Friday, July 27, 2012

Not My Victrola: An Old Time Double

Uploaded by edmundusrex on Apr 3, 2009

"Elsie West Baker (Sept.27,1886 Philadelphia, PA - April 28,1958 Manhattan, NY)

She began her recording career by making cylinders for several companies. Somethimes she recorded under the names of Edna Brown, Nora Watson and Mabel West. She recorded most often for the Victor label and became one of the companies most successful contraltos on the black as well the blue labels.

She was also a successful recitalist, traveling widely to give performances."

Uploaded by fuzzbear6240 on Sep 9, 2007

"Columbia A5838 (48828) "The Missouri Waltz" (Arr. by Logan) Played by Prince's Orchestra (Under the supervision of G. Hepburn Wilson). First issued circa late 1922. Played on my VV-VIa.

I dedicate this version of Truman's favorite song to him and his bride."

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