March 2001
Cylinder of the Month

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Billy Murray demonstrates that mistakes can happen when you're Waiting for a Certain Girl (in 1907).

Waiting for a Certain Girl
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9496
Category Song and chorus
Title Waiting for a Certain Girl
Performed by Billy Murray
Circa March 1907
Announcement "Waiting for a Certain Girl, sung by Billy Murray.  Edison record."

An example of why Billy Murray was tops in his field . . .

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No. 9496, "Waiting for a Certain Girl," by Billy Murray and Chorus, is a serio-comic song from Richard Carle's "The Spring Chicken," in which it is repeatedly encored at every performance.   The Edison Male Quartette assists in the chorus and the orchestra accompanies the singers throughout.   The music is by Milton W. Rush and the words by Richard Carle.

— January 1907 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the March records]

— This cylinder of the month is from the collection of  Albert J. Menashe —


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