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 Post subject: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the USA"
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:52 am 
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Victor V
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Song written by Irving Berlin ?


Would expect performances by the usual suspects - Billy Murray, etc ?
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 Post subject: Re: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the U
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Here are two Edison releases:
Blue Amberol 2845, with Billy Murray and chorus, dubbed from Diamond Disc 50337-B.
Recorded December 31, 1915
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 Post subject: Re: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the U
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Thank you, Bob !
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 Post subject: Re: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the U
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:32 pm 
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You-tube transcription from the DD (clearer lyrics)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI7vmRlypKM


Blue Amberol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rcLJZDQIow


This an example of Berlin's "double-song" technique, where he would introduce one melody, then after the first time through, add a countermelody sung by another vocalist or chorus... in this case, the chorus sings "My Country 'tis of thee", re-cast in 4/4 time against Murray's solo.
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 Post subject: Re: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the U
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And on Victor:

https://archive.org/details/WhenIGetBac ... illyMurray



More info:

Victor records # 17930 - Billy Murray

Camden, NJ: Tuesday, December 14, 1915
VICTOR TALKING MACHINE CO.

Billy Murray and Victor Mixed Chorus: Olive Kline, soprano; Lucy Isabelle Marsh, soprano; Elizabeth Wheeler, soprano; Marguerite Dunlap, contralto; Harry Macdonough, tenor; Lambert Murphy, tenor; Reinald Werrenrath, baritone; and Wilfred Glenn, bass. Orch. acc. Walter B. Rogers, dir.
When I Get Back to the U. S. A. (from Stop! Look! Listen!)
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 Post subject: Re: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the U
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Thanks for the Victor info Frank! I have this record, and I couldn't quite decipher all of the voices.
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 Post subject: Re: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the U
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Funny, I tried a title search on You-tube last night, and couldn't find it at all, until I searched today on the title / record numbers Bob provided !

:coffee:
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 Post subject: Re: Any period ( WW I ) records of "When I get back to the U
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I might have a copy of the cylinder version, and will go try to hunt it down for you if you want it.


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