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December 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthMonastery Bells, bells, chimes, with the Edison Military Band (1905).

November 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthThe Old Brigade, sung by S. H. Dudley & Harry MacDonough (1899).

October 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthThat's Gratitude, sung by Bob Roberts (1907).

September 1, 2011 — Tinfoil.com's 15th anniversary
Cylinder of the MonthThe Nightingale and the Frog, piccolo, bassoon, with the Edison Symphony Orchestra (1902).

August 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthThe Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore, whistled by John Yorke Atlee (1898).

July 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthI Stood On the Bridge at Midnight, sung by J. W. Myers (1903).

June 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthIn Old Alabama, played by the Peerless Orchestra (1903).

May 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthMireille - Valse, sung by Aline Vallandri (1906).

April 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthMandy and Her Man, by Ada Jones & Len Spencer (1906).

March 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthDixie Blossoms, played by Thomas Mills (1907).

February 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthRed Wing, sung by Frederick H. Potter (1907).

January 1, 2011
Cylinder of the MonthRagtime Medley, played by Vess L. Ossman (1900).
Happy 2011 to all.

December 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthStop That Knocking at the Door, sung by the Edison Male Quartette (1906).

November 23, 2010
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

November 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthAn Irishman's Perplexity, by Mrs. McCormick (1890-1891).

October 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthTarantella from The Bride Elect, played by the Edison Grand Symphony Orchestra (1898).

September 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthUnder the Anheuser Bush, sung by Billy Murray (1904).

August 2, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthThe Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond, sung by Marie Narelle (1906).

July 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthAt the Minstrel Show - No. 1, by the Edison Minstrels (1906).

June 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthBlack Diamond Express March, played by the Edison Military Band (1905).

May 8, 2010
Cylinder of the Month – Corrected the pitch of Mother's Twilight Song from A to Bb.   Many thanks to George Zarr for catching this.

May 2, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthMother's Twilight Song, sung by Edward M. Favor (1894).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

April 1, 2010
Cylinder of the Month – "Je suis aimé de la plus belle" from La Basoche, sung by Gabriel Soulacroix (1900).
Tinfoil Resource Center – Updated.

March 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthUncle Josh in Society, by Cal Stewart (1899).

February 1, 2010
Cylinder of the MonthDown in Blossom Row Medley, xylophone solo by Albert Benzler (1905).

January 1, 2010
Cylinder of the Month – Homemade recording made December 31, 1905 bringing in New Year 1906.
Happy 2010 to all.

December 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthSterling Castle and Harvest Home, violin solo by William Craig (1909).

November 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthSelections from the Fortune Teller, played by the Peerless Orchestra (1899).

October 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthWhistling Rufus, banjo solo by Vess L. Ossman (1899).

September 1, 2009 — tinfoil.com's 13th anniversary
Cylinder of the MonthMonarch Polka, trombone solo by Leo Zimmerman (1900-1901).

August 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthSchultz Gets a Letter from the Klondike, by Frank Kennedy (1898).

July 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthStars and Stripes Forever March, played by the 71st Regiment Band (1897).

June 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthThe Musical Moke, by Len Spencer (1901).

May 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthYou're as Welcome as the Flowers in May, sung by Byron G. Harlan & Frank C. Stanley (1904).

April 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthJingles, Jokes and Rhymes, sung by Edward M. Favor (1906).

March 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthKing Cotton March, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston (1896).

February 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthMariar, sung by Clarice Vance (1905).

January 1, 2009
Cylinder of the MonthFun in a Barber Shop, played by Vess L. Ossman (1908).
Happy 2009 to all.

December 1, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthEstudiantina Waltz, played by the Columbia Orchestra (1898).

November 2, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthPlease, Mr. Conductor, Don't Put Me Off the Train, sung by Byron G. Harlan (1903).

October 1, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthMarried Life, sung by Dan W. Quinn (1895).

September 2, 2008
Cylinder of the Month – "Enfin, me voilà seul" from Carmen, sung by Paul Aumonier (1904).

August 1, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthCuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine, sung by Ada Jones & Billy Murray (1908).

July 1, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthMy Creole Sue, sung by The Edison Quartette (1899).

June 2, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthThe Golden Wedding, by Ada Jones & Len Spencer (1905).

May 1, 2008
Cylinder of the Month – The Georgia Minstrels, by S. H. Dudley & Len Spencer (1904).

April 2, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthU. S. Army Lancers, 1st Figure, played by the Edison Military Band (1906).

March 2, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthSchubert's Serenade, played by Charles D'Almaine (1908).
Cylinder Music Shop – Updated: Two new items.

February 1, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthSelection from The Silver Slipper, played by the Peerless Orchestra (1903).

January 1, 2008
Cylinder of the MonthThe Laughing Song, sung by George W. Johnson (1898).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.
Happy 2008 to all.

December 2, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthCinderella, by William Jefferson (Len Spencer) (1899).

November 1, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthHickory Bill, by Len Spencer and Fred Van Epps (1907).

October 1, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthOh, Promise Me, played by Bohumir Kryl (1905).

September 2, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthGood-Bye My Lady Love, sung by Harry MacDonough (1904).

August 1, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthDon't Worry, sung by Reed Miller & Reinald Werrenrath (1908).

July 1, 2007
Cylinder of the Month – "Benediction des Poignards" from Les Huguenots, sung by Jean-Francisque Delmas (1902).
Cylinder Music Shop – Updated.
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

June 2, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthDown on the Old Plantation, played by the Edison Symphony Orchestra (1904).

May 2, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthYou Can't Think of Everything, sung by William F. Denny (1893).

April 1, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthMake a Fuss Over Me, played by the [Vess L.] Ossman Banjo Trio (1905).

March 1, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthThree Minutes With the Minstrels, by S. H. Dudley and Arthur Collins (1899).

February 1, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthI'll Love You Forever and Ever, sung by Steve Porter (1898).

January 2, 2007
Cylinder of the MonthPilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser, played by Gilmore's Band (1901).
Tinfoil Resource Center – Updated.
Links to Related Topics – Updated.
Happy 2007 to all.

December 1, 2006
Cylinder of the MonthStille Nacht, Heilige Nacht, sung by Hans Hoffman (1902).

November 1, 2006
Cylinder of the Month – "Toreador Song" from Carmen, sung by Antonio Vargas (1903).

October 2, 2006
Cylinder of the MonthAin't Dat a Shame Medley, played by William Moriarity (1908).
Cylinder Music Shop – Updated.

September 1, 2006 — tinfoil.com's 10th anniversary
Cylinder of the MonthScene at a Dog Fight, by Len Spencer (1900).
Telegraphic cylinder – Updated. Additional study by specialists in American Morse code has further refined the message on the recording.

August 22, 2006
A Note to Caretakers of Early Sound Recordings – Updated.
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

August 1, 2006
Cylinder of the Month – The Second Connecticut March, played by the Edison Concert Band (1899).

July 1, 2006
Cylinder of the MonthWhoa, Bill!, sung by Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan (1904).

May 29, 2006
Cylinder of the Month – A good friend of tinfoil.com, Aaron Cramer, has passed away.   So we present again his great find, the 1878 experimental talking clock.

May 1, 2006
Cylinder of the MonthAlice, Where Art Thou, played by Herbert L. Clarke & Leo A. Zimmerman (1905).

April 2, 2006
Cylinder of the MonthNear It - Very Near It, sung by Edward M. Favor (1894).

March 1, 2006
Cylinder of the Month – "Miserere" from Il Trovatore, sung by Marie Dietrich and Carl Jorn (1907).

February 1, 2006
Cylinder of the MonthYes, Sweetest of Words to Me, sung by Roger Harding (1896).

January 9, 2006
Cylinder of the Month – Corrected. Thanks to Jerry Fabris who knew the band leader of the 23rd Regiment Band to be A. D. Fohs.   Thanks also to all those who listened carefully, did research, and emailed me their good suggestions.

January 2, 2006
Cylinder of the MonthThe Melon Patch Schottische, played by the 23rd Regiment Band of New York (1894-1896).

December 9, 2005
Cylinder Music Shop – Secure online ordering is now available (after years of "quaint" and oddly apropos low-tech order processing). Also available are fun new online audio tours of the CDs volumes. Enjoy the changes, and tell a friend.
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

December 1, 2005
Cylinder of the Month – Homemade recording of a presentation of a phonograph on Christmas (1899-1901).

November 1, 2005
Cylinder of the Month – Minstrel recording Alabama Troubadours - Because, sung by the Ancient City Quartette (1898).

October 1, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthContinuous Performances, sung by S. H. Dudley (1899).

September 2, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthYankiana Rag, played by the American Symphony Orchestra (1909).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

August 31, 2005
Please consider gifts to Northwest Medical Teams for US Gulf Coast hurricane relief.

August 2, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthThe Captain's Song from Pinafore, sung by Harry Dearth (1907).

July 1, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthPat O'Brien's Autiomobile, by Steve Porter (1908).

June 2, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthThe Ninety and Nine, sung by its composer Ira D. Sankey (1898).
Cylinder Music Shop – New CD released: "There'll Be No Dark Valley", hymns and sacred songs sung by Ira D. Sankey, 1898-1900.

May 1, 2005
Cylinder of the Month – World's fair souvenir records from the 1905 Lewis & Clark Exposition and the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

April 1, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthRocked in the Cradle of the Deep, sung by the Original Bison City Quartette (1892).

March 2, 2005
Cylinder of the Month – A vocal violin imitation of Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, by Edith Helena (1907).
Recording Artist Biographies – A mini-biography of Edith Helena.

February 1, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthI'd Love to, But I Won't, sung by Bessie Wynn (1910).

January 1, 2005
Cylinder of the MonthCarrie Nation in Kansas, sung by Steve Porter (1901).
Happy 2005 to all.

December 30, 2004
Please consider gifts to Northwest Medical Teams for South Asia relief.

December 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthRing Out the Bells for Christmas, played by the Edison Concert Band (1907).

November 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthIf I Only Could Blot Out the Past, sung by Frank C. Stanley (1902).
June Cylinder of the Month – Updated. New research has indicated the aircheck recording could date earlier to 1910.

October 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthLa Mattchiche, played by the Pathé Frères Orchestra (1905).

September 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthRudolph and Rosie at the Roller Rink, by Ada Jones & Len Spencer (1907).

August 2, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthJust One Girl, sung by J. W. Myers (1899).
Preservation tour – Created.   A new feature showing the process used at tinfoil.com to preserve wax cylinder recordings.

July 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthThe Teddy Bears' Picnic, played by the Edison Symphony Orchestra (1908).
June Cylinder of the Month – Updated. Fascinating information including Morse code translations and some initial research.

June 1, 2004
Cylinder of the Month – A possible early telegraphic radio aircheck (ca. 1910).

May 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthIn My Merry Oldsmobile, sung by Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan (1905).

April 1, 2004
Cylinder of the Month – "Evening Star" from Tannhauser, cornet solo by David B. Dana (1895).

March 2, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthIngersoll at the Tomb of Napoleon, recited by Len Spencer (1902).
Cylinders of the Month Archive – Now contains over 100 complete wax cylinder recordings for your enjoyment.

February 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthCome Where My Love Lies Dreaming, sung by the Knickerbocker Quartette (1908).

January 1, 2004
Cylinder of the MonthThe Bird on Nellie's Hat, sung by Helen Trix (1907).
Happy 2004 to all.

December 1, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthThe Despatch Rider, concertina solo by Alexander Prince (1910).

November 2, 2003
Cylinder of the Month – Whistling specialty The Mocking Bird, by Billy Golden (1897).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

October 1, 2003
Cylinder of the Month – Duet from The Magic Flute, sung by Jane Mérey & Albert Piccaluga (1903-05).

September 23, 2003
Note to early recordings collectors – Updated.   Added a video guide for packing wax cylinders; an outtakes video is also posted.
Tinfoil Resource Center – Updated.
Help for Playing Sound Files – Updated.   and some files phased out due to excessive piracy.

September 10, 2003
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

September 2, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthThe Dixie Rube, descriptive selection with the Edison Military Band (1906).

August 1, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthSaving Them All for Mary, banjo & song by Al Reeves (1891-1893).

July 2, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthIn the Good Old Summer Time, sung by William Redmond (1902).

June 1, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthMendelssohn's Wedding March, played by the Edison Concert Band (1904).
Tinfoil Resource Center – Updated.

May 8, 2003
Updated all links opening into new windows so that – until I learn how to do it right (suggestions are welcome) – they stay in the current window.   Note: Most browsers allow you to open a link in a new window (typically by right-clicking instead of left-clicking).

May 1, 2003
Cylinder of the Month"Genevieve" Waltz Medley, an ocarina solo played by Eugene Rose (1906).
Recording Artist Biographies – Updated. Added a mini-biography of Eugene Rose.

April 1, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthThe Girl I Left Behind Me Medley, played by the U. S. Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1903).

March 2, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthI'm Tired of Eating in the Restaurants, sung by Bert Williams (1906).

February 1, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthWhat Might Have Been, sung by Manuel Romain (1909).

January 11, 2003
Press and Citations, etc. – Updated. Added video of a recent television interview.

January 1, 2003
Cylinder of the MonthHebrew Vaudeville - parody on "Rip Van Winkle was a Lucky Man", by Julian Rose (1903).
Happy 2003 to all.

December 3, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthHallelujah Chorus, played by the Battery Band of New York (1894).

November 2, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthBaby, Baby, from Lady Slavey, sung by Minnie Emmett (1898).

October 11, 2002
Recording Artist Biographies – Updated. Added a mini-biography of Agustarello Affre.

October 1, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthLa Favorite - Ange si pur, sung by Agustarello Affre (1903).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

September 1, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthMcGinty at the Living Pictures, sung by Edward M. Favor (1906).

August 2, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthBlue Bell, played by Albert Benzler & Frederick W. Hager (1904).
Visitors – Updated.

July 2, 2002
Cylinder of the Month – The Stars and Stripes Forever March, played by Sousa's Band (1901).

June 2, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthOverture, Poet and Peasant, played by Baldwin's Cadet Band of Boston (1895).

May 5, 2002
Cylinder of the Month – Updated.   Located a copy of the sheet music to In Zanzibar.

May 1, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthIn Zanzibar, sung by J. W. Myers (1904).

April 2, 2002
Cylinder of the Month – A double feature: Casey as Umpire at a Ball Game, by Russell Hunting (1898), and Casey Courting His Girl, by John Kaiser (1905).

March 1, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthThe Night Alarm, played by the Polyphone Symphony Orchestra (1898-1899).
December 2001 Cylinder of the Month – Updated.   Located a copy of the sheet music to When the Birds Go North Again.

February 4, 2002
Corrections – Updated. Announcement corrected to the October 1998 Cylinder of the Month, the "March Medley" from El Capitan by Issler's Orchestra (one of my favorite records).

February 1, 2002
Cylinder of the Month – The prologue from Pagliacci, sung by Italian baritone Antonio Scotti (1906).

January 1, 2002
Cylinder of the MonthOur Whistling Servant Girl, singing and whistling by John Y. AtLee (1900).
Happy 2002 to all.

December 3, 2001
Cylinder of the Month (a bit tardy) – When the Birds Go North Again, sung by Silas Leachman (1900).

November 2, 2001
Cylinder of the MonthUncle Remus, played by The American Symphony Orchestra (1909).

October 2, 2001
Cylinder of the Month – The "Schwanlied" ("Swan song") aria from Lohengrin, sung by Ernst Krauss (1904).
Happy 110th birthdayFive Minutes With the Minstrels is 110 years old today!

September 11, 2001
Remembering this day and the World Trade Center.

September 1, 2001 — tinfoil.com's 5th anniversary.
Cylinder of the MonthIn the Shade of the Old Apple Tree, a homemade recording by G. W. Kennedy (1906).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

August 1, 2001
Cylinder of the MonthThe Absent-Minded Beggar, by Harry Spencer (1900).

July 1, 2001
Cylinder of the MonthThat Beautiful Rag, by Stella Mayhew and Billie Taylor (1910).

June 2, 2001
Cylinder of the MonthPetite Mignon, oboe solo by Caesar Addimando (1908).

May 2, 2001
Cylinder of the MonthConsentida, by the Mexican Orquesta Tipica Lerdo (1904).

April 1, 2001
Cylinder of the MonthChopin's Funeral March, by the Edison Concert Band (1906).

March 1, 2001
Cylinder of the MonthWaiting for a Certain Girl, by Billy Murray (1907).

February 10, 2001
Cylinder of the Month (delayed due to a family emergency) – At the Circus, by the Edison Symphony Orchestra (1899).

January 2, 2001
Cylinder of the Month – The oldest known playable phonograph recording; from the late 1870's, an experimental talking clock (1878).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

December 1, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthThe Sleigh Ride Party, by The Greater New York Quartette (1898).
Press and Citations, etc. – Updated.
A holiday special – Added. A fun holiday lark.

November 2, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthThe Imperial Minstrels, by Len Spencer & Steve Porter (1901).

October 2, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthOur Victorious Nation March, by the New York Military Band (1909).
Tinfoil Resource Center – Updated.

September 27, 2000
A Note to Collectors of Early Sound Recordings – Updated.

September 1, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthTransformation Scene from "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", by Len Spencer (1905).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.
Press and Citations, etc. – Updated.

August 17, 2000
Corrections – Updated. More information located on the tunes of the Dixie Medley by Fred Van Epps.

August 1, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthMrs. McCloud's Reel, bagpipe solo by James C. McAuliffe (1899).
MP3 sound format phased in – In addition to the WAV and RealAudio sound formats, the MPEG layer 3 audio (MP3) sound format is being added. Now, click on the , , or image for the sound format desired.

July 3, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthGlorious Beer, by sung Dan W. Quinn (1899).

June 2, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthDixie Medley, banjo solo by Fred Van Epps (1908).

May 1, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthChopin Nocturne, piano solo by Joseph Pizzarello (on a Bettini cylinder, 1898).

April 1, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthJerusalem Mournin', performed by Polk Miller and His Old South Quartette (1910).

March 3, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthJust Like Bein' at Hame, sung by Harry Lauder (1911).

February 1, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthFor your valentine: The Third Verse of Mary and John, or, The Lovers' Quarrel, sung by Will White (1891).

January 3, 2000
Cylinder of the MonthIt Don't Seem Like the Same Old Smile, sung by George J. Gaskin (1897).
Happy 2k to all!

December 1, 1999
Closing the late nineteen-hundreds with the sounds of the early nineteen-hundreds . . .
Cylinder of the MonthUnlawful Trusts, by William H. Taft (1908).

November 24, 1999
Press and Citations, etc. – tinfoil.com makes Rolling Stone magazine! Actually, it is more of an advertisement in Rolling Stone. Well, to be completely honest, it's really just a mention in an ad for ArtistDirect.com – but it's still pretty cool . . .

November 2, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthAnd Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back, by Banta's Orchestra (1895).
Corrections – Updated. News regarding the previously mysterious The Esquimaux Dance.

October 1, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthClancy's Prize Waltz Contest, by Len Spencer (1904).

September 2, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthLa Media Noche, played by John Philip Sousa's United States Marine Band (1891).

August 1, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthEv'ry Little Bit, Added to What You've Got, Makes Just a Little Bit More, sung by Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan (1907).

July 1, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthBy the Light of the Silvery Moon, sung by Ada Jones (1910).
Harper's Weekly from 1878 – A beautiful full-page color illustration of Edison's newest invention.
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

June 1, 1999
Cylinder of the Month – The truly unusual The Esquimaux Dance (ca. 1892).
Visitors – Updated.
Corrections – Updated.

May 3, 1999
Cylinder of the Month (a bit tardy this month, but worth the wait) – Take Your Time, Gentlemen, sung by Press Eldridge (ca. 1892).

April 1, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthThe Ninety and Nine, sung by Frank C. Stanley (ca. 1902).

March 19, 1999
The Clarice Vance Mystery – A possible Vance sighting from 1936: Is this a piece from a missing decade of the Vance puzzle?   See a movie clip and cast your vote.

March 2, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthDance on Friday Night, played by the Peerless Orchestra (1900).
The 2nd Page – Created. Plenty of new features and extensions to tinfoil.com — enjoy!
Tinfoil Resource Center – Updated. Added to the list of sources for antique phonograph accessories and repair shops.

February 1, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthFor your valentine: In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree, sung by the Columbia Quartette (1904).

January 2, 1999
Cylinder of the MonthEverybody Works But Father, sung by Bob Roberts (1905).
Happy 1999 to all!

December 2, 1998
Cylinder of the MonthO Come All Ye Faithful, sung by the Columbia Quartette (1904).
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

November 2, 1998
Cylinder of the MonthLasca, recited by Edgar L. Davenport (ca. 1905).

October 2, 1998
Cylinder of the MonthEl Capitan March Medley, played by Issler's Orchestra (ca. 1900).

September 1, 1998 — Tinfoil.com's second anniversary!
Cylinder of the MonthA Hundred Fathoms Deep, sung by Frank C. Stanley (ca. 1902-1904).

August 19, 1998
A Note to Collectors of Early Sound Recordings – Updated.

August 1, 1998
Cylinder of the MonthTake Me Out to the Ball Game, sung by Edward Meeker (1908).

July 1, 1998
Cylinder of the Month – On the 100th anniversary of the Spanish-American War:   From 1898, The Charge of Roosevelt's Rough Riders, played by the Columbia Orchestra.

June 2, 1998
Cylinder of the MonthFive Minutes With the Minstrels, played by Voss's First Regiment Band (1891).

May 2, 1998
Cylinder of the Month – The exceptional sentimental song, Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares, as sung by Will Oakland (1909).

April 1, 1998
Cylinder of the Month – One of the major political and social players of the late 19th and early 20th Century, William Jennings Bryan, speaks regarding Immortality (1908).

March 1, 1998
Cylinder of the Month – Enjoy the humorous monolog, Uncle Josh's Letter From Home, by Cal Stewart (1909).

February 18, 1998
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

February 1, 1998
Cylinder of the MonthFor your valentine: Pucker Up Your Lips, Miss Lindy, sung by Albert C. Campbell and Irving Gillette (1912).

January 22, 1998
Tinfoil Resource Center – Corrected. A kind-hearted friend pointed out that I was spelling "hollow" as in "hollow sounding" as "hallow". At least I'm consistent: I noted the same error peppered throughout Tinfoil.com.

January 11, 1998
Tinfoil Resource Center – Updated. A more complete and updated list of antique phonograph shows.

January 1, 1998
Cylinder of the Month – For January: A super tune, Flirting on the Beach, played by the Edison Symphony Orchestra (1904).
A Titanic Trivia – (Not really a trivial question, but the alliteration sounded so good) What song could be heard playing as the Titanic was going down? Listen to the answer on a period wax cylinder.
Happy 1998 to all!

December 6, 1997
What's New Archive – Created. This What's New listing was growing long. Now, in general, you'll find the most recent month's entries here, the remainder being moved to the archive.

December 1, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For December: Joy to the World, played by the Edison Concert Band (1906).

November 1, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For November: From 1909, Down at the Huskin' Bee, sung by Arthur Collins and Byron G. Harlan.

October 2, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For October: – Lanciers with Figures Called, by Issler's Popular Orchestra from 1893-94.

September 3, 1997 — Our first anniversary!
Tinfoil Resource Center – Created.
A Note to Early Recordings Collectors – Added a new pictorial section outlining the recordings preservation process used here at tinfoil.com.   Warning: Contains graphic image of author's gruesome mug – discretion is advised.
Cylinder of the Month – For September: (A bit late this time – sorry) Heart Bowed Down, by William Tuson (1904).

August 1, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For August: Nothing Like That In Our Family by Will F. Denny (1906).

July 1, 1997
Links to Related Topics – Updated.
Cylinder of the Month – For July: The Stars and Stripes Forever, by Ruby Brooks (1902).

June 1, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For June: An early Sophie Tucker recording – from 1910, the Reuben Rag.
Cylinders of the Month Archive – Created.
Cylinder sound excerpts – Added support for RealAudio sound files in addition to the WAV sound files. Now, for any sound file, simply click on the or image to indicate which sound file format is desired.

May 14, 1997
Links to Related Topics – Updated.
Cylinder Music Shop – Updated order form and added total playing time figures for each volume.

May 1, 1997
Cylinder Music Shop – Updated.
Cylinder of the Month – For May: A 1911 (pirated) concert cylinder recording of I Wish I Had All the Silver in the Silvery Moon, sung by Billy Williams.

April 1, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For April: A Billy Murray double feature! From 1908, the comic song, I'm Afraid to Come Home in the Dark, and from 1909, its humorous sequel, I Used to Be Afraid to Go Home in the Dark.

March 8, 1997
The Adventures of Chris and Walt – Added. Something quite different: CJ, my 14 year old son and cartoonist, takes to the Internet with his new weekly comic strip series The Adventures of Chris and Walt! As you will see, Chris and Walt make an unusual crime fighting team.

March 2, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For March: An early concert cylinder recording! From 1899, the Grand March From Tannhauser, played by the Edison Grand Concert Band.
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

February 9, 1997
Thomas A. Edison Commemorative – Created.

February 1, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For February: From 1897, the great Sousa Liberty Bell March.
Cylinder Music Shop – Changed the name of the "Cylinder Music Library" to "Cylinder Music Shop".

January 1, 1997
Cylinder of the Month – For January: Street Piano Medley.
Happy new year!

December 23, 1996
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

December 1, 1996
Cylinder of the Month – For December: Southern Smiles Two-Step. Cylinders of the Month archive section added.
Cylinder Music Library – Expanded.   Three new tape volumes released.
Cylinder Excerpts – Several new excerpts added.
A Note to Early Recordings Collectors – Added packing and shipping suggestions.

October 17, 1996
Links to Related Topics – Updated.

October 15, 1996
Cylinder of the Month – Created.
The first Cylinder-of-the-month (for October and November) is Smoky Mokes, performed by the Peerless Orchestra.
What's New at tinfoil.com – Created.
Press and Citations, etc. – Created.

September 16, 1996
Early Recorded Sound and Wax Cylinders – Divided into smaller sectional pages and moved under new domain www.tinfoil.com
A Note to Early Recordings Collectors – Created.
Cylinder Music Library – Created.

August 31, 1996
Early Recorded Sound and Wax Cylinders – Created.


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