Cylinder of the Month

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For May 1998 . . .

This month:   Sometimes only a true-blue dismal, downcast and downer of a song will do. For such times, we present the exceptional sentimental song Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares as sung by Will Oakland.

Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 10163
Category Counter-tenor
Title Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
Performed by Will Oakland
Circa July 1909
Announcement None

Countertenor (singing between the tenor and soprano ranges) Will Oakland's voice and his stylistic delivery were perfect for sentimental songs.

Few recordings have been rendered with such wonderful combination of song, singer and feel as this.

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