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WAX CYLINDER RECORDINGS
(1880S - 1899)
VOL. 1

 Wax Cylinders 1 (1880 - 1890s)

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Wax Cylinders from 1880-1890s

Wax Cylinders were the first commercially produced sound recording devices and offer an early look at turn of the century audio technology as well as popular music and culture from the late 19th century and early 20th century.  Mass recording were made on Wax Cylinders from music to speeches to comedy routines all to be enjoyed the in comfort of the listener's home. 

Wax CylinderThis collection includes highlights from early recordings from the 1880-1890s including:

  • Emil Berliner (1851-1939) – Early developer and inventor of audio technology including the Gramophone, Emil Berliner recorded "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in 1887.
  • Thomas Edison (1847-1931) – One of the most prolific inventors in history holding over 1,000 patents (including the phonograph), Thomas Edison recorded Mary had a Little Lamb and also experimented with early music recordings.
  • US Marine Band – One of the oldest profession musical organizations, created in 1798to perform for the President of the United States nicknamed "The President's Own."
  • Vess Ossman (1868-1923) – Popular banjo player, Vess Ossman was a popular recording artist mass producing music from cakewalks and rag time parties. 
  • Arthur Collins (1864-1933) – Early recording star known for Dixieland singing and some popular Mistral-themed songs, Arthur Collins recorded such music as "Hello! Ma Baby", "Zizzy Ze Zum Zum", and "Happy Days in Dixie."
  • Russell Hunting (1865-?) – Early comedian recording artist, Edison used Russell Hunting for their Michael Casey comedy skits.
  • Ada Jones – Early recording star, Ada Jones was known for performing with different accents and impersonations.
  • Cal Stewart (1856-1919) – Comedic wit and early pioneer in the recording studio, Cal Stewart created character Uncle Josh

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
124 recordings - total playtime 4 hours 45 minutes

1887
Emil Berliner - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (1887)
Thomas Alva Edison - Mary Had A Little Lamb (1877)

1888
Thomas Alva Edison - Speaking To Mr. Blaine (1888)

1889
Thomas Alva Edison - Fifth Regiment March (1889)

1890
Emile Berliner - Auld Lang Syne (1890)
Florence Nightingale - Florence's House Party (1890)
U S Marine Band - La Media Noche (1890)
U S Marine Band - Semper Fidelis (1890)
U S Marine Band - Washington Post March (1890)
Vess L Ossman - Bunch Of Rags (1890)
Will White - Third Verse Of Mary & John Or Lover's Quarrel (1890)

1891
Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw (1891)
Billy Golden - Uncle Jefferson (1891)
George J Gaskin - Drill Ye Terriers (1891)
George Washington Johnson - The Laughing Song (1891)
George Washington Johnson - The Whistling Coon (1891)
John Yorke Atlee - The Mocking Bird (1891)
Russell Hunting - Michael Casey As A Physician (1891)

1892
Gentleman - Take Your Time (1892)
J W Myers - On A Sunday Afternoon (1892)
Russell Hunting - Michael Casey At The Telephone (1892)
Russell Hunting - Michael Casey Taking The Census (1892)

1893
Dan W Quinn - Oh Mrs. O'flaherty, What Did You Mean (1893)

1894
Edward M Favor - Daisy Bell (1894)
J W Myers - The Heart Bowed Down (1894)
Johnny Maccol - The Campbells Are Coming (1894)

1895
Ada Jones - Len Spencer - Courtship Of Barney And Eileen (1805)
Ada Jones - Len Spencer - Jimmie And Maggie At The Hippodrome (1805)
Baldwin's Cadet Band - Poet & Peasant Overture (1895)
Banta's Orch - Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back (1895)
Billy Murray - My Cosy Corner Girl (1895)
Dan W Quinn - The Band Played On (1895)
George J Gaskin - I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard (1895)
Geroge J Gaskin - Sally In Our Alley (1895)
John Philip Sousa - El Capitan March (1895)
John Philip Sousa - Washington Post March (1895)
John Philip Sousa - Yazoo Dance (1895)
Us Marine Band - The Star Spangled Banner 1st Rec (1895)
Vess L Ossman - Turkey In The Straw Medley (1895)

1896
21st Regiment Band - Just As The Sun Went Down (1896)
Ada Jones - Len Spencer - Peaches And Cream (1896)
Dan W Quinn - A Hot Time In The Old Town (1896)
George J Gaskin - She May Have Seen Better Days (1896)
John Philip Sousa - The Darkies Temptation (1896)
Len Spencer - All Coons Look Alike To Me (1896)
Len Spencer - Ossman - Hot Times On The Levee (1896)
Len Spencer - Vess Ossman - A Hot Time On The Levee (1896)
Len Spencer - You Been A Good Ole Wagon But You've Done Broke Down (1896)
Peerless Orch - One Of The Popular Songs Of The Day (1896)
Russell Hunting - I Wonder Why (1896)

1897
Ada Jones - Len Spencer - Herman & Minnie (1807)
Billy Golden - Mocking Bird (1897)
Billy Golden - Turkey In De Straw (1897)
Dan W Quinn - The Swellest Thing In Town (1897)
Edison Concert Band - Little Kinkies (1897)
Enrico Caruso - I Pagliacci Vesti La Giubba (1897)
George J Gaskin - It Don't Seem Like The Same Old Smile (1897)
George J Gaskin - The Best In The House (1897)
J W Myers - My Irish Rosie (1897)
John Philip Sousa - Dancing In The Dark (1897)
John Philip Sousa - The Stars And Stripes Forever (1897)
Len Spencer - A Hot Time In The Old Town (1897)
Len Spencer - My Gal Is A Highborn Lady (1897)
Len Spencer - Vess Ossman (banjo) - Crappy Dan (1897)
Len Spencer - Vess Ossman (banjo) - Hot Time In The Old Town (1897)
Unkown - Dance Song Of Thompson River Indians (1897)
Vess L Ossman - Yankee Doodle (1897)

1898
Alice Nielson - Always Do As People Say You Should (1898)
Arthur Collins - Happy Days In Dixie (1898)
Arthur Collins - Hello, Ma Baby (1899)
Arthur Collins - Just As The Sun Went Down (1898)
Arthur Collins - Zizzy Ze Zum Zum (1898)
Billy Golden - Turkey In The Straw (1898)
Cal Stewart - I'm Old But I'm Awfully Tough (1898)
Cal Stewart - On The Farm (1898)
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh On A Bicycle (1898)
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh On A Fifth Avenue Bus #2 (1898)
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh Weathersby At A Camp Meeting (1898)
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh's Arrival In New York #1 (1898)
Cullen - Collins - Eli Green's Cake Walk (1898)
Dan W Quinn - A Hot Time In The Old Town (1898)
Dan W Quinn - At A Georgia Camp Meeting (1898)
Dan W Quinn - Sweetheart May (1898)
Dumont Minstrels - Denza Funiculi Funicula (1898)
Edison Male Quartet - My Old Kentucky Home (1898)
Edison Quartet - My Old Kentucky Home (1898)
Edison Quartette - Cornfield Medley (1898)
Edison Quartette - I'se Going Back To Dixie (1898)
Edison Quartette - My Old Kentucky Home (1898)
Edison Symphony Orch - King Cotton March (1898)
Frank C Stanley - Just Before The Battle Mother (1898)
George J Gaskin - Break The News To Mother (1898)
George J Gaskin - On The Banks Of The Wabash (1898)
George J Gaskin - She Was Bred In Old Kentucky (1898)
James T Powers - Chin Chin Chinaman (1898)
Polyphone Symphony Orch - The Night Alarm (1898)
Russel Hunting - Casey As Umpire At A Ball Game (1898)
Vess L Ossman - A Bunch Of Rags (1898)
Will F Denny - Time Is Money (1898)

1899
Arthur Collins - Hello Ma Baby (1899)
Arthur Collins - I'd Leave My Happy Home For You (1899)
Arthur Collins - My Josephine [Coon Song] (1899)
Billy Golden - Hot Time Medley (1899)
Billy Golden - Roll On De Ground (1899)
Billy Golden - Yaller Gal (1899)
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh At A Baptizing At Hickory Corners Square (1899)
Dan W Quinn - Glorious Beer (1899)
Edison Symphony Orch - At The Circus (1899)
Harry Lauder - A Wee Deoch An' Doris (1899)
Harry MacDonough - S H Dudley - Just As The Sun Went Down' (1899)
Harry Taft - The Mocking Bird (1899)
J J Fisher - Will You Always Love Me Darling (1899)
James C Macauliffe - Mrs McCloud's Reel (1899)
Len Spencer - Auction Sale Of Household Goods (1899)
Len Spencer - Hello Ma Baby (1899)
Len Spencer - Whistling Rufus (1899)
Len Spencer - You Don't Stop The World From Going Round (1899)
Len Spencer Hello! Ma Baby (1899)
Peerless Orch - Ma Ragtime Baby (1899)
Vess L Ossman - A Little Bit Of Everything (1899)
Vess L Ossman - Whistling Rufus (1899)
Will F Denny - How'd You Like To Be The Iceman (1899)
Will F Denny - Just One Girl (1899)
Will F Denny - Miss Helen Hunt (1899)

 


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