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    The first volume of The Complete Bert Williams, featuring the legendary comedian's rarest records. 31 tracks from 1901-1909, including several with George Walker: 15 tracks from their 1901 sessions and a further 16 tracks from sessions in 1906 and following. Five selections are featured in both their 7- and 10-inch disc versions, and the collection...

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    26 hits from 1908, the year that Fred Merkle's boneheaded play cost the Giants a trip to the World Series but sent the Cubs to their last series championship. Included here is baseball's anthem, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" by the Haydn Quartet, along with 2 hits by the newly-christened Peerless Quartet and standards by the acoustic-era's great "teams":...

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    26 tracks, recorded between 1911 and 1927, spanning the entire career of this saxophone troupe that started the "saxophone craze" of the 1910s, and comprising roughly half of their recorded output. Beautiful 24-page, full-color booklet contains extensive notes by Brown Brothers expert Bruce Vermazen, and it includes uncommon illustrations from Vermazen's...

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    Complete releases from sessions between September 1920 and September 1921 in Camden and Chicago; 26 tracks and over 79 minutes total. A packed 28-page booklet reveals previously unknown details about the life and business of impresario Edgar A. Benson, the man who controlled the dance-band scene in Chicago for many years. This is the band that popularized...

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    27 songs from 1897-1925, 28-page booklet with historical notes, artist bios, and unusual graphics chronicling the rise of "hot" playing in American music over four decades. Rare tracks by banjo virtuosos Cullen and Collins, vocalist Silas Leachman, Jim Europe's Orchestra, and his proteges in the Versatile Four. The ultra-rare "Sunset Medley" by Haenschen...

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    28 songs from 1907-1910, recorded in Camden and New York, with a lavish 28-page booklet containing newly discovered biographical data and rare graphics. Includes all the early rare Victors and Columbias, as well as the Edison 4-minute cylinder of "A Singer Sang a Song," and the Indestructible cylinder of "In the Right Church, but in the Wrong Pew." The...

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    Complete releases from 1912-1914, with two bonus tracks from 1910 before the ensemble took the name of the Heidelberg Quintet; 26 total songs, including three Edison 4-minute cylinders. Lead vocals by Billy Murray and countertenor Will Oakland. Features a 24-page booklet with previously unpublished notes on the group and a complete reprinting of the...

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    25 hits from 1907, the year that American banks suffered one of the worst panics in U.S. history, ushering in a two-year depression.  Features sentimental favorites by Byron G. Harlan ("School Days") and Frank Stanley ("Auld Lang Syne"), comic hits by Collins and Harlan, Bob Roberts, and Helen Trix ("The Bird on Nellie's Hat"), and the first stateside hit...

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    24 hits from 1922, the year that sales of radios to American homes skyrocketed. The music was also getting jazzier, witnessed by hits such as "Lovin' Sam" by Miss Patricola and the Virginians, "On the Alamo" by Isham Jones, and "Hot Lips" by Paul Whiteman with Henry Busse. Other hits are by Fanny Brice ("My Man" and "Second Hand Rose"), Jones and Hare,...

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    30 songs from 1903-1940 that provide a career retrospective of the most popular recording artist of the acoustic era. Includes the rare brown wax cylinder of "The Way to Kiss a Girl" from one of Billy's first recording sessions for Columbia, and "It's the Same Old Shillelagh," peformed with Harry's Tavern Band in his comeback of 1940. Features...

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    The second volume of The Complete Bert Williams. 26 songs from 1910-1918, recorded in New York, including two monologues that were held for release until after Bert's death: "How? Fried" and "You Can't Do Nothing Till Martin Gets Here." 24-page booklet with rare graphics, and notes co-written by Allen G. Debus. Also features the entire article "The Comic...

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    30 tracks from 1892-1900, transferred from exceedingly scarce brown wax cylinders and Berliner discs. More hits by the biggest artists of the American 1890s, such as Gilmore's Band, Cal Stewart, Dan Quinn, George Gaskin, Arthur Collins, and John Yorke AtLee. Standout tracks include the hitherto unattested cylinder of "Silver Threads Among the Gold" by J....

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    24 hits from 1913, the year that Henry Ford rolled out his first fully operational assembly line. Big songs by Alan Turner, Ada Jones ("Row! Row! Row!"), Al Jolson's first sides for Columbia ("Pullman Porters Parade" and "You Made Me Love You"), the Peerless Quartet, Campbell and Burr doing "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine", Charles Harrison with "Peg O'...

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    The third volume of The Complete Bert Williams. 24 songs from 1919-1922, recorded in New York and Chicago, including both "Elder Eatmore" sermons. Booklet now (2005) expanded to 20 pages, with notes on Williams' final years, sheet music illustrations, and other rare graphics. Sound of some noisier tracks now improved.

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    30 tracks from 1893-1902, transferred from exceedingly scarce Berliner discs and brown wax cylinders, with top artists such as Dan W. Quinn ("The Band Played On"), George J. Gaskin ("Drill, Ye Terriers, Drill"), John Yorke AtLee ("The Mocking Bird"), George W. Johnson ("The Whistling Coon"), Arthur Collins ("I'd Leave My Happy Home for You"), and Sousa's...

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    29 songs from 1898-1923, 28-page booklet with historical notes, artist bios, and rare graphics. Includes two extremely rare Berliner discs. Banjos by Ossman and Van Eps, raggy marches by Pryor and Sousa, vocals by Collins, American Quartet, and 'Gene Greene, and much more. These are the ragtime records people heard during the genre's formative years.

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    22 songs, sketches, whistling solos, and band performances from ca. 1902, with detailed notes in a 16-page glossy booklet. Featured artists are the (original) American Quartet, Collins and Natus, Joe Belmont, Harry Macdonough, Sousa cornetist Otto Mesloh, and the Metropolitan Band. Includes original research into the operation of the Lambert Company of...

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    24 hits from 1920, the year that national Prohibition and women's suffrage took effect. Top artists include Al Jolson, Billy Murray, Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, Van and Schenck, John Steel, Selvin's Novelty Orchestra, Nora Bayes, and Art Hickman's Orchestra. 24-page color booklet features detailed notes on the songs, an historical essay, and rare graphics.

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