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Tanignak Shellac Collection Two

Country and Western

Foggy Mountain Top - Carter Family (2nd Bristol session, late 1920’s)

In the Cumberland Mountains - Carson Robison Trio (early 1930’s)

Pretty Little Dear - Light Crust Doughboys (c 1941)

Sacred and Gospel

I Know Who Holds Tomorrow - Rex Humbard Family, c 1953

I Saw the Light - Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mt. Boys

Come Unto Me - Chuck Wagon Gang (c 1941)

Classical and Instrumental

Mendelssohn’s Wedding March - Victor Herbert’s Orchestra, 1914

Jupiter (in 2 78 rpm sides) Holst - Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 1943

Tales From The Vienna Woods (Strauss) - L. Stokowski, Philadelphia S. O. ’28

Humor and Novelty

Columbia “Double Disc” 1910 promotional disc

The Whistler and His Dog - Prince’s Band c 1916

Victor Radio Tone Demonstration (sides 1 and 2) - early 1930’s promo disc

Tracks Recorded from a Columbia “Viva-Tonal 800” Grafonola from 1926

The above Columbia Viva-Tonal 800 was built for the new electric records produced from 1925 on. Recording it gives an odd almost stereophonic effect, because the two horns are stacked and receive the sound micro-seconds apart. And being played in a very acoustically “live” room gives some room ambience, usually in the left microphone. Here are several samples, with minimal EQ and no fade in-out so you can hear the sound of a 1926 Grafonola in action!

Sweet Lorraine - Johnny Johnson’s Orchestra, late 1920’s VE Victor electric

I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate  - Jan Garber Orchestra, Viva-Tonal early 1926 electric Columbia disc

March of the Toys (Herbert) - Nat Shilkret & the Victor Orch., 1938 -  Has more motor noise due to lower recording level, especially at the end.

There Will Be More of These Tracks Posted Soon!