Anthology: America's Favorite Entertainers
Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan

Collins and Harlan Anthology: America’s Favorite Entertainers
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Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan: Anthology: America's Favorite Entertainers

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Before Phil and Don Everly, before Simon and Garfunkel, long before Hall and Oates . . . the most popular recording duo over the first quarter of the 20th century was the team of Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan. Dubbed “America’s Favorite Entertainers” as they crisscrossed America in the late 1910s and early 1920s promoting Edison’s superior talking machines, Collins and Harlan came face to face with the thousands of ordinary people who bought the records that became the comical soundtrack of a generation. They represented the best and the worst of popular culture: advancing the career of Jewish émigré Irving Berlin and Black songwriters such as Chris Smith, W.C. Handy, and Shelton Brooks, while also perpetuating racist stereotypes. The issues, as usual, are thorny, but Archeophone tackles them with care and honesty. GRAMMY-recognized authors Ryan Barna and Richard Martin present the clear-eyed but accurate case of these two rough-and-ready unlikely partners who also became friends and took the phonograph by storm. Over 29 tracks, we lead you from 1902 to 1924, depicting a story that has never been told in LP form until now. Fantastic sound, too—you won't believe how great these records sound! List price: $16.99  Sale price: $14.99

OVERVIEW

  • Catalogue number: ARCH 5507
  • UPC: 860003210031
  • Original release date: January 29, 2021
  • Running length: 78:40 / 29 tracks
  • Notes & packaging: Includes a 36-page booklet
  • Tracks recorded: 1902-1924
  • Contains racially derogatory language
  • In Archeophone’s Anthology series
Tracks and Sound Samples
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Tracklist
1. I Loved You Better Than You Knew Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan ca. 1902-03
2. Under the Bamboo Tree Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan ca. 1902
3. Whoa Bill Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1905
4. Down Where the Wurzburger Flows Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan ca. 1904-05
5. I’m Dreaming of You Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1905
6. Out in an Automobile Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1906
7. When Mose with His Nose Leads the Band Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1906
8. Arrah Wanna Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1906
9. Come on and Kiss Your Baby Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1907
10. Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay! Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1908
11. Down Among the Sugar Cane Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1909
12. My Wife’s Gone to the Country, Hurrah! Hurrah! Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1909
13. I’m Crazy ’Bout the Turkey Trot Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1911
14. Alexander’s Ragtime Band Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1911
15. Everybody’s Doing It Now Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1911
16. That Sneaky Snakey Rag Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1912
17. When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’ Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1912
18. We’ve Got a Parrot in Our House (Pretty Poll, Pretty Poll) Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1913
19. On the Honeymoon Express Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1913
20. The Aba Daba Honeymoon Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1914
21. Auntie Skinner’s Chicken Dinner Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1915
22. Memphis Blues Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1915
23. Those Charlie Chaplin Feet Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1915
24. That Funny Jas Band from Dixieland Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1917
25. Darktown Strutters’ Ball Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1917
26. Good-Bye Alexander, Good-Bye Honey Boy Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1918
27. Everything Is Peaches Down in Georgia Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1918
28. Way Down Barcelona Way Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1920
29. (Sister Hasn’t Got a Chance) Since Mother Bobbed Her Hair Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan 1924
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