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My 78 r.p.m. Record Collection

My 78 r.p.m. record collection represents 234 sides from the years 1912 to 1951, and includes the following artists. (The early Edison and Victor artists were the very first recording artists.)

ARA Records (1)
Bob Crosby - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (RM129A) 1946
Bob Crosby - In The Valley (RM129B) 1946

BAMA Records (1)
John Daniel Quartet - Land Across The Sea (43) 1950
John Daniel Quartet - If You Gain The Whole World (44) 1950
Capitol Records (8)
Ella Mae Morse - Get Off It And Go (424) 1946
Ella Mae Morse - Old Shanks' Mare (424) 1946
Margaret Whiting - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (901) 1946
Margaret Whiting - Come Rain Or Come Shine (912) 1946
Nat "King" Cole - You Can't Lose A Broken Heart (57-749) 1949
Nat "King" Cole - (Here Is My Heart Nalani (57-749) 1949
Ray Anthony and His Orchestra - Bamboo (4335Y) 1950
Ray Anthony and His Orchestra - Count Every Star (4334Z) 1950
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Come Back To Sorrento (20086 1137) 1946
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Artistry In Bolero (20086 1197) 1946
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Willow Weep For Me (20087 1217) 1946
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Fantasy (20087 1218) 1946
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Opus In Pastels (20088 1311) 1946
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Safranski (20088 1196) 1946
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Ain't No Misery In Me (20089 1194) 1946
Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Artistry In Percussion (20089 1195) 1946

Capitol Records "Criterion Series" (4)
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 1 (10047) 1946
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 2 (10048) 1946
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 3 (10049) 1946
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 4 (10050) 1946
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 5 (10050) 1946
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 6 (10049) 1946
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 7 (10048) 1946
Bob Hope Broadcasts to the U. S. Army Pt. 8 (10047) 1946

Champion Electrograph (18)
Carolina Ladies Quartette - Don't Put Off Salvation Too Long (15879A) 1929
Carolina Ladies Quartette - My Loved Ones Are Waiting For Me (15879B) 1929
Cliff Carlisle - High Steppin' Mama (16239A) 1931
Cliff Carlisle - Alone And Lonesome (16239B) 1931
Cliff Carlisle/Wilbur Ball - Birmingham Jail (45029A) 1932
Cliff Carlisle/Wilbur Ball - True And Trembling Brakeman (45029B) 1932
Dan Hughey (Bradley Kincaid) - Angels In Heaven Know I Love You (15771A) 1929
Dan Hughey - Will The Angels Play Their Harps For Me (15771B) 1929
Dan Hughey - Cindy (15851A) 1929
Dan Hughey - My Little Home In Tennessee (15851B) 1929
Goodman Sacred Singers - Working For The Master (15330B) 1927
Goodman Sacred Singers - I Am Redeemed At Last (15547A) 1928
Goodman Sacred Singers - Rocking On The Waves (15547B) 1928
Goodman Sacred Singers - Give The World A Smile (15612A) 1928
Goodman Sacred Singers - He'll Tell Us All About It (15612B) 1928
Goodman Sacred Singers - Keep Holding On (15773A) 1928
Goodman Sacred Singers - Where We'll Never Grow Old (15773B) 1928
Goodman Sacred Singers - That Glory Land Way (16100A) 1928
Goodman Sacred Singers - Singing On The Journey Home (16100B) 1928
Hamlin Quartette - When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder (15330A) 1927
Hutchens Brothers - Praise The Lord It's So (15464A) 1928
Hutchens Brothers - Meet Me There (15464B) 1928
Hutchens Family Trio - I Will Praise Him Hallelujah (16013A) 1930
Hutchens Family Trio - Sweeping Through The Gates (16013B) 1930
Jackson County Barn Owls - I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home (16031A) 1930
Jackson County Barn Owls - Bake That Chicken Pie (16031B) 1930
Jim Taylor/Bill Shelby - It Won't Be Long Till My Grave Is Made (15730A) 1929
Jim Taylor & Bill Shelby It's Sad To Leave You Sweetheart (15730B) 1929
John Hutchens - The Sinking Of The Submarine (15427A) 1927
John Hutchens - The Marian Parker Murder (15427B) 1927
Saul Meyer - Cohen On The Telephone (15506A) 1928
Saul Meyer - Cohen's New Auto (15506B) 1928
Tex Ritter - Nobody's Darling But Mine (45153A) 1935
Tex Ritter - My Brown Eyed Texas Rose (45153B) 1935
Welling Trio - Just Inside The Eastern Gate (16035A) 1930
Welling Trio - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (16035B) 1930

Columbia Records (11)
Doris Day with the Mellomen - Bewitched (38698) 1949
Doris Day - Imagination (37698) 1947
Doris Day - I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful) (38727) 1950
Frank Sinatra - You Go To My Head (36918) 1945
Frank Sinatra - I Don't Know Why (36918) 1945
Frank Sinatra - Why Shouldn't I (36920) 1945
Frank Sinatra - Try A Little Tenderness (36920) 1945
Frank Sinatra - Someone To Watch Over Me (36921) 1945
Frank Sinatra - Paradise (36921) 1945
Frank Sinatra - I Only Have Eyes For You (36921) 1945
Frank Sinatra - It All Depends On You (36921) 1945
Frank Sinatra - Lost In The Stars (38650) 1946
Frank Sinatra - The Old Master Painter (38650) 1946
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra - You May Not Love Me (37049) 1946
Gene Krupa & his Orchestra - Chiquita Banana (37049) 1946
Harry James and his Orchestra - I Tipped My Hat (37305) 1947
Harry James and his Orchestra - Heartaches (37305) 1947
Harry James and his Orchestra - Get Happy (38727) 1950
The Modernaires w/Paula Key - Juke Box Saturday Night (36992) 1946
The Modernaires w/Paula Key - Salute To Glenn Miller (36992) 1946
Xavier Cugat Orchestra - South America Take It Away (37051) 1946
Xavier Cugat Orchestra- Chiquita Banana (The Banana Song) (37051) 1946
Decca Records (3)
Bing Crosby - Now Is The Hour (Maori Farewell Song) (24279A) 1948
Bing Crosby - Silver Threads Among The Gold (24279B) 1948
Jimmy Davis - I'll Be True To The One I Love (5955A) 1941
Jimmie Davis - My Mary (5955B) 1941
Mills Brothers - You Always Hurt The One You Love (23930A) 1938
Mills Brothers - Till Then (23930B) 1938
Edison Records (33)
American Symphony Orchestra - Wedding Of The Winds Waltzes (50065-R) 1912
Andre Benoist - Valse In E Flat (50292-R) 1915
Andre Benoist - Old Black Joe (50292-L) 1915
Anna Case - Annie Laurie (83059-R) 1916
Anna Case - Old Folks At Home (83059-L) 1916
Betsy Lane Shepherd - I'll Remember You, Love In My Prayers (80484-R) 1917
Billy Murray - Are You From Dixie ('Cause I'm From Dixie Too) (50357-R) 1916
Charles Hart & Elliot Shaw - Is My Name Written There? (80529-R) 1919
Charles Hart, Elliot Shaw and The Calvary Choir - Shall You? Shall I? (80529-L) 1919
Chester Gaylord - Love's Old Sweet Song (80613-L) 1920
Collins and Harlan - On The Hoko Moko Isle (50348-R) 1916
Edison Band - Medley Of American War Songs (50212-R) 1914
Edison Band - Medley Of American Patriotic Airs (50212-L) 1914
Edison Quartet - America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) (80172-R) 1914
Edison Quartet - The Star Spangled Banner (80172-L) 1914
Edison Quartet - Let The Lower Lights Be Burning (80204-R) 1914
Edison Quartet - He Lifted Me (80204-L) 1914
Edna White - Recollections of 1861-65 (80613-R) 1920
Elizabeth Spencer - Call Me Your Darling Again (80098-L) 1916
Elizabeth Spencer & Thomas Chalmers - Abide With Me (80276-L) 1915
Elizabeth Spencer & Frederick Wheeler - Dreams Of Galilee (50002-R) 1915
Elizabeth Spencer/Vernon Archibald - Ever Of Thee I'm Fondly Dreaming (80010-R) 1920
Ernest L. Stevens Trio - Red Mon Waltz (51026-R) 1922
Ernest L. Stevens Trio - If I Had My Way Pretty Baby (51026-L) 1922
Ford Hawaiians - Ellis March (50455-R) 1916
Fred Bacon - Massa's In De Cold, Cold Ground (50351-R) 1915
Fred Bacon - Old Black Joe (50351-L) 1916
Fred East & Lewis James - Only A Step To Jesus (80549-R) 1920
Fred Van Eps - Darkey's Dream and Darkey's Awakening (51145-R) 1922
Fred Van Eps - Medley Of Southern Melodies (51145-L) April 1923
Helen Clark and George Wilton Ballard - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (50534-R) 1919
Helen Clark & George Wilton Ballard - In The Old Sweet Way (50534-L) 1919
Jaudas' Society Orchestra - Poor Butterfly (50428-R) 1917
Jaudas' Society Orchestra - The Missouri Waltz (50428-L) 1916
John Young & Frederick Wheeler - When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder (80276-R) 1915
Maggie Teyte & The Lyric Male Quartet - I'se Gwine Back To Dixie (82159-R) 1919
Maggie Teyte - Ma Curly-Headed Babby (82159-L) 1919
Metropolitan Quartet - Darling Nellie Gray (80010-L) 1914 
Metropolitan Quartet - Annie Laurie (80098-R) 1913 1914
Metropolitan Quartet - I Love To Tell The Story (80300-R) 1914
Metropolitan Quartet - I Will Sing Of My Redeemer (80300-L) 1914
Metropolitan Quartet - Come Where The Lillies Bloom (80321-L) 1915
Metropolitan Quartet - The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane (80484-L) 1918
Orpheus Male Chorus - Dixieland Memories No. 1 (80395-R) 1917
Orpheus Male Chorus - Dixieland Memories No. 2 (80395-L) 1917
Rae Eleanor Ball; Jessie L. Deppen, pianoforte - Wonderland Of Dreams (50857-R) 1921
Rae Eleanor Ball; Jessie L. Deppen, pianoforte - Havana Moon (50857-L) 1921
S.W. Smith, U.S.N. And Bugle Squad - U.S. Army Bugle Calls Pt. 1 (50452-R) 1917
S.W. Smith, U.S.N. And Bugle Squad - U.S. Army Bugle Calls Pt. 2 (50452-L) 1917
Sibyl Sanderson, Fred Hager and Harvey Wilson - Sundown In Birdland (80453-R) 1918
Sibyl Sanderson Fagan - L'Ardita-Magnetic Waltz (80453-L) 1918
Thomas Chalmers - Nearer My God To Thee (50002-L) July 21, 1913
Thomas Chalmers - My Old Kentucky Home (80321-R) 1914
Thomas Chalmers - Beulah Land (80549-L) 1920
Thomas Chalmers - O Holy Night (82055-R) 1914
Thomas Chalmers - The Palms (82055-L) 1914 
Thomas Chalmers - Battle Hymn Of The Republic (82133-R) 1917
Thomas Chalmers - Recessional (82133-L) 1916
Vasa Prihoda - (a) Songs My Mother Taught Me (b) Poem (82236-R) 1921
Vasa Prihoda - On Wings Of Song (82236-L) 1921
Venetian Instrumental Quartet - On The High Alps (50065-L) 1914
Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra - One, Two, Three, Four Medley (50455-L) 1917
Walter Van Brunt - Hickey Dula (50348-L) 1916
Walter Van Brunt - Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You (50357-L) 1916
Walter Van Brunt - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen (80160-R) 1914
Walter Van Brunt & Elizabeth Spencer - On The Banks Of The Brandywine(80160-L) 1914

Imperial Records (1)
Charlie "Boogie Woogie" Davis - I Know What It's All About (5021A) 1947
Charlie "Boogie Woogie" Davis - How I Miss Old Memphis Tennessee (5021B) 1947

Majestic Records (1)
Danny O'Neil - That's My Home (7198A) 1946
Danny O'Neil - And Then It's Heaven (7198B) 1946
Melotone Records (1)
Gene Autry - The Answer To Nobody's Darling (LA1108) 1935
Gene Autry & Jimmy Long - Answer To Red River Valley (16576) 1936
Mercury Records (1)
Frankie Laine - Waiting At The End Of The Road (5332 - 2849) 1949
Frankie Laine - Don't Do Something To Someone Else (5332 - 2851) 1949
Okeh Records (6)
Andrew Jenkins & Frank Hicks - The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago (45443) 1930
Andrew Jenkins & Frank Hicks - Don't Stop Praying (45443) 1930
Billy Beard & Al Bernard - Henry Jones (Your Honeymoon Is Over) (41388) 1928
Billy Beard & Al Bernard - Cindy (It Am Wedding Time (41388) 1928
Charles Richardson & O.S. Gabehart - God Is Still On The Throne (45371) 1929
Charles Richardson & O.S. Gabehart - The Unclouded Day (45371) 1929
Gene Autry - You're The Only Star (03097) 1935
Gene Autry - Mexicali Rose (03097) 1935
W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Charlestown No. 1 (45317) 1929
W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Carroll County Blues (45317) March 1929
W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Charleston No. 2 (45377) 1929
W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Carroll County Blues No. 2 (45377) 1929

Orthacoustic Radio Recording-NBC (1)
Alameda Coast Guard Band - Armed Guard Fighting Song
Palex Records (3)
Paul Villard - When I Was A Boy (501A) 1946
Paul Villard - Foggy Foggy Dew (501B) 1946
Paul Villard - My Hometown (502A) 1946
Paul Villard - Venezuela (502B) 1946
Paul Villard - Trade Winds - Sea Fever (503A) 1946
Paul Villard - September Song (503B) 1946
Perfect Records (2)
Callahan Brothers - She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 2 (351028A) 1935
Callahan Brothers - I'll Be Thinking Of Days Gone By (351028B) 1934
Carter Family - The Fate Of Dewey Lee (13153A) 1935                                            
Carter Family - East Virginia Blues No. 2 (131353B) 1935
RCA Victor (6)
Cecil Campbell's Tennessee Ramblers - Steel Guitar Wiggle (21-0445-A) 1951
Cecil Campbell's Tennessee Ramblers - Coconut Island (21-0445-B) 1951
Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plowboys - I Talk To Myself About You (20-1801A) 1946
Eddy Arnold and his Tennessee Plowboys - (I'll Have To) Live And Learn (20-1801B) 1946
Perry Como - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (20-3607A) 1949
Perry Como - Bibbidi Bobbidi-Boo (20-3607B) 1949
Sammy Kaye - It's A Lie (20-2037A) 1946
Sammy Kaye - I Used To Work In Chicago (20-2037B) 1946
Tony Martin - There's No Tomorrow (20-3582B) 1949
Tony Martin - A Thousand Violins (20-3582B) 1949
Vaughn Monroe - How Soon (Will I Be Seeing You) (20-2523A) 1948
Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra - True (20-2523B) 1948
Sacred Records (1)
Alan McGill - He Lives (300A)
Alan McGill - No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus (300B)
Superior Records (7)
Charleston Sacred Quartette - The Saviour Said (2615A) 1930
Charleston Sacred Quartet - Turn Away (2615B) 1930
Clyde Ashley - Got Them Drunken Blues (2636A) 1930
Clyde Ashley - The Hand Car Yodel (2636B) 1930
Gene Autry - T.D. Blues (2710A) 1930
Gene Autry - Blue Days (2710B) 1930
Joe Lester & Dick Moss - That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine (2632A) 1930
Joe Lester & Dick Moss - I'm Always Dreaming Of You (2632B) 1930
Mitchell Family Trio - Picture On The Wall (2641A) 1929
Mitchell Family Trio - A Flower From My Angel Mother's Grave (2641B) 1929
Murphy Brothers - When Katie Comes Down To The Gate (2716A) 1931
Murphy Brothers - A Little White Rose (2716B) 1931
William Harper & Nelson Hall - Going Down In The Valley (2602A) 1931
William Harper & Nelson Hall - Nailed To The Cross (2602B) 1931
Victor Records (8)
American Quartet - When You Wore A Tulip (17652A) 1914
Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers - I'll Rise When The Rooster Crows (V40048A) 1928
Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers - Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents (V40048B) 1928
Carter Family - When Roses Bloom In Dixieland (V40229A) 1927
Carter Family - No Telephone In Heaven (V40229B) 1927
Carter Family - The Poor Orphan Child (20877A) 1927
Carter Family - The Wandering Boy (20877B) 1927
Carter Family - Single Girl, Married Girl (20937A) 1927
Carter Family - The Storms Are On The Ocean (20937B) 1927
Kelly Harrell - Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (20103A) 1914
Kelly Harrell - My Horses Ain't Hungry (20103B) 1914
Peerless Quartet - The Red, White and Blue (17652B) 1914
Vaughan Quartet - Sunlight and Shadows (V40097A) 1928
Vaughan Quartet - In Steps Of Light (V40097B) 1928
Wayne King and his Orchestra - Star Dust (24509A) 1933
Wayne King and his Orchestra - Speak Easy - Bolero (24509B) 1933


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