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For May 1999 . . .

This month:   From 1892, an early brown wax cylinder recording from the North American Phonograph Company era – Take Your Time, Gentlemen.


Take Your Time, Gentlemen
Company North American Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 233
Category Song
Title Take Your Time, Gentlemen
Performed by Press Eldridge
Circa 1892
Announcement "Edison record – Song – Take Your Time, Gentlemen, by William Jerome [?], rendered by Press Eldridge with pianoforte accompaniment."

When made in 1892, this particular record was probably copied from the master recording by means of a hollow rubber tube running between the master and copying phonograph. For a 'tube copy' recording, it is quite clear and, after a few listenings, the words to this pleasant ballad are fairly easily understood.

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— This cylinder of the month is from the collection of  Charley Hummel —

                                       


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