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An early cornet and trombone duet featuring Herbert L. Clarke – Alice, Where Art Thou, from 1905.


Alice, Where Art Thou
 
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 8382
Category Cornet and trombone duet
Title Alice, Where Art Thou
Performed by Herbert L. Clarke & Leo A. Zimmerman
Circa 1905-1906
Announcement "Cornet and trombone duet, 'Alice, Where Art Thou', played by Herbert L. Clarke & Leo Zimmerman.  Edison record."
 

One of the greatest cornetists of the time, Herbert L. Clarke played for the nation's top bands: Gilmore, Herbert, and Sousa.   However, as a featured artist, he recorded just a handful of two-minute wax cylinders for Edison.

Often, when a wax cylinder of this period was a big seller, the masters used to make molded copies would become exhausted and new masters made.   In this recording, Clarke and Leo Zimmerman were called upon to make a new master for this popular selection which was originally released in April 1903 featuring Bohumir Kryl & Leroy Haines.

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— This cylinder is from the collection of Chesley Young —

                                       


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