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    National Historical Park New Jersey

Edison Recordings on Compact Discs

Recordings from the Thomas Edison National Historical Park sound archive are available on the following compact disc releases:

There Breathes a Hope: The Legacy of John Work II and His Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 1909-1916
Archeophone Records, 2010
www.archeophone.com

Sophie Tucker: Origins of the Red Hot Mama, 1910-1922
Archeophone Records, 2009
www.archeophone.com

Actionable Offenses: Indecent Phonograph Recordings from the 1890s
Archeophone Records, 2007
www.archeophone.com

Jazz and blues on Edison, Volume 2
Document Records, 2007
www.document-records.com

The Edison Legacy, Volume 1, Unpublished Treasures of the Edison Archive
Marston Records, 2007
www.marstonrecords.com

The Piccadilly Players: Feelin' Good
Document Records, 2007
www.document-records.com

Edison Hot Dance Obscurities, Volume 3
Jazz Oracle, 2006
www.jazzoracle.com

Lucrezia Bori & Emmy Destinn, the Published Edison Disc and Cylinder Recordings
Marston Records, 2006
www.marstonrecords.com

Happy Land: Musical Tributes to Laura Ingalls Wilder
Pa's Fiddle Recordings / Soundart Recordings, 2005
www.soundartrecordings.com

The Saxophone Craze: Early Twentieth-Century North American Concert Saxophonists
North American Saxophone Alliance, 2005
www.saxalliance.org

Voices of History 2: Arts, Science & Exploration
British Library, 2005
www.bl.uk

You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music
Sony, 2005
www.sonymusicstore.com

Voices of History – Historic Recordings from the British Library Sound Archive
British Library, 2004
www.bl.uk

Florence Easton – Absolute Soprano
Marston Records, 2002
www.marstonrecords.com

Green Brothers Novelty Band – Remastered 1923-1929 Edison Record Recordings
Xylophonia Music Company, 2002
www.greensmusic.com

Jacques Urlus, Heroic Tenor – The Complete Edison Recordings
Marston Records, 2001
www.marstonrecords.com

Edison Voice Trials – Voice Audition Cylinders of 1912-1913
Marston Records, 2000
www.marstonrecords.com

In Their Own Voices – the U.S. Presidential Elections of 1908 and 1912
Marston Records, 2000
www.marstonrecords.com

John Schott – Shuffle Play: Elegies for the Recording Angel
New World Records, 2000
www.newworldrecords.org

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.