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A fun "rube duet" – Down at the Huskin' Bee – from 1909, sung by Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan.

Down at the Huskin' Bee

 
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 10234
Category Rube duet
Title Down at the Huskin' Bee
Performed by Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan
Circa 1909
Announcement None
 

Baritone Arthur Collins was the most frequently recorded vocalist of the early 20th Century.   He recorded over 200 solos for Edison alone.   Close behind Collins numerically was tenor Byron G. Harlan, making over 130 solo recordings for Edison and dozens for Columbia and other companies.

Together, Collins and Harlan were a very popular singing team, becoming virtually an institution in the recording industry (for Edison, they recorded over 100 duets).   To an entire generation of Americans, "sung by Collins and Harlan" was a household expression.

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Interested in hearing other duets by Collins & Harlan on wax cylinder?

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
08/2013 Down in Jungle Town Duet Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan 1908
08/1999 Ev'ry Little Bit, Added to What You've Got, Makes Just a Little Bit More Duet Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan 1907
08/2012 I'm a-Dreaming of You Duet Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan 1902
05/2004 In My Merry Oldsmobile Duet Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan 1905
07/2006 Whoa, Bill! Duet Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan 1904

                                       


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