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The E-Discographer #1 May, 2000


Laterally Last


by Ray Wile
This originally appeared in Record Research Magazine Issue 54, August, 1963. Mr. Wile promises an update after he makes his presentation to the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.

By the middle of the 1920's the Phonograph Division of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. was in serious trouble. Sales were down and were to continue in a downward cycle. While radio was riding triumphant the Edison catalog was a hodgepodge which needed a good pruning. Economy measures were imperative but when applied they were applied incorrectly. Advertising expenditures were cut; Tone Tests were curtailed and Artist Fees were reduced. The activities of the New York Recording Studio were restricted and many of the new issues represented materials from the "ice box." The serious classical catalog was to have no newly recorded work from 1925 through 1928.

The advent of electrical recording caused even more serious sales losses but the Company stubbornly continued to record acoustically. Mutterings that Edison should know how to record were to no avail. The public was willing to pay for an exaggerated bass recording but the acoustic Edisons could not provide it. An attempt to introduce a Long Playing record was a dismal failure. As sales dropped from 7,500,000 (March 1920 thru Feb., 1921) to 1,500,000 (March 1925 thru December, 1925) to 685,000 (January 1927 thru December, 1927) losses mounted alarmingly.

Towards the end the Company was dropping more than $1,000 every working day.

In the face of this situation it seemed imperative to Mr. Edison's sons Charles and Theodore that the Company begin electrical recording and that it introduce a lateral ("needle-cut") line. They were able to commit the Company to this policy over their father's objections. While entering this field it was decided to do so completely and the decision was also made to enter the radio business. Since patent control was all important the Edison Company found itself in the cold until it purchased the Splitdorf Radio Corporation. The name of the PhonographDivision was changed to the Radio-Phonograph Division and the stage was now set for the Edison laterals.

Electrical recording was first used extensively by the Edison Company in the Fall of 1927 and by January 1928 additional lateral masters were being cut. At this juncture we do not know the complete details of the operation and cannot say whether the laterals were made by a splitting of the original signal so that both lateral and vertical masters could be made. We do not have enough simultaneous lateral and vertical issues to experiment with.

It is apparent that difficulties were experienced with the needle cut recordings and that their quality was not up to Company expectatations. Master after master was turned down although this strict quality control was relaxed somewhat after issuing began. It was realized that if the Edison name were to be associated with lateral cut recordings after years of trumpeting the superiority of the vertical process, the laterals would have to be superb. By and large the few issued are.

Because of the difficulties the date of initial stock release was constantly postponed until July 1929 when the initial dealer listings were made. This was significant in showing the desperate state of the Division -- Summer is the worst business period for phonograph records. It was no surprise that the initial sales were disappointing. Immediate cost cutting devices were initiated. Vertical cut releases lists were consolidated and the decision was made in September to discontinue all new vertical recording. If the catalog had to be supplied it would be through dubbing. The Company discontinued the record business before this could take place. I would also assume that there must have been layoffs although it is difficult to determine this at the present time.

A survey was also initiated to determine if it were feasable to continue in the record business. It must have been with a feeling of sadness that the report recommended the discontinuance.

Action was swift and almost immediate. For example, the Recording Studios were recording the Roth Quartet on Thursday, October 17th in the Debussy Opus 10 Quartet. The fourth rnovement could not be fitted in and a date was scheduled in December. Yet all recording ended on Saturday, October 19th.

The announcement was sent out to the trade that the Company would cease to supply records after November 1st, 1929. After that date the vestiges of the record business were rapidly eradicated. All stocks of records were sold at remainder prices to the employees. Mr. Harold Anderson, now on the staff of the Edison National Historic Site was in charge of this and recalled a sale price of ten cents a record. After a few weeks the records were given away free. By January 1st, 1929 none were left. Many rmsters were sold for scrap although many were saved.

The final chapter in the story was a memorandum changing the name of the Division to the Radio Division. Thus a connection with the phonograph lasting for something over fifty years was eradicated.


N 0 T E S
1. In the listings an asterisk indicates that the record was officially issued or that it has been seen by Bob Colton or a member of the "Syndicate"
2. The junk piles have not yielded copies of the 0000 series but I have seen them - complete with labels at the Edison Lab.
3. The large number of unused series is explained by the shortness of issue.
4. The sample labels were given to us by Mr. Harold Anderson. We do not know if all types were used.

As always we wish to express our deepest thanks to the staff of the Edison Laboratory (now the Edison National Historic Site) for their continued help and assistance. Without them it would have been possible to present only a fragment of the present information.

Needless to say the Edison laterals are not noted for being common. The author has relatively few and would be interested in obtaining others - especially those in the 47, 000 (Classical) series. I would also be interested in obtaining their vertical counterparts in the vertical series 82351-82360 and 80888-80907. Owning these would allow for a synchronized aural comparison.

This compilation supersedes an earlier listing in Record Research #9 (July/August 1956)
FURTHER NOTE: Researcher Woody Backensto has just passed on some information from Ken Crawford as follows: Ken owns 14045 - California Rarnblers, Song of the Blues, n1053, take B & C and Broken Idol. n1054, take B & C. He also owns vertical 19329 B, 19330 B both released on Edison 52368. 19329B is the same as 1053 B. 19330 B is not the same as 1054 B & C !!!
-- Now, where does this leave us?!!

Lateral Releases

Schedule of prices and catalog numbers: Black label
Size
Price
Class
Estimate 1st. yr.
Monthly releases
Total rel. for yr.
* 10"
$ .75
Standard
11,000
6
75
*10"
$ .75
Popular
14,000
15
180
* 10"
$ .75
Southern (Mountain, hillbilly, etc.)
20,000
5
60
10"
$.75
Race (Negro)
23,000
2
25
10"
$ .75
Irish
26,000
2
25
12"
$1.25
Standard & Popular
31,000
4
50

Schedule of prices and catalog numbers: Gold label
Size
Price
Class
Estimate 1st. yr.
Monthly releases
Total rel. for yr.
10"
$ 1.00
Classics, concert
Album sets, etc.
40,000
2
25
10"
$1.50
Operatics,etc.
(Highest quality)
42,000
2
25
10"
$2.00
Operatic (Double royalty)
44,500
1
10
10"
$3.00
Operatic (Triple royalty)
44,800
1/6
2
12"
$1.50
Classics, etc.
45,000
6
5
12"
$2.00
Operatic, etc.
47,000
4
50
12"
$ 2.50
Operatic (Double royalty)
49,500
1
12
12"
$ 3.50
Operatic Multiple royalty)
49,800
1/6
2
5/13/29 (Supersedes all previous schedules of numbers and prices)


The following foreign series numbers were also used
10" German 85,000
12" Bohemian, French, Scandinavian and Finnish 85,900
10" Spanish 90,000
12" Italian, Polish, Russian, Hebrew & Yiddish 90,900 *=INDICATES ISSUE

NEEDLE CUT RECORDINGS RELEASE SCHEDULE

Release BS (August Supplement) July 1929 Ship 7/1/29
Release N1 (August Supplement) 8/16/29 Ship 7/31/29
Release N2 (September Supplement) 8/25/29 ship 8/6/29
Release N3 (September Supplement 8/30/29 Ship 8/15/29
Release N4 (September Supplement) 9/6/29 ship 8/20/29
Release N5 (October Supplement) 9/13/29 Ship 8/27/E9
Release N6 (October Supplement) 9/20/29 ship 9/3/29
Release N7 (October Supplement) 9/27/29 Ship 9/10/29
Release N8 (October Supplement) 10/4/29 Ship 9/17/29
Release N9 (November Supplement) 10/11/29 Ship 9/24/29
Release N10 (November Supplement) 10/18/29 ship 10/1/29
Release N11 (November Supplement) 10/25/29 ship 10/8/29
Release N12 (November Supplement) 11/1/29 Ship IO/15/29
Release N13 (November Supplement) 11/8/29 Ship 10/22/29
Release N14 (December Supplement) 11/15/29 Ship 10/29/29
Release N15 (December Supplement) 11/22/29 Ship 11/5/29
Release N16 (December Supplement) 11/29/29 Ship 11/12/29
Release - Real American Music List No.1 (December Supplement) 11/15/29 Ship 10/29/29
Release - German List no.1 (December Supplement) 11/15/29 Ship 10/29/29
Release - Spanish List No. 1 ( ? Supplement) Ship ?

Shipments were to begin by the date indicated as Ship.

Our listings of recordings noted by Bob Colton to fairly complete through Release N15. There are a few notations for Release N14. Apparently the last real shipment was that for 10/22/29 - the remaining records were those that were in the works and were removed by Company personnel in the Record Division Clearance.

SALES CLASSIFICATIONS
Types: F=Fox Trot H=Hillbilly N=Instrumental V=Vocal
Performance quality: 1, 2, 3 or 4
Market Class: A=?; B=Popular; C=Standard
For example F2B means Fox Trot-Fine Performance-Popular
We do not as yet know the significance of A in the market classification.

Demonstration Sides
1. N11017 - GOLDMAN BAND - Stars and Stripes Forever (N564B)
2. N11018 - B.A.ROLFE & HIS ORCH. - I Can't give you anything but love (N508A)
3. N11003 - MURRAY KELLNER'S DINNER MUSIC ENSEMBLE. - Fidgets (N285A)
4. N11020 - OLIVE PALMER - Kiss me Again (N419A)
5. N11016 - GREEN BROS. NOVELTY MARIMBA BAND - A Bunch of roses (N525B)
6. N11006 - FRANKIE MARVIN & HIS GUITAR - Away out on the mountain (N511B)
7. N11017 - GOLDMAN BAND - Third alarm march (N565B)
8. N11018- B.A. ROLFE & HIS ORCH. - King for a day (N507B)
9. N11003 - MURRAY KELLNER'S DINNER MUSIC ENSEMBLE - What a pity! (N286A)
10. N11020 - OLIVE PALMER & CEO. - Italian street song (N418B)
11. N11016 - GREEN BROS. NOVELTY MARIMBA BAND - Four little blackberries (N522B)
12. N11006 - FRANKIE MARVIN & HIS GUITAR - Blue yodel (N510A)

EDISON- 0000 Series - Black label Developmental 10" lateral cut
*0000 ERNEST V. STONEMAN & HIS DIXIE MOUNTAINEERS - Sally Goodwin (N214B)
FRANK LUCAS, accordian solo - Meditation (N216B) (Note: This side was scheduled for 11005 (c.v. N227A) for regular lssue)

*0001 WALTER SCANLON - Then I build a home of my own (N162B)
-Ah! Sweet mystery of life (N170A) (Note: This side was scheduled for 11051 (N406A) for regular issue.)

*0002 MID-PACIFIC HAWAIIANS - Maui Girl (N198B)
-Manao Healoha (N199A)
(Note: Both of these sides were scheduled for 11002 for regular issue)
(The above numbers were to be released for developmental purposes (as per memo signed by M. Amerault 5/19/28)

EDISON 11,000 series black Label
Standard 10 in. lateral cut $.75


*11001 Rel. N1 (Shipped 7/31/29) V3C
BOB PIERCE, Old Man Sunshine - King of the bungaloos (N523B)
Ya gonna be home to-night (N522C)

11002 Rel. Real American Music List no. 1 (To ship 10/29/29) N2C
VERNON DALHART & CO. - The Hanging of Charles Birger (N288D)
- The Lost Plains explosion (N287B)

*11003 Rel. N 9 (Ship 9/24) N2B
MURRAY KELLNER'S DINNER MUSIC ENSEMBLE - What a pity (N286A)
-Fidgets (N285A)

11004 N2B
HARRY RESER, banjo solo - Lollypops (N156B)
- Heebic jeebies (N157B)

11005 N2B
FRANK LUCAS, accordion - Meditation (Morrison) (N216B)
- Branch Brook Park March (N227A)

11006 FRANKIE MARVIN, nov. singing w. guitar - Away out on the mountain (N511B)
-Blue yodel (N510A)

11007 Rel. N 13 ( To ship 10/22/29) V2B
BOB PIERCE, Old Man Sunshine - Eat and grow thin (N359A)
- Etiquette blues (N940B)

11008
FRANK LUTHER & HIS PARDS - Butcher's boy (N361B)
- Barbara Allen (N362B)

11009
POSEY RORER & THE NORTH CAROLINA RAMBLERS - A wild and reckless hobo (N456B)
-The drunkard's drean (N465B)

*11010 Rel N 8 (Shipped 9/17129) V2B
J. DONALD PARKER, WILL DONALDSON AND THE VARIETY PLAYERS - Some of these days (N465B)
- St. Louis Blues (N466D)

11011 V3B
MID-PACIFIC HAWAIIANS - Kaena (N4691)
-Maloo (N4701)

11012 N2B
LA PETITE CONCERT ENSEMBLE - Serenade from "La Million d'Arlequin" (N408A)
-Dreams of love (Notturno) (N409A)

11013 V3B
METROPOLITAN QUARTET - My Jesus, as thou wilt (N416B)
- What will you do with Jesus (N417B)

11014
FRANK KAMPLAIN & THE ALPINE SERENADERS - Mountain stream - yodel song (N422B)
- Sleep,baby,sleep - yodel song (N423B)

11015 V2B
VAUGHN DE LEATH - Mother Goose parade (N512A)
- Alice In wonderland (N448B)

*11016 Rel. BS N2B
GREEN BROS. NOVELTY MARIMBA BAND - Four little blackberries- Schottieche (N522B)
A bunch of roses -March (N523B)

*11017 Rel. BS N2B
GOLDMAN BAND - Stars and stripes forever march (N564B)
- Third alarm march (N565B)

*11018 N1B
B.A. ROLFE & HIS ORCH. - King for a day (N507B)
- I can't give you anything but love (N508A)

11019
FRANK MUNN - Mavis (N446A)
- Somewhere a voice is calling (N447B)

11020 V3B
OLIVE PALMER - Italian street song (from "Naughty Marietta (w. chor.) (N418B)
- Kiss me again (N419A)

11021
GOLDMAN BAND - On the farm (N566A)
- Chinese wedding procession (N567A)

11022
MID PACIFIC HAWAIIANS - Maui girl (N196B)
- Manao healoha (N199A)

11023
FRANKIE WALLACE & HIS GUITAR - Swanee blue-Jay (N572B)
- Watermelon smilin' on the vine (N439B)

*11O24 Rel. BS V3B
HOMER RODEHEAVER & THOMAS MUIR - Where the gates swing outward never (Gabriel) (N529B)
-The city unseen (Tuttle, Clark) (N528B)

11025 Rel. N16 (To have been shipped 11/12/29)
HOTEL COMMODORE ENSEMBLE (B.LEVITON, DIR.) -To a wild rose (N620A)
-To a water lilly (N622L)

11026 V3B
HANK SIMON'S SHOW BOAT - Melodies of Long-ago #1 (In the gloaming, Sunbonnet Sue, Dear old girl) (N355G)
- Melodies of long ago #2 (Stars of the summer night, Sweet Genevieve, Red Wing, Wait till the Sun shines Nellie) (N356F)

*11027 N2B
MURRAY KELLNER'S DINNER MUSIC ENSEMBLE - The glow worm (N124C) -
Dolly dimples (N123C)

11028
HERMAN HERTZ, saxophone - Vision d'amour (N546F)
- Valse Marilyn (N547F)

11029 N2B
EDISON CONCERT ORCH. - Narcissus (N682A)
-Salut d'amour (N683A)

11030 N2B
EDISON CONCERT ORCH. - Spring song (N676B)
- Spinning song (N675A)

11031 V3B
WALTER SCANLAN Ah! Sweet mystery of life (N170B)
J. DONALD PARKER Serenade (from "Blossom Time") (N406A)

*11032 Rel. BS V3A
GLADIS RICE - My man (N709A)
- My melody man (N833A)

11033
ALOHA LAND SERENADERS - Honolulu Sweetheart (N225B)
- Dream river (N226B)

11034 N2B
WILL DONALDSON, piano solos - Soliloqy (Bloom) (N265A)
- Sapphire (Bloom) (N286A)

11035 F2B
GOLDEN GATE ORCHESTRA - Button up your overcoat (N710A)
(vocal by Happy Jack)- I want to be bad (N711C)

*11036 Rel. BS V3B
AMERICAN SINGERS (Male quartet) - Vale (Farevell) (N705A)
- When song is sweet (N704C)

*11037 Rel. BS V3B
VAUGHN DE LEATH - Honey (I'se a'waitin jes' fo' yo') (N428A)
- Oh Susanna (N4l3B)

*11038 Rel BS V3C
THEODORE WEBBER - Calm as the night (N786B)
- Forgotten (N787B)

*11039 Rel BS V3B
ELIZABETH LENNOX, con.- Just a-wearyin' for you (N834B)
-A perfect day (N835B)

11040 N2B
ROY SMECK acc. by F.HENRI KLICKMAN, piano - Itching fingers (guitar)(N137C)
-12th Street rag (ukelele solo) (N138C)

11041 V3C
EDITH THAYER - Daddy (N691C)
- Little Boy blue (N690A)

11042 F2B
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS - Black and blue rhapsody (N526B)
- Chinese jumble (N527B)

*11043 Rel BS F2B
B.A. ROLFE & HIS ORCH. - The toymaker's dream -FT (N706A)
- Underneath the Russian Moon (N707A)

*11044 Rel BS N2B
ALOHA LAND SERENADERS - My sweet Nawaiian baby (N56lB)
PALAKIKO'S HAWAIIAN ORCH.- My heart belongs to you (N562B)

11045 N1A
PALAKIKO'S HAWAIIAN ORCH.- On the Shores of Honolulu (N388B)
- Sleepy Honolulu town (N389B)

*11046 Rel BS V3B
GLEN ELLISON - When I meet MacKay (N253B)
- The boss o'th' hoose (N257A)

*11047 Rel. N1 N2B
ARCADIE BIRKENHOLZ,Violin - Song of India (N687A)
- Hymn to the sun (N686C)

11048 Rel. BS (This was cancelled)
B.A. ROLFE & HIS ORCH. - Why can't you -FT (N1041A)
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC - Sentimental (N1029C)

*11049 Rel BS F2B
CAMPUS CUT-UPS - Wabash blues (N899B)
- Farewell blues (N898A)

11050 Changed from Rel. NS to no definite date. Finally scheduled for Rel. N16 (To have been shipped 11/12/29)
CAMPUS CUT-UPS - Roll dem roly poly eyes (N959)
- Ballin' the Jack (N960)

11051 Rel. N16 (To have been shipped 11/12/29)
AMERICAN SINGERS - Carry me back to old Virginny (N961C)
- My old Kentucky home (N962B,C)

11052
EDISON CONCERT ORCH.- Scarf dance (N1O67)
- The flatterer (N1068)

11055 List N14 N2B
MID PACIFIC HAWAIIANS - Palolo- Hula (N1047C)
- Beautiful Kahana (N1048C)

(Number 11055 is the last known assignment in the 11000 series)

EDISON 14,000 series black label Popular
10 in. lateral cut $.75


*14001 Rel. BS V2B
MISS PATRICOLA - Olaf (You ought-a to hear Olaf laff) (N828A)
- Nothing to do - but think of you (N829B)

*14002 Rel. BS V2B
VAUGHN DE LEATH - I got a "code" in my "dose" (N861B)
I've got a feeling I'm falling (N860B)

*14003 Rel. BS F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE DANCE ORCH.- Fioretta -FT (N752G)
-Dance of the paper dolls (N805B)

*14004 Rel. BS 72B
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS - From sunrise to sunset -FT (N840B)
- My sin - FT (N869A)

*14005 Rel. N2 728
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS - I get the blues when It rains -FT (N925C)
- Huggable, kissable you - FT (N870A)

*14006 Rel . BS F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS ORCH. Blue Hawaii - waltz (N886A)
Mean to me (N887B)

*14007 Rel. N2 V2B
CHARLES HARRISON - I'll always be in love with you (N901B)
WALTER SCANLAN - There's the one for me (I says to myself, says I) (N907B)

*14008 Rel. BS N1B
JOHN GART, organ - Coquette (M844B)
- Weary river (N819B)

*14009 Rel. N1 F2B
THE ROLLICKERS WITH ORESTE & HIS QUEENSLAND ORCH.- Me and the clock -FT (N903C)
-Tear drops (N9O2C)

14010 Rel. N1 V2B
BILLY JONES AND ERNEST HARE - She has a little dimple on her chin (N915C)
- It ain't no fault of nine (N916C)

*14011 Rel. N3 V2B
JACK DALTON & THE SEVEN BLUE BABIES -Please don't cut out my sauerkraut (N8l6C)
-The whoople-bat brigade (N883B)

*14012 Rel. BS F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE DANCE ORCH.- As I blue? (N924C)
- Birmingham Bertha (N925C)

*14013 Rel. N2 N1C
WALDO MAYO & HIS ENSEMBLE - My heart is bluer than your eyes, Cherie (N780B)
The Song I love (N779B)

*14014 Rel. N3 V2B
BILLY MURRAY & HIS MERRY MELODY MEN- In old Tia Juana (N943C)
CY PITKIN & THE TOWN HAND - Main Street (N912C)

*14015 Rel. N2 V2B
J. DONALD PARKER - A garden ln the rain (N889A)
- mean to me (N883C)

*14016 Rel. BS F2B
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS- Wedding of the painted doll (N926C)
SEVEN BLUE BABIES - Heigh,-ho! Ev'rybody, heigh-ho! (N920C)

*14017 Rel. N2 V2B
PHIL DEWEY, bar.- Coquette (N890C)
- I kiss your hand, madame (N891A)

*14018 Rel. N5 N3B
HAWAIIAN TROUBADORS - Bye and bye sweetheart (N954C)
- Just another kiss (N953C)

*14019 Rel. N4 V2B
EDISONGSTERS (Male voices) - Sorrows (N922B)
- 'Tain't nobody's fault but my own (N921A)

*14020 Rel. N4 F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE DANCE ORCH.- Spanish doll-FT (N914B)
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS - Wishing and waiting for love-FT (N938C)

*14021 Rel. N4 F2B
BILLY MURRAY AND WALTKR SCANLAN - Tbat's my idea of heaven (N864B)
- She's a new, kind of old-fashioned girl (N865A)

*14022 Rel. N2 V2B
FRANK MUNN - Sing a little love song (N932C)
GLADYS RICE - To be in love (Espesh'lly with you) (N929A)

*14023 Rel. N3 F2B
PICCADILLY PLAYERS- Walking with Susie- FT (N947B)
Susianna - FT (N740B)

*14024 Rel. N3 V2C
ERMINE CALLOWAY - Do something (N855A)
- What did'ja wahna make me love you for? (N885G)
(Note from file- Change notices - "Please substitute N992B instead of 1885G if it is necessary to make any more moulds for the left side of needle matching 14024. H.S. Anderson.")

*14025 Rel. N3 V2C
VAUGHN DE LEATH - Honey (N894A)
- Reaching for someone (and not finding anyone there) (N895A)

*14026 Rel. N3 V2C
THE ROLLICKERS - Lonely little Cinderella (N918A)
- Song of the Sands (N917B)

*14027 Rel. N3
PHIL DEWEY - My song of the Nile (N957B)
FRANK MUNN - Dream mother (N933B)

*14028 Rel. BS V2B
THE EDISONGSTERS (Male voices) - I want to meander in the meadow N964C)
- Peace of mind (N963B)

*14029 Rel. BS V2C
J. DONALD PARKER, ten. - S'posin' (N968C)
- Where are you, dream girl? (N967C)

14030 Rel. N15 (To have been shipped 11/12/29)
JACK DALTON & THE SEVEN BLUE BABIES - I'm cuckoo again (N971 B or C)
- I don't work for a living (N972A or B or C)
(Since this matching was never issued we are uncertain as to which of the accepted takes was used.)

*14031 Rel. BS V2B
BILLY MURRAY AND WALTER SCANLAN - Painting the clouds with sunshine (N976C)
- Sweet Madelon (N975C)

*14032 Rel. BS F2B
HARRY RESER'S ROUNDERS- I'm still caring -FT (with singing) (N987B)
PICCADILLY PLAYERS - The one in the world (Phil Dewey, voca1) (N985C)

*14033 Rel. BS F2B
B.A. ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE DANCE ORCH.- True blue Lou-FT w. singing (N990C)
-The flippety flop-FT w. singing (N989C)

*14034 Rel. N1 F2B
PICCADILLY PLAYERS - Hittin' the ceiling - FT (N986B)
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS- Painting the clouds with sunshine (N980C)

*14035 Rel. N 2 F2B
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC- I want to meander in the meadow-FT (singing by Paull Sisters) (N983A)
PICCADILLY PLAYERS (Mel Morris, dir.)-Someday soon- FT (singing by J. Donald Parker) (N995C)

*14036 Rel. N2 F2B
PICCADILLY PLAYERS (Mel Morris, dir., vcl. by J. Donald Parker)- Breakaway (N996C)
-Maybe - who knows?-FT (N994B)

*14037 Rel. N5 V2B
WALTER SCANLAN - Little pal (N906C)
BOB PIERCE (Old Man Sunshine)-I'll be a pal to your boy (N770B)

*14038 Rel N3 F2B
PICCADILLY PLAYERS (Mel Morris, dir.)-You ought to see my new baby (N1030C)
-Ev'ry day away from you (N1O31C)

*14039 Rel. N1 N1C
HOTEL COMMODORE ENSEMBLE - Blue Hawaii (N1025C)
- Softly, as in a morning sunrise-tango(N945G)

*14040 Rel. N4
WALDO MAYO AND HIS ENSEMBLE - Pagan love song (N977B)
- Don't hang your dreams on a rainbow (N1O09B)

*14041 Rel. N4 F2B
HOTEL COMMODORE DANCE ORCH. - Smiling Irish eyes-FT (N1O27C)
- Where the sweet forget-me-nots remember-FT(N1026B)

*14042 Rel. N5 V2C
WALTER SCANLON - Smiling Irish eyes (M1046B)
ERNEST HARE Believe me that's love (N1045C)

*14045 Rel. N5 V2C
EDISONGSTERS Red hair and freckles (N1057C)
Red hot trumpet (N1038C)

*14044 Rel. N5 F2B
CAMPUS CUT-UPS - I'm the medicine man for the blues (N1039C)
- Campus rush (N1O40C)

*14045 Rel. N5 F2B
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS - Song of the blues (N1O55C)
- Broken idol (N1054C)

*14046 Rel. N6 V2C
EVA TAYLOR (acc. by CLARECE WILLIAMS) - West end blues (N1O50C)
-Have you ever felt that way (N1049C)

*14047 Rel. N6 V2B
JACK DALTON & THE SEVEN BLUE BABIES - My wife is on a diet (N1O59C)
- Bessie couldn't help it (N1O6OC)

*14048 Rel. N6
B.A. ROLFE & HIS ORC. - Why can't you (N1041A)
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC - Sentimental (N1029C)

*14049 Rel. N7 F2B
B.A. ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE ORCH. - Liza- FT (N1021C)
- Do what you do! - FT (N1022C)

*14050 Rel. N7 F2B
B.A. ROLFE & HIS ORCH.- Little pal (N1042C)
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC- Same old moon (N1028C)

*14051 Rel. N7 F2B
JACK STILLMAN'S ORCH. - Pagan love song (N1O55A)
- Witmark theme song waltzettes (N1056A)

*14052 Rel. N7 N1C
WALDO MAYO (violin) & HIS ENSEMBLE - Love divine (N1057C)

*14053 Rel. N8 V2B
THE NEW YORKERS - Wedding of the painted doll (N1061A)
- Here we are (N979F)

*14054 Rel. N8 F2B
JACK STILLMAN'S ORCH.- Evangeline (N877A)
- Just beyond the blue- waltz (N969A)

*14055 Rel. N8 F2B
B.A. ROLFE & HIS ORCH. - Singing in the rain (N1020A)
GOLDEN GATE ORCH.- Someday you'll realize you're wrong (N1012B)

*14056 Rel. N8 F2B
MEL MORRIS & HIS PICCADILLY PLAYERS - Tip-toe through the tulips with me (N1078C),
- In the hush of night (N1077C)

*14057 Rel. N7 V2C
J. DONALD PARKER - Miss you (N1O76C)
- At twilight (N1075C)

*14058 Rel. N7 72B
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC - One sweet kiss - FT (N1069C)
- Waiting at the end of the road- FT (N1070C)

*14059 Rel. N8 F2B
B.A. ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE ORCH.- Polly Primrose - FT (N1075C)
- Wouldn't it be wonderful?-FT (N1074C)

*14060 Rel. N9 V2B
EDISON ALL-STAR ENSEMBLE - Gems from "On with the show' (Pt. 1) (N1081C)
ditto (Pt.II) (N1082C)

*14061 Rel. N 10 F2B
ARTHUR FIELDS & HIS ASASINATORS - I lift up my finger and say "tweet tweet" (N1080C)
Sophmore Prom - FT (N1079C)

*14062 Rel. N9 F2B
PHIL SPITALNYS MUSIC Just you, Just me (N1072B)
By the way - FT (N1071C)

*14063 Rel. N10 N1C
MURIEL POLLOCK, piano solo My song of the Nile (N997H)
You're my silver lining of love (N996G)

*14064 Rel. N10 F2B
GOLDEN GATE ORCH.- The moonlight march - FT (N1083A)
- Ain't misbehavin' - FT (N1084D)

*14065 Rel. NI0 F2B
JACK STILLMAN'S ORCH. - Go to bad - Waltz (N1109C)
- Rock me to sleep in your arms - waltz (N111OC)

*14066 Special Release. (Will be listed in Rel. N10) V2A
BILLY MURRAY & WALTER SCANLAN - Sergeant Flagg and Sergeant Quirt (N1127 B & C)
JACK DALTON & THE SEVEN BLUE BABIES-IF I give up the Saxophone (N817 A, B & C)

14067 Rel. N 15 V2B
BILLY MURRAY AND WALTER SCANLON - Then you've never been blue (N1086C)
- Sunnyside Up (N1087C)

*14068 Rel. N 13 F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE DANCE ORCH.- Hello Margot! (N1111C)
-Won't you give in (N1112C)

*14069 Rel. N11 F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE DANCE ORCH. - Lonely troubadour-FT (N1113A)
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC- I may be wrong - FT (N1114A)

*14070 Rel. N 12 N1C
FREDERICK FRADKIN & HIS SALON ORCH.- Moanin' low (N1120C)
- My Song of the Nile (N1121C)

14071 Rel. N 16 F2B
ERMINE CALLOWAY AND THE SEVEN BLUE BABIES - 'Snice, like this (N1122B)
- Why can't you love that way? (N1123)

*14072 Rel. N 12 F2B
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS - Then you're counting the stars alone-FT (N1120C)
Pretty little you (N1129C)

14073 Rel. N 16
BOB PIERCE - I found my sunshine under an umbrella (N1107A)
- I miss you Lize (N1108A)

*14074 Rel. N12 V2B
THE NEW YORKERS - Moonlight march (N1150C)
- Orange blossom time (N1161B)

*14075 Rel. N12 V2B
ARTHUR FIELDS AND HIS ASSASINATORS - Piccolo Pete (N1154B & C)
- I can't sleep in the movies any more (N1155B, C)

*14076 Rel. N12 F2B
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC - Bottoms up (N1166B)
- Bigger and better (N1157B)

*14077 Rel. N12 F2B
LUIGI ROMANELLI AND HIS KING EDWARD HOTEL ORCH.- Perhaps (N1136C)
- Pretending (N1137C)

14079 Rel. N14 N1B
WARREN YATES, organ solo; WALTER SCANLON, vocal- Pagan love song (N1163B)
- Every day away from you(N1172B)
(This in a recording of the Wurlitzer Organ, Fabian Theatre, Patterson, N.J.)

14079 Rel. N14
B.A.ROLFE & HIS ORCH.- Here am I (N1166C)
- 'Twas not so long ago (N1167 A or C)

*14080 Rel. N14 F2B
MAL HALLETT AND HIS ORCH.-When the butterflies kiss the buttercups goodnight (N1171B)
-Boomerang (Nll77B)

11081 Rel. N14 V2C
JACK DALTON AND THE SEVEN BLUE BABIES - I'm keeping company now (N1144C)
-Collegiate Sam (N1145C)

14082 Rel. N14 F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE ORCH. - Great day (N1202C)
- Without a song (NI152C)

14083 Rel. N15 F2B
CALIFORNIA RAMBLERS - Lady luck (N1195C)
-"Aren't we all?" (N1194C)

14084 Rel. N15 F2B
B.A.ROLFE & HIS LUCKY STRIKE ORCH.- Sympathy (N1202C)
- I'm in love with you (N1133C)

14085 Rel. N15 F2B
CARSON ROBISON'S MADCAPS - Stuff (N1168C)
- Nonsense (N1169C)

14086 Rel. N15 F2B
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC - How am I to know? (N1192A)
- If I can't love you (N1191B)

14087 Rel. N15
PHIL SPITALNY'S MUSIC - - I'll close my eyes to the rest of the world (N984G)
GOLDEN GATE ORCHESTRA - Love ain't nothing but the blues (N1162)

14088 Rel. N15
PICCADILLY PLAYERS - Wanting you (N1211C)
- Deep in the arms of love (N1212C)
(Note: Number 14088 is the last known assignment and 14077 the last known issue in this series.)

EDISON 20,000 series Southern
(Mountain, hillbilly, etc-) 10 in. lateral cut - $.75



*20001 Rel. BS (Shipped 7/1/29 Class H2A
VERNON DALHART & CO. - Polly-wolly doodle (N574B)
- Eleven cent Cotton (N575B)

20002 Rel. BS (Shipped 7/1/29) Class H2B
FRANKIE MARVIN & HIS GUITAR -Ben Dewberry's final run (N511A)
-In the jailhouse now (N509B)

20003 Class V1B
VERNON DALHART & CO. - Big rock candy mountain (N629A)
-Bum song - No.2 (N650C)

20004 Rel. Real American Music List #1 (To ship 10/29/29) Class H2C
ERNEST V. STONEMAN & HIS DIXIE MOUNTAINEERS, - I remember Calvary(N586A)
- He is coming after me (N587A)

20005 Rel. Real American Music List #1 (To ship 10/29/29) Class H2C
POSEYY RORER & THE NORTH CAROLINA RAMBERS - I'll meet my mother after all (N459B)
-As we sat beneath the maple on the hill (N462B)

*20006 Rel. BS (Shipped 7/1/29) Class H2A
FRANK LUTHER & HIS PARDS - Barnacle Bill the sailor (N747B)
How to make love (N746B)

20007 Rel. N-16 (To have been shipped 11/12/29)
JIMSON BROS. - Left my gal in the mountains (N934A)
- Goin' back to Texas (N935A)

*20008 Rel. N-6 (Shipped 9/5/29) Class B2B
FRANK LUTHER & HIS PARDS - Barnacle Bill the sailor no.2 (N1061C)
-Peg -leg Jack (N1062C)

20009 Rel. N-15 (Ship 10/22/29) Class H2C
FRANK LUTHER & HIS PARDS - Goin' home (N1134G)
-Lay down dogies (N1135H)

20010 Rel. N-15 (Ship 10/22/29) Class H2B
VERNON DALHART & CO. Dixie way (N1O25C)
ADELYN HALL, DALHART & CO.- Razors in de air (N1024C)

20011 ReI. N-14 (ship IO/29/29) Class H2C
FRANKIE MARVIN & HIS OKLAHOMA HOUNDS - Oklahoma, land of the sunny west (N1159C)
- She's old and bent (N1158B)

20011 is the last known assignment.

EDISON 23,000 series-Black label Race (negro)
10 in. lateral cut - $.75

No known assignments in this series.

26,000 series - Black label Irish
10 in. lateral cut - $.75


No known assigments In this series.

36,000 series - Black label Standard & Popular
12 In. lateral cut $1.00



31001 N2B
EDISONIANS - Skaters waltz (N194B)
Valse Bluette (N195B)

*31002 N2B
AMERICAN CONCERT ORCHESTRA - Second Hungarian Rhapsody Ptl (Nlg?B) - pt.ii (Nigg B)

31003
THE EDISON CONCERT ORCHESTRA - Orpheus Overture (Offenbach) Pt.1 (N586B)
Pt.II (N387B)

*31004 N2B
EDISON CONCERT ORCHESTRA - Aida-Egyptian ballet (N758B)
- Fantasy on Aida (N797B)

None of the 31,000 series was issued.
40,000 series -Gold label Classics, concert pieces (Album sets, etc.)
10 in. lateral cut $1.00

40001 Rel. 96 (cancelled & changed to N5 & changed to no date fixed) N4B
ERNA RUBENSTEIN; Joseph Adler, pf. acc. Variations on a theme of Corelli (N391B)
ERNA RUBENSTEIN,vln., Herman Newmen, pf. acc. - Souvenir (Drdia) (N395G)

This record was not released

EDISON 42,000 series -Gold label Operatics, etc.(Highest quality)
10 in. lateral cut $1.50
EDISON 44,500 series -Gold label Operatics Operatic double royalty
10 in. lateral cut $2.00
EDISON 44,800 Series - Gold label Operatic (Triple royalty)
10 In. lateral cut $3.00
No assignments were made to the above three series.
EDISON 45,000 series, Gold label Classics, etc.
12 in. lateral cut $1.50
No assignments were made.
EDISON 47,000 series - Gold label, Operatic, etc.
12 in. lateral cut $2.00

*47001 Rel. N 2 (Shipped 8/6) Class N4A
CARL FLESCHE, vln; RAINUD BAUMAN, pf. acc. - Hejre Kati (Scenes de la Czarda) (Hubay) (N152A)
- Reverie (Vieuxtemps) (N149A)

*47002 Rel. BS (Shipped 7/1/29) Class V5A
MARIO BASIOLA, bar. - Pagliacci - Prologo (Pt. 1) (N476A)
- Pagliacci - Prologo (pt.2) (N477A)

*47003 Rel. BS (Shipped 7/1/29) Class V5A
GIOVANNI MARTINELLI, tenor - AIDA - Celeste Aida (N738B)
- Martha - M'appari (N741A)

*47004 Rel. N 9 Shipped 9/24/29) Class N4B
MORIZ ROSENTHAL, pf. solos - Four preludes (Chopin) - no.6 in B minor, no.11 in B major, no.7 In A major, no.27 in F major (N754B)
- Two etudes (Chopin) - Etude nouvelle ln A flat; Etude no. I in C major (N838B)

*47005 Rel. N 9 (Shipped 9/24/29) Class N4A
ALBERT SPALDING, vln.; ANDRE BENOIST, pf.acc. - Hark! Hark! the lark (N951B)
- Humoresque (Dvorak) (N952B)

*47006 Rel. N13 (Shipped 10/22/29) N4B
ROTH STRING QUARTET - Quartet in C major, op. 33, no.5 (Haydn) - Pt. 1 - 1st. mvt. (N536B)
-Pt. 2-2nd mvt. (N537B)

*47007
ROTH STRING QUARTET - Quartet in C major, op. 33, no.5 (Haydn) - - Pt.5 3rd movt. (N538B)
- Pt. 4 -4th mvt. (N539B)
(Note- 47006 & 47007 formed EDISON MUSIC LIBRARY SET no. 1)

Special cautionary notes were appended to all of the above maiming the pressing plant concerning eccentricity and surface.
EDISON 49,500 series Gold label Operatic double royalty
12 in. lateral cut $2.50
EDISON 49,800 series Gold label Operatic multiple royalty
12 in. lateral cut $3.50

No records were assigned in the 49,600 & the 49,800 series.

EDISON black Label Foreign 85,000 series
- German 10 inch lateral cut


85001 MALE CHORUS - Am Brunnele (N1103A)
ESSEX UND UNION COUNTY VERSINGUNG - Zur neuen welt (N1O94A)

85002 STADTS VEREINIGUNG, NEW YORK - Erwachan der Geister (N1O95A)
LADIES' CHORUS - Amselchan, der Lenz ist da (N1O98A)

85005 HUDSON COUNTY VEREINIGUNG Zauber der Heimat (N1091A)
PASSAIC COUNTY VEREINIGUNG Flieg hinauf auf sturmes-flugel (NI093A)

EDISON 85900 series black Label Foreign series
- German 12 inch - lateral cut


85901 LADIES CHORUS AND NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY ORCH.- Wir frauen (N1O99A)
MALE CHORUS -Wiegenlied (N1104A)

85902 MALE CHORUS AND NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY ORCH. - Zu den waffen (N1O96A)
LADIES CHORUS - Am wege (N1097A)

85903 LADIES CHORUS AND NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY ORCH. - Still wie die nacht (N1102A)
MALE CHORUS - Nur die Hoffnung festgehalten (N1106A)

86904 MALE CHORUS AND NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY ORCH.- An meer (N11OOA)
MIXED CHORUS - Oberschwabisches tanzlied (N1105A)

Note: All recordings in the German series were recorded at the New Haven Armory during the 1929 Saengerfest. They were scheduled for release on and after 11/15/29.

EDISON 90,000 series - Black Label Foreign Series - Spanish 10 inch - lateral cut.


90001 RONDALLA USANDIZAGA - Claveles de Espana - Pasodoble (N247A)
- Ojos de la juventud - Vals (N248A)

90002 MILLA DOMINQUEZ - Nunca - Cancion Yucatesca (N260C)
- Queja pampera - tango (N256A)

90003 MILLA DOMINQUEZ - Volvere ... volvere - Cancion Mexicana (N261A)
- Jurame - tango (N208A)

90004 RONDALLK USANDIZAGA - Ramona - Vals (N251A)
- Tesorito - Tango (N250A)

90005 MILLA DOMINGUEZ - Nunca quiro ser - couplet (N262A)
- Donde estas corason? - Cancion Mexicana (N207B)

90006 MILLA DOMINGUEZ - La cancion de olvido - Rosina (N254C)
- Gallequita - tango (N255A)

EDISON 90,900 series - Black label Foreign Series - Spanish 12 inch - lateral cut.


90901 RONDALLA USANDIZAGA - Grenada - Serenata (N249B)
- Asturias - leyenda (N269A)

None of the above records were tested as lateral cuts. The vertical counterparts were all issued, but in different couplings.

Special Recording for Mr. A.L.Walsh 10 inch Lateral Gold label
M. MARGARET ROGGE BECKER - Little Grey home in the West (N1215B)
(This record if it is ever located has several distinctions:
1.) The last recording made in the Edison Now York Studios - 10/19/29)
2.) The last recording for which label copy was prepared 10/29/29.
3.) Single faced?.)

ARTIST LIST
Aloha Land Serenaders 11033,11044
Alpine Sereneders 11014
American Concert Orch. 31003
American Singers 11061
Basiola, Mario 47002
Becker, Margaret Rogge -Special
Birkenholz, Arcadie 11047
California Ramblers (See also Golden Gate Orch) 14004; 14005,14016; 14020; 14034; 14045; 14072; 14083
Calloway, Ermine 14024; 14071
Campus Cut-Ups 11049; 11050; 14044
Dalhart, Vernon 11002; 20001; 2003; 20010
Dalton, Jack 14011; 14050; 14O47; 14066; 14081
De Leath, Vaughn 11015 ; 11037; 14002; 14025
Dewey, Phil 14017; 14027
Dixie Mountaineers 0000; 20004
Domingguez, Milla 90002; 90003; 90005; 90006
Donaldson, Will 11010; 11034
Edison All-Star Ensemble 14060
Edison Concert Orch. 11029; 11030; 11052; 31003; 31004
Edisongsters 14019; 14028; 14045
Edisonians 31001
Ellison, Glen 11046
Essex and Union County Versingung 85001
Fields, Arthur 14061; 14076
Flesch, Carl 47001
Fradkin, Frederick & his Salon Orch. 14070
German Ladies Chorus 85002; 85901; 85902; 85903
Gart, John 14008
German Male Chorus 85001; 85901; 85902; 85903; 85904
German Mixed Chorus 85904
Golden Gate Orch. (See also California Ramblers) 11035; 14065; 14064; 14087
Goldman Band 11017; 11021
Green Bros. Novelty Marimba Band 11016
Hall, Adelyn 20010
Hallett, Mal & his Orch. 14080
Hare, Ernest 14010; 14042
Harrison,Charles 14007
Hawaiian Troubadors 14018
Hotel Commodore Ensemble 11025; 14039; 14041
Hudson County Versingung 85003
Jimson Brothers 20
007 Jones, Billy 14010
Kamplain,Frmk 11014
Kellner, Murray 11003; 11027
Klickman, F. Henri 11040
La Petite Concert Ensemble 11012
Lennox, Elizabeth 11039
Lucas, Frank 0000; 11005
Luther, Frank 11008; 20006; 20008; 20009
Martinelli, Giovanni 47005
Marvin, Frankie (Sea also Wallace) 11006; 20001; 20011
Mayo, Waldo 14013; 14040;14052
Metropolitan Quartet 11013
Mid-Pacific Hawaiians 0002; 11001; 11022; 11055
Morris, Mel 14056
Muir,Thomas 11024
Munn, Frank 11019; 14022; 14027
Murray, Billy 14034; 14021; 14031, 14066; 14067
New Haven Syphony Orch. 85901; 85902; 85903; 85904
New Yorkers 14053; 14074
North Carolina Ramblers 11003, 20006
Oreste and his Queensland Orch. 14009
Palakika's Hawaiian Orch. 11045; 14025
Palmer, Olive 21020
Parker, J. Donald 11010; 11031; 14015; 14029; 14057
Passaiic County Vereinigung 85003; 90006
Patricola, Miss [Isabelle] 14001
Piccadilly Players 14023; 14032; 14034; 14035; 14036,14038;14056,14088
Pierce, Bob 11001; 11007; 14037; 14075
Pitkin, Cy 14014
Pollock Muriel 14063
Reser, Harry 11004; 20005
Rice, Gladys 11032; 14022
Robison, Carson 14096
Rodeheaver, Homer 11024
Rolfe, B.A. & his Orch. 11018; 11043; 11048; 14006; 14048; 14050; 14055; 14079
- and his Lucky Strike Dance Orch. 14005; 14012; 14020; 14085, 14049; 14059; 14068,14069;14082;14084
Rollickers 14009; 14026
Romanelli, Luigi & his King Edward Hotel Orch. 14077
Rorer, Posey 11009; 20005
Rosenthal, Moriz 47004
Roth String Quartet 47006; 47007
Rubenstein, Erna 400,01
Scanlan, Walter 0001; 11031; 14007; 14021; 14031; 14037; 14042; 14066 14067; 14078
Seven Blue Babies 14011; 14016; 14030; 14047; 14066; 14071; 14081
Simons, Hank's Show Boat 11026
Smeck, Roy 11040
Spaulding, Albert 47005
Spitalny, Phil 11048; 14035; 14048; 14050; 14058; 14062; 14069; 14076; 14086; 14087
Stadts Vareinigung, New York 85002
Stillman, Jack 14051;14054; 14066 Stoneman, Ernest 0000; 20004
Taylor, Eva 14046
Thayer, Edith 11041
Usandizaga, Rondalla 90001; 90004; 90901
Veriety Players 11010
Wallace, Frankie (See also Marvin) 11025
Webb,Theadore 11038
Williams, Clarence 14046
Yates, Warren 14078

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