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From 1899, the Peerless Orchestra performs Selections from The Fortune Teller featuring the famous Gypsy Love Song.

Selections from The Fortune Teller
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 697
Category Orchestra
Title Selections from The Fortune Teller
Performed by Peerless Orchestra
Circa Late 1899
Announcement "Selections from the opera The Fortune Teller, played by the Peerless Orchestra.  Edison record."

This fine recording by the Peerless Orchestra features an early recording of the chorus to "Gypsy Love Song" (0:54-1:58).   Although frequently revived and performed in a popular up-tempo fashion by such personalities as Bing Crosby, Connee Boswell, and Chico Marx ("The Cocoanuts", 1929), it was originally known, as you will hear, in its melancholy almost lachrymose rendering.

The Fortune Teller, a 3 act operetta, was created in 1898 by the prolific team of composer Victor Herbert and writer Harry B. Smith.

Original (Edison) National Phonograph Company record slip.

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