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Negro Spirituals

The band of Gideon
Performed by: Fisk University Jubilee Quartette
Record format: Edison Amberol cylinder
Matrix number: 4M-S10522-1
Recording date: 1912
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 36410

Swing low, sweet chariot
Performed by: The Southern Four
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc
Matrix number: 8311-C-2-6
Recording date: December 07, 1921
Release number: 51364-R
Release date: August 1924
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 42717

Pharoah's army got drowned
Performed by: "colored quartet" (name unknown)
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc, experimental
Record number: #1-OH
Recording date: July 09, 1924
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 87051

What band is this?
Performed by: Hann's Emperors of Song
Record format: Edison Diamond Disc test pressing
Matrix number: 10748-C-1-1
Recording date: January 04, 1926
NPS object catalog number: EDIS 78332


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Electric Thriller

Mina purchased an "Electric Thriller" for her children for Christmas in 1908. When this toy's crank is turned it shocks the unsuspecting person holding it.