A fine homemade recording from 1906, In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree banjo medley as played by G. W. Kennedy.
|Title||In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree (Medley)|
|Performed by||G. W. Kennedy|
|Circa||May 26, 1906|
|Announcement||"Banjo medley, played by G. W. Kennedy."|
One of the great features of the early
cylinder phonographs was their ability to
be easily converted from a record player into a record
Most homemade musical records tended to mimic the commercial recordings of the day,
and as you can imagine are of widely
However, as this month's cylinder of the month illustrates,
without question cylinder home recordings represent a treasure of audio time capsules:
preserving sounds, styles, and expressions that might otherwise be
To hear an excerpt
For help playing these sounds, click here.
To hear a vocal quartette version of In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree, see the February 1999 Cylinder of Month.
To hear other examples of wax cylinders, see the
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