Selected Diamond Disc Recordings by Genre *

Instrumental Selections | Popular Vocals | Spoken Word | Spoken Comedy | Foreign Language and Ethnic Recordings | Opera and Concert Recordings

Instrumental Selections:

Allah's Holiday from Katinka (Rudolf Friml)--Jaudas's Society Orchestra, 1917

Carnival of Venice--Variations --Bohumir Kryl, 1922

Hungarian Rag (Julius Lenzberg)--New York Military Band, 1913

In a Monastery Garden (Albert W. Ketelbey)--Peerless Orchestra and male chorus, 1921

In My Heart, on My Mind All Day Long; and I Wonder if You Still Care For Me (Kalmar--Ruby--Snyder)--Lou Chiha "Friscoe," 1921

Kitten on the Keys (Zez Confrey)--Zez Confrey, 1921

Medley of Southern Airs--Fred Bacon, 1920

Myona-Hawaiian Waltz (Morgan--Friedland)--Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra, 1920

Night Time in Little Italy--Frisco "Jass" Band, 1919

Old Pal (Why Don't You Answer Me?) (M. K. Jerome)--Herbert Soman, 1921

Poor Butterfly (Raymond Hubbell)--Jaudas' Band, 1917

Spanish Rhapsody (S. Salvetti)--Alessios Mandolin Quartet, 1916

The Stars and Stripes Forever March (J. P. Sousa)--Imperial Marimba Band, 1917

True to the Flag March (F. von Blon)--United States Marine Band, 1922

12th Street Rag (Euday L. Bowman)--Imperial Marimba Band, 1921

Umbrellas to Mend (Mel B. Kaufman)--Frisco "Jazz" Band, 1918

The U.S. Field Artillery March (John Philip Sousa)--New York Military Band, 1920


Popular Vocals: (TOP)

The Aba Daba Honeymoon (Fields and Donovan)--Collins and Harlan, 1914

Are You From Dixie? ('Cause I'm From Dixie, Too) (George L. Cobb)--Billy Murray, 1916

At the Ball That's All (J. Leubrie Hill)--Mayo and Tally, 1915

Beautiful Ohio (Mary Earl)--Metropolitan Quartet, 1919

The Bells of St. Mary's (A. Emmett Adams)--Lewis James, 1920

Carolina Rolling Stone (Young--Squires)--Vernon Dalhart, 1922

Crazy Blues (Perry Bradford)--Noble Sissle, 1921

Don't Bite the Hand That's Feeding You (Jimmie Morgan)--Walter Van Brunt, 1916

Farmyard Medley--Premier Quartet, 1918

Gasoline Gus and His Jitney Bus (Gay--Brown)--Billy Murray, 1915

Give a Man a Horse He Can Ride (Geoffrey O'Hara)--Arthur Middleton, 1921

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (Kenbrovin--Kellette)--Helen Clark and George Wilton Ballard, 1919

I've Been Floating Down the Old Green River (Joe Cooper)--Billy Murray, 1916

In the Little Red School House (A. Wilson & J. Brennan)--Billy Jones and Ernest Hare, 1922

Indiana (James F. Hanley)--The Homestead Trio, 1917

Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight (M. K. Jerome)--The Homestead Trio, 1918

Lorraine (My Beautiful Alsace-Lorraine) (Fred Fisher)--Vernon Dalhart, 1918

Love, Here is My Heart (Lao Silesu)--Reed Miller, 1921

Madelon (I'll Be True to the Whole Regiment) (Robert)--Arthur Fields, 1919

Mister Gallagher and Mister Shean (Ed. Gallagher--Al. Shean)--Edward Meeker, Steve Porter, 1922

My Mother's Rosary (Geo. W. Meyer)--Walter Van Brunt, 1916

The Preacher and the Bear (Joe Arizonia)--Arthur Collins, 1919

Save a Little Dram for Me (Skidmore--Walker)--Duke Rogers, 1922

That Tumble-Down Shack in Athlone (M. Carlo--A. Sanders)--Will Oakland, 1919

There's a Long, Long Trail (Zo Elliott)--George Wilton Ballard, 1916

'Till the Boys Come Home, or Keep the Home-Fires Burning (Novello)--Frederick Wheeler, 1915

Spoken Word: (TOP)

Lasca (F. Desprez)--Harry E. Humphrey, 1919

Let Us Not Forget--A Message to the American People by Thomas A. Edison, 1919

The Raggedy Man; The Bumblebee; and An Impetuous Resolve (James Whitcomb Riley)--Harry E. Humphrey, 1914

Santa Claus Hides in Your Phonograph (Arthur A. Penn)--Harry E. Humphrey, 1922

Seven Ages of Man; and Hamlet's Advice to the Players (Shakespeare)--Harry E. Humphrey, 1919

The Three Bears (L. Leslie Brooke)--Edna Baily, 1919


Spoken Comedy: (TOP)

Backyard Conversation Between Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Finnegan--Ada Jones and Steve Porter, 1920

The Band Festival at Plum Center (Charles W. Doty)--Ada Jones, Byron G. Harlan and Steve Porter, 1917

Cohen on His Honeymoon--Monroe Silver, 1920

Dinnie Donohue, on Prohibition--William Cahill, 1920

Happy Tho' Married (Duprez)--Fred Duprez, 1915

A Police Court Scene--Steve Porter & Co., 1919

The Shop Girl (Department Store Scene)--Justine Roberts, 1921

Uncle Josh Buys an Automobile (Stewart)--Cal Stewart, 1915

A Visit to Reilly's--Charles Reilly, 1922

Foreign Language and Ethnic Recordings: (TOP)

Die Schnitzelbank--Manhattan Male Quartett mit Orchester, 1921 [German]

Die Witwe und Ihre Sieben Maenner (Bacchus Jacoby)--Ernest Balle, 1921 [German]

Tancuj, Tancuj--Alois Havrilla, 1921 [Czecho-Slovak]

Oi Ya Nestchastay (Malo Russkaya Piesnia) (Lisenko)--Alexander Sashko, 1921 [Russian]

Polski Taniec--Aleksander Iwanowski, 1922 [Polish]

Polka Warszawska "Wiszniaczka" (Warsaw Polka)--Aleksander Iwanowski, 1922 [Polish]

Omar Rabbi Elozor (Traditional from the Talmud)--Cantor Meyer Kanewsky and his choir, 1919 [Hebrew]

Opera and Concert Recordings: (TOP)

Ah! Non Credea Mirarti from La Sonnambula (Bellini)--Anna Case, 1915
Explanatory talk from opposite side

Caprice Espagnol (Ketten--Loeffler)--Albert Spalding, 1919

Elégie (J. Massenet)--Guido Ciccolini, 1917

Introduction and Tarentelle (Pablo de Sarasate)--Mischa Viólin, 1921

Kashmiri Song (Amy Woodforde-Finden)--Maggie Teyte, 1920

La Mamma Morta from Andrea Chénier (Giordano)--Claudia Muzio, 1921

O Patria Mia from Aïda (Verdi)--Marie Rappold, 1916

Prelude in C Sharp Minor Op. 3(Sergei Rachmaninoff)--Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1920

Second Hungarian Rhapsodie, part I (F. Liszt)--Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1919

(a) Quand' ero Paggio from Falstaff (Verdi), and (b) Deh Vieni Alla Finestra from Don Giovanni (Mozart)--Arthur Middleton, 1921

The Trumpet Shall Sound from Messiah (Handel)--Arthur Middleton, 1916

Vesti la giubba from I Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)--Guido Ciccolini, 1917


*No actual production or release dates are available for these recordings. The date given is the date that coupling orders were prepared by the Music Room Committee. This information is taken from Edison Disc Recordings by Raymond R. Wile. He writes, "Before the 1920s there might be as much as a six month lead in time between matching and eventual issue dates. By 1924 production had been so speeded up that it became unnecessary to utilize that date. Thus from 1924 on, this date means official listing date."

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