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WAX CYLINDER SAMPLERS

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The Brown Wax Sampler (click for CD details) The Brown Wax Sampler
The earliest commercial phonograph recordings and generally more primitive-sounding than black wax cylinders, brown wax cylinders carry a wonderfully distinctive sound.

Enjoy 24 brown wax "hits" and other historic recordings of the 1890's to the early 1900's – including seven recordings from 5" diameter "concert" cylinders.
See the selections list and hear excerpts . . .
Price: $15.00
Item: CD-scBR
The Black Wax Sampler (click for CD details) The Black Wax Sampler
Twenty-eight full-length selections of some of the best and most interesting two-minute black wax cylinder recordings from the early 20th Century.

If you're new to early recorded sounds and wax cylinders, start here!
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-scBL

BROWN WAX SERIES (1888-1903)

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1888-1894, The North American Phonograph Company Era (click for CD details) 1888-1894, The North American Phonograph Company Era
Experience the beginnings of the commercial phonograph industry as the North American Phonograph Company and its regional companies created the recorded music America listened to. The bulk of these recordings were intended for coin-in-the-slot "nickelodeons" or exhibition purposes, as phonographs were not yet economically practical in most homes.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-bwNA
1895-1897, The Post-North American Phonograph Company Era (click for CD details) 1895-1897, The Post-North American Phonograph Company Era
Hear recordings made after the break-up of the North American Phonograph Company, as the former regional companies, led by the one from Washington, DC – the Columbia Phonograph Company – navigated their way into the rapidly expanding home market for phonograph records.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-bwPN
1898 (click for CD details) 1898
Vigorous competition from Edison's new National Phonograph Company, plus Spanish-American War-inspired songs, marches, and popular "descriptive selections", helped swell record company catalogs and public appetite for recordings.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-bw98
1899 (click for CD details) 1899
Hear why it was known as "The Gay Nineties" . . .
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-bw99

BLACK WAX SERIES (1902-1912)

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Comic Songs (click for CD details) Comic Songs
Somewhat a lost art today; these comic songs are positively mood altering!  Enjoy 28 of the best, sung by the top recording personalities of the time.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-2mCS
Popular Songs (click for CD details) Popular Songs
Here are songs that have stood the test of time for well over ninety years. Many are still familiar today, others long overdue for a return engagement.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-2mPS
Popular Band & Instrumental (click for CD details) Popular Band & Instrumental
No vocals, just a mother lode of snappy, rousing, toe-tapping, up-tempo, and mighty-catchy tunes.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-2mPB
Vaudeville & Minstrelsy (click for CD details) Vaudeville & Minstrelsy
Plenty of good humor, laughs, and just plain fun.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-2mVM
Classical, Orchestral & Instrumental (click for CD details) Classical, Orchestral & Instrumental
Includes rare and early (in some cases perhaps the earliest) recordings of several instruments including the saxophone, bagpipe, oboe, concertina, and even an ocarina!
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-2mCO
Hymns & Sacred Songs (click for CD details) Hymns & Sacred Songs
A moving compilation of songs of faith.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-2mHS
Sentimental Songs (click for CD details) Sentimental Songs
A terrific collection of many of the best sentimental songs ever written. Keeping your eyes dry through this volume may prove difficult . . .
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-2mSS

SPECIAL COMPILATIONS

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Ira Sankey, 1898-1900, There'll Be No Dark Valley (click for CD details) Ira Sankey, 1898-1900, There'll Be No Dark Valley
Seven rare and historic recordings by Ira Sankey, composer of over 1,000 hymns. Sankey was one-half of the pioneering evangelistic team (1871-1899) of Dwight L. Moody and Sankey. His innovations in "singing the Gospel" revolutionized worship.
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Price: $10.00
Item: CD-scIS
Ada Jones & Billy Murray (click for CD details) Ada Jones & Billy Murray
Two of the acoustic recording era's biggest stars, Ada Jones and Billy Murray, singing many of their most popular songs.
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Price: $15.00
Item: CD-scJM

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The Brown Wax Collection
All four (4) chronological CDs in the Brown Wax Series


1888-1894, The North American Phonograph Company Era (click for CD details) 1895-1897, The Post-North American Phonograph Company Era (click for CD details) 1898 (click for CD details) 1899 (click for CD details)
Price: $56.00
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Item: CD-BRNWAX
The Black Wax Collection
All seven (7) genre CDs in the Black Wax Series


Comic Songs (click for CD details) Popular Songs (click for CD details) Popular Band & Instrumental (click for CD details) Vaudeville & Minstrelsy (click for CD details) Classical, Orchestral & Instrumental (click for CD details) Hymns & Sacred Songs (click for CD details) Sentimental Songs (click for CD details)
Price: $98.00
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Item: CD-BLKWAX
The "Whole Ball o' Wax"
All fifteen (15) CDs: The Sampler CDs, Brown and Black Wax Collections, and Special Compilation CDs


The Brown Wax Sampler (click for CD details) The Black Wax Sampler (click for CD details)

1888-1894, The North American Phonograph Company Era (click for CD details) 1895-1897, The Post-North American Phonograph Company Era (click for CD details) 1898 (click for CD details) 1899 (click for CD details)

Comic Songs (click for CD details) Popular Songs (click for CD details) Popular Band & Instrumental (click for CD details) Vaudeville & Minstrelsy (click for CD details) Classical, Orchestral & Instrumental (click for CD details) Hymns & Sacred Songs (click for CD details) Sentimental Songs (click for CD details)

Ira Sankey, 1898-1900, There'll Be No Dark Valley (click for CD details) Ada Jones & Billy Murray (click for CD details)
Price: $195.00
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Item: CD-WBOWAX

BOOKS & OTHER

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Tinfoil Phonographs (click for book details) Tinfoil Phonographs
Detailing the history and development of the first-generation of phonographs – before discs, before wax cylinders – tinfoil phonographs.
See an overview of the book . . .
Price: $19.50
Item: BK-TFP
The Edison Phonograph Company (click for booklet details) The Edison Phonograph Company
A fun-to-read booklet containing dozens of little-known facts and remembrances about the phonograph business and its luminaries during the early decades of the 19th Century.
See an overview of the booklet . . .
Price: $5.00
Item: BK-EPC
The Story of Thomas A. Edison (click for video details) The Story of Thomas A. Edison
Historic footage documenting the life and inventions of Thomas A. Edison (55 minute VHS).
See an overview of the video . . .
Price: $5.00
Item: VD-STE


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