Cylinder of the Month

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For July 2000 . . .

This month:   A spirited song by Dan W. Quinn, Glorious Beer, from 1899.


Glorious Beer
Company Columbia Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 5063 (5-inch "grand" cylinder)
Category Tenor solo
Title Glorious Beer
Performed by Dan W. Quinn
Circa 1899
Announcement "Glorious Beer, as sung by Mister Dan W. Quinn, for the Columbia Phonograph Company of New York and Paris."

A big libationary hit from the late 1890's.


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Dan W. Quinn was one of the most prolific tenors of the time, recording for nearly every record company:

Mr. Quinn has achieved prominence quicker than any other artist who devotes his time to professional Phonographic work, chiefly because he always speaks his words plainly, makes a specialty of the latest songs, and sings without straining his voice. We recommend his records for single-tube, way-tube, or horn use.

— March 1, 1894 U.S. Phonograph Company Catalog


— This cylinder of the month is from the collection of  Albert J. Menashe —

                   


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