Archeophone Archives

Archeophone Archives is dedicated to issuing extensive runs of early sound recordings. Our pilot launch of the Archives series envisioned doing so as digital downloads; the feedback we’ve received is that our customers prefer a physical product. So while none of these titles are currently available, we plan on relaunching the series in physical form at some point in the future. In the meantime, these pages are archived for reference.

Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 11 (1841–1870)
Various Artists
Release date: March 12, 2014 The eleventh release in our Archeophone Archives series presents 30 Blue Amberol cylinders released by Edison in September 1913. Of particular interest in this volume are several popular ragtime selections, including Fred Van Eps’ performance of “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” All of the transfers are done from the best copies of these cylinders to archival quality standards and expertly restored.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 10 (1811–1840)
Various Artists
Release date: January 22, 2014 The tenth release in our Archeophone Archives series presents 30 Blue Amberol cylinders released by Edison in August and September 1913. Of particular interest in this volume: Several selections by vaudevillians Harry Lauder and Irene Franklin, as well as one of the first recordings by Hawaiian artist Toots Paka.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 9 (1781–1810)
Various Artists
Release date: October 2, 2013 The ninth release in our Archeophone Archives series presents another 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These cylinders were released in August 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 8 (1751–1780)
Various Artists
Release date: August 15, 2013 The eighth release in our Archeophone Archives series presents another 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These cylinders were released in April and May 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists. The only Blue Amberol by the notable Mexican recording group Jorda–Rocabruna Instrumental Quintet appears on this issue.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 7 (1721–1750)
Various Artists
Release date: July 6, 2013 The seventh release in our Archeophone Archives series presents another 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These cylinders were released in April and May 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 6 (1651–1720, Specials A-K & School Series)
Various Artists
Release date: May 31, 2013 The sixth release in our Archeophone Archives series presents another 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These cylinders were released in January and April 1913, and include a selection of Edison’s School Series and Special Series as well as popular fare.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 5 (1621-1650)
Various Artists
Release date: April 22, 2013 The fifth release in our new Archeophone Archives series presents the fifth listing of 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These are releases within Edison’s Domestic Popular series, released February and March 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 4 (1591-1620)
Various Artists
Release date: March 20, 2013 The fourth release in our new Archeophone Archives series presents the fourth listing of 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These are releases within Edison’s Domestic Popular series, released November 1912-February 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 3 (1561-1590)
Various Artists
Release date: February 17, 2013 The third release in our new Archeophone Archives series presents the third 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These are releases within Edison’s Domestic Popular series, released November 1912-February 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists. This volume includes a bonus track: An issue of Cal Stewart’s extremely popular “Uncle Josh Buys an Automobile” dubbed from another cylinder.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 2 (1531-1560)
Various Artists
Release date: January 22, 2013 The second release in our new Archeophone Archives series presents the second 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These are releases within Edison’s Domestic Popular series, released November 1912-February 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists. This volume includes a bonus track: A 1918 Blue Amberol issue of Arthur Collins’ “Preacher and the Bear” dubbed to cylinder from Edison Diamond Disc.

 

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Edison Blue Amberol Records
Edison Blue Amberol Records, Domestic Popular Series, Vol. 1 (1501-1530)
Various Artists
Release date: November 27, 2012 The first release in our new Archeophone Archives series presents the first 30 Blue Amberol Records released by Edison. These are releases within Edison’s Domestic Popular series, released November 1912-January 1913, and cover the gamut of popular songs and artists.

 

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