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    With 24 tracks, Sweetheart of the AEF features the almost-complete acoustic-era output of Elsie Janis, a star of the stage who took her act to the soldiers on the front lines in World War I. Sweetheart of the AEF comes with a lavishly illustrated, 24-page full-color booklet with notes and scholarship by our late friend and collaborator, Allen G. Debus.

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    Star of the minstrel stage, singer on hundreds of records, personality of radio and television, and the man who discovered Al Jolson, Will Oakland had a career that spanned more than 50 years. Celebrating his golden jubilee as a performer, he recorded a commemorative LP with stories and snippets of old records and gave them to friends and fans. Made in...

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    A new animal disrupted the political circus in 1908 when the phonograph carried the voices of presidential candidates directly to the people. Debate '08 marks the centennial of this historic premiere with the first reissue of all 22 Edison wax cylinders recorded by the Democratic candidate, William Jennings Bryan, and the Republican candidate, William...

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    "Ain't Gonna Settle Down" features all 14 recordings made by the obscure but remarkable cabaret star Mary Stafford in 1921 and 1926 and 32 selections by Louisville-born Edith Wilson, covering her entire released repertoire from 1921 to 1930. A handsomely illustrated 32-page booklet with notes by blues scholar Steve Tracy accompanies the two CDs. These...

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    The greatest piano-accordion player ever to grace the instrument! Compiled with the assistance of Guido Deiro's son, Count Roberto Guido Deiro, and featuring the scholarship of master accordion player Henry Doktorski. Tracks range from light classical and operatic to ragtime and the pop hits of the day.

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    26 tracks and a thoroughly entertaining 24-page booklet featuring a new biographical sketch by vaudeville historian Trav S.D. Although he was popular on stage for more than two decades, playing the scruffy but urbane tramp, Wills' recorded output totaled only 26 distinct titles, and they are all here, compiled for the first time ever and sounding like...

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    Archeophone is proud to announce its special arrangement with Off The Record, LLC to distribute its new King Oliver set--the finest reissue of the legendary 1923 jazz band sides ever. Taken from pristine original sources, expertly speed-corrected, only lightly processed, and preserved in true flat frequency response: you will hear nuances you never knew...

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    One of the premier conductors of the early 20th century, Pryor was second in reputation only to Sousa, and his band traveled the world spreading Pryor's fame for ragtime, classical adaptations, and masterful musical precision. Guided by trombonist and Pryor expert David Sager, we have assembled these 25 recordings into two simulated "concerts," presenting...

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    Irving Kaufman, Anthology: The Last Recording Pioneer represents Irving's incredible 60-year span of activity, beginning from his first acoustic recordings in 1914 to the final cuts made in his home in August 1974. The booklet includes several rare photographs, some contributed by Irving's family, and features detailed liner notes by Kaufman expert Ryan...

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    The San Francisco Sound: Volume 2 compiles 25 selections from Hickman's 1920-1921 sessions together with extensive notes by Bruce Vermazen in a 24-page booklet. The follow-up to our first collection of Art Hickman's recordings, this second volume brings to a close the story of the influential band's dominance of dance floors on both U.S. coasts.

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    Now available in an improved second edition: a career-spanning retrospective, featuring 27 songs, recorded over 25 years by Henry Burr--the most popular ballad singer of the first 30 years of the recording industry. The collection begins in 1903, when disc technology was still in its primitive stages, and ends in 1928, during the early electrical...

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    Vaudevillian Wilbur C. Sweatman impressed audiences by playing three clarinets at once, but he was more than just a novelty. A transitional figure in the move away from ragtime and into jazz, Sweatman and his band were the hottest and the best players of the Dixieland style of jazz that erupted onto the American music scene in the late 1910s. 25 tracks,...

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    With 51 songs on 2 CDs and running for over two and a half hours, Together and Alone is a landmark retrospective of two of Broadway's brightest stars ever, Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth. This ambitious collection boasts some of the most classic songs in American history, performed by the pair that brought them to the stage. In addition to a 32-page booklet...

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    The San Francisco Sound, Volume 1 compiles 25 selections from Hickman's 1919-1920 sessions together with extensive notes by Bruce Vermazen in a 24-page booklet. Hickman's sound influenced big band 20 years later, but you will be amazed at just how hot these guys could play!

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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 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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    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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