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An entertaining ragtime duet from 1906, I'm a-Dreaming of You, sung by Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan.

I'm a-Dreaming of You
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9196
Category Duet
Title I'm a-Dreaming of You
Performed by Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan
Circa 1902
Announcement "I'm a-Dreaming of You, sung by Collins & Harlan.  Edison record."

Another fine recording by Collins & Harlan – unusual for its counterpointing ragtime melodies.

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    No. 9196, "I'm Dreaming of You," sung by Collins and Harlan, is a selection quite different from the [characteristic] love songs previously made by Collins and Harlan.   The song is particularly new, showing the two voices in separate melodies and different words.   There is no question about its becoming one of these artists' big successes.   Frank Fogerty wrote the words and J. B. Mullen gave it the best melody that he has written in some time.
— January 1906 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the February 1906 records]


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