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The following program is distributed by the national educational radio network. The old record box. This program consists primarily of selections played from so under records of Edison chronographs frequently called talking machine. These records were issued in a period extending from the late 1890s to 1929. Your host is a red herring to her. With the program title like Popery one can hardly go wrong in making selections from the old record box. But we'll see. Leading off would be comic song Yankee Doodle by Billy Mary. While no information is at hand concerning this song it might vaguely be linked up with
our present day problems with foreign aid. As the last of the Edison black wax two minute cell enders were made in one thousand twelve this record must predate that time. Billy Murray began his main recording career in the east in one thousand three after modest success in San Francisco for the Edison producers. Our next choice is a bell solo by Albert Benson her instrumental
solos were popular as the 1900s began although the Chinese which were more difficult to Ricard were featured on a number of issues they lacked the popular appeal of the bellows. The instrument was not the type of separate the handshake and bells but rather set of graduated steel bars resembling the modern band glockenspiel Mr. Benziger was primarily a pianist who besides playing some piano solos acted as accompanist Phar singers before our car stereos were used for this purpose. He continued his playing career with bands an artist arose in the New York area after his recording career and. You may recall a nursery rhyme that goes. She's got rings on her fingers and
bells on her tell us. So she shall have music wherever she goes. Well Les may or may not have been the source of a song by practically the same title sung by Blanche ring in the musical The Midnight Suns sun spelled asshole and S.. A year later 1910 She also sang it in another musical. The Yankee girl and it became her song. Our version on the Edison black wax Amber roll is by Billy Murray a great singer of comic songs. Anger and.
Anger and anger anger. We have little information about this next number except that it is a tribute to
President Theodore Roosevelt. We are indebted to Clarence a Ferguson the Merrill Wisconsin one time employee at they Edison laboratories for making this recording from his private collection available to us. Right.
Right. And now we are back where we began the program and every program from the old record
box that is our theme song silver bell by Edward Madden and Percy when rich in 1910 a number of versions were made. But we've chosen the one by the extremely popular do a Jones and Billy Murray. Thanks thanks thanks.
Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks Thanks. Thank you and thanks. What a pleasant and ringing note on which to close a program. Another from the
old record box produced by Fred Harrington in the studios of WBEZ in Flint. This is the national educational radio network.
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The old record box II
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For series info, see Item 3389. This prog.: Potpourri. Yankee Doodle, Sweet Little Daisies, I've Got Rings on My Fingers, Theodore, Silver Bell
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Producing Organization: WFBE
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-20-7 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:01
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