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This month: From 1895, Banta's Orchestra will play, And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back.
|Company||Chicago Talking Machine Company|
|Title||And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back|
|Performed by||Banta's Orchestra|
|Announcement||"Banta's Orchestra will play, And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back."|
Around 1893 "Banta's Orchestra" appeared in several record company catalogs. His orchestra used a similar format to that of Edward Issler's orchestra, but apparently did not attain a large following and by 1897 had far fewer listings than before.
As was typical in recording sessions of this period, multiple phonographs were used simultaneously in order to make several copies of the performance at a time. From the sound of this recording, it seems the phonograph used to cut this particular record was a tad too close to the cornetist and far from Banta on the piano.
Banta was probably in his early 20's when this recording was made.
He continued recording piano accompaniment over the years and was heavily utilized in
Edison's National Phonograph Company recordings up until his death, in 1903, at the age of only 33.
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