Hotel Commodore Dance Orchestra on Edison Electric

Here’s a record I found recently. Apparently the Edison company only produced these “Needle type Electric” records for a couple months in 1929 before getting out of the record business all together.

The Hotel Commodore Dance Orchestra (Under the Direction of Bernhard Levitow)
Where the Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember (Edison 14041L) b/w Smiling Irish Eyes (Edison 14041R)

forgetmenotsSmiling Irish Eyes

And here’s what it sounds like on an acoustic player:

Friday January 23rd, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »