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From 1905, Casey Courting His Girl – an etiquette-impaired comedy skit by John Kaiser.

Casey Courting His Girl

Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 8103
Category Talking
Title Casey Courting His Girl
Performed by John Kaiser
Circa 1905
Announcement "Michael Casey Courting His Girl, by John Kaiser.  Edison record."

Russell Hunting's popular "Casey" format, of 'how not to'-themed comedy sketches, was often imitated.   Around 1900, James H. White recorded Casey material for Edison (Hunting had moved to England).   In 1905, John Kaiser became the voice of Casey for Edison records.

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See also the April 2002 Cylinder of the Month to hear an 1898 Casey cylinder performed by Hunting.


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