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This month: From 1892, an early brown wax cylinder recording from the North American Phonograph Company era Take Your Time, Gentlemen.
|Company||North American Phonograph Company|
|Title||Take Your Time, Gentlemen|
|Performed by||Press Eldridge|
|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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