Dominic's Old Record Collection

Dominic Vautier
 updated Jan 2013
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I came into possession of a number of old 78 records produced around 1928, some earlier.  These records were owned by my parents and were left in my sister's estate.  Most of the material was not in very good shape and it has not been until recently that I have been able to do a reasonable job digitizing them.  The records I dod put up here have been filtered and cleaned up, but there is still hiss.  I have not yet found a filter that can remove high end noise completely without giving the song a very muddy sound.  Oh well?

I just added several more recordings to this collection here.

If you are interested in the mechanical aspects of this project you can get more on my technical page.

I have a page that talks about what I have learned when digitizing records and phono cartridges.

Another page describes how you can get your old 78s digitized without having to go out and buy a 78 turntable that probably doesn't do the job anyway.

I have made an effort to organize the songs as best I can by type and style but there is no order within group.  

Along with this stuff I have also collected a whole bunch of sheet music so if you are at all into this particular period in our musical development have a look. 

Thanks for visiting my site. 

 


Novelty Songs 

Title and Label

 

Play

May Irwin's frog Song

Victor 5156 May Irwin
(one sided)


This just goes to show what can happen when you have too much time on your hands.

Play

Giddy-up-Maria

Columbia A1580 (L. Bennett) sung by Arthur Collins and Byran Harlan


The old horse just won't go any faster. 
Play

Down by the Railroad Track

Victor 22423-B (Crumit Curtis) Frank Crumit


 


Play

 

Fido is a Hot Dog Now

Columbia A1560 (Walker) sung by Bill Watkins


Contrary to the belief that all dogs go to heaven, we have an instance here where this little dog was not so good and not so lucky.  
Play

Around The Corner

Victor 22423-A (Kahn-Kassel) Frank Crumit


 
 

Play

Wreck of the Old 97 

Victor 19427-A Vernon Dalhart


  When this record was released, it was said to have been the first million-selling country record in the United States.
Play

Prisoner's Song

Victor 19427-B (Massey) Vernon Dalhart


Great blues song. Vernon does it again.
Play

Good Little Bad Little You

Columbia 1705-D 147028 (Green and Stept) Ukulele Ike


Play

Me and the Man in the Moon

Columbia 1705-D 147158 (Monaco and Leslie) Ukulele Ike


Play

The Runaway Train

 Brunswick 2911-B (Massey-Warren) Vernon Dalhart 


Play

The Girl I Left Behind Me

Columbia 437-D 140796 (Lover) Vernon Dalhart


Skits, Monologues, Dialogues,  Spoken word    

Title and Label

Description

 

Play side one

Play side two

 

Two Black Crows in Hades

Columbia 1652-D 147458 Moran and Mack


Considered the greatest hit by the blackface pair.  On this occasion Amos meets the devil and tries to get out of paying for all his evil deeds while he was on earth.  Can he do it?   
 


Play part One

Two Black Crows Record Series

Columbia 935-D 143602 (Mack) Moran and Mack

Amos discusses his job prospects.  After all the early bird catches the worm, or does he?  

Play part Two Columbia 935-D 143602 (Mack) Moran and Mack Goofer feathers, olives and the business of selling pigs
Play part Three Columbia 1194-D 143603 (Mack) Moran and Mack The man in the moon
came down too soon
Play part Four Columbia 1194-D 144467 (Mack) Moran and Mack Dodging Billiard Balls and other job prospects
Play part Five Columbia 1198-D 144975 (Mack) Moran and Mack Amos has some strange animals like the rhinosaharous

 

Play part Six Columbia 1198-D 144976 (Mack) Moran and Mack

 

 


Money talks
Play

No News or What Killed the Dog 

Victor 5612 Nat M. Wills (single sided)


So what happens when you go on vacation and come back and find...Oh God!!
Play

War Talk at Pumpkin Center

Columbia A1797 43733 Cal Stewart


 
Play

Moving Pictures at Pumpkin Center

Columbia A1797 43737 Cal Stewart

 

Popular Music

Title and Label

Description

 Play

Smiles

Columbia A2616 77971 (Roberts) sung by Campbell and Burr


Taken from the successful sheet music edition.  I'm not sure how big a hit this was but the team of Albert Campbell and Henry Burr had many big record releases around this time. 
Play

Waters of Venice

  (Floating down the Sleepy Lagoon)

Columbia A2616 77925
(A. Von Tilzer) sung by Campbell and Burr


A nice slow moving ballad.     
Play 

Beyond the Smiling and the Weeping 

Oxford Disk Record 3754 Stanley and Burr


single sided probably early 1909 
Play 

Baby Shoes 

Silvertone 46716 unknown tenor


Single side before 1910 
Play 

Sweet Hour of Prayer 

Oxford Disk Record 19360 Mrs. A. Stewart Holt.


Single side before 1911 
Play 

Sweet Cider Time when You were Mine 

Victor 17969-A (Joe McCarthy, Percy Wenrich) Peerless Quartette


A quick little number done by a premier quartet of the time 
Play

Way down in Arkansaw

Victor 17969-B (James White) Billy Murray-Irving Kaufman


Kaufman does a great job here
 Play

Rose of Virginia

 Columbia A2909 78940 (Caddigan and Story) sung by Henry Burr


Stop and smell the...
 Play

Lazy Mississippi

 Columbia A2909 78983 (McDonald and Levenson) sung by Campbell and Burr


Another snappy little number
Play

Save your Sorrow for Tomorrow

Victor 19857-A (B.G. De Silva-Al. Sherman) Gene Austin


A good torch song. The record is also in fair shape---hmmm. Must not have been very popular.
Play  

Cross my Heart, Mother

Victor 19857-B (Piantadosi-McKoy-Williams) Henry Burr


Another torch song
Play

I Ain't Got Nobody

Columbia A3371 79134 (Warfield) sung by Marian Harris


"Did you hear about the head floating down the river and it was singing..." Ahhhummm.   Anyway here is one great blues song done by one great female artist.
Play

Chain Gang Song

Brunswick 2911-A (Massey) Vernon Dalhart


This is a remarkable example of early blues.  Vernon does it well. 
Play

Girl of My Dreams

Victor 21334-B 42585 (Clapp) Gene Austin


Play

Ramona

Victor 21334-B 42584 (Gilbert- Wayne) Gene Austin


Play

Where is My Daddy Now Blues

Columbia A3371 79451 (Metsan and Olman) sung by Marian Harris


Where be my daddy...blues
Play

Dear Heart

Victor 18606-B (W.C. Polla-Willard Goldsmith) John Steel


yes indeed
Play

Oh! What a Pal was Mary

Victor 18606-A (Leslie-Kilmer-Wendling) Henry Burr


A real Gal Pal
Play

Sidewalks of New York

Columbia 437-D 140795 (Lawlor and Blake) Vernon Dalhart


great song
Play

I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now

Victor 26329-A (Hough-Adams-Howard) Wayne King


Play

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Victor 26329-B (Harbach-Kern) Wayne King


Play

Joan of Arc

Columbia A2273 77044 (Wells) Henry Burr


A patriotic song.
Play

For Your Country and Mine

Columbia A2273 77053 (Berlin) Peerless Quartette


Play 

Love, Here is My Heart

Victrola 64623 (Ross and Silesu) John McCormack


Play

Sighing

Victor 17984-A (Stover) Henry Burr


Play 

Good-Bye, Good Luck, and God Bless You

Victor 17984-B (Brennan-Ball) Henry Burr



Classical 

Title

Label

Description

 Play

Souvenir

Victrola 64974 (Franz Drdla) Fritz Kreisler

My mom had two copies of this piece.  She must have liked it or something.
Play 

For You Alone

Victrola 87070 (O'Reilly-Geehl) Enrico Caruso (one sided)

I suppose this Caruso stuff is good. 
Play

Germania-Non chiuder gli cgha Vaghi

Victrola 87054 (Franchetti) Enrico Caruso 

 

Westerns 

Title ane Label

Description

Play

The Utah Trail

Columbia 1828-D 148396 (Palmer) Ford and Glen

 
Play

When It's Springtime in the Rockies

Columbia 1828-D 148396 (Palmer) Ford and Glen

 
Play

I Just Don't Know Why but I Do

RCA Victor 20-1888-B (Nettles Boyd) Bill Boyd and the Cowboy ramblers

 
Play

Trail to San Antone

 RCA Victor 20-1888-A (Spriggens) Bill Boyd and the Cowboy ramblers

 

Here are some records I just added

They are in alphabetical order (sort of)

 

Title

Label

Sung by

play

A rainbow from the USA

columbia a2598

peerless quartette

play

Bye-low

columbia a2827

campbell and burr

play beyond the shadow of a doubt columbia 36917 dick james

play

Consolation

victor 21236

maurice gunsky

play the day when my dreams come true columbia 108M barbara maurel

play

Drifting

columbia a2984

peerless quartette

play

Forgive me

victor 20561

gene austin

play

France , we have not forgotten you

columbia a2598

henry burr

play girl of my dreams victor 21334-B gene austin

play

how am I to know

victor 22128

gene austin

play all alone victor 1067A john McCormack

play

I lost my heart in dixieland

columbia a2828

harry fox

play

I'll always be waiting for you

columbia a2827

charles harrison

play I'se gwine back to dixie victrola 64564 alma gluck

play

in my bouquet of memories

victor 21374

gene austin

play

like we used to be

columbia a3344

fred hughes

play

longing

columbia a2725

sterling trio

play

lullaby blues

columbia a2725

american quartette

play

My lovely lola lo

columbia a2131

sterling trio

play

My wild days are over

columbia a2637

irving caufman 

play

Oui, oui, marie

columbia a2637

irving caufman

play

Please come back to me

victor 22128

gene austin

play

So Tired

victor 21329

gene austin

play

someday sweetheart

victor 20561

gene austin

play sweet cider time when you were mine victor 17969-A peerless quartette

play

take this rose

victor 20236

maurice gunsky

play that old refrain columbia 108M barbara maurel

play

the lovelight in your eyes

columbia a2131

samuel ash

play

tomorrow

victor 21329

gene austin

play

when the autumn leaves begin to fall

columbia a3344

fred hughes

play

without you sweetheart

victor 22374

gene austin

play

You're the only girl that made me cry

columbia a2984

henry burr