Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Collector's Guide to Edison Records

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Collector's Guide to Edison Records

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Collector's Guide To Edison Records

By George A. Copeland and Michael W. Sherman

Monarch Record Enterprises

This 80 page paperback book may not contain a lot of information for the jazz collector but despite that, I found it to be an interesting read. First of all, did you know that Edison produced the first long play recording back in the last half of the 1920s? The record actually contained twenty minutes of sound on a single side and was marketed as a forty minute recording. Also the Edison record did not revolve at 78 rpm but at 80 rpm. They were very proud of their sound quality.

I must admit I never heard an Edison recording on the original disc. However, I have a Biograph LP in my collection titled "Jazz In A Vertical Groove".

Red Nichols and Miff Mole recorded for Edison as Red and Miffs Stompers. Phil Napoleon and the California Ramblers are also present on this recording. I had to play this recording after reading this book and yes, the sound is rather good considering it is recordings from 1926 to 1928. …

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