November 2001
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A snappy recording by the American Symphony Orchestra, Uncle Remus, from 1909.

Uncle Remus
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 10224
Category Characteristic march
Title Uncle Remus
Performed by American Symphony Orchestra
Circa October 1909
Announcement None

Edison's National Phonograph Company "symphony" recordings began in 1898 under the Edison Symphony Orchestra.   In October 1908, Edison renamed the orchestra the American Symphony Orchestra (the same month the Edison Military Band was renamed the New York Military Band).

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10224   Uncle Remus American Symphony Orchestra
    A Characteristic march with special effects such as ought to go with a title like this.   The accompanying effects are Southern.   Composer, Marvin Bean; publishers, The John Church Co., New York.
— August 1909 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the October records]


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