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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 cylinder records on Edison phonographs frequently called talking machines. These records were issued in a period extending from the late 1890s to 1929. Your host is a red herring to a pond using a program title like a few more favorites. One is again faced with a question whose. Favorites in this case some limit upon choices fixed by the number and titles of records of this kind that are mediately available. But there are enough so that we shan't go too far on. According to Mr Clarence a
Ferguson and Edison employee near the beginning of the century the Edison Company would not answer the question who is are your favorite recording artists. The answer was we consider them all good singers and individual record sales were not made public. First a 1913 song hit by Ballard McDonald and Harry Carroll. The trail of the Lonesome Pine was inspired by a current novel written by John Fox Jr.. The setting for the song was changed from the original Cumberland mountains of Kentucky to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Poetic license or something like that. The singer is manual Romaine who had considerable experience in church in concert minstrel shows and bowed veil. A.
We carry a Ranger and we know you were a commie. OK a brand name. Da me
me me me. We married and we. I am. A narrow.
And old Spanish male on day one is here song by Soprano Gladys rice and baritone Frederick wheeler. We'll play the second verse in cars. They. Say. Amira.
Her. We'll Oakland. Outstanding countertenor of each time is remembered for
our many sentimental ballads. Among them must be placed in the gloaming imported from England and 1877 and probably written some time before they and by meter are read. And Annie F. Harrison. It's a song that seems to have an enduring Frayne and Mr. Oakleigh does justice to his subject. And I am. The girl.
You. Are. Or she is she. It would be interesting to know how many songs from musical shows continued to
be favorites for any length of time after the show closed. Probably only a few of the many present it was long after the passing of the music oh Miss Innocence and nineteen nine production by Charlie O'Donnell and Bobby Heath. People remembered my pony boy introduced by lovely and Lorraine. It is here song by ADA Jones. Now. What was. Romantic songs will probably never go on tiredly out of style. Regardless of all
the innovations that are popular for a time in one thousand twenty Malveaux and John Schoenberger gave us a bit of sentiment in the song whispering of course it did no harm one Paul Whiteman's our castra regarded Ferdie growth phase arrangement for Victor with subsequent sales of a million and a half records. It has been heard in a number of musical movies most notably Ziegfeld girl in 1041. And this Edison blue Amber all the singers are the crescent trail. Oh. We pay
a fee. Ring ring. And I'm this rather quiet and low tone we come to the end of the series. Again Iowa Kargil voted thanks to our chief engineer Ed Roush for his patience with the old cylinders in this super electronic age of recording. And he's gracious consent to double as announcer. The days of the phonograph and the graphophone
and 100 other makes of talking machines are fading into limbo but many memories are bright with images of the magic of the human voice coming clear and loud from a little box and a big horn. And many younger people of today will wonder how others ever put up with such corny selections and such gross lack of fidelity. But as has been said and each generation lives in the best of all possible worlds This is Fred Harrington closing down the lead on the old record box in the studios of WBEZ in Flint. This is the national educational radio network.
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The old record box II
A Few More Favorites
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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For series info, see Item 3389. This prog.: A Few Mor Favorites. Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Juanita, In the Gloaming, Pony Boy, Whispering
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Producing Organization: WFBE
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 68-20-13 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:14:47
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