Unreleased Edison Lateral Recordings

Compiled By Diamond Cut Productions

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Diamond Cut Productions releases collections of popular music recordings taken directly from electrically recorded test pressings made in the studios of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. during its final years of recording. Many of these Edison recordings, made during the years 1928 and 1929 and stored ever since in the vaults of the Edison National Historic Site, have gone unreleased until now. They have been carefully restored using Diamond Cut's computer program called DCart (Diamond Cut audio restoration tools). The program minimizes clicks, pops, crackle and hiss, while maintaining the fidelity of the original recordings.

Disk One Unreleased Edison Laterals
Disk Two The California Ramblers
Disk Three Hot Dance of the Roaring `20s

List Price for each CD is US $17.98 + US $2.00 shipping and handling.

Diamond Cut Productions
PO Box 305
Hibernia, NJ 07842-0305

Look for more Edison Lateral material from Diamond Cut Productions to appear on compact disc in the near future!

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Unreleased Edison Laterals

It was a time of prohibition, wild parties, Bootlegging, Flappers, and Jazz. It was a period just prior to the crash of an overly optimistic stock market. The songs recorded by Edison consist of popular music of the time, including "Hot Dance" tunes, Fox Trots, Comedies, Ballads, etc. Many of the artists on these recordings went on to become famous Jazz and Big Band names later in the 30's and 40's.

  1. Don't Wait Until The Lights Are Low
    Al Friedman and his Orchestra,11/27/28

  2. Just A Night For Meditation
    Al Friedman and his Orchestra, 7/23/28

  3. Two Lips
    Al Friedman and his Orchestra, 7/23/28

  4. Cause I Feel Low Down
    The California Ramblers, 7/24/28

  5. Dream House
    The California Ramblers, 7/24/28

  6. Vaniteaser
    The California Ramblers, 8/29/28

  7. Tin Pan Parade
    Vaughn de Leath, 5/9/28

  8. Is It Gonna Be Long
    Vaughn de Leath, 7/27/28

  9. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    Vaughn de Leath, 8/14/28

  10. Etiquette Blues
    Bob Pierce, 8/15/28

  11. Tell Me You're Sorry
    Tom Timothy and his Frivolity Club Orchestra, 5/10/28

  12. Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider
    Parker & Donaldson, 7/16/28

  13. Semper Fidelis
    The New York Military Band, 6/5/28

  14. Why Do I Love You
    B.A. Rolfe and his Orchestra, 2/10/28

  15. Deep Hollow
    B. A. Rolfe and his Orchestra, 5/14/28

  16. Sonny Boy
    The Piccadilly Players, 8/13/28

  17. If You Don't Love Me
    The Piccadilly Players, 7/19/28

  18. Lover Come Back To Me
    The Golden Gate Orchestra, 4/6/29

  19. It Goes Like This (That Funny Melody)
    J. Kafman and the Seven Blue Babies, 9/14/28

  20. My Gal Sal
    Winegar's Penn. Boys, 5/4/28

  21. My Arcady
    Steel Jamison, 5/3/28

Total Playing time 70:13

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The California Ramblers

The California Ramblers was a very important white jazz/hot dance band of the 1920's. This collection is taken from the Edison Archives of lateral test pressings, most of which have never seen the light of day until recently. The CD includes liner notes by Richard Sudhaulter, and the song list includes two numbers with Glenn Miller featured on trombone.

  1. Me and the Man in the Moon

  2. You're the Cream in My Coffee

  3. Along Came Sweetness

  4. Button Up Your Overcoat

  5. Guess Who
    (Date Unknown)

  6. When I'm Walking With My Sweetness

  7. Sunrise to Sunset

  8. My Sin

  9. Wishing and Waiting for Love

  10. Broadway Baby Dolls

  11. Tiptoe Through the Tulips

  12. Someday You'll Realize You're Wrong

  13. The Song of the Blues

  14. Broken Idol

  15. Ain't Misbehaving

  16. Counting the Stars Alone

  17. Pretty Little You

  18. Love Ain't Nothing But the Blues

  19. Lady Luck

  20. I'm a Dreamer (Aren't We All?)

Total Playing time 65:28

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Hot Dance of the Roaring 20's

This Compact Disk contains a foot tapping selection of dance tunes from the Edison Laterals collection . . . popular numbers you are sure to recognize as classic dance songs from the roaring 20's. As with the preceeding Edison Lateral CD's in our series, many of these performances have never before been released to the public.

  1. Sunny Skies
    The Piccadilly Players, 12/18/28

  2. Wipin' the Pan
    Bernie Stevens & his Orchestra, 3/19/29

  3. Hitting the Ceiling
    The Piccadilly Players, 6/27/29

  4. That's Him Now
    The Seven Blues Babies, 1/2/29

  5. It Must be Love
    B. A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra,9/13/28

  6. Dance Little Lady
    B. A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra,11/30/28

  7. Building a Nest for Mary
    Al Friedman & his Orchestra, 3/25/29

  8. I'll Get By
    B. A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra,12/20/28

  9. I Want to Meander in the Meadow
    Phil Spitalny's Music, 6/27/29

  10. Carressing You
    Mike Speciale & his Orchestra, 1/3/29

  11. Let's Do It (let's fall in love)
    B. A. Rolfe and his Lucky Strike Orchestra,1/11/29

  12. My Troubles are Over
    Duke Yellman & his Orchestra, 12/6/28

  13. Makin' Whoopee!
    B. A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra,12/13/28

  14. Glad Rag Doll
    The Golden Gate Orchestra, 12/26/28

  15. Easy Going
    The Piccadilly Players, 12/18/28

  16. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    B. A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra,10/16/28

  17. Hello Sweetie
    B. A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra,3/19/29

  18. Give Your Little Baby Lots of Lovin'
    The Seven Blues Babies, 1/2/29

  19. Someday Soon
    The Piccadilly Players, 7/2/29

  20. Singing in the Rain
    B. A. Rolfe & his Lucky Strike Orchestra,7/16/29

  21. Where the Shy Little Violets Grow
    H. Oreste & his Queensland Orchestra, 12/5/28

Total Playing time 67:21

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