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    Thomas Edison

    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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Did You Know?

The graves of Thomas and Mina Edison.

Thomas Edison passed away in 1931 and his wife Mina passed in 1947. They were buried at Rosedale Cemetery. In 1963, the family had Thomas and Mina re-buried at the home they loved and where they spent their 44 years together - Glenmont.