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    With their potent mixture of slapstick and fractured German dialect comedy, the pioneering vaudeville duo of Joe Weber and Lew Fields can rightly be called the granddaddy of all American comedy teams. They conquered Broadway with a series of hit burlesque comedies that pointed the way towards “Forbidden Broadway” and Mel Brooks’ “The Producers” and laid...

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    A humorist who spent 22 years waxing his Uncle Josh stories, Cal Stewart was the first performer whose stage appearances were celebrated by reference to his records rather than the other way around. In his famous role as "rube" Uncle Josh Weathersby, he entertained millions of listeners with tales of his antics both in New York City and at home in Punkin...

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    The Sound of Vaudeville, Vol. 2 covers the career of Eddie Morton from 1911 through 1917. He was one of the variety stage's most important song pluggers of the era: if Eddie featured it, it would be a hit. All-time classics include "The Oceana Roll" and "Play That Barbershop Chord." Don't miss Morton's own compositions, "Noodle Soup Rag" and "I've Got...

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    "Pennant-Winning Battery of Songland" compiles the first recordings made by Jazz Age superstars Gus Van and Joe Schenck. The collection features 28 selections recorded between 1916 and 1918 and includes a 28-page color booklet with biographical notes by vaudevillian and author Trav S.D. that trace their rise from boyhood friends performing in Brooklyn to...

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    The High Priestess of Jollity & The Southern Singer brings together the complete recorded output of two early stars of the vaudeville stage: Clarice Vance and May Irwin. Though prominent on stage—and sheet music covers—both had very short recording careers, with Irwin's output totalling 6 sides and Vance's 15. This set presents these 21 recordings for...

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    Gathered for the first time, here are Sophie Tucker's earliest recordings, from Edison wax cylinders and impossibly rare discs, chronicling the rough and ready rise of this lasting icon of the double entendre. A master of self-marketing, Tucker learned long before she became known as The Last of the Red Hot Mamas that the key to her success lie in...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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