Greetings and Welcome,

This website features many early recordings from my personal collection of vintage discs and cylinders. The timeframe is from the earliest commercial recordings in 1889, well 1895 is my own confirmed oldest, up to the eve of the Big Band Era in 1933. All kinds of music and speech are represented, though I do favor some more than others. My favorite artists are Ted Lewis and Harry Lauder and you will find special sections for them below. The numbers quoted for each company are for each side uploaded, since some also produced single-sided discs and cylinders. This website is ever-growing so please check back often for "new" material! In addition, NBC Radio's coverage of the Pearl Harbor attack from 2:00PM on December 7, 1941 through the end of the next day on December 8th is available towards the bottom of the page. That's 61.5 hours total from the Red and Blue Networks! Also, if you want to listen without clicking every few minutes, Century-Old Sounds Radio offers the better sounding records in an automated format.

Thank you,

Kevin D. Davis
theoldcrank (at) centuryoldsounds (dot) com



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Ted Lewis

Sir Harry Lauder
1890-1971
1870-1950
Recording Career: 1917-1957
Recording Career: 1902-1935
241 Currently Posted
81 Currently Posted



Brown Wax
Cylinders
1889-1902
(3)
Gold Moulded
Cylinders
(Two-Minute)
1902-1912
(33)
Wax Amberol
Cylinders
(Four-Minute)
1908-1913
(25)
Blue Amberol
Cylinders
(Four-Minute)
1912-1929
(115)
Diamond Discs
1912-1929
(288)
50000s
51000s
52000s
80000s
82000s
82500s
83000s
Ethnic
Long-Playing Discs
1926-1927
(6)
Needle-Type Discs
1929
(4)






7-Inch Discs
1900-1907
(10)
10-Inch Black
Single-Sided Discs
1901-1913
(99)
10-Inch Black
Double-Sided Discs
1908-1925
(480)
16000s
17000s
18000s
19000s
Ethnic
10-Inch Black
Electrical Discs
1925-1958
(220)
19000s
20000s
21000s
22-24000s
V-40000s
Ethnic
12-Inch Black-Label Discs
1903-1942
(54)
Red Seal Discs
1903-1958
(76)
Purple-Label Discs
1909-1920
(56)
Blue-Label Discs
1910-1926
(56)



Cylinders
1889-1908
(12)
7-Inch
Single-Sided Discs
1901-1905
(5)
10-Inch
Single-Sided Discs
1901-1923?
(16)
10-Inch
Double-Sided Discs
1908-1925
(169)
Ted Lewis
and His Band
on Columbia
1919-1933
(244)
10-Inch Electrical Discs
1925-1959
(94)
12-Inch Popular
and Classical Discs
1905-1946
(52)
Ethnic Discs
1908-ca.1950
(10)



Second-Tier Labels
Brunswick Records
1916-
(123)
Vocalion Records
1916-1940
(44)
OKeh Records
1916-
(56)
Emerson Records
1916-1928
(41)
Gennett Records
1917-1934
(10)
Paramount Records
1917-1932
(12)
Pathé Records (U.S.A.)
1914-1930
(76)
Indestructible
Cylinder Records
1907-1922
(11)
Berliner Records
1889-1900
(18)
Zon-O-Phone Records
1899-1912
(1)
Puritan Records
1917-1929
(2)



Budget Labels
Cameo Records
1921-1930
(28)
Banner Records
1921-1935
(16)
Regal Records
1921-1932
(12)
Champion Records
1925-1936
(2)
Little Wonder Records
1914-1923
(32)
Hit Of The Week Records
1930-1932
(8)
Harmony Records
1907-1916
1925-1932
(8)
Velvet Tone Records
1926-1932
(12)
Perfect Records
1922-1938
(24)
Broadway Records
1921-1935
(8)
Grey Gull Records
1919-1930
(8)
Leeds & Catlin Records
ca. 1899-1909
(1)



Client Labels
Oxford Records
1906-1916
(4)
Silvertone Records
1916-1928
1941-1942
(28)
Challenge Records
1926-1929
(12)
United Records
1910s
(2)
Standard Records
1905-1916
(9)
Consolidated Records
1916-1918
(2)
Diva Records
1927-1930
(4)
Marconi Records
1907-1908
(2)
(not Budget or Client but fits better here)
La Belle Records
ca. 1920-1923
(2)
Romeo Records
1926-1938
(2)
Lincoln Records
1923-1930
(2)
Madison Records
1926-1931
(2)
Radiex Records
1921-1931
(4)
Van Dyke Records
ca. 1929-1932
(2)
Hytone Records
1920-1923?
(2)
Oriole Records
1923-1938
(4)
Climax Records
1901-1903
1909-1916
(2)
Claxtonola Records
1918-1925
(2)
Everybodys Records
1925
(2)
Domino Records
1924-1930
1932-1933
(2)
Meteor Records
1920-1921
(2)
Cort Records
ca. 1910
(2)



European Labels
Gramophone and Typewriter Records
1897-
(8)
Zonophone Records
1899-1931
(16)
Clarion Records
1905-1922?
(1)
The Imp Records
early 1910s
(2)
Edison Bell Winner Records
1909-1935
(2)



Test Pressings
(3)
Personal/Custom Recordings
(2)



Pearl Harbor Radio Transcriptions


NBC Red Network
NBC Blue Network
2:00PM December 7, 1941 - 11:59PM December 8, 1941
2:07PM December 7, 1941 - 11:45PM December 8, 1941



Bibliography


Founded: May 4, 2013

Last Update: January 20, 2018

Track Count (minus Transcriptions): 2,809



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