Vulcan Red Star Records
This is a selection of recordings that we believe have special merit. They consist of typical music of the original phonograph era and cover a range of genres and types – vocal and instrumental, 2 and 4-minute, ragtime, etc.
Price - £22.00
109 Black And White Rag - 2-minute
The American Symphony Orchestra.
Composed by George Botsford, 1908.
Transferred from Edison Standard Record 10047, 1909.
One of the best known versions of Black and White Rag was recorded in 1952 by pianist Winifred Atwell. It was later used in the UK as the theme tune for the long-running BBC2 television snooker tournament, Pot Black.
117 O Come, All Ye Faithful - 2-minute
Edison Male Quartette.
Composed by John Reading in the early 1700s, lyrics by John Wade, in Latin (Adeste Fideles).
Transferred from Edison Gold Moulded Record 8837, 1904
125 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - 2-minute
Edison Concert Band.
Composed by Franz Liszt, 1847.
Transferred from Edison Gold Moulded Record 9026, July 1905.
A spirited and lively arrangement of this popular piece.
126 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 2-minute
The Meister Glee Singers, with brass ensemble.
From an Edison Bell Record, circa 1904.
The Meister Glee Singers were a well-reputed organisation who were summoned to perform for Queen Victoria in their time.
127 Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Composed by Albert Von Tilzer, words by Jack Norworth, 1908.
Edison Gold Moulded Record 9926, Sept 1908.
This iconic song has become the unofficial anthem for all baseball lovers.
405 Mama’s Grown Young, Papa’s Grown Old - 4-minute
Jack Kaufman and the Seven Blue Babies.
Transferred from Edison Diamond Disc 52323, May 1928.
408 Lollypops - 4-minute
Harry Reser, banjo solo.
Composed by Harry Reser in 1923.
Transferred from Edison Diamond Disc.
409 Breakaway- 4-minute
Picadilly Players, with vocals by The Rollickers.
Composed by Gottler, Mitchell and Conrad and featured in Movietone Follies in 1929.
Transferred from Edison Diamond Disc 52613-L.
410 Marvelous - 4-minute
Al Lynn’s Music Masters, with vocal refrain by Arthur Fields.
Composed by Peter De Rose with lyrics by May Singhi Breen.
Transferred from Edison Diamond Disc 52099-L, November 1927.