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PHONOFOSSILS 6

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 grandparents and great-grandparents 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

The Boston Two Step

The London Novelty Orchestra

Barn dance

1930

2

When I Met Connie in the Cornfield

Jack Morrison (comedian) with dance band accompaniment

Comedy song

1929

3

Reconcilliation - Polka (Millions d'Arlequin)

Picture Palace Orchestra

Ballet music

1920

4

A Wedding in Dingle Dell

Continental Novelty Orchestra

Novelty descriptive

1932

5

Bunch of Roses - Two Step - Spanish March

The Ariel London Military Band

Spanish zarzuela

1910

6

The Tram Conductor

Messrs. Harry Bluff & Billy Whitlock

Humorous sketch song

7

I Love My Chilli Bom-Bom, Fox-trot

Savoy Havana Band at the Savoy Hotel, London

1920s Fox-trot

1924

8

The Ghost of the Turkey

Reginald Purdell & Male Quartette

Hunmorous song

1934

9

Watch Your Step &emdash; Selection

- Part 1. Opening Chorus Act I, Simple Melody, What is Love?, Minstrel Parade

- Part 2. Let's Go Round the Town,They Always Follow Me Round,Show Us How to Do the Fox-trot,When I Discovered You.

London Revue Orchestra

Irving Berlin's first revue - recorded 1915

1915

10

The Girl Across the Way

Mr.Flotsam & Mr.Jetsam - with piano

Humorous duet

1928

11

Poupée Valsante

Salon String Orchestra

Descriptive light music

1926

12

Serenade Op.63 by Robert Volkman

Chicago Symphony Orchestra cond: Frederick Stock

Orchestral waltz

1927

13

The Frolicsome Hare

Leslie Jeffries & his Orchestra at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Descriptive light music

1934

14

Ké-Sa-Ko

Picture Palace Orchestra

Japanese intermezzo

1920

15

Maimey May

Mr Jack Charman, comic

Plantation song

16

Bow Bells

Billy Whitlock

Bells with orchestra

17

Steel Foundry from 'A Symphony of Machines'

Orchestre Symphonique de Paris cond. Julius Erlich

"A metallic nightmare"

1934

18

Battle of Hastings, 1066 ("On 'is 'orse with 'is 'awk in 'is 'and")

Marriott Edgar

Humorous recitation by the author

1935

19

Congo Nights A thriller in one act by R. Hughes

Bill (Philip Wade), Harry (Harman Grisewood), Studdert (Roy Emerton), A Girl (Selma vas Dias), Effects by the Osibisaba Quartette

Abridged radio play

1931

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