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Enjoy a merry recording from 1899 by the Peerless Orchestra – the Jolly Fellows Waltz.

Jolly Fellows Waltz

Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 7341 (5" diameter)
Category Orchestra
Title Jolly Fellows Waltz
Performed by Peerless Orchestra
Circa Nov-Dec 1899
Announcement "Jolly Fellows Waltz, played by the Peerless Orchestra.  Edison record."

This popular selection, evoking the picture of waltzing until daybreak, was a steady feature in early recording company catalogs for many years.   Here, it is heard on an Edison 5-inch diameter "concert" cylinder, suitable for playing at a large dance.   To hear and learn more about concert cylinders, see the Second Connecticut March Cylinder of the Month feature.

To hear Jolly Fellows Waltz   —

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Interested in hearing other selections played by the Peerless Orchestra?

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
03/1999 Dance on Friday Night Descriptive selection Peerless Orchestra 1900
06/2013 Hail to the Spirit of Liberty Orchestra Peerless Orchestra 1901
06/2011 In Old Alabama Orchestra Peerless Orchestra 1903
11/2009 Selections from The Fortune Teller Orchestra Peerless Orchestra 1899
02/2008 Selection from The Silver Slipper Orchestra Peerless Orchestra 1903
11/1996 Smoky Mokes Orchestra Peerless Orchestra 1904


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