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Phono-Cylinders, Vol. 2: Edited and from the Collection of George A. Blacker

Various Artists
Phono-Cylinders, Vol. 2: Edited and from the Collection of George A. Blacker

This collection of 15 tracks comprises the second volume of a two-volume set of recordings made in the first decade of the 20th century on Edison recording cylinders. The recordings are from the private collection of George A. Blacker, who also provided background information about them in the liner notes. Although the recordings contain surface noise, the sound quality of the Edison cylinders is "superior" in fidelity to that of disc records of the time. This volume includes a political speech by Theodore Roosevelt, a monologue on baseball by Miss Ray Cox, instrumental and vocal songs, and a song about the Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks.

Track Listing

101
In the Good Old Steamboat Days Murry K. Hill 2:02
102
That's Where I Come In Edward M. Favor 2:23
103
Farmer and the Businessman Theodore Roosevelt 4:28
104
A Confidential Chat Press Eldridge 2:21
105
Old Daddy Pegleg New York Military Band 2:10
106
The Girl Who Threw Me Down Edward M. Favor 2:15
107
I Used To Be Afraid To Come Home in the Dark Billy Murray 2:18
108
The Laughing Song George W. Johnson and Harry Bluff 2:19
201
I've Told His Missus All about Him Helen Trix 2:18
202
The Baseball Girl Miss Ray Cox 4:40
203
For You Alone Unidentified vocalist 2:12
204
Street Piano Medley August Molinari 2:24
205
Mouse and the Clock Edison Concert Band 2:23
206
House Cleaning Time Ada Jones and Len Spencer 2:24
207
B. P. O. E. - Elk's Song Nat M. Wills 3:48

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