Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 2 (1531-1560)

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The second 30 selections released on Edison's new format, the Blue Amberol cylinder. These cylinders were released between November 1912 and February 1913. Selections are by popular artists of the day and run the gamut from vocal chorus to comedy. The accompanying downloadable booklet describes features of Edison's high quality marketing, from its top-notch packaging to its offering of the first "liner notes." All of the transfers are done from the best copies of these cylinders to archival quality standards and expertly restored. This volume includes a bonus track: A rare 1918 issue of Arthur Collins' "Preacher and the Bear" dubbed from an Edison Diamond Disc so that you can hear and appreciate the quality of the live recordings.

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. 1531 - Way Down SouthHeidelberg Quintet1912
2. 1532 - Dixie MedleyFred Van Eps1912
3. 1533 - Tell Mother I'll Be ThereJames F. Harrison & Edison Mixed Quartet1912
4. 1534 - Oh! You Circus Day MedleyJoe Belmont1912
5. 1535 - Music Vot's Music Must Come from BerlinMaurice Burkhart 1912
6. 1536 - My Lady LuWalter Van Brunt & Chorus 1912
7. 1537 - List! the Cherubic HostChorus Of Female Voices & Frank Croxton 1912
8. 1538 - I Will Love You When the Silver Threads Are Shining Among the GoldManuel Romain 1912
9. 1539 - Medley of Southern Plantation SongsNew York Military Band1912
10. 1540 - Under the Big September MoonAlbert Campbell & Irving Gillette 1912
11. 1541 - When Was There Ever a Night Like This?Charles W. Harrison1913
12. 1542 - My Hula, Hula LoveMetropolitan Quartet 1912
13. 1543 - Red WingFrederic H. Potter & Chorus1913
14. 1544 - (A) Darkies' Dream; (B) Darkies' AwakeningFred Van Eps 1912
15. 1545 - Abide With MeThe Frank Croxton Quartet 1912
16. 1546 - For ThisCharles W. Harrison 1912
17. 1547 - Silver Threads Among the GoldWill Oakland 1912
18. 1548 - Good-Night, Good-Night, BelovedEmoS Quartet 1912
19. 1549 - My Sumurun Girl MedleyFred Van Eps 1912
20. 1550 - Casey JonesBilly Murray & Chorus 1912
21. 1551 - The Count of Luxembourg-waltzesAmerican Standard Orchestra 1912
22. 1552 - Are You Going to Dance?Elizabeth Spencer & Irving Gillette 1912
23. 1553 - Bells Solo from the Magic FluteCharles Daab1912
24. 1554 - Roses, Roses EverywhereHarvey Hindermyer 1912
25. 1555 - Where the Moonbeams GleamAlbert Campbell & Irving Gillette 1912
26. 1556 - When I Waltz With YouCharles W. Harrison 1912
27. 1557 - Nearer My God to TheeKnickerbocker Quartet1912
28. 1558 - Menuet, Op. 14, No. 1American Standard Orchestra 1912
29. 1559 - The Valley of PeaceHarry Anthony & James F. Harrison 1912
30. 1560 - The Preacher and the BearArthur Collins1913
31. 1560 - The Preacher and the Bear (Bonus Track) [Cylinder Dubbed from Diamond Disc]Arthur Collins1918

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