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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 phonographs 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. Without any I do it all. We get through the old record box and today's theme the golden years. Times do change and perhaps the pipe smoking grandma in the corner rocking chair of a half century ago is a table hopping white haired gal in a late night spot of the present
decade will Carleton's poor house has been supplanted by Social Security but human nature doesn't vary too much. Put on your old gray bonnet by Percy when Rick was a 99 smash hit and at the audition your own moronic made only one vital change. The old sunbonnet became The Old Grey Bonnet. The sale of over a million copies of sheet music was an outstanding achievement. Here's Joseph a Philips on an Edison blue Amber all recording. Our next and probably most widely known song of this tape is silver
threads among the gold music by HP Danks lyrics by Eban Rexford. It achieved fame in a minstrel show in 873 the poem was one of a batch sold by Rexford for three dollars. After a quick fade out it was read by then one thousand two by Richard josé with a primrose and West minstrels and sold over two million copies without additional profit to the author soloist as Will Oakland a popular countertenor whose picture shows a strong resemblance to William Farnham. Are among our most recent contemporaries to larn Green Bay. Thank you.
The. Pathos was commonplace treatment of this theme and none surpassed a little story told and just plain folks here song by ADA Jones. The song was issued on both two and four minute records by a number of different companies. This is the early Edison version probably among the first. For some reason 50 seems to be a magic number in matrimonial
relationships and is a regular feature in daily newspapers. The golden wedding is rich in sentiment. Composer was negro James H Bland who was honored by giving a command performance for the English prince of Wales. His career began as page boy in the House of Representatives in Washington he often entertained notables with the songs to his own banjo accompaniment. After graduation from Howard University he wrote songs bar they all colored minstrel troupe which he joined many of the songs were not copyrighted so they number he composed is unknown. Probably over 100. We do know and list as great favorites carry me back to Old Virginny in the evening by the moonlight and oh damn golden slippers. Ada Jones and Len Spencer give us a touching rendition of the golden wedding with dialogue.
I say yes I need a life. They like being 40 now. Even in that hearing anyway. I mean the only thing that really I mean they all you know and let it go without me knowing. That we are handy. Me me me. Then they built the.
Thing right. So we didn't really have a hand underneath your a right way and the arena thing the more I think you and I would be back I mean right. Oh that's right you go right there. Thank you for letting me sit alone in having that can we be me now and then right. Yeah I mean you when he wasn't even thinking. But I want to thank you Walt. That
will get your vote. Saying you know we want to be old and then we went to the old farts in the beta and I can see you thanking him and your suffering. Same old rumble in pickle might think you would be a day in your life every few when the barfing all really ready and then you paint. I don't think any of you know I I mean I was never anything right in your draft.
Then you have every right to be looking for any way I can see them. How many feeding only one mother. Oh you you know I nodding her. You mean homo. Thank you for being married.
I mean you know only. Being. In the old record box ending today's search. This program was produced in the studio. This is the national educational radio network.
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The old record box
The golden years
Producing Organization
Flint Board of Education (Flint, Mich.)
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program features songs like "Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet;" "Silver Threads Among the Gold;" "Just Plain Folks;" and "Golden Wedding."
Series Description
Cylinder recordings of music and spoken word from late 1890's to 1929; historic recordings of music and speech.
Media type
Host: Harrington, Fred C.
Producing Organization: Flint Board of Education (Flint, Mich.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 67-36-3 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:57
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