Edison Diamond Disc Fox Trots

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All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Old man Edison didn't care much for hot dance music, and it was with solemn resignation that he allowed it to be recorded by his company starting in 1920. This collection is limited to the early end of that spectrum chronologically, and covers many of the hits that were standards in the early '20s that were likewise recorded by Victor, Columbia, Gennett, and other early record companies. The advantage to this package is the improved sound of the Edison Diamond Disc over the others; although weak in the bass, the records were loud and clear in the midrange and treble. The bands here range from the charming trio of Ernest Stevens (saxophone, banjo, and piano) to the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Uncle Dave Lewis
Old man Edison didn't care much for hot dance music, and it was with solemn resignation that he allowed it to be recorded by his company starting in 1920. This collection is limited to the early end of that spectrum chronologically, and covers many of the hits that were standards in the early '20s that were likewise recorded by Victor, Columbia, Gennett, and other early record companies. The advantage to this package is the improved sound of the Edison Diamond Disc over the others; although weak in the bass, the records were loud and clear in the midrange and treble. The bands here range from the charming trio of Ernest Stevens (saxophone, banjo, and piano) to the California Ramblers hiding under the Edison nom de disque of the Broadway Dance Orchestra. There are a few hot solos here and there, but mostly these records were meant for dancing and were not intended as jazz. Tempos are friendly to dancers, and for that reason this would be an excellent disc to use in teaching vintage dance classes and/or for period music needed for plays or films. Sound quality is better than average throughout, although there seems to be some kind of defect in the final track, "Dirty Hands! Dirty Face!" -- certainly nothing to send the disc back for. Treasurable moments here are many for the vintage dance music lover, in particular "Kismet," "Last Night on the Back Porch," "The Yankee Doodle Blues," and "Tomorrow." Fans of Ted Lewis' trombonist Harry Raderman will have plenty to enjoy here, as his unique laughing and moaning trombone sound is apparent on many of these tracks, even apart from those where his name is credited directly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/15/2000
  • Label: Diamond Cut [cit570]
  • UPC: 435148030723
  • Catalog Number: 307
  • Sales rank: 158,910

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Tales (3:32)
  2. 2 Margie (4:15)
  3. 3 Sweet Butter (3:27)
  4. 4 You Simply Got Me Cuckoo (3:33)
  5. 5 Kismet (3:46)
  6. 6 Nobody Lied (4:14)
  7. 7 Polly-Olly-Oo (3:30)
  8. 8 Last Night on the Back Porch (3:42)
  9. 9 What Do You Do Sunday, Mary (3:21)
  10. 10 Make That Trombone Laugh (3:45)
  11. 11 Rosy Cheeks (4:01)
  12. 12 When You Walked out, Someone Else Walked Right In - Ernest Stevens (3:10)
  13. 13 The Yankee Doodle Blues (4:12)
  14. 14 Argentina (3:32)
  15. 15 Dardanella (3:28)
  16. 16 Melancholy - Ernest Stevens (3:17)
  17. 17 Tomorrow (I'll Be in My Dixie Home Again) - Ernest Stevens (3:20)
  18. 18 Whispering (3:46)
  19. 19 If I Had My Way Pretty Baby - Ernest Stevens (3:51)
  20. 20 Dirty Hands! Dirty Face! - Ernest Stevens (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Green Brothers Novelty Band Track Performer
Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Track Performer
Ernest Stevens Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Felix Bernard Composer
Lew Brown Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Fred Fisher Composer
Johnny Black Composer
Carl Schraubstader Composer
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