78 R.P.M. Records

An older one-sided 78 r.p.m. Victor phonograph record. 78 r.p.m. records were no longer produced on a large scale after 1955.

National Emblem March played by the U.S.S. Pennsylvania Band under the direction of V. J. Grabel. 78 r.p.m. record no. A2776 77986 Columbia Graphophone Co., listed price when new 85 cents in U.S.

Aloha Oe (Farewell to Thee) on a Silvertone label sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. 78 r.p.m. recording no. 2124-A by Louise Terrell.

Cruising Down the River by Russ Morgan and his Orchestra "Music in a Morgan Manner". Decca Personality Series (L4870), recording no. 34568A.

Cuckoo Waltz, International Novelty Quartet. Victor recording no. 20253-A Victor Talking Machine Co.

Doodle Doo Do, Ken Griffin at the organ, vocal by Jerry Wayne and You Can't Be True Dear on the flip side. Rondo record label no. R-228-A & R-228-B.

Dessau Waltz, Lasso Record Co., Austin, Texas label no. L-100-A & Twin Fiddle Waltz no. L-100-B. Both selections are by the Melody Masters String Band. Dessau Waltz was written by Horace Barnett, one of the band members, and was on the bands first recording session. The song was about a big dance hall where they played every Saturday night near Austin called Dessau Hall. Dessau Hall had a radio program every afternoon for about fifteen minutes advertising their dances and they started playing it on there and the response was so great that a recording company called Lasso Records contacted the band and Dessau Waltz was the bands first recordings.

Read about the history of the Dessau Waltz and Jimmy Heap of the Melody Master String Band: Ray Campi interview with Jimmy Heap and learn more.

Gloomy Sunday (The famous Hungarian Suicide Song) and Night and Day from the "The Gay Divorcee" by Billie Holiday Columbia red label no. 38044 (31005).

Easter Parade Fox Trot -Berlin- and Remember Waltz -Berlin- both played by Ken Griffin and the organ. Columbia red label no. C 208-1 & C 208-2, 38844.

Golden Slippers and My Blue Ridge Mountain Home Vernon Dalhart - Carson Robison Victor label no. 20539-B Victor Talking Machine Co., Camden N.J., USA.

Goodnight Irene Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra and The Weavers. Decca Records, Inc., New York, U.S.A., Personality Series label no. 27077 (76422).

Goodnight Waltz and Wednesday Night Waltz by the Leake County Revelers. The Revelers' biggest hit, Wednesday Night Waltz, was recorded in 1927. Columbia label 15189-D.

The Leake County Revelers were a country music string band popular in the U.S. South in the 1920s and 1930s. The members were from in and around Sebastopol, Mississippi, led by fiddler Will Gilmer, with R. O. Mosley on mandolin and banjo-mandolin, Jim Wolverton on 5-string banjo, and Dallas Jones on guitar. The band was formed in 1926. They made a series of 40 recordings for Okeh Records and Columbia Records from 1927 through 1930, most recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi. Their biggest hit was "Wednesday Night Waltz" backed by "Goodnight Waltz", recorded in 1927; over 195,000 copies of this records were sold by 1931 and the 78 rpm disc remained in print continuously into the 1950s. For more information about the Leake County Revelers: link to Wikipedia and read more details.

Okeh Records began as an independent record label based in the United States of America in 1918; from November 1926 on, it was a subsidiary of Columbia Records.

Kuckuck with the Edelweiss Novelty Quartet. 70036-B Paramount label no. 1664. Produced by The New York Recording Laboratories, Port Washington, Wisconsin. List price when new was seventy-five cents.

Paramount Records was founded in the 1910s as a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Chair Company of Port Washington, Wisconsin. The chair company had made some wooden phonograph cabinets by contract for Edison Records. Wisconsin Chair decided to start making its own line of phonographs with a subsidiary called the "United Phonograph Corporation" at the end of 1915. It made phonographs under the "Vista" brand name through the end of the decade; the line failed commercially.

In 1918 a line of phonograph gramophone records was debuted with the "Paramount" label. They were recorded and pressed by Chair Company subsidiary "The New York Recording Laboratories, Incorporated", which despite its name was located in the same Wisconsin factory complex as the parent concern (advertisements, however, stated somewhat misleadingly, "Paramounts are recorded in our own New York laboratory").

In its initial years, the Paramount label fared only slightly better than the "Vista Phonograph" line. The product had little to distinguish itself. Paramount offered recordings of standard pop-music fare, on records recorded with below-average audio fidelity pressed in below-average quality shellac.

In the early 1920s, Paramount was still racking up debts for the Chair Company while producing no net profit.
Paramount began offering to press records for other companies at low prices. [Wikipedia]

Lena Schottische (George) Mewes) International Novelty Quartet. Victor Talking Machine Co., Camden, N.J. no. 20253-B.

Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane, Solo-Fiddle and Guitar, Riley Puckett. Reverse side Rock All Our Babies To Sleep Guitar Accomp., Riley Puckett. Columbia no. 107-D (81633). Made and pat'd in U.S.A. (c) Columb8ia Phonograph Company, Inc., New York, U.S.A. Jan. 21, 1913 and May 22, 1923.

A record sleeve from Conqueror Records, Sear's and Roebuck "The World's Largest Store". There is information on the back of the sleeve about record player needles and about the proper speed to play records.

"Loyal Forever" the school song from Austin High School played by the school's band. Lake City Sound & Recording Co., Austin, Texas AHS-101.

The Romeo Record, "Lucky Lindy" and "Lindbergh" (The Eagle of the U.S.A.), Vernon Dalhart, no. 2472 & 2473.

RCA Victor " The Maharajah of Magador" by Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra. No. 20-2851-B

Columbia Records "The Missouri Waltz" McMichen's Melody Men. No. 15202-D (145100) January 21, 1913

RCA Victor, Victor Talking Machine Co., Orthophonic Recording, "My Blue Heaven" by Gene Austin, Tenor with orchestra. No. 20964A

Columbia Graphophone Company, 1909, "National Emblem March" played by U.S.S. Pennsylvania Band, no. A2776.

Columbia Graphophone Company "Nibelungen March", Played by Prince's Band. No. A1775

Columbia Masterworks Chopin's "Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major, Op. 53" No. 17377-D

RCA Victor, Victor Talking Machine Co. "President Harding March" United States Marine Band, no. 18768-A and National Capital Centennial - March, United STates Marine Band, no. 18768-B.

Columbia Records no. 36516 "President Roosevelt's War Message to Congress and the Nation" (December 8, 1941).

RCA Victor no. 20-3411-A "Riders In The Sky" (A Cowboy Legend), Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra, and "Single Saddle" no. 20-3411-B.

Capitol Americana "Boll Weevil" (Traditional) Tex Ritter, no. 40084 and Rye Whiskey (Traditional) Tex Ritter, no. 40084.

Red Seal Record, RCA Victor, no. 4396-A "The Skaters-Waltz-Part 1", Boston "Pops" Orchestra, Arthur Fidler, Conductor.

Victrola, Victor Talking Machine Co."That Tumble-Down Shack in Athlone", John McCormack, no. 64837.

Victor, Victor Talking Machine Co."Wreck of the Old 97", Vernon Dalhart, no. 19427-A and "The Prisoner's Song" no. 19427-B.

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