Edison Diamond discs

Here are some more Edison Diamond Discs I’ve acquired. (I describe the format and transfer process in this previous post)

Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra, Smiles, Then Kisses b/w Louise and Ferreira, Hapa Haole Hula Girl, 1916

Billy Murray, Frenchy Come to Yankee Land b/w Premier Quartet, Jazzola 1919

Paul Victorin’s Orchestra, Louisville Lou b/w Kaplan’s Melodists, The Duck’s Quack (A Barnyard Jamboree) 1923

Judas’ Society Orchestra City of Dreams – Foxtrot b/w  Beautiful Ohio Waltz 1919

Broadway Dance Orchestra, The Sheik b/w Club De Vingt Orchestra, Senorita – Spanish Fox Trot

Edison Diamond Disc 1 Edison Diamond Disc

Edison Diamond Disc  50555-L Edison Diamond Disc  50555-R

The Sheik record seems to be missing it’s label, but the record number it etched in the surface:



Wednesday June 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Edison Diamond discs

Phono-Cylinders Volume 2

Just found this record. A re-pressing of old cylinders from Folkways. I transferred these mp3s straight from the vinyl. Below are mp3s of the record. (this collection may technically be still protected by copyright.. get it now before someone tells me to take it down)

Here’s a PDF of the linear notes with a history of early recordings.


Tuesday June 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Phono-Cylinders Volume 2

“I’m The Guy” by Billy Murray

I’m The Guy performed by Billy Murray (song written by Rube Goldberg) ,

1912, Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder #1592 (played on an acoustic Amberola 30 phonograph)

Edison Blue Amberol #1592

Saturday March 7th, 1914 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “I’m The Guy” by Billy Murray