Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 1 (1501-1530)

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The first 30 selections released on Edison's new format, the Blue Amberol cylinder. These cylinders were released between November 1912 and January 1913. Selections are by popular artists of the day and run the gamut from vocal chorus to comedy. The accompanying downloadable booklet offers the story of the launch of the Blue Amberol cylinder--and end of the old wax Amberol--as well as transcriptions of the marketing descriptions used to sell each record at the time. All of the transfers are done from the best copies of these cylinders to archival quality standards and expertly restored.

Liner Notes

The complimentary liner notes that accompany this release include background on the Blue Amberol format, images of select artifacts from the Archives, notes on the transfers and a transcription of the marketing material that originally accompanied the cylinder releases in the Edison Phonograph Monthly. The 14-page document is available for download as an Adobe Acrobat file.

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Track Listing
1. 1501 - Semiramide OvertureAmerican Standard Orchestra
2. 1502 - Trio from FaustAgnes Kimball, Reed Miller & Frank Croxton
3. 1503 - The PalmsCharles W. Harrison
4. 1504 - Roses Bloom for LoversGrace Kerns
5. 1505 - When You're AwayHelen Clark & Harvey Hindermyer
6. 1506 - Over the Waves WaltzNew York Military Band
7. 1507 - Town Topics of Pumpkin CenterCal Stewart
8. 1508 - Light As a FeatherCharles Daab
9. 1509 - La PalomaEdison Concert Band
10. 1510 - My Best Girl and MeEdward M. Favor & Chorus
11. 1511 - My Uncle's FarmBilly Golden & Joe Hughes
12. 1512 - I'm Smiling At De Moon Dat Smiles At YouIrving Gillette & Chorus
13. 1513 - Just That You Are YouWalter Van Brunt
14. 1514 - The Mocking Bird - FantasiaCharles Daab
15. 1515 - AnchoredKnickerbocker Quartet
16. 1516 - Just Before the Battle, MotherWill Oakland and Chorus
17. 1517 - Rocked in the Cradle of the DeepFrank Croxton
18. 1518 - Whispering HopeHelen Clark & Harry Anthony
19. 1519 - Kitty O'Neil Medley of ReelsCharles D'Almaine
20. 1520 - Nita GitanaReed Miller
21. 1521 - By the Light of the Silvery MoonAda Jones & Male Quartet
22. 1522 - Money Musk Medley - Virginia ReelNational Promenade Band
23. 1523 - "Hi" and "Si" of JaytownSteve Porter & Byron G. Harlan
24. 1524 - Silver BellAda Jones and Billy Murray
25. 1525 - The RosaryElizabeth Spencer & Knickerbocker Quartet
26. 1526 - Teasing MoonWalter Van Brunt
27. 1527 - SerenadeFlorentine Instrumental Trio
28. 1528 - Quartet "Rigoletto"Croxton Quartet
29. 1529 - Row, Row, RowArthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan
30. 1530 - A Little Girl At HomeElizabeth Spencer & Harvey Hindermyer

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