Labels, we've got labels. And discs to go with 'em, too.
And since I'm showing labels, here's the back of number four:
So, early, early discs. What's unique about early, early discs at this blog? Nothing, of course, but I needed a good title, so "early, early" they are. And, in fact, each and every one of these is more than 100 years old, so... yeah.
I should've named this post after the Columbia Band, which shows up in nearly half of these, and sounding good.
Gorgeous stuff, some of which has seen the light of blog before, but never sounding this beautifully inverse-RIAA'd. We have raggy marches, orchestra bell solos, clock pieces, and more. You'll be earlied-out when all of this is done, but we all need to get drunk on the past once in a while. Cheaper than beer.
I love the way the announcement for March Lorraine sounds more like "Ach! Torraine!" or something. On early, early discs, the first several grooves were often the ones most shredded by tracking error, which meant the announcement ended up a garbled, scratchy tragedy. But... the announcement to 1901's Good Bye, Dolly Gray is nearly all there, sound-wise, so we have that to be thankful for. Great sounds--and, owing to their age, very, very early!
To the early, early sounds: Early, Early Discs
March Loraine--Columbia Band, 1901
The Mosquito Parade (Whitney)--Columbia Band, 1900
Lerhone et la Sarone (Polka; Rouseel)--Banda de Artilleria, c. 1909
Anona (Intermezzo Two-step; Vivian Grey)--Columbia Band, 1903
The Jolly Coppersmith--Columbia Band, w. Anvil Effect and Vocal Chorus, 1902
Berta (Cake Walk and Two-step)--Banda Espanolo, early 1900s
Girlish Charms--Gavotte (E. Holst)--Howard Kopp, Bell Solo, w. Orchestra, 1913
Hearts and Flowers--Columbia Band, 1901
Silver Heels (March and Two-step; Moret)--Columbia Band, 1905
Eternelle Ivresse (Heart's Springtime; Louis Ganne)--Columbia Band, 1904
Village Belles--Barn Dance (Kendall)--Prince's Orch., 1909
Life Preserver--Two Step--Victor Dance Orch., 1911
In the Clock Store (Orth)--Prince's Orch., 1915
Chinese Wedding Procession (Hosmer)--Prince's Orch., 1915
Good Bye, Dolly Gray--Columbia Quartette, 1901
Maybe Yes--Maybe No--The Detroiters (Bob Haring), 1928 (Melody vastly similar to The Jolly Coppersmith)In a Clock Store--George Blackmore, organist, Youtube video.