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PHONOFOSSILS 1

An Introduction to the Wonderful World of 78s

A selection of recorded gems from the past covering a wide range of musical styles and novelty material.The Phonofossils series is intended as an introduction to the music, songs, stories and novelty items which abounded in the early gramophone catalogues.

With specialist techniques, these gems have now been transferred to a modern digital format and made accessible to researchers, musicians, singers, performers or anyone who is just interested to know what sorts of records their grandfathers and great-grandfathers might have been enjoying up to a century ago.

Orange Book CDR in jewel case with 12-page booklet

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TRACK LIST
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1

Poppies

International Novelty Orchestra

Light music

1931

2

The Polar Bear's Come Back

Tommy Handley

Comedy song

1930

3

On A Local Train Journey

Victor Ricardo and his Orchestra

German descriptive light music

1931

4

King Charles Gavotte

Billy Whitlock

Xylophone solo

1927?

5

The Wreck of a Troopship

Peter Dawson & Company

Heroic patriotic reconstruction

1905

6

In Ninteen-Ninety-Nine

Al Bernard

Humorous song

1924

7

Under the Bed

Nellie Wallace

Eccentric comedienne (song)

1929

8

Catch Me If You Can

Alexander Prince

Concertina solo

1921

9

Love is Everywhere

Jenny Howard

Song (1930s)

1939

10

Florodora :

Opening Chorus Act 1; I Want to be a Military Man; The Fellow Who Might; Phrenology Tell me Pretty Maiden; The Shade of the Palm; The Silver Star of Love.

Columbia Light Opera Company

Victorian/Edwardian musical comedy. Songs with full chorus & orch.

1930

11

Lancashire Clogs

Olly Oakley

Banjo solo

1913

12

Mrs Buggins Makes the Christmas Pudding

Mabel Constanduros & Michael Hogan

1920s radio 'family'

13

The Third Alarm March

The Goldman Band - Dir Edwin Franko Goldman

Descriptive orchestral

1929

14

The Wedding of the Gigolo

Stuart Ross & Joe Sargent

Comedy song with sexual references

1932

15

Flapperette

J.Paques

Jazz piano

1928

16

Any Time's Kissing Time - from Chu Chin Chow

Aileen d'Orme

Musical comedy solo

1916

17

John Henry's Ghost

J.Henry & Gladys Horridge

1920s radio play

1931

 

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