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This month: Spirits flagging? I recommend, from 1900, the joyous sound of Dance on Friday Night by the Peerless Orchestra.
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Title||Dance on Friday Night|
|Performed by||Peerless Orchestra|
|Announcement||"Descriptive selection, Dance on Friday Night, played by the Peerless Orchestra. Edison record."|
It's difficult to say why this was rendered as a "descriptive selection". Perhaps it was thought cataloging it as such would sell more copies. The descriptive portion, a bit of ethnic German banter, you'll notice is all vocalized by the announcer.
When asked to name my favorite cylinder recording - although I don't feel I could ever isolate a single favorite - this cylinder would certainly be on my short list!
To hear an excerpt
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Courtesy, Archives of the Big Bend, Sul Ross State University.
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