Thursday, July 30, 2015

Queen Matilda (My Fair Lady)

Matilda of Scotland, born Edith in 1080, was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I. After William II's death in 1100, Henry, his brother, immediately seized the royal treasury and crown. His next task was to marry and his choice was Edith. After they were married on November 11, 1100, she was crowned as "Matilda," a hallowed Norman name.

Matilda was a known patron of the arts, especially music as she was a musician herself. Her court was filled with musicians and poets. She was renowned for her devotion to religion and the poor. She would attend church barefoot at Lent, and would wash the feet and kissing the hands of the sick. She exhibited a particular interest in leprosy, founding at least two leper hospitals. She was known as a patron of the arts, especially music.

Matilda died on May 1, 1118 and is buried at Westminster Abbey. After her death, she was remembered as "Matilda the Good Queen" and "Matilda of Blessed Memory." Matilda is thought to be the identity of the "Fair Lady" mentioned at the end of each verse in the nursery rhyme London Bridge Is Falling Down.

Queen Matilda, wife of King Henry I, is my 28th great grandfather, according to the ancestral line of my great grandmother, Nannie Koger Boles, wife of Hige Boles.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dearest Jole Blon

I wrote this in 2006 using song titles from Buddy Holly's discography..

Dearest Jole Blon,

Have You ever been lonely or down and out with the gotta-get-you-near- me blues? Well...alright, don't cha know? Somewhere down the line i'll have a soft place in my heart for you, but it'll have to be after i'm done changing all those changes. I'm a brown-eyed handsome man with a girl on my mind. Tell me how I'm gonna love you too? Instead of crying, waiting, hoping. No, no, think It over early in the morning, Little baby. Ting-A-Ling! Hello?? You don't need a guy who just wants to rock around with Ollie Vee. What you need are words of love. Yeah, it's a fool's paradise, I know, but listen to your heartbeat. It's so easy, and before long there'll be no more blue days, black nights.

When I get through with the midnight shift I'm gonna set my foot down. So get ready teddy and just maybe baby if you're done with learning the game....well, oh boy! who knows? I mean, when sin stops...yeah, yeah, that'll be the day, I know. LOL. Would you listen to me? Pfft!!! I'm just sitting here reminiscing and wishing about true love ways.

Don't tell me, I know what you are thinking...."Come back baby and look at me...everyday. You're my one desire. You're the one that I want to stay close to me. Rock me my baby, send me some lovin'" Yeah, I know all that, but, hey, it's not my fault that I gambled my heart. Love is strange isn't it? But don't wait till the sun shines Nellie, 'cause you and I are through. The door to my heart is shut. Baby, you're so square, I don't care. And, you know what? It doesn't matter anymore because last night the flower of my heart, Peggy Sue, got married, so it's too late. You see, Peggy Sue was the Queen of the ballroom, a real wild child so to speak, who knew how to shake, rattle and roll, and now I ain't got no home. These moondreams are over. Done. Finished. Ka-put! All I have left are lonesome tears, an empty cup and memories that will not, I repeat NOT fade away. Everyone says love's made a fool of you. Yep, that's what they say and that makes it tough.

You wanna know what to do? Call some other modern Don Juan and say, "Oh, you beautiful doll, meet me at Smokey Joe's Cafe on blue Monday." Take your time. That's my desire. Just don't come back knockin on the door to my heart cryin' a valley of tears, and slipplin' and slidin' all over the place. Sheesh!

I am SO gone,

Bo Diddley

P.S. - Mailman, bring me no more blues. If I get another letter I'm just going to rip it up.

 My work was published at this website.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Grief Is The Price Of Love

“Grief never ends...but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.. it is the price of love.”

— Unknown

Monday, July 20, 2015

Goebel Reeves: The Texas Drifter

Goebel Reeves was an early American folk singer whose most famous song was "Hobo's Lullaby," which has been covered by a variety of singers, most notably, Woody Guthrie. A 2016 article in the Los Angeles Times said the song is "one of the most disarmingly endearing train songs ever written", and is "inextricably linked with American folk music icon Woody Guthrie." Other notables who recorded the song were Woody's son, Arlo, Pete Seeger and later, David Carradine and Emmylou Harris.

"Go to sleep you weary hobo
Let the towns drift slowly by
Listen to the steel rails hummin'
That's the hobo's lullaby"

Goebel's father, Icil Burchett Reeves, better known as Ice, was born in Clinton County in 1861. His father's first wife, Anna Wright, is buried in the Old Clear Fork Church Cemetery. His grandfather, Edward, died in Clinton County in 1841 and is buried beside his wife at Griffin-Lee Cemetery in the Lee's Chapel area. Geobal's maternal grandfather was Icil Burchett of Cartwright, who was killed by guerillas during the Civil War in 1862. He and his wife, Elizabeth, are buried at Icil Burchett Cemetery at Cartwright.

Goebel's mother, Alice, was a talented musician, who taught both piano and singing. Ice, his father, once a salesman, was elected to the Texas State Legislature, and son Goebel worked there as a page. When the family relocated to Austin, Geobal met a homeless man who made such an impression on the boy and Reeves became fascinated with the “hobo” lifestyle. While spending time around some of these homeless men, he met vaudeville artist Al Wilson who taught him how to yodel. Soon, Goebel moved on from piano and trumpet and began playing guitar and writing and singing cowboy songs. Many of his songs were autobiographical, drawn from his life as a hobo. After going through marriage and divorce in the 1930's, many of his songs recounted stories of loneliness and lack of family life.

Born in Sherman, Texas on Oct. 9, 1899, Goebel enlisted in the United States Army in 1917, where he served as a bugler. He was wounded on the front lines in Europe and, upon returning home, began living the hobo lifestyle that would earn him the nickname the “Texas Drifter." He made his living on street corners singing songs about traveling as a vagabond.

Did the son of a Clinton County, Kentucky Man teach the Father of Country Music how to yodel?

He travelled to Italy as a merchant seaman in the mid-1920s and toured Europe. When he arrived in Galveston in 1929 he heard a Jimmie Rodgers record playing in a store. His musical style resembled that of Rodgers, including his yodeling and his lyrics about life on the road. Now, Goebel was known to make up stories, but some proved to be true. His claim that he had taught Rodgers how to yodel as they traveled together in the 1920s was never disproved. Regardless of whether or not his stories were true or invented, they made him a popular entertainer.

Making records seemed like a good idea, so he swung up on the next fast freight for New York practicing yodels in the boxcar straw. Reeves walked into Long Island recording studio of the Gennett Record Company and told manager George Keats that he was an important recording artist from Texas.

Soon, his recordings began appearing on numerous labels, like Gennett, OKeh, Gennett, Challenge, Conqueror, Vocalion, Oriole, Banner and Perfect, and in the UK and Ireland on Panachord and Irish Rex, thirty-five recordings in all, mixing together yodeling, comedic pieces, romantic ballads and insightful hobo commentaries. He was known to go by other names on a few of his recordings. Names like George Riley (The Yodeling Rustler), The Texas Drifter and Bert Knowles. In New York he played on network radio as the Singing Bum. Reeves wrote most of his songs. Many were autobiographical, drawn from his life as a hobo. Married and divorced in the mid 1930's, many of his later songs recounted stories of loneliness and lack of family life.

He had one movie role; in the 1937 Western film, "The Silver Trail," playing a singer named Hank in an uncredited role, but after WWII, he began living as a recluse in Bell Gardens, a small suburb in Los Angeles and rarely ever performed in public. He died in Long Beach on January 26, 1959. It can be said that the Texas Drifter, Global Reeves, made an important contribution to country music. His style influenced many artists. A sampling of his recordings can be found on the third of a four-CD set released in 2005, entitled "Sounds Like Jimmie Rodgers," on which Reeves sings 19 songs. A 1994 release, entitled "Hobo's Lullaby," has Reeves singing 26 tracks.


OKeh (1929-30)
45365 The Drifter, pt. 1 / The Drifter, pt. 2 - 08-29

45381 I Learned About Women From Her / Tramp's Mother - 10-29

45408 Blue Undertakers Blues / When The Clock Struck - 02-30

45427 My Mountain Gal / Blue Undertaker Blues, pt.2 - 05-30 as by Bert Knowles

45449 Fortunes Galore / Texas Drifter's Warning - 08-30

45491 In The Land Of The Never Was / Song Of The Sea - 11-30

Gennett-Champion (1930)
CH-16139 The Hobo's Grave / At The End Of The Hobo Trail – 30 as by Texas Drifter

CH-16189 Station H.O.B.O. / The Hobo's Last Letter – 31 as by Texas Drifter

CH-45194 I Learned About Women From Her / The Hobo's Last Letter - 36 (released on Champion)

ARC (1931)
- Romeo -
5023 Texas Drifter's Warning / The Tramps's Mother – 02-31 as by George Riley (also Oriole 8023, Perfect 12653)

5032 The Grave By The Whispering Pine / The Railroad Bum - 03-31 as by George Riley (also Oriole 8032, Banner 32098, Regal 10304)

5037 The Last Letter / The Cowboy's Dream - 03-31 as by George Riley (also Oriole 8037, Banner 32099, Regal 10305)

539 Hobo's Last Letter / Station Hobo - 04-31 (released on Brunswick)

5051 My Mississippi Home / At The End If The Hobo Trail – 05-31as by George Riley (also Oriole 8051, Banner 32131, Perfect 12694, Regal 10309)

M12214 Little Joe The Wrangler / The Cowboy's Dream – 31 (released on Melotone)

Decca (1934)
5020 Reckless Tex / Yodeling Teacher - 09-34

5021 Cowboy's Lullabye / Meet Me At The Crossroads - 09-34

45181 The Drifter's Lady / Hobo's Lullaby - 36 (released on Champion)

- Panachord (UK) -
25768 The Wayward Son / Reckless Tex

25848 The Drifter’s Buddy / The Cowboy’s Prayer

25991 The Soldier‘s Return / Miss Jackson Tennessee

26018 My Mountain Girl / Cold And Hungry

26042 Meet Me At The Crossroads / Yodeling Teacher

ARC (1934)
- Vocalion -
02806 Hobo And The Cop / The Cowboy's Lullaby - 10-34

02828 Hobo's Lullaby / Cowboy's Prayer - 11-34

- Melotone -
M13276 The Big Rock Candy Mountain / The Cowboy's Dizzy Sweetheart - 02-35 (also on Banner 33309, Romeo 5415, Oriole 8415, Perfect 13099)

M13369 Reckless Tex From Texas / Where The Mississippi Washes – 03-35 (also on Banner 33402,Romeo 5454, Oriole 8454, Perfect 13132)

M350911 The Wandering Boy / It's True I'm Just A Convict – 09-35

- Conquerer -
8442 Cold And Hungry / The Hobo's Prayer - 02-35

8443 Reckless Tex From Texas / The Bar None Ranch - 02-35

8470 The Cowboy's Dizzy Sweetheart / The Big Rock Candy Mountain - 04-35 (reissue of 13276)

8517 Where The Mississippi Washes / Reckless Tex From Texas - 06-35 (reissue of 13369)

8565 The Wandering Boy / It's True I'm Just A Convict - 09-35

Saturday, July 18, 2015

I Believe

Every now and then
Soft as breath upon my skin
I feel you come back again
And it's like you haven't been gone
A moment from my side

Like the tears were never cried
Like the hands of time
Are holding you and me
And with all my heart I'm sure
Were closer than we ever were

I don't have to hear or see
I've got all the proof I need
There are more than angels watching over me
I believe, I believe

Now when you die your life goes on
It doesn't end here when you're gone
Every soul is filled with light
It never ends and if I'm right
Our love can even reach across eternity
I believe, I believe

Forever, you're a part of me
Forever, in the heart of me
And I'll hold you even longer if I can

The people who dont see the most
Say that I believe in ghosts
And if that makes me crazy, then I am
Cause I believe

There are more than angels watching over me
I believe, I believe

Courage Sometimes Skips A Generation

I watched "The Help" last night. It is a great movie on many levels. The film stars Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain and many others. It is a story about one white woman's (Skeeter Phelan's) relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson, during the Civil Rights era in 1963 Jackson, Mississippi. Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a book from the point of view of the maids (referred to as "the help"), exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families. It took a lot of courage to write the book, and it took even more courage for the maids to talk about:

...the truth.

A quote near the end really took me back. It was from the mother of the writer, who, when discovering her daughter is writing this book, says “Courage sometimes skips a generation.” She was speaking to her own lack of courage and not standing up to her peers.

Is it true? Does courage sometime skip a generation? Naturally, it is not true with everyone. It is a person to person issue. Many people do courageous things every day.

Where does courage come from? Someone said it comes from being exposed to a remarkable act that you personally witness. Take 'The Greatest Generation' for instance. Was that age of Americans, our great grandparents, more courageous than we are? Journalist Tom Brokaw coined the term, "The Greatest Generation," in a book he wrote to describe the generation who grew up in the United States during the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, or supported it on the home front. Brokaw wrote, "It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced." He said the men and women fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was the "right thing to do."

In America today, more so lately, we have been hit with a deluge of issues that should have brought us to our feet, but, except for the occasional emotional spark, nothing like that has happened yet, except for the less than five percent group, who seems to be organized and getting everything their way.

Someone needs to step up and soon, but who, and when? In 1957, President John F. Kennedy authored a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "Profiles in Courage." In it he said...

"In whatever area in life one may meet the challenges of courage, whatever may be the sacrifices he faces if he follows his conscience - the loss of his friends, his fortune, his contentment, even the esteem of his fellow men - each man must decide for himself the course he will follow. The stories of past courage can define that ingredient - they can teach, they can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul."

Corrie ten Boom, who, along with her father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II, wrote:

"If a bird is flying for pleasure, it flies with the wind; but if it meets danger, it turns and faces the wind in order that it may fly higher."

The characters in the movie faced head on what frightened them most (prejudice, disrespect, abuse, rejection) and did not retreat, even though they were scared. It took a lot of courage.

Courage to change begins with a whisper. It begins in a person’s heart and mind, then it works itself outward to change a life, a relationship, a community, even a system, empowering everyone around them to do the same.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Steps of a Good Man

(A tribute to Harlin Dyer, who died 50 years ago today, July 13, 2015)

"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?' (Micah 6:8)

Often, I visit the graves of two of Clinton County's finest men, Harlin Dyer and Oren Reneau. I was only five years old when they died, but their story, especially the ending, touches my heart and has always had an effect on me, so much so that I have never been able to get away from it. I will visit their graves, Oren's for example, and I will stand there and take a photo of his grave marker. It's the same as the photo I took the time before that, and the time before that, and before that, and before that. I am not sure why really, but I am drawn to their story and what took place at the end of their lives. Maybe it is the writer in me that always brings my thoughts back to these two men.

Both were alike in many ways. Both had been successful in business. Both had been looked up to and greatly admired. They were great public servants and leaders in the community and in church. Their faiths were strong. They shared the same morals of God, family and country, and they were friends.

Harlin Dyer did many things during his life; state representative, bank cashier, insurance and real estate businesses. Born on October 21, 1879, Harlin lived life to the fullest and literally gave away all he had before passing on. He served God, his church, and his family with a love undescribable, according to his grandson, Pat.

Born on November 28, 1895, Oren Reneau was the son of legendary preacher, Isaac Tipton Reneau. He started out to serve in the U.S. Army on February 22, 1918, but a broken left elbow during training led to a medical discharge on December 4th that same year. Oren graduated from the Louisville College of Pharmacy in 1923 and eventually started Reneau's Drug Store in Albany.

We don't know what tomorrow will bring. Only God knows how long our days are. James 4:14 says life is but a vapor that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. When Harlan died on July 13, 1965, Oren served as one of the pallbearers at his funeral. As they were rolling the casket out the door of the Methodist Church in town, Oren remarked out loud, "I wonder who the next one will be?" The shocking reality was that one week later, on July 22, 1965, it was him.

Psalms 37:23 says the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. Without question, Harlin Dyer and Oren Reneau were good men.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Old Rough and Ready

...the things you can discover on are amazing!


If anyone ever tells the story of Herbert Lee Craft, you should start by saying "The Love of God is the greatest love of all." That is how he wanted his story to begin, because it was how he lived his the service of God. "As a child, I remember my mother and grandmother walking with me and my half brothers and sister, across the fields to go to Mt. Moriah Church. When the church house was in sight, we would sit down under a tree and dust off our shoes, so we would look nice upon entering." "Hambone," as he was known, was born on Dec. 19, 1907 at Noah's Hollow in Cumberland County, Kentucky. Hambone loved music. He played guitar and banjo, and when he was younger, he performed at dances. He once said, "Everyone loves to say hello to Hambone." Yes sir, we did!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Deacon Willis and the Meetinghouse by the Brook

(Based on F. H. C. Woolley's address to the Medford, Massachusetts Historical Society - April 18, 1904.)

The second Meetinghouse"

"There's a little valley you reach going westward as High street curves and dips beyond Winthrop square. Just before it goes up Marm Simonds' hill the road passes over a brook -- the brook of all the brooks of Medford. Did you ever stand here on a June morning and look across the meadow to the north and watch this brook come sparkling from out the distant foliage like a silver line through billowy grasses and nodding daisy blossoms? And turning to look southward follow its course through the marshes and to the river; then you notice on a near-by tree a tablet that marks the site of the second meetinghouse. You may have passed this spot many times in the modern electric car, but only by the ‘old-fashioned’ way of walking and loitering along here will a picture of the early years of Medford's history present itself. You will even need to get acquainted with the brook itself - see it in its varied moods, inquire into its mysteries, follow it as though you walked with a friend, and then it will tell you that the old meetinghouse and this brook were companions for many years; that no one is now living of all who loved the sacred spot; that the name lives forever in ‘Meetinghouse brook.'

But what of the brook? Whence does it come? Two miles or so to the north from out what was once known as Turkey Swamp, but now the Winchester Reservoir, it finds its way southerly down the woodlands past old gray rocks that throw dark shadows in its pools; sometimes it gurgles over the stones and then is silent among clumps of brake and fern and masses of jewel-weed. The Canada lilies swing their bells along its course. It winds down a narrow dell where its waters once, held at flood, turned the wheel of Captain Marble's mill (formerly it was called Marble brook). A high bank and heap of stones mark the spot, and there the fringed orchid waves its plume. It flows under bridges shaded by willows, through beds of mint; and the monkey-flower in midsummer and the flaming cardinal flower in August love the cool water. Then it swings around and passes southeasterly under a stone wall out into the orchard of General Lawrence's farm. Here it forms three levels, being dammed with large blocks of granite, making a miniature sea - a delight to the children - for here they wade and sail their boats. Now it quickens pace and passes under a small stone bridge at Winthrop street, where the white flowers of the turtle-head guard the archway; swings around past the place where John Albree once held its waters back to run his gristmill, and like an arrow crosses the meadow, flows under the roadway near site of the second meetinghouse, and wends its way to the river."

Thomas Willis, who wrote his last name as Willows, was a housewright (builder of homes) and a selectman (councilman), but he is most remembered as one of the founders of the church of Medford, which was constituted Feb. 11, 1713. He was also the first deacon of the church. The first meetinghouse accommodated the people for twenty years, when in June of 1716, it was considered inadequate to meet the needs of the increasing population. Seven prominent citizens headed by Deacon Willis were chosen to ascertain ‘whether it was best to build a new meetinghouse or to enlarge the old.’ The committee reported that a new meetinghouse should be built, to be 50 feet long, 38 feet broad and 27 feet stud, and to cost 450 pounds. Nearly three years elapsed before action was taken on this committee's report and it was voted down. Other attempts to build a second meeting house also failed to obtain the blessings of the townsfolk, and it wasn't until January of 1726 that the town agreed to purchase one acre adjoining Marble brook for 55 pounds to build a new meetinghouse on. It was decided that it would be proper to build the meetinghouse 52 feet large, 38 feet wide, 33 feet posts.

By 1770, a third meetinghouse had been built some distance away to the east on the northerly side of the same road, larger and better suited to the needs of that day, and when Paul Revere rode through Medford some five years later, he passed by the third meetinghouse, tall and imposing in the moonlight, and pressing westward along High street, crossed the wooden bridge over Meetinghouse brook. The hurrying hoofs awoke no echoes from the old meetinghouse, for long ago it had been removed.

Thomas Willis served as deacon for seven years, resigning on March 9, 1720 on account of his age. He died in 1725 and is buried in plot 148 at Salem Street Burying Ground in Medford, Massachusetts. The inscription on his tombstone reads:

"Here Lyes Buried
ye Body of Deacon Thomas Willis
Who Dec'd August the 14th
Anno Domi 1725
in ye 85th Year of his Age."

Deacon Thomas Willis was my 11th great-grandfather. One of his granddaughters, Susanna Clements, migrated from Massachusetts to Virginia, where my ancestors from this line remained until four generations later, when Joshua Wright migrated to Fentress County, Tennessee. His grandson, Caleb Means, was my great-great-grandfather.

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Heritage Deep Rooted In Church

In 1892, according to the Albany Banner, there was only one carpentry shop in town, and it was owned by Ellison Leslie, my third great-grandfather. Ellison, the brother of Preston H. Leslie, governor of both Kentucky and Montana, and his wife, Adaline, had several children, including a daughter, Analize, wife of John Alex Craig, who were the grandparents of my grandmother, Dimple Speck.

Ellison Leslie was the son of Vachel and Sarah Hopkins Leslie. Sarah's brother, Elijah Hopkins, joined my church, Clear Fork, in 1809, the earliest ancestor on my dad's maternal side to join my church. The earliest ancestor to join from dad's paternal side was Jacob Speck, Jr. in July of 1803.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

My 78's Discography

1. Al Dexter And His Troopers - I'll Wait For You Dear, Okeh Records (6727) 1944
2. Al Dexter And His Troopers - I'm Losing My Mind Over You, Okeh Records (6727) 1944
3. Al Dexter and his Troopers - Pistol Packin' Mama, Okeh Records (6708) 1942
4. Al Dexter and his Troopers - Rosalita, Okeh Records (6708) 1942
5. Al Dexter - So Long Pal, Okeh Records (6718) 1944
6. Al Dexter - Too Late To Worry, Okeh Records (6718) 1944
7. Alan McGill - He Lives, Sacred Records (300A)
8. Alan McGill - No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus, Sacred Records (300B)
9. Albert Campbell - Dreaming, Standard Talking Machine Company (3701) 1907
10-24. Alexander Scourby - The Talking Bible KJV, American Bible Society 16 2/3rpm, 15 LP's (10135-10164) 1950
25. All Star Trio - Fluffy Ruffles, Victor Records (18641-B) 1919
26. All Star Trio - Poor Little Butterfly Is A Fly Gal Now, Victor Records (18641-A) 1919
27. American Quartet - When You Wore A Tulip, Victor Records (17652A) 1914
28. American Symphony Orchestra - Wedding Of The Winds Waltzes, Edison Records (50065-R) 1912
29. Ames Brothers - Man, Man, Is For The Woman Made, RCA Victor (20-5644) 1955
30. Ames Brothers - The Man With The Banjo, RCA Victor (20-5644) 1955
31. Andre Benoist - Valse In E Flat, Edison Records (50292-R) 1915
32. Andre Benoist - Old Black Joe, Edison Records (50292-L) 1915
33. Andrew Jenkins & Frank Hicks - The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago, Okeh Records (45443) 1930
34. Andrew Jenkins & Frank Hicks - Don't Stop Praying, Okeh Records (45443) 1930
35. Anna Case - Annie Laurie, Edison Records (83059-R) 191hat Is A Boy, Columbia Records (39487)1951
43. Arthur Godfrey - What Is A Girl, Columbia Records (39487) 1951

44. Benny Goodman - A Kiss In The Night, Columbia Records (37149) 1946
45. Benny Goodman - For You, For Me, Forever More, Colum:bia Records (37149) 1946
46. Benny Goodman w/Peggy Lee - Somebody Else Is Taking My Place, Columbia Records (38198) 1948
47. Benny Goodman w/Peggy Lee - Why Don't You Do Right, Columbia Records (38198) 1948
48. Betsy Lane Shepherd - I'll Remember You, Love, In My Prayers, Edison Records (80484-R) 1917
49. Big Bill - I'll Never Dream Again, Okeh Records (06080) 12/17/1940
50. Big Bill - That Number Of Mine, Okeh Records (06080) 12/17/1940
51. Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys - Mansions For Me, Columbia Records (37294) 9/16/46
52. Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys - Mother's Only Sleeping, Columbia Records (37294) 9/16/46
53. Billy Beard & Al Bernard - Henry Jones (Your Honeymoon Is Over), Okeh Records (41388) 1928
54. Billy Beard & Al Bernard - Cindy (It Am Wedding Time, Okeh Records (41388) 1928
55. Billy Murray - And He'd Say Oo-La La! Wee-Wee, Columbia Records (78536) 1919
56. Billy Murray - Are You From Dixie ('Cause I'm From Dixie Too), Edison Records (50357-R) 1916
57. Billy Murray - He Went In Like A Lion And Came Out Like A Lamb, Victor Records (18657-B) Jan. 2, 1920
58. Billy Murray - When Tony Goes Over The Top, Victor Records (18510-A) 1918
59. Bing Crosby - Where The Blue Of The Night (Meets The Gold Of The Day), Decca Records (DLA-2058) 1940
60. Bing Crosby - The Waltz You Saved For Me, Decca Records (DLA-2057) 1940
61. Bing Crosby - Lets Start The New Year Right, Decca Records (18429B) 1945
62. Bing Crosby - Now Is The Hour, Decca Records (Maori Farewell Song) (Decca 24279A) 1948
63. Bing Crosby - Silver Threads Among The Gold, Decca Records (Decca 24279B) 1948
64. Bing Crosby - White Christmas, Decca Records (18429A) 1945
65. Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers - I'll Rise When The Rooster Crows, Victor Records (V40048A) 1928
66. Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers - Give Me Back My Fifteen Cents, Victor Records (V40048B) 1928
67. Bob Atcher- I Must Have Been Wrong, Columbia Records (36983) May 20, 1946
68. Bob Atcher - I Want To Be Wanted, Columbia Records (37983) May 20, 1946
69. Bob Atcher - Walking The Floor Over You, Okeh Records (06496) Nov. 1941
70. Bob Atcher And Bonnie Blue Eyes - Sweethearts Or Strangers, Okeh Records (06496) Nov. 1941
71. Bob Atcher - Crying Myself To Sleep, Okeh Records (WC2863) 1940
72. Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes - You Are My Sunshine, Okeh Records (WC2862) 1940
73. Bob Crosby - In The Valley, Ara Records (RM129B) 1946
74. Bob Crosby - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Ara Records (RM129A) 1946
75. Bob Crosby - Need You, Columbia Records (38450) 1949
76. Bob Crosby - Three Wishes, Columbia Records (38450) 1949
77-84. Bob Hope - Broadcasts to the U. S. Army, Capitol Criterion Series Pt. 1-8 (10047-54) 1946
85. Bobby Sykes and the Cotton Pickers - A Fallen Star, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-4-B)
86. Bobby Sykes and the Cotton Pickers - Four Walls, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-4-B)
87. Bobby Sykes and the Cotton Pickers - Missing You, Waldorf Record Corp(CW-5AA)
88. Bobby Sykes - Teddy Bear, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-4-B)

89. Cab Calloway with The Four Bells/Jimmy Carroll & Orchestra - Gambler's Guitar, Bell Records (1009A) Aug. 1953 78rpm 7in.
90. Cab Calloway with The Four Bells/Jimmy Carroll & Orchestra. - Hey Joe, Bell Records (1009B) Aug. 1953 78rm 7in.
91. Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh Joins The Grangers, Standard Talking Machine Company (3706) 1907
92. Callahan Brothers - She's My Curly Headed Baby No. 2, Perfect Records (17273A) 1935
93. Callahan Brothers - I'll Be Thinking Of Days Gone By, Perfect Records (17273B) 1935
94. Carolina Ladies Quartette - Don't Put Off Salvation Too Long, Champion Electrograph (15879A) 1929
95. Carolina Ladies Quartette - My Loved Ones Are Waiting For Me, Champion Electrograph (15879B) 1929
96. Carter Family - East Virginia Blues No. 2, Perfect Records (13153B) 1935
97. Carter Family - No Telephone In Heaven, Victor Records (V40229B) 1927
98. Carter Family - Single Girl, Married Girl, Victor Records (20937A) 1927
99. Carter Family - The Fate Of Dewey Lee, Perfect Records (13153A) 1935
100. Carter Family - The Poor Orphan Child, Victor Records (20877A) 1927
101. Carter Family - The Storms Are On The Ocean, Victor Records (20937B) 1927
102. Carter Family - The Wandering Boy, Victor Records (20877B) 1927
103. Carter Family - When Roses Bloom In Dixieland, Victor Records (V40229A) 1927
104. Cecil Campbell's Tennessee Ramblers - Steel Guitar Wiggle, RCA Victor (21-0445-A) 1951
105. Cecil Campbell's Tennessee Ramblers - Coconut Island, RCA Victor (21-0445-B) 1951
106. Charles Anthony/Lewis James - Salvation Lassie Of Mine, Victor Records (18524-B) 1919
107. Charles Hart & Elliot Shaw - Is My Name Written There?, Edison Records (80529-R) 1919
108. Charles Hart & Elliot Shaw - Let The Rest Of The World Go By, Emerson (4726) 1919
109. Charles Hart, Elliot Shaw and The Calvary Choir - Shall You? Shall I?, Edison Records (80529-L) 1919
110. Charles Richardson & O.S. Gabehart - God Is Still On The Throne, Okeh Records (45371) 1929
111. Charles Richardson & O.S. Gabehart - The Unclouded Day, Okeh Records (45371) 1929
112. Charleston Sacred Quartette - The Saviour Said, Superior Records (2615A) 1930
113. Charleston Sacred Quartet - Turn Away, Superior Records (2615B) 1930
114. Charlie "Boogie Woogie" Davis - I Know What It's All About, Imperial Records (5021A) 1947
115. Charlie "Boogie Woogie" Davis - How I Miss Old Memphis Tennessee, Imperial Records (5021B) 1947
116. Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra - White Christmas, Columbia Records (36649) 1942
117. Charlie Spivak and his Orchestra - Yesterday's Gardenias, Columbia Records (36649) 1942
118. Chatauqua Preachers Quartette - Let The Lower Lights Be Burning, Standard Talking Machine Company (39477) 1914
119. Chatauqua Preachers Quartette - Softly Now The Light Of Day, Standard Talking Machine Company (39476) 1914
120. Chester Gaylord - Love's Old Sweet Song, Edison Records (80613-L) 1920
121. Cliff Carlisle - High Steppin' Mama, Champion Electrograph (16239A) 1931
122. Cliff Carlisle - Alone And Lonesome, Champion Electrograph (16239B) 1931
123. Cliff Carlisle/Wilbur Ball - Birmingham Jail, Champion Electrograph (45029A) 1932
124. Cliff Carlisle/Wilbur Ball - True And Trembling Brakeman, Champion Electrograph (45029B) 1932
125. Clyde Ashley - Got Them Drunken Blues, Superior Records (2636A) 1930
126. Clyde Ashley - The Hand Car Yodel, Superior Records (2636B) 1930
127. Collins and Harlan - Just Help Yourself, Standard Talking Machine Company (3695) 1907
128. Collins and Harlan - On The 5:15, United Talking Machine Company (39697) 1915
129. Collins and Harlan - On The Hoko Moko Isle, Edison Records (50348-R) 1916
130. Collins and Harlan - Ruff Johnson's Harmony Band, Standard Talking Machine Company (39698) 1915
131. Columbia Quartette - War Song Hits - Part I, Columbia Records (A2428) 1918
132. Columbia Quartette - War Song Hits - Part II, Columbia Records (A2428) 1918
133. Cowboy Jack - Heartaches and Tears, Duodisc
134. Cowboy Jack - I'm Counting The Days You Are Gone, Duodisc

135. Dabney's Band - Beautiful Ohio, Aerolian Vocalion (A-12081) 1919
136. Dabney's Band - Hindustan, Aerolian Vocalion (B-12081) 1919
137. Dan Hughey - Angels In Heaven Know I Love You, Champion Electrograph (15771A) 1929
138. Dan Hughey - Will The Angels Play Their Harps For Me, Champion Electrograph (15771B) 1929
139. Dan Hughey - Cindy, Champion Electrograph (15851A) 1929
140. Dan Hughey - My Little Home In Tennessee, Champion Electrograph (15851B) 1929
141. Danny O'Neil - That's My Home, Majestic Records (7198A) 1946
142. Danny O'Neil - And Then It's Heaven, Majestic Records (7198B) 1946
143. Dick Haymes and the Song Spinners - Put Your Arms Around Me Honey, Decca Records (71433) 1943
144. Dick Haymes and the Song Spinners - For The First Time (I've Fallen In Love), Decca Records (71434) 1943
145. Dick Jurgens - She'll Always Remember, OKeh Records (6611) March 1942
146. Dick Jurgens - Yankee Doodle Ain't Doodlin' Now, OKeh Records (6611) March 1942
147. Dick Robertson - I'd Like To Give My Dog To Uncle Sam, Decca Records (71975) 1944
148. Dick Robertson - One Face Missing From The Picture, Decca Records (71978) 1944
149. Dinah Shore - Fool That I Am, Columbia Records (37952) 1947
150. Dinah Shore - How Soon, Columbia Records (37952) 1947
151. Dinah Shore and Tony Martin - A Penny A Kiss, RCA Victor (20-4019-B) 1951
152. Dinah Shore and Tony Martin - In Your Arms, RCA Victor (20-4019-A) 1951
153. Dixie Marimba Players - When The Harvest Moon Is Shining, Regal Records (8577-B) 1928
154. Doris Day - A Purple Cow, Columbia Records (10502) 1953
155. Doris Day - Bewitched, Columbia Records (38698) 1949
156. Doris Day - Imagination, Columbia Records (37698) 1947
157. Doris Day - I May Be Wrong (But I Think You're Wonderful), Columbia Records (38727) 1950
158. Doris Day - Kiss Me Again Stranger, Columbia Records (10503) 1953
159. Dorothy Shay - Feudin' and Fightin', Columbia Records (37189) 1946
160. Dorothy Shay - Say That We're Sweethearts Again, Columbia Records (37189) 1946

161. Eddie Fisher - Lady Of Spain, RCA Victor (20-4953) 1952
162. Eddie Fisher - Outside Of Heaven, RCA Victor (20-4953) 1952
163. Eddy Arnold - Bouquet of Roses, RCA Victor (20-2806-B) 1948
164. Eddy Arnold - I Couldn't Believe It Was True, RCA Victor (20-2241-A) 9/24/1946
165. Eddy Arnold - I Talk To Myself About You, RCA Victor (20-1801A) 1946
166. Eddy Arnold - It's A Sin, RCA Victor (20-2241-B) 9/24/1946
167. Eddy Arnold - If I Never Get To Heaven, RCA Victor (20-5415) 1953
168. Eddy Arnold - (I'll Have To) Live And Learn, RCA Victor (20-1801B) 1946
169. Eddy Arnold - Mama Come Get Your Baby Boy, RCA Victor (20-5415) 1953
170. Eddy Arnold - Texarkana Baby, RCA Victor (20-2806-A) 1948
171. Edison Band - Medley Of American War Songs, Edison Records (50212-R) 1914
172. Edison Band - Medley Of American Patriotic Airs, Edison Records (50212-L) 1914
173. Edison Quartet - America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee), Edison Records (80172-R) 1914
174. Edison Quartet - The Star Spangled Banner, Edison Records (80172-L) 1914
175. Edison Quartet - Let The Lower Lights Be Burning, Edison Records (80204-R) 1914
176. Edison Quartet - He Lifted Me, Edison Records (80204-L) 1914
177. Edna White - Recollections of 1861-65, Edison Records (80613-R) 1920
178. Edward Hamilton - Just Like The Rose, Emerson (4725) 1919
179. Elizabeth Spencer - Call Me Your Darling Again, Edison Records (80098-L) 1916
180. Elizabeth Spencer & Frederick Wheeler - Dreams Of Galilee, Edison Records (50002-R) 1915
181. Elizabeth Spencer & Henry Burr - You're Still An Old Sweetheart Of Mine, Victor Records (18590-A) 1919
182. Elizabeth Spencer & Thomas Chalmers - Abide With Me, Edison Records (80276-L) 1915
183. Elizabeth Spencer & Vernon Archibald - Ever Of Thee I'm Fondly Dreaming, Edison Records (80010-R) 1920
184. Ella Mae Morse - Get Off It And Go, Capitol (424) 1946
185. Ella Mae Morse - Goodnight, Sweetheart Goodnight, Capitol (12556) 1954
186. Ella Mae Morse - Happy Habit, Capitol (12553) 1954
187. Ella Mae Morse - Old Shanks' Mare, Capitol (424) 1946
188. Elton Britt - Detour, RCA Victor (20-1817-B) 1946
189. Elton Britt - Make Room In Your Heart For A Friend, RCA Victor (20-1817-A) 1946
190. Ernest Hare - I Want My Mammy, Brunswick (2172-B) 1921
191. Ernest L. Stevens Trio - Red Moon Waltz, Edison Records (51026-R) 1922
192. Ernest L. Stevens Trio - If I Had My Way Pretty Baby, Edison Records (51026-L) 1922
193. Ernest Tubb - Blue Christmas, Decca Records (75220) 1949
194. Ernest Tubb ‎– Soldier's Last Letter, Decca Records (6098A) 1944
195. Ernest Tubb - White Christmas, Decca Records (75219) 1949
196. Ernest Tubb - Yesterday's Tear's, Decca Records (6098B) 1944
197. Esther Walker - How Sorry You'll Be (Wait'll You See), Victor Records (18657-A) November 18, 1919
198. Eveline Haire And Her Swingtime Cowgirls - My Prairie Sweetheart, Mellow Records (1617-A) 1940
199. Eveline Haire And Her Swingtime Cowgirls - I Have Done You Wrong, Mellow Records (1617-B) 1940
200. Evelyn Knight - One Sunday Afternoon, Decca Records (74624) 1948
201. Evelyn Knight - Powder Your Face With Sunshine, Decca Records (74623) 1948

202. Ford Hawaiians - Ellis March, Edison Records (50455-R) 1916
203. Four Blades - Honeycomb, Deresco Records (9225) 1957
204. Four Blades - In the Middle of an Island, Deresco Records (9226) 1957
205. Four Blades - Stardust, Deresco Records (9226) 1958
206. Foy Willing and His Riders Of The Purple Sage - Brush Those Tears From Your Eyes, Capitol Records (3429) 1948
207. Foy Willing and His Riders Of The Purple Sage - Rose Of Old Pawnee, Capitol Records (3445) 1948
208. Frank Ferera/Anthony Franchini - Bright Moon, Victor Records (19088-A) 1920
209. Frank Ferera/Anthony Franchini - Hawaiian Nights, Victor Records (19088-B) 1920
210. Frank Sinatra - Adeste Fideles, Columbia Records (37145) 1945
211. Frank Sinatra - You Go To My Head, Columbia Records (36918) 1945
212. Frank Sinatra - I Don't Know Why, Columbia Records (36918) 1945
213. Frank Sinatra - Why Shouldn't I, Columbia Records (36920) 1945
214. Frank Sinatra - Try A Little Tenderness, Columbia Records (36920) 1945
215. Frank Sinatra - Someone To Watch Over Me, Columbia Records (36921) 1945
216. Frank Sinatra - Paradise, Columbia Records (36921) 1945
217. Frank Sinatra - I Only Have Eyes For You, Columbia Records (36921) 1945
218. Frank Sinatra - It All Depends On You, Columbia Records (36921) 1945
219. Frank Sinatra - Lost In The Stars, Columbia Records (38650) 1946
220. Frank Sinatra - Silent Night, Holy Night, Columbia Records (37145) 1945
221. Frank Sinatra - The Old Master Painter, Columbia Records (38650) 1946
222. Frank Yankovic - Oh, Marie, Columbia Records (12376-F) 1948
223. Frank Yankovic - On The Beach, Columbia Records (12376-F) 1948
224. Frankie Laine - Carry Me Back To Old Virginney, Mercury Records (5345) 1949
225. Frankie Laine - Don't Do Something To Someone Else, Mercury Records (5332) 1949
226. Frankie Laine - Mule Train, Mercury Records (5345) 1949
227. Frankie Laine - Waiting At The End Of The Road, Mercury Records (5332) 1949
228. Fred Bacon - Massa's In De Cold, Cold Ground, Edison Records (50351-R) 1915
229. Fred Bacon - Old Black Joe, Edison Records (50351-L) 1916
230. Fred East & Lewis James - Only A Step To Jesus, Edison Records (80549-R) 1920
231. Fred Van Eps - Darkey's Dream and Darkey's Awakening, Edison Records (51145-R) 1922
232. Fred Van Eps - Medley Of Southern Melodies, Edison Records (51145-L) April 1923
233. Freddy Martin and his Orchestra - I Get The Neck Of The Chicken, Victor Records (20-1515-A) 1942
234. Freddy Martin and his Orchestra - Can't Get Out Of This Mood, Victor Records (20-1515-B) 1942
235. Frisco Players - Love, Madison (5043) 1929

236. Gene Autry - An Old Fashioned Tree, Columbia Records (37942) Aug. 28, 1947
237. Gene Autry - Blue Days, Superior Records (2710B) 1930
238. Gene Autry - Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Okeh Records (H0677) 2/24/1942
239. Gene Autry - Here Comes Santa Claus, Columbia Records (37942) Aug. 28, 1947
240. Gene Autry - It Makes No Difference Now, Okeh Records (H316) July 1941
241. Gene Autry - Keep Rollin' Lazy Longhorns, Okeh Records (H0487 ) 8/27/1941
242. Gene Autry - Mexicali Rose, Okeh Records (03097) 1935
243. Gene Autry - T.D. Blues, Superior Records (2710A) 1930
244. Gene Autry - The Answer To Nobody's Darling, Melotone Records (LA1108) 1935
245. Gene Autry - You Are My Sunshine, Okeh Records (H315) July 1941
246. Gene Autry - You're The Only Star, Okeh Records (03097) 1935
247. Gene Autry & Jimmy Long - Answer To Red River Valley, Melotone Records (16576) 1936
248. Gene Krupa & his Orchestra - Bonaparte's Retreat, RCA Victor (20-3766) 1950
249. Gene Krupa & his Orchestra - Chiquita Banana, Columbia Records (37049) 1946
250. Gene Krupa & his Orchestra - My Scandinavian Baby, RCA Victor (20-3766) 1950
251. Gene Krupa & his Orchestra - You May Not Love Me, Columbia Records (37049) 1946
252. Geoffrey O'Hara - Send Me A Curl, Victor Records (18441-A) 1918
253. George Morgan - Put All Your Love In A Cookie Jar, Columbia Records (20594) 1949
254. George Morgan - Room Full Of Roses, Columbia Records (20594) 1949
255. Goldie Hill - Why Talk To My Heart, Decca Records (83121) 1952
256. Goldie Hill - Don't Send Me No More Roses, Decca Records (83122) 1952
257. Goldie Hill - Justin Tubb - Looking Back To See, Decca Records (86235) 1954
258. Goodman Sacred Singers - Working For The Master, Champion Electrograph (15330B) 1927
259. Goodman Sacred Singers - I Am Redeemed At Last, Champion Electrograph (15547A) 1928
260. Goodman Sacred Singers - Rocking On The Waves, Champion Electrograph (15547B) 1928
261. Goodman Sacred Singers - Give The World A Smile, Champion Electrograph (15612A) 1928
262. Goodman Sacred Singers - He'll Tell Us All About It, Champion Electrograph (15612B) 1928
263. Goodman Sacred Singers - Keep Holding On, Champion Electrograph (15773A) 1928
264. Goodman Sacred Singers - Where We'll Never Grow Old, Champion Electrograph (15773B) 1928
265. Goodman Sacred Singers - That Glory Land Way, Champion Electrograph (16100A) 1928
266. Goodman Sacred Singers - Singing On The Journey Home, Champion Electrograph (16100B) 1928
267. Guy Mitchell - My Heart Cries For You, Columbia Records (39067) 1950
268. Guy Mitchell - The Roving Kind, Columbia Records (39067) 1950

269. Hal Willis And The Woodchuckers - Honky Tonk Song, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-5AA)
270. Hal Willis And The Woodchuckers - My Arms Are A House, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-5-AA)
271. Hal Willis - Next In Line, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-6-BB)
272. Hamlin Quartette - When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder, Champion Electrograph (15330A) 1927
273. Happy Six - I'm Nobody's Baby, Columbia Records (79798) 1921
274. Happy Six - Cherie, Columbia Records (79802) 1921
275. Harry James & his Orchestra - I Tipped My Hat, Columbia Records (37305) 1947
276. Harry James & his Orchestra - Heartaches, Columbia Records (37305) 1947
277. Harry James & his Orchestra - Get Happy, Columbia Records (38727) 1950
278. Helen Clark and George Wilton Ballard - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles, Edison Records (50534-R) 1919
279. Helen Clark & George Wilton Ballard - In The Old Sweet Way, Edison Records (50534-L) 1919
280. Henry Burr - Abide With Me, United Talking Machine Company (A236) 1908
281. Henry Burr - Are You From Heaven, Victor Records (18435-A) 1917
282. Henry Burr - Just A Baby's Prayer At Twilight, Victor Records (18439-A) 1918
283. Henry Burr - Savior Lead me Lest I Stray, Standard Talking Machine Company (A239) 1905
284. Henry Burr - That Wonderful Mother Of Mine, Victor Records (18524-A) 1919
285. Henry Burr - Throw Out The Life Line, Standard Talking Machine Company (3205) 1905
286. Henry Burr - Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight, United Talking Machine Company (A236) 1908
287. Henry Burr and Peerless Quartet - Broadway Rose, Victor Records (18710-A) 1920
288. Herbert Stuart - When The Lusitania Went Down, Standard Talking Machine Company (45660) 1915
289. Hollywood Dance Orchestra - Lou'siana Lullaby, Regal Records (8577-A) 1928
290. Homer and Jethro - All Night Long, King Records (2644) 1947
291. Homer and Jethro - Blue Tail Fly, King Records (2424) 1947
292. Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra - Blue Tango, RCA Victor (20-4518) 1952
293. Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra - The Gypsy Trail, RCA Victor (20-4518) 1952
294. Hutchens Brothers - Praise The Lord It's So, Champion Electrograph (15464A) 1928
295. Hutchens Brothers - Meet Me There, Champion Electrograph (15464B) 1928
296. Hutchens Family Trio - I Will Praise Him Hallelujah, Champion Electrograph (16013A) 1930
297. Hutchens Family Trio - Sweeping Through The Gates, Champion Electrograph (16013B) 1930

298. Irving Kaufman - Oh! Oh! Oh! Those Landlords, Columbia Records (78445) 1919

299. Jack Brown & the Hi-Fi's - My Special Angel, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-4-AA)
300. Jack Guthrie and his Oklahomans - Chained To A Memory, Capitol Records (1042) 1946
301. Jack Guthrie and his Oklahomans - I'm Telling You, Capitol Records (1038) 1946
302. Jack Leonard - A-N-G-E-L Spells Mary, Majestic Records (T-1240) 1947
303. Jack Leonard - Naughty Angeline, Majestic Records (T-1241) 1947
304. Jack Smith - Lavender Blue, Capitol Records (2697) 1949
305. Jack Smith - The Matador, Capitol Records (2713) 1949
306. Jackson County Barn Owls - I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home, Champion Electrograph (16031A) 1930
307. Jackson County Barn Owls - Bake That Chicken Pie, Champion Electrograph (16031B) 1930
308. James Craven - Georgia Rose, Brunswick (2172-A) 1921
309. Jaudas' Society Orchestra - Poor Butterfly, Edison Records (50428-R) 1917
310. Jaudas' Society Orchestra - The Missouri Waltz, Edison Records (50428-L) 1916
311. Jean Sheppard - A Dear John Letter (recitation by Ferlin Husky), Capitol Records (11461) 1953
312. Jean Sheppard - Forgive Me John (recitation by Ferlin Husky), Capitol Records (11707) 1953
313. Jean Sheppard - I'd Rather Die Young, Capitol Records (11460) 1953
314. Jean Sheppard - My Wedding Ring, Capitol Records (11546) 1953
315. Jim Reeves - I Could Cry, Abbott (116a) 1953
316. Jim Reeves - Mexican Joe, Abbott (116b) 1953
317. Jim Taylor/Bill Shelby - It Won't Be Long Till My Grave Is Made, Champion Electrograph (15730A) 1929
318. Jim Taylor & Bill Shelby It's Sad To Leave You Sweetheart, Champion Electrograph (15730B) 1929
319. Jimmie and Leon Short - No Forgiveness, Decca Records (73424) 1946
320. Jimmie and Leon Short - Old Indians Never Die, Decca Records (L4385) 1947
321. Jimmie Davis - I Heard You Talking In Your Sleep, Decca Records (82769) 1952
322. Jimmie Davis - I'll Be True To The One I Love, Decca Records (Decca 5955A) 1941
323. Jimmie Davis - Like The Waves Upon The River, Decca Records (82767) 1952
324. Jimmie Davis - My Mary, Decca Records (Decca 5955B) 1941
325. Jimmy Helms - Jailhouse Rock, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-5-AA)
326. Jimmy Helms and the Woodchuckers - Geisha Girl, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-5AA)
327. Jimmy Helms - Lotta Lovin', Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-6-BB)
328. Jimmy Helms - My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You, Waldorf Record Corp.(CW-6BB)
329. Jimmy Helms with the Cotton Pickers - Treat Me Nice, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-5-AA)
330. Jimmy Wakely - I Don't Want Your Sympathy, Capitol Records (3489) 1948
331. Jimmy Wakely - I Love You So Much It Hurts, Capitol Records (3490) 1948
332. Jimmy Wakely - I Stopped Livin', Coral (L7503) 1951
333. Jimmy Wakely with Lawrence Welk - I Love You, Coral (L7543) 1951
334. Jo Stafford - Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Capitol Records (5339-Y) 1950
335. Jo Stafford - Early Autumn, Columbia Records (39838) 1952
336. Jo Stafford - Jambalaya, Columbia Records (39838) 1952
337. Jo Stafford - Open Door, Open Arms, Capitol Records (5340-Z) 1950
338. Jo Stafford - The Gentleman Is A Dope, Capitol Records (2286) 1947
339. Jo Stafford - Serenade Of The Bells, Capitol Records (2285) 1947
340. Joe Hayman - Cohen Telephones The Health Department, Columbia Records (29685) 1915
341. Joe Lester & Dick Moss - That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine, Superior Records (2632A) 1930
342. Joe Lester & Dick Moss - I'm Always Dreaming Of You, Superior Records (2632B) 1930
343. John Daniel Quartet - Land Across The Sea, BAMA Records (BAMA 43) 1950
344. John Daniel Quartet - If You Gain The Whole World, BAMA Records (BAMA 44) 1950
345. John Hutchens - The Sinking Of The Submarine, Champion Electrograph (15427A) 1927
346. John Hutchens - The Marian Parker Murder, Champion Electrograph (15427B) 1927
347. John McCormack - Then You'll Remember Me, Standard Talking Machine Company (414) 1910
348. John Steel - Tell Me Little Gypsy, Victor Records 18687-A) 1920
349. John Steel - The Girl Of My Dreams, Victor Records (18687-B) 1920
350. John Young & Frederick Wheeler - When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder, Edison Records (80276-R) 1915
351. Johnny and Jack - Cheated Out Of Love, RCA Victor (20-5581) 1954
352. Johnny and Jack - Love Trap, RCA Victor (20-5581) 1954
353. Johnny Bond - Fat Girl, Columbia Records (37856) 1947
354. Johnny Bond - Too Many Years Too Late, Columbia Records (37856) 1947
355. Johnny Lee Wills and His Boys - I Wonder What I'm Going To Do, Decca Records (5957) April 28, 1941
356. Johnny Lee Wills and His Boys - Too Long, Decca Records (5957) April 28, 1941
357. Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra - Alice Blue Gown, Victor Records (18700-A) 1921
358. Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra - Tripoli, Victor Records (18700-B) 1921
359. Justin Tubb - Goldie Hill - I Miss You So, Decca Records (86236) 1954

360. Kay Kyser - Horses Don't Bet On People, Columbia Records (36824) 1945
361. Kay Kyser - In The Marketplace Of Old Monterey, Columbia Records (38301) 1948
362. Kay Kyser - On A Slow Boat To China, Columbia Records (38301) 1948 363. Kay Kyser - Rosemary, Columbia Records (36824) 1945
364. Kay Starr and Tennessee Ernie - Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own (6169-Y) 1950
365. Kay Starr and Tennessee Ernie - I'll Never Be Free (6168-Z) 1950
366. Kelly Harrell - Hand Me Down My Walking Cane, Victor Records (20103A) 1914
367. Kelly Harrell - My Horses Ain't Hungry, Victor Records (20103B) 1914

368. Larry Holton - Carolina Moon, Oriole Records (2014) 1929
369. Larry Holton - When Summer Is Gone, Oriole Records (2015) 1928
370. Les Hite - Idaho, Hit Records (w153) 1942
371. Les Hite - One Dozen Roses  (w154) 1942 (Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet)
372. Les Paul and Mary Ford - Johnny (Is The Boy For Me), Capitol Records (11545) June 1953
373. Les Paul and Mary Ford - Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You), Capitol Records (11544) June 1953
374. Lewis James and Peerless Quartet - Smile And The World Smiles With You, Victor Records (18545-A) 1919
375. Lewis James and Shannon Four - All Aboard For Home Sweet Home, Victor Records (18441-B) 1918
376. Lewis James and Shannon Four - The Gates Of Gladness, Victor Records (18590-B) 1919
377. Liberace - I Don't Care, Columbia Records (39895) 1952
378. Liberace - I Miss You So, Columbia Records (39895) 1952
379. Lonzo and Oscar - Jezebel, Decca Records (81205) 1951
380. Lonzo and Oscar - It Must Have Been Something I Et, Decca Records (81206) 1951
381. Loren Becker - Gone, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-6-A)
382. Louise, Ferera and Greenus - Hawaiian Breezes, Columbia Records (77884) 1918
383. Louise, Ferera and Greenus - Kawaihau Waltz, Columbia Records (77798) 1918
384. Louise Massey & The Westerners - Gals Don't Mean A Thing, Okeh Records (6687) 1942
385. Louise Massey & The Westerners - The Honey Song, Okeh Records (6687) 1942
386. Lucky Millinder - Shipyard Social Function, Decca Records (71453) 1944
387. Lucky Millinder - Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well, Decca Records (72180) 1943

388. Maggie Teyte & The Lyric Male Quartet - I'se Gwine Back To Dixie, Edison Records (82159-R) 1919
389. Maggie Teyte - Ma Curly-Headed Babby, Edison Records (82159-L) 1919
390. Margaret Whiting - Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Capital 901) 1946
391. Margaret Whiting - Come Rain Or Come Shine (Capital 912) 1946
392. Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely - Christmas Candy, Capital (6628-Y) 1950
393. Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely - Silver Bells, Capital (6623-Z) 1950
394. Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely - Slipping Around, Capital (4672) 1949
395. Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely - Wedding Bells, Capital (4671) 1949
396. The Marshalls and their Orchestra - Do You Miss Your Sweetheart, Hit Records (7018-w201) July 1942
397. The Marshalls and their Orchestra - Under A Strawberry Moon, Hit Records (7018 w/202) July 1942
398. Metropolitan Quartet - Darling Nellie Gray, Edison Records (80010-L) 1914
399. Metropolitan Quartet - Annie Laurie, Edison Records (80098-R) 1914
400. Metropolitan Quartet - I Love To Tell The Story, Edison Records (80300-R) 1914
401. Metropolitan Quartet - I Will Sing Of My Redeemer, Edison Records (80300-L) 1914
402. Metropolitan Quartet - Come Where The Lillie's Bloom, Edison Records (80321-L) 1915
403. Metropolitan Quartet - The Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane, Edison Records (80484-L) 1918
404. Mike Stewart & the Monarchs - Gonna Find Me A Bluebird, Waldorf Record Corp (CW-6A)
405. Mills Brothers - You Always Hurt The One You Love, Decca Records (Decca 23930A) 1938
406. Mills Brothers - Till Then, Decca Records (Decca 23930B) 1938
407. Mitchell Family Trio - Picture On The Wall, Superior Records (2641A) 1929
408. Mitchell Family Trio - A Flower From My Angel Mother's Grave, Superior Records (2641B) 1929
409. Mrs. A. Stewart Holt and Frank C. Stanley - 'Tis But A Little Faded Flower, Standard Talking Machine Company (3402) 1910
410. Murphy Brothers - When Katie Comes Down To The Gate, Superior Records (2716A) 1931
411. Murphy Brothers - A Little White Rose, Superior Records (2716B) 1931

412. Nat "King" Cole - You Can't Lose A Broken Heart (Capital 57-749) 1949
413. Nat "King" Cole - (Here Is My Heart_ Nalani (Capital 57-749) 1949
414. NBC Alameda Coast Guard Band - Armed Guard Fighting Song, Orthacoustic Radio Recording

415. Oceanic Dance Orchestra - Waiting For Someone Like You, Madison Records (3407) 1929
416. Orpheus Male Chorus - Dixieland No. 1, Edison Records (80395-R) 1917
417. Orpheus Male Chorus - Dixieland Memories No. 2, Edison Records (80395-L) 1917

418. Pale K. Lua and David Kaili (Irene West Royal Hawaiians) - Cunha Medley, Victor Records (17774-A) 1915
419. Pale K. Lua and David Kaili (Irene West Royal Hawaiians) - Hula Medley, Victor Records (17774-B) 1915
420. Patti Page - Changing Partners, Mercury Records (70260) 1953
421. Patti Page - Cross Over The Bridge, Mercury Records (70302) 1954
422. Patti Page - My Restless Lover, Mercury Records (70302) 1954
423. Patti Page - Where Did My Snowman Go, Mercury Records (70260) 1953
424. Paul Villard - When I Was A Boy, Palex Records (501A)
426. Paul Villard - Foggy Foggy Dew, Palex Records (501B)
427. Paul Villard - My Hometown, Palex Records (502A)
428. Paul Villard - Venezuela, Palex Records (502B)
429. Paul Villard - Trade Winds - Sea Fever, Palex Records (503A)
430. Paul Villard - September Song, Palex Records (503B)
431. Paul Wyatt - Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going on, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-4-B)
432. Peerless Quartet - The Red, White and Blue, Victor Records (17652-B) 1914
433. Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys - Tennessee Central Number 9, RCA Victor (20-2111-B) Jan. 1947
434. Pee Wee King & His Golden West Cowboys - Steel Guitar Rag, RCA Victor (20-2111-A) Jan. 1947
435. Percy Hemus - On The Road To Home Sweet Home, Victor Records (18439-B) 191
436. Perry Como - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, RCA Victor (20-3607A) 1949
437. Perry Como - Bibbidi Bobbidi-Boo, RCA Victor (20-3607B) 1949
438. Peter Donald, Mitchell Miller and Orchestra - The Night Before Christmas Part 1, Golden Records USA (R33A) 1949
439. Peter Donald, Mitchell Miller And Orchestra - The Night Before Christmas Part 2, Golden Records USA (R33B) 1949
440. Phil Harris - Goofus, RCA Victor (20-3968-A) 1950
441. Phil Harris - The Thing, RCA Victor (20-3968-B) 1950
442. Pied Pipers - Highway To Love, Capital Records (2779) 1948
443. Pied Pipers - My Happiness, Capital Records (3280) 1948
444. Prince's Orchestra - Serenade, Columbia Records (46167) 1915

445. Rae Eleanor Ball; Jessie L. Deppen - Wonderland Of Dreams, Edison Records (50857-R) 1921
446. Rae Eleanor Ball; Jessie L. Deppen - Havana Moon, Edison Records (Edison 50857-L) 1921
447. Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan - Hot Rod Race, Capital Records (6834-Y) 1950
448. Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan - Walkin' With The Blues, Capital Records (6835-Z) 1950
449. Randy Hughes - Fraulein, Waldorf Record Corp. (W-5AA)
450. Randy Hughes - Mr. Lost, Waldorf Record Corp. CW-6-BB
451. Randy Hughes - Too Much Water, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-4-B)
452. Ray Anthony and His Orchestra - Bamboo, Capital Records (Capital 4335Y) 1950
453. Ray Anthony and His Orchestra - Count Every Star, Capital Records (Capital 4334Z) 1950
454. Reed Miller and Frederick Wheeler - Keep The Home Fires Burning, Columbia Records (46135) 1915
455. Rita Albers - Tammy, Deresco Records (9225) 1957
456. Roy Acuff - Freight Train Blues, Okeh Records (04466) 1936
457. Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys - No Letter In The Mail (06585) 4/29/1941
458. Roy Acuff And His Smoky Mountain Boys - Not A Word From Home, Okeh Records (H822)
459. Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys - The Prodigal Son, Okeh Records (H811)
460. Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys - Things That Might Have Been, Okeh Records (06585) 4/29/1941
461. Roy Acuff - Wabash Cannon Ball, Okeh Records (04466) 1936
462. Roy Hogsed - It's More Fun That Way, Capital Records (246B) 1953
463. Roy Hogsed - Red Wing, Capital Records (246B) 1953
464. Roy Rogers - Dusty, RCA Victor (20-3154-A) 1948
465. Roy Rogers - I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine, RCA Victor (20-1815-B) 1946
466. Roy Rogers - Rock Me To Sleep In My Saddle, RCA Victor (20-1815-A) 1946
467. Roy Rogers - The Kid With The Rip In His Pants, RCA Victor (20-3154-B) 1948

468. S.C. (Steve) Porter [Chimes] - Safe In The Arms Of Jesus, Standard Talking Machine Company (A239) 1902
469. S.W. Smith, U.S.N. And Bugle Squad - U.S. Army Bugle Calls Pt. 1, Edison Records (50452-R) 1917
470. S.W. Smith, U.S.N. And Bugle Squad - U.S. Army Bugle Calls Pt. 2, Edison Records (50452-L) 1917
471. Sam Ash - On The Road To Happiness, Columbia Records (46130) 1915
472. Sam Ash - When I Leave The World Behind, Standard Talking Machine Company (45647) 1915
473. Sammy Kaye - Harbor Lights, Columbia Records (44235) 1950
474. Sammy Kaye - I Used To Work In Chicago, RCA Victor (20-2037B) 1946
475. Sammy Kaye - It's A Lie, RCA Victor (20-2037A) 1946
476. Sammy Kaye - It's Kind Of Lonesome Out Tonight, RCA Victor (20-20-2558-B) 1947
477. Sammy Kaye - Oh! What I Know About You, RCA Victor (20-2558-A) 1947
478. Sammy Kaye - Sugar Sweet, Columbia Records (44236) 1950
479. Saul Meyer - Cohen On The Telephone, Champion Electrograph (15506A) 1928
480. Saul Meyer - Cohen's New Auto, Champion Electrograph (15506B) 1928
481. Selvin's Novelty Orchestra - Dardanella, Victor Records (18633-A) 1919
482. Selvin's Novelty Orchestra - My Isle Of Golden Dreams, Victor Records (1863-B) 1919
483. Sibyl Sanderson, Fred Hager and Harvey Wilson - Sundown In Birdland, Edison Records (80453-R) 1918
484. Sibyl Sanderson Fagan - L'Ardita-Magnetic Waltz, Edison Records (80453-L) 1918
485. Skitch Henderson - You'll See What A Kiss Can Do, Capital Records (1210) 1946
486. Skitch Henderson - Five Minutes More, Capital Records (1208) 1946
487. Song Spinners - Comin' In On A Wing And A Prayer, Decca Records (71338) 1943
488. Song Spinners - Johnny Zero, Decca Records (71340) 1943
489. Song Spinners - Mister Five By Five, Musicraft Records (1500-A) 1942
490. Song Spinners - When The Lights Go On, Musicraft Records (1500-B) 1942
491. Sousa's Band - Liberty Loan March, Victor Records (18430-B) Dec. 21, 1917
492. Sousa's Band - U.S. Field Artillery March, Victor Records (18430-A) Dec. 21, 1917
493. Spade Cooley - A Pair Of Broken Hearts, Okeh Records (H1161) 1945
494. Spade Cooley - Shame On You, Okeh Records (H1158) 1945
495. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Come Back To Sorento, Capital Records (20086 1137) 1946
496. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Artistry In Bolero, Capital Records (20086 1197) 1946
497. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Willow Weep For Me, Capital Records (20087 1217) 1946
498. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Fantasy, Capital Records (20087 1218) 1946
499. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Opus In Pastels, Capital Records (20088 1311) 1946
500. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Safranski, Capital Records (20088 1196) 1946
501. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Ain't No Misery In Me, Capital Records (20089 1194) 1946
502. Stan Kenton and his Orchestra - Artistry In Percussion, Capital Records (20089 1195) 1946
503. Stanley and Burr - I Am Praying For You, Victor Records (16372-B) 1912
504. Stanley and Burr - What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Standard Talking Machine Company (3756) 1907
505. Starlighters - Across The Alley From The Alamo, Mercury Records (3060-A) 1947
506. Starlighters - Why Did It Have To End So Soon, Mercury Records (3060-B) 1947
507. Starlighters w/Paul Weston Orchestra - Down By The Station, Capital Records (15389) 1949
508. Starlighters w/Paul Weston Orchestra - Sixty-Two Ladies In Sea Green Pajamas, Capital Records (15389) 1949
509. Sterling Trio - Give Me The Right To Love You, Victor Records (18435-B) 191
510. Sterling Trio - Mother's Lullaby, Victor Records (18710-B) 1920
511. Sterling Trio - That Tumble Down Shack In Athlone, Victor Records (18545-B) 1919
512. Steve Porter - Flanagan At The Vocal Teacher's, Standard Talking Machine Company (3705) 1907

513. T Texas Tyler - Deck of Cards, 4 Star (1709) 1948
514. T Texas Tyler - Ida Red 4 Star (1535) 1948
515. Ted Daffan's Texans ‎– Born To Lose, Okeh Records (6706) 1942
516. Ted Daffan's Texans - No Letter Today, Okeh Records (6706) 1942
517. Ted Weems and his Orchestra - Moonlight, Decca Records (3044 A) 1939
518. Ted Weems and his Orchestra - There'll Be Some Changes Made, Decca Records (3044 B) 1939
519. Tennessee Ernie - I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More, Capital Records (6457-Z) 1950
520. Tennessee Ernie - The Shot Gun Boogie, Capital Records (6458-Y) 1950
521. Teresa Brewer - Baby Baby Baby, Coral (84935) 1953
522. Teresa Brewer - I Guess It Was You All The Time, Coral (84933) 1953
523. Tex Ritter - Nobody's Darling But Mine, Champion Electrograph (45153A) 1935
524. Tex Ritter - My Brown Eyed Texas Rose, Champion Electrograph (45153B) 1935
525. Tex Williams - Roundup, Capitol Americana (1512) 1947
526. Tex Williams - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette), Capitol Americana (1799) 1947
527. The Modernaires w/Paula Key - Juke Box Saturday Night, Columbia Records (36992) 1946
528. The Modernaires w/Paula Key - Salute To Glenn Miller, Columbia Records (36992) 1946
529. Thomas Chalmers - Nearer My God To Thee, Edison Records (50002-L) July 21, 1913
530. Thomas Chalmers - My Old Kentucky Home, Edison Records (80321-R) 1914
531. Thomas Chalmers - Beulah Land, Edison Records (80549-L) 1920
532. Thomas Chalmers - O Holy Night, Edison Records (82055-R) 1914
533. Thomas Chalmers - The Palms, Edison Records (82055-L) 1914
534. Thomas Chalmers - Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Edison Records (82133-R) 1917
535. Thomas Chalmers - Recessional, Edison Records (82133-L) 1916
536. Tiny Hill and his Orchestra - Angry, Columbia Records (37987) 1939
537. Tiny Hill and his Orchestra - Mickey, Columbia Records (37987) 1939
538. Tony Martin - There's No Tomorrow, RCA Victor (20-3582B) 1949
539. Tony Martin - A Thousand Violins, RCA Victor (20-3582B) 1949
540. Toots Paka Hawaiian Company - Hilo March, Emerson (4798) 1919
541. Toots Paka Hawaiian Company - Kilima Waltz, Emerson (4795) 1919

542. Val-Taro Musette - Live, Love And Laugh Polka, Columbia Records (12252-F) 1945
543. Val-Taro Musette - Cheek To Cheek Polka, Columbia Records (12252-F) 1945
544. Vasa Prihoda - (a) Songs My Mother Taught Me (b) Poem, Edison Records (82236-R) 1921
545. Vasa Prihoda - On Wings Of Song, Edison Records (82236-L) 1921
546. Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra - How Soon (Will I Be Seeing You), RCA Victor (20-2523A) 1948
547. Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra - True, RCA Victor (20-2523B) 1948
548. Vaughn Monroe w/The Norton Sisters - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Victor Records (20-1759-A) 1945
549. Vaughn Monroe w/The Norton Sisters - When The Sandman Rides The Trail, Victor Records (20-1759-B) 1945
550. Vaughn Quartet - Sunlight and Shadows, Victor Records (V40097A) 1928
551. Vaughn Quartet - In Steps Of Light, Victor Records (V40097B) 1928
552. Venetian Instrumental Quartet - On The High Alps, Edison Records (50065-L) 1914
553. Vic Damone - Angela Mia, Mercury Records (795) 1947
554. Vic Damone - You Do, Mercury Records (796) 1947

555. W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Charlestown No. 1, Okeh Records (45317) 1929
556. W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Carroll County Blues, Okeh Records (45317) March 1929
557. W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Charleston No. 2, Okeh Records (45377) 1929
558. W.T. Narmour and S.W. Smith - Carroll County Blues No. 2, Okeh Records (45377) 1929
559. Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra - One, Two, Three, Four Medley, Edison Records (50455-L) 1917
560. Walter Dombkowski - Town Tavern Polka, RCA Victor (25-1056-A) 1946
561. Walter Dombkowski - Corn Cobbers Polka, RCA Victor (25-1056-B)
562. Walter Van Brunt - Hickey Dula, Edison Records (50348-L) 1916
563. Walter Van Brunt - Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds You, Edison Records (50357-L) 1916
564. Walter Van Brunt - I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen, Edison Records (80160-R) 1914
565. Walter Van Brunt & Elizabeth Spencer - On The Banks Of The Brandywine, Edison Records (80160-L) 1914
566. Wayne King and his Orchestra - Star Dust, Victor Records (24509A) 1933
567. Wayne King and his Orchestra - Speak Easy - Bolero, Victor Records (24509B) 1933
568. Wayne Raney - Pardon My Whiskers, King Records (910-A) 1949
569. Wayne Raney - Old Fashioned Matrimony In Mind, King Records (910-AA) 1949
570. Welling Trio - Just Inside The Eastern Gate, Champion Electrograph (16035A) 1930
571. Welling Trio - Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Champion Electrograph (16035B) 1930
572. Whitney Brothers Quartet - Home Of The Soul, Victor Records (16372-A) 1912
573. William Harper & Nelson Hall - Going Down In The Valley, Superior Records (2602A) 1931
574. William Harper & Nelson Hall - Nailed To The Cross, Superior Records (2602B) 1931
575. Woodchuckers - Wake Up Little Susie, Waldorf Record Corp. (CW-5-AA)

576. Xavier Cugat Orchestra - South America Take It Away, Columbia Records (37051) 1946
577. Xavier Cugat Orchestra - Chiquita Banana (The Banana Song), Columbia Records (37051) 1946

578. York Brothers - Blue Skies Turned To Gray, Mellow Records (1619-A) 1942
579. York Brothers - Goodbye And Luck To You, Mellow Records ‎(1620-B) 1942
580. York Brothers - I'll Be Happy Again, Mellow Records (1620-A) 1942
581. York Brothers - I Don’t Want No Part Of You, Mellow Records (1619-B) 1942

America's Hymn

Metropolitan Quartet's "America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)" being played on my 1918 Edison phonograph.

"Sweet Freedom's Song"

The 1831 premiere of Samuel Smith’s “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)" in Boston’s Park Street Church featured a well-drilled children’ choir and the moral pretensions of temperance activists gathered to celebrate a properly righteous fourth of July. For much of the rest of the 19th century the song was employed in a variety of similarly ceremonial occasions. Soon, “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)" became an iconic symbol of American identity. Singing “sweet freedom’s song” in one’s politics was a healthy and productive means of making sure that the nation continued to learn how to be more true to its foundational principles. While “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)" was a universally popular song, one senses that to those who sang it, democracy was serious business and that participating in political struggle, particularly via song, is part of what it means to be an American.

During the civil war era, “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)" became our nations unofficial hymn. In 1893, Jules Levy, who billed himself as the worlds greatest cornet player and who was the first major musician to be extensively recorded, scored a number one hit with his version of “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)." A different version by 'March King' John Philip Sousa's band, came in 1905. Sousa would include the song in his collection, "National, Patriotic and Typical Airs of All Countries," which became the standard text for American service bands for the next fifty years.

"One of the many patriotic records in my collection."

On June 5, 1914, the Metropolitan Quartet recorded “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)" for Edison Records. It was an immensely popular recording by Robert Webb, Peter Collins, James Byrne and Richard Schumm. By the early 20th century, the song had crossed many contexts; secular and sacred, performed and recorded, popular and official, civilian and military, home and stage, to become a staple element of American public life. Other than the American flag, the Star Spangled Banner and the Pledge of Allegiance, one would be hard pressed to imagine any song stirring the kind of emotions and passions brought on by “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)." Even when challenged by great soul-stirring contemporary songs like Kate Smith's 1938 version of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America" and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land," from 1945, “America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee)" has withstood the test and, to me, will always be America's hymn.

My country ’tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing
Land where my fathers died
Land of the pilgrims’ pride
From every mountainside
Let freedom ring

Taken in part from
Sweet Freedoms Song: "America (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) And Democracy In America

Long may our Land be Bright with Freedom's Holy Light

Officially, the Continental Congress declared its freedom from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, but after voting to approve it, a draft do...