Play It Again 2

July 14, 2020 #1978

We've resurrected several songs from the 1910's and listened to versions recorded decades later. Some of the songs were originally released on Blue Amberol cylinders, one of Thomas A. Edison's many inventions. I have just one in my collection and nothing to play it on. But it makes for a nice conversation starter in my studio.

Edison Blue Amberol cylinders were still in use back in the 1910s, but 78-rpm discs were already competing for shelf space and soon won out completely.


Oh, you beautiful doll
Billy Murray, Chuck Foster
Très moutarde
Prince’s Band, Wilbur deParis
Memphis blues
Victor Military Band, Earl Hines
Ragtime cowboy Joe
Bob Roberts, Eddy Howard
Moonlight Bay
American Quartet, Claude Thornhill
My melancholy baby
Walter Van Brunt, Glenn Miller
Ballin’ the jack
Prince’s Band, Pete Fountain
Peg o’ my heart
Charles Harrison, Duke Ellington
You made me love you
Al Jolson, Wil Salden