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Mr. Edison's Christmas (1906 - 1927)


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    TRACK LIST

Edison Concert Band
01 - Joy To The World

Elizabeth Spencer & Chrous
02 - Silent Night

Carl Flesch
03 - Ave Maria (Schubert)

Harry E Humphry
04 - The Night Before Christmas

Edison Mixed Chorus
05 - Hark The Herald Angels Sing

Metropolitan Quartet
06 - O Come All Ye Faithful

Oratorio Chorus
07 - Hallelujah Chorus from

The Carol Singers
08 - The First Noel
09 - God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

Yuletide Ensemble
10 - Mr. Edison's Christmas Selections - Part 1
11 - Mr. Edison's Christmas Selections - Part 2

Robert Gaylor
12 - The Christmas Bells

Ernest Hare
13 - Santa Claus Proves There Is A Santa Claus

Edison Employees
14 - Christmas Greetings From The Bunch At Orange - Part One
15 - Christmas Greetings From The Bunch At Orange - Part Two

Murray Kellner's Dinner Orchestra
16 - March Of The Toys

Vaughn De Leath
17 - Santa Claus Land - Part One
18 - Santa Claus Land - Part Two

Various
Genres: Christmas, Season holiday, Santa Claus, Edison Recordings, Christmas Carols, Christmas Monologues

Informative booklet notes by Larry Tedder.
Detailed discography.

Of all things Christmas, nothing is more traditional than the singing of carols and songs. Songs that capture in lyrics and in music the many traditions that we have at this joyous Season: the birth of the Christ child, the Christmas tree, the opening of gifts, sleigh rides, and holiday get-togethers with family and friends.

On October 30, 1889 banjoist Will Lyle made history by recording "Jingle Bells" – the very first Christmas record. Although no known copies of this recording survive, one of the earliest vocal examples of "Jingle Bells" does survive on an Edison brown wax cylinder entitled, "The Sleigh Ride Party". It was made a decade after Lyle’s recording, and remained in the Edison Catalog for a number of years. The songs and monologues featured here are taken from the original Edison test pressings, and capture the essence of the Christmas spirit as it was in the opening two decades of the 20th Century.

 

 

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