From 1903, a 'Hebrew Vaudeville' number: Parody on "Rip Van Winkle Was a Lucky Man", performed by Julian Rose.
This, the first of eight two-minute wax recordings
of Julian Rose's "Hebrew Vaudeville Specialty" series released by Edison,
may also be the earliest recording made by
Edison carried many, generally light-hearted,
'ethnic' specialty series offerings in his catalogs
(see also the
April 2002 Cylinder of the
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No need to adjust your computer: Although Rose's delivery speed is initially
frenzied, he soon settles into a mildly panicked
To hear other examples of wax cylinders, see the
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