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    National Historical Park New Jersey

Jazz, Blues and Dance Bands

Johnson "jass" blues - fox trot
Performed by: Friscoe "Jass" Band
Composed by: E. Arnold Johnson
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 5553-C-2-1
Recording date: May 10, 1917
Release number: 50470-L
Release date: July 1918
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 41060

Jazz de luxe - fox trot
Performed by: Earl Fuller's Famous Jazz Band
Composed by: Earl Fuller
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 6224-C-4-1
Recording date: 1919
Release number: 50541-R
Release date: August 1919
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 42041

Sensation jazz - one-step
Performed by: The All Star Trio - saxophone, xylophone and piano
Composed by: Dixieland Jazz Band
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 6544-C-3-1
Recording date: 1919
Release number: 50541-L
Release date: August 1919
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 42041

Dixieland - one-step
Performed by: Lopez and Hamilton's Kings of Harmony
Composed by: Dixieland Jazz Band
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc test pressing
Matrix number: 7100-C-1-1
Recording date: 1920
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 76857

Blues my naughty sweetie gives to me
Performed by: Raderman's Jazz Orchestra
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc test pressing
Matrix number: 7108-C-1-1
Recording date: 1920
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 76868

The St. Louis blues
Performed by: Frank Ferera and John Paaluhi - Hawaiian guitar duet
Composed by: W.C. Handy
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc test pressing
Matrix number: 10561-A-1-1
Recording date: September 04, 1925
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 78255

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Laboratory Library

Henry Hudson Holly was a famous architect known for designing Victorian style houses such as the Glenmont Estate, the home of Thomas Edison. Edison was so impressed by Holly’s work that he commissioned Holly to design his personal library in the laboratory, which is located down the street from the estate. However, Edison did not like the pace at which Holly was working, and he was eventually fired.