1910: "Act Two, Scene New" features 26 selections from 1910, the year the largest fire ever recorded in the U.S. consumed parts of Idaho, Montana, and Washington and set up a policy debate that lingers to this day about enviromental resource management.
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- Catalogue number: ARCH 9015
- UPC: 868490000289
- Original release date: October 25,2019
- Running length: 76:58 / 26 tracks
- Notes & packaging: Includes a 24-page full-color booklet
- Tracks recorded: 1907-1910
- In Archeophone’s Phonographic Yearbook series
|1.||By the Light of the Silv’ry Moon||Billy Murray and Haydn Quartet||1909|
|2.||Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon||Ada Jones and American Quartet||1910|
|3.||Where the River Shannon Flows||Harry Macdonough||1909|
|4.||Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?||Nora Bayes||1910|
|5.||That Lovin’ Rag||Sophie Tucker||1910|
|6.||Meet Me To-Night in Dreamland||Henry Burr||1910|
|7.||My Hero||Lucy Marsh||1910|
|8.||Any Little Girl, that’s a Nice Little Girl, Is the Right Little Girl for Me||Walter Van Brunt||1910|
|9.||Silver Bell||Peerless Quartet||1910|
|10.||The Cubanola Glide||Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan||1910|
|11.||Come Along My Mandy||Nora Bayes & Jack Norworth||1910|
|12.||Every Little Movement||Lucy Marsh & Harry Macdonough||1910|
|13.||Sadie Salome (Go Home)||Bob Roberts||1909|
|14.||That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune||Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan||1910|
|16.||My Heart Has Learned to Love You, Now Do Not Say Good-bye||Harry Macdonough & Haydn Quartet||1910|
|17.||Play That Barber-Shop Chord||Bert Williams||1910|
|18.||Temptation Rag||Prince’s Military Band||1910|
|19.||Come After Breakfast||Arthur Collins||1909|
|20.||Tramp, Tramp, Tramp||Byron Harlan and Frank Stanley||1907|
|21.||In the Valley of Yesterday||Harry Macdonough||1909|
|22.||Casey Jones||Billy Murray and American Quartet||1910|
|23.||I’ll Make a Ring Around Rosie||Haydn Quartet||1910|
|24.||What’s the Matter with Father?||Billy Murray||1910|
|25.||On a Monkey Honeymoon||Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan||1909|
|26.||You Ain’t Talking to Me||Ed Morton||1909|
If you thought that public fights over best practices for addressing forest fires was a recent phenomenon, welcome to the year 1910, when the Big Burn captured the headlines. Over two days in August 1910, the largest fire ever recorded in the U.S. consumed parts of Idaho, Montana, and Washington and set up a debate that lingers to this day about resource management. 1910 was also the year that the Boy Scouts of America was founded, in an effort to return city boys to the land and build them into future men of preparedness and service. In their khaki uniforms and hats, the Scouts bore no small resemblance to the rangers dutifully watching over the nation’s forests.
Against that background, tunesmiths such as Irving Berlin gave us songs that would also linger as our heritage to this very day. Berlin wrote “Call Me Up Some Rainy Afternoon” (performed by Ada Jones and the American Quartet), “Sadie Salome (Go Home)” (Bob Roberts), and “That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune” (Collins and Harlan), while Edward Madden and Gus Edwards gave us “By the Light of the Silv’ry Moon” (Billy Murray and Haydn Quartet) and Beth Slater Whitson and Leo Friedman penned “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland” (Henry Burr).
Sophie Tucker, Nora Bayes, Jack Norworth, and Walter Van Brunt had their first hits in 1910; and Frank C. Stanley (who died too soon in December 1910) had his last, as a member of the Peerless Quartet. And as the guard began changing in the recording business (now just a little more that 20 years old), the newly formed American Quartet, starring Billy Murray, scored with “Casey Jones” and took the baton from the Haydn Quartet, whose days were numbered.
All this and more in Archeophone’s 1910: “Act Two, Scene New”—the 19th installment in the series!