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 Post subject: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:03 am 
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Byron G. Harlan is my favorite singer of sentimental song in the 2-minute era.
He also recorded duets with Mr. Arthur Collins but his sentimental songs is the recordings of him that I like the best.
Here are some of his solos for Edison Records:

Edison Gold Moulded Record #7219 released in 1902:
Please, Mr. Conductor, don't put me off the train

Edison Gold Moulded Record #7852 released in 1902:
Hello central, give me heaven

Edison Gold Moulded Record #8463 released in 1903:
While the moon shines bright

Edison Gold Moulded Record #8626 released in 1904:
For sale, a baby

Edison Gold Moulded Record #9130 released in 1905:
Wait till the sun shines, Nellie

Edison Standard Record #10269 released in 1909:
Let's go into a picture show

I also found this on the Internet Archive which I forgot to ad when I made this post:

Indestructible Record 1136 (I think): My Cousin Caruso


ENJOY!

Paal.


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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:25 am 
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Thanks for posting the Byron G. Harlan songs, Paal. I would like to note that Harlan also recorded some of these songs for other labels, as was standard practice at that time. However, I prefer the crisp sound of the 2-minutes.

I think that your tastes in old music are very similar to mine. We seem to like the same stuff. :D

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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:36 am 
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EdisonSquirrel wrote:
Thanks for posting the Byron G. Harlan songs, Paal. I would like to note that Harlan also recorded some of these songs for other labels, as was standard practice at that time. However, I prefer the crisp sound of the 2-minutes.

I think that your tastes in old music are very similar to mine. We seem to like the same stuff. :D

:squirrel:
Rocky


Rocky,

I love listening to 2-minutes cylinders, but I also love the smooth sound of BA's.

Yes, I also think we have very similar tastes in music. Both singers and dance bands.

Paal.


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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:38 pm 
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LOL. We'll have to find Paal a copy of "Won't You Come Over To My House" by Will Oakland then :twisted: ;)


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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:04 pm 
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gramophoneshane wrote:
LOL. We'll have to find Paal a copy of "Won't You Come Over To My House" by Will Oakland then :twisted: ;)


Shane, won't you dust off your copy and upload it onto Youtube? And here's the song for those of you who are not familiar with it:

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/mp3s/ ... l1731d.mp3

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Rocky


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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:44 pm 
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gramophoneshane wrote:
LOL. We'll have to find Paal a copy of "Won't You Come Over To My House" by Will Oakland then :twisted: ;)


OMG, don't be that cruel!!! :o


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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:17 pm 
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WDC wrote:
gramophoneshane wrote:
LOL. We'll have to find Paal a copy of "Won't You Come Over To My House" by Will Oakland then :twisted: ;)


OMG, don't be that cruel!!! :o


Norman, there's no cruelty here. I like the song, and I wouldn't be surprised if Paal liked it too. And now for Irving Gillette's 2-minute rendition from 1906!

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/mp3s/ ... l3127d.mp3

Now, in my mind's eye I'm trying to imagine Billy Murray singing "Won't you come over to my house?" accompanied by the American Quartet!

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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:02 pm 
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Rocky,

Yes I do like the song when Henry Burr sings it. And I could imagine Billy Murray & the American Quartet singing it.
But when Will Oakland sings it, I agree with Norman that it is cruel. :lol:
I'm not such a big Oakland fan...

Paal


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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:06 pm 
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LOL, I must admit it doesn't seem quite so bad with Burr singing it. Oaklands version always reminds me of a yelping dog for some reason :lol:

Rocky,
I've got a heap of 2 & 4 min wax cylinders recently that I'm planning on adding to youtube. I'll try to remember to add the howler to them :)
If nothing else, it might be interesting to see some of the comments left.


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 Post subject: Re: 2-minute cylinders by Byron G. Harlan
PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:49 pm 
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EdisonSquirrel wrote:
Norman, there's no cruelty here. I like the song, and I wouldn't be surprised if Paal liked it too.


Sorry, Rocky, did not want to offend anyone. As you may know by now, I do have a problem with listening to Oakland recordings in general. :roll:


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