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PHONOFOSSILS 8

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

Parade of the Pirates

Alfredo Campoli and his Orchestra

Descriptive light orchestra

1936

2

Lena - Schottische

International Novelty Quartette

Bavarian-style dance

1927

3

With You Dear, In Bombay

Abe Lyman's Orchestra Cond. Charlie Chaplin

Composed, conducted and played by Charlie Chaplin

1925

4

Yaddie Kaddie Kiddie Kaddie Koo

The Two Stars - with orchestra

Novelty song

5

Cockney Band - Two step

Black Diamonds Band

Rousing march step

1906

6

Mr. Jones (are you coming to bed?)

Annette Mills

Suggestive song

1940

7

Dolls' Games

Victor Ricardo & his Orchestra

Descriptive light orchestra

1932

8

A Country Girl - The Rajah of Bhong; Peace, peace; Try Again Johnnie;Yo, ho, Little Girls, Yo, ho; Coo; Under the Deodar;Two Little Chicks; Excerpt: Finale Act 1.

Columbia Light Opera Company

Popular muxical comedy

1930

9

Honolulu Ragtime

Grand Metropole Band Orchestra

Ragtime band

10

In the Alpine Dress You're Wearing

Harry Fay

Love song with a surprise ending

1909

11

Fireflies

Picture Palace Orchestra

Descriptive light orchestra

1920

12

Being a Lady, I Can't

Maidie Scott (comedienne)

Hunorous song

1920

13

Frog and Toad Dance

Jack Sheehan & his music

Avant-guard ballet novelty

1934

14

William Tell Overture

Mose Tapiero

Virtuosos Ocarina solo

1912

15

The Lighthouse Song

Honeyboy and Sassafras

American comedy at its worst

1934

16

Humanity - Dramatic sketch

John Lawson & Co.

Original Victorian melodrama

1912?

17

Land of Hope and Glory

Raymond Newell synchronised with the Pathé song film. [Mons]

Community singing by over 2000 voices led by the Edison Bell Octette

Recording of a broadcast from 2LO

1926

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