Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

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Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:22 pm

Now, this is from a comedy opera from 1912. It's quite cute! It is not an old recording, but a man who sings sheet music on youtube. He is not too bad! I found myself singing along to the second verse; it's catchy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdWp-dRsmao
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:04 pm

I looked around for lyrics to this, but couldn't find any. This is still a beautiful listen, though. It is called The Angelus sung by Christie MacDonald and Reinald Werrenrath. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtIhJS3F2GM
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:56 pm

I don't know anything about this at all, but I really liked it!

Prince's Orchestra-Fireflies (1913)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0BWambt83Q
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:15 pm

This is a beautiful, ghostly recording of Enrico Caruso singing Core 'ngrato. I have no idea what he's saying, but it sounds amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K5nUJj3ekc
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:51 pm

Fun dance number "Some Day (We'll Meet Again)"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3y_bKgjBOA
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:37 pm

Here's an odd recording from 1901. It's called Ravings of A Maniac recited by D. E. Hanlon. It is also called The Mad Ravings of John McCullough who was a play actor in the mid 1800s and went insane during a performance. In the late 1800s and early 1900s this was a very popular recording, and it was recorded with different variations by many people. I've transcribed most of this, but the last minute or so is very hard to understand. This is what I have, and I know that the last 2 sentences aren't totally correct. It's all talking about his most famous play that he was in, Virginius.

Ah, They say that I am mad, (laughs) right maybe I am mad, and it was me plays that made me so. And as I appeared upon the stage rang out the name of John Mccullough. It is I appeared in Virginius in the foreign scene leading on me daughter before Appius Claudius. Appius Claudius you have sent for me and I have come, come to defend me daughter a free born maid, claimed as a slave and dragged through the streets of Rome. Go on with your trial, I am ready to defend me daughter with my heart’s blood. (laughs) It is I appear as a gladiator in the arena scene after killing a man, I said, in rigor, I’ll kill no more! And then my wife and child shall suffer no, no, not them! Not them! They’ve done no wrong. And I’ll make rome howl. (laugh) It is I appear a pillar a well spoken, brave and reverant peon, noble and a true good master. That I can steal away this old man’s daughter it is most true. True I have ematted her very head and front of my upending have beaten it no more.
https://youtu.be/WAv09RiXa0k
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:51 pm

This is The Last Rose of Summer played by Kathleen Parlow. This was recorded in 1912, and if you know this song, you will especially appreciate the beauty of the way this is played.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4Nx5Nb9EOY
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by donnie » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:11 pm

That is beautiful. She had a very pure tone. I had not heard of Kathleen Parlow, but she must have been a pretty high ranking violinist to have played a del Gesu.

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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:41 pm

donnie wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:11 pm
That is beautiful. She had a very pure tone. I had not heard of Kathleen Parlow, but she must have been a pretty high ranking violinist to have played a del Gesu.
Of what I read briefly, she was very accomplished.
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Re: Music and Sound Recording Before the 20s

Post by Kitty » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:05 pm

Another fun one. Billy Murray and the Heidelberg Quintet - Waiting for the Robert E. Lee (1912).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEH5jkHj4eU&list=PL1103FA3388EEAA14&index=4
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