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Phono Cylinder: NEW BOOK! EDISON 2-MINUTE & CONCERT CYLINDER RECORDS -AMERICAN SERIES 1897-1912 THE ONLY COMPLETE GUIDE - LISTS ALL VERSIONS & REMAKES

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NEW BOOK! EDISON 2-MINUTE & CONCERT CYLINDER RECORDS -AMERICAN SERIES 1897-1912 THE ONLY COMPLETE GUIDE - LISTS ALL VERSIONS & REMAKES
EDISON TWO-MINUTE CYLINDERS - BROWN-WAX, CONCERT AND GOLD MOULDED (1897-1912) - DATA FROM ORIGINAL EDISON FILES

NEW • Available exclusively from Mainspring Press and mspBooks

Edison Two-Minute and
Concert Cylinders

American Series, 1897–1912

By Allan Sutton



398 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9915279-7-7


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Edison Two-Minute and Concert Cylinders, 1897–1912 is the first study of these records to be compiled from the surviving company documentation (including the factory plating ledgers, studio cash books, remake and deletion notices, catalogs, supplements, and trade publications), along with careful inspection of the original cylinders. All American-catalog issues from 1897 through 1912, including the Grand Opera series, are covered.

Unlike previously published guides, which lack listings of the numerous remakes, this new volume shows all versions — even indicating those initially supplied by Walcutt & Leeds. Listing or release dates and the distinguishing details for each version (changes in artists, accompaniments and spoken announcements, etc.) help to distinguish original editions from remakes.

Plating dates for brown-wax pantograph masters and early Gold Moulded masters, which provide valuable clues to the long-lost recording dates, are published here for the first time.

Other features include:

Composer and show credits
Medley contents and interpolated songs
Accompaniment details
Pseudonym identification
Illustrated, footnoted history of Edison cylinder production during the National Phonograph Company period
Detailed user’s guide
Artist and title indexes
ALLAN SUTTON is the author of numerous articles and award-winning books on vintage records and the early American recording industry, including Pseudonyms on American Records 1892–1942, A Phonograph in Every Home, Recording the 'Twenties, and American Record Labels and Companies, 1891–1941. He is the recipient of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Visit Mainspring Press' website & blog for free articles on vintage cylinders and 78 records

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