• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Country and Anglo-American Folk Songs

Opera reel with calls
Performed by: Jasper Bisbee - fiddle, Beulah Bisbee-Schuler - piano.
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 9264-A-3-4
Release number: 51278-R
Recording date: November 24, 1923
Release date: January 1924
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 42632

Lonesome road blues
Performed by: The Blue Ridge Duo (Gene Austin and George Reneau)
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 9727-B-4-5
Release number: 51515-R
Recording date: September 22, 1924
Release date: May 1925
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 42868

Cluck old hen
Performed by: Fiddlin' Powers and Family
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc test pressing
Matrix number: 10620-C-1-1
Recording date: October 06, 1925
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 78487

He was nailed to the cross for me
Performed by: Ernest V. Stoneman and his Dixie Mountineers
Record format: Edison Needle Type disc test pressing
Matrix number: N-210-B-1-1
Recording date: April 24, 1928
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 80960

Barbara Allen
Performed by: Frank Luther and his Pards
Record format: Edison Needle Type disc test pressing
Matrix number: N-362-B-1-1
Recording date: August 15, 1928
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 81262

Down in a Georgia jail
Performed by: Posey Rorer and his North Carolina Ramblers
Record format: Edison Needle Type disc test pressing
Matrix number: N-464-A-1-1
Recording date: September 26, 1928
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 81450

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Did You Know?

The talking doll that Edison sold had a ceramic head and metal body.

Was Teddy Ruxpin the first talking doll? Think again. Some of the first phonographs that Thomas made were actually talking dolls. The dolls were 18" tall and each had a very small phonograph in its body. The dolls repeated nursery rhymes. You could even buy dolls that spoke different languages.