARKE-AKST
>> >
>> > 17-SONG OF THE BLUES CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS PHIL DEWEY ED 14045 08/01/29
>> N-1053 JONES-GROSSMAN
>> >
>> > 18-BROKEN IDOL CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS ED 14045 08/01/29 N-1054 
>> > EGAN-SQUIRES
>> >
>> > Too Rough
>> >
>> > 0
>> >
>> > ALABAMMY BOUND BILLY WYNNE'S GREENWICH VILLAGE ORCHESTRA ERNEST HARE ED
>> 51501 02/05/25 9992 DE SYLVA-GREEN-HENDERSON
>> >
>> > WHAT A SMILE CAN DO BILLY WYNNE'S GREENWICH VILLAGE ORCHESTRA CHARLES
>> HART ED 51501 02/05/25 9993 WALSH-PAGANUCCI
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > M.C.Productions Vintage Recordings
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>> >            Penticton BC
>> >               V2A 1K8
>> >           1-250-462-7881
>> >   http://mcproductions.ca
>> >
>> >
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