A popular novelty record from 1902 - The Arkansas Traveler featuring Len Spencer & George Schweinfest.
Although most 19th Century record catalogs carefully classified their records
("Vocal", "Operatic", "Band", "Cornet", "Humorous speech", etc.),
there was often found a category for "Special talking records and
The Arkansas Traveler was a particularly popular selection,
first appearing in the 1900 Columbia Phonograph Company
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|02/2001||At the Circus||Descriptive selection||Edison Symphony Orchestra||1899|
|10/1999||Clancy's Prize Waltz Contest||Comic sketch||Len Spencer||1904|
|09/2003||The Dixie Rube||Descriptive Selection||Edison Military Band||1906|
|01/2003||Hebrew Vaudeville - parody on Rip Van Winkle was a Lucky Man||Hebrew monologue||Julian Rose||1903|
|11/2007||Hickory Bill||Talking & banjo||Len Spencer & Fred Van Epps||1907|
|04/2011||Mandy and Her Man||Vaudeville sketch||Ada Jones & Len Spencer||1906|
|06/2009||The Musical Moke||Vaudeville specialty||Len Spencer||1901|
|09/2004||Rudolph and Rosie at the Roller Rink||Skating scene||Ada Jones & Len Spencer||1907|
|12/2000||The Sleigh Ride Party||Descriptive selection||The Greater New York Quartette||1898|
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