Tracks

TODAY’S REVEAL (9/19/20)

Edison Blank Cylinder
Unknown Melody by Tom Nottingham’s Ranchers (1900)

CD 2, track 7

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Complete tracklist

Items will be added below as selections are announced. Click between tabs 1-6 to see the selections included on each disc or go to “All Tracks” to see the complete list of selections.

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See the selections featured on CD 1, The Porch and the Parlor
 TrackTitleArtistYear
1Old Uncle NedAnonymous1890
2
3Turkey in the StrawBilly Golden1893
4
5
6Hear dem BellsBrilliant Quartet1896
7Nearer, My God, to TheeStandard Quartette1897
8Sleep, Baby SleepGeorge P. Watson1898
9
10Old Black JoeArthur Collins & George S. Williams1900
11
12Who Broke the LockCousins and DeMoss1898
13The Letter Edged in BlackHattie Nevada1897

14In the Baggage Coach AheadJere Mahoney1898
15The Girl I Loved in Sunny TennesseeJ. J. Fisher1899
16Ain't That a ShameSilas Leachman1901
17
18
19O Didn't He RambleDan W. Quinn1904
20When the Bees Are in the HiveHarry Macdonough & John Bieling with Haydn Quartet1905
21The Preacher and the BearArthur Collins1905
22Monkey on a StringCal Stewart1907
23Old Folks at HomeCorinne Morgan1905
24
25Home, Sweet HomeEdison Mixed Quartet1907
26When You and I Were Young, MaggieWill Oakland1908
27Carry Me Back to Old VirginiaColumbia Quartette1907

28De Little Old Log Cabin in de LaneCarroll Clark and Vess Ossman1909
29
30The Old-Time ReligionHaydn Quartet1906
31What a TimePolk Miller & His Old South Quartet1909
See the selections featured on CD 2, The Barn and the Ballroom
 TrackTitleArtistYear

1Electric Light QuadrilleIssler's Orchestra1894-95
2
3The Husking BeeColumbia Orchestra1898
4Patrol ComiqueGeorge Schweinfest1898
5Smoky MokesVess L. Ossman1899
6Ragtime MedleySamuel Siegel1900
7Unknown MelodyTom Nottingham's Ranchers1900
8Barn Dance from FlorodoraPeerless Orchestra1901
9Virginia SkeddadleColumbia Orchestra1903
10
11Irish Washerwoman MedleyUnknown Harmonica Player1901
12Paddy on the TurnpikeJames C. McAuliffe1903
13
14Medley of Old Time ReelsCharles D'Almaine1905

15Medley of ReelsJohn J. Kimmel1906
16
17ManzanilloValentine Abt and Roy Butin1908
18Sterling Castle and Harvest HomeWilliam Craig1909
19Original Jigs and ReelsGeorge Stehl1910
20I'm Alabama BoundPrince's Orchestra1910
21Dixie MedleyFred Van Eps1911
22
23Mrs. McLeod's ReelDon Richardson1916
24
25My Honolulu Hula GirlLouise, Ferera & Greenus Trio1918
26Laughing RagSam Moore & Horace Davis1921
27
28Right or WrongGene Rodemich's Orchestra1921
29
See the selections featured on CD 3, The Farm and the Factory
 TrackTitleArtistYear
1Uncle Josh’s Invitation to the City FolksCal Stewart1899
2When Reuben Comes To TownDan W. Quinn1900
3
4Arkansaw TravelerLen Spencer1908
5
6MariarClarice Vance1908
7You Ain't Talking to MeEd Morton1909
8
9Don't Go Down in the Mine, DadStanley Kirkby1910
10Casey JonesBilly Murray1910

11Two Rubes Swapping HorsesSteve Porter & Edward Meeker1910
12
13They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'Byron G. Harlan1912
14
15Ragtime Cowboy JoeBob Roberts1912
16Frankie and JohnnyGene Greene1912
17
18Are You from Dixie? ('Cause I'm from Dixie Too)Irving Kaufman & Billy Murray1915
19
20Long BoyByron G. Harlan with Peerless Quartet1917
21
22Lovesick BluesIrving Kaufman1922
23Chattanooga BluesIda Cox1923
24
25Don’t You Quit Me DaddySara Martin’s Jug Band1924
26Mail Man BluesLee Morse1924
See the selections featured on CD 4, The Sing and the Schoolhouse
 TrackTitleArtistYear
1Just Tell My MotherAdjt. Edward Taylor1897
2
3CillerthalGraus Mountain Choir1897
4William J. Bryan's Cross Of Gold SpeechLen Spencer1896-97
5Annie LaurieGeorge J. Gaskin1898
6Darling Nellie GrayJ. W. Myers1903
7DixieByron G. Harlan & Frank C. Stanley1904
8LascaEdgar L. Davenport1909
9Una Noche de AlegriaOctaviano Yañez1909
10
11
12The Foggy DewJohn McCormack1913
13The Girl I Left Behind MeColumbia Stellar Quartette1913
14Aloha 'oeToots Paka's Hawaiians1913
15Listen to the Mocking BirdJoe Belmont1914
16O Mary, Don't You Weep, Don't You MournFisk University Jubilee Quartet1915
17Old Dan Tucker Harry C. Browne1916
18The Gallows TreeBentley Ball1919
19Bangum and the BoarBentley Ball1919
20The Train I RideRW Gordon field recording [anon. Californian 1]1920-23
21Jump Jim CrowRW Gordon field recording [anon. Californian 2]1920-23
22
23
24Old Granny HareWilliam Ernest Bird1925
25
26Antioch L. M.Original Sacred Harp Choir1922
27Whoopee Ti Yi YoShannon Quartet1923
28

29Barbara AllenRoyal Dadmun1922
30
31
See the selections featured on CD 5, From Shire to Shellac (Tunes)
 TrackTitleArtistYear
1Medley of Irish JigsMichael Coleman1921
2The Union ReelPatrolman Frank Quinn1922
3Turkey in the StrawHenry Gilliland and Eck Robertson1922
4
5
6The Opera ReelJasper Bisbee1923
7Durang HornpipeJohn Baltzell1923
8Rain Crow Bill BluesHenry Whitter1923
9Bonaparte's RetreatA. A. Gray1924
10Old Catville QuadrilleCol. John A. Pattee1924
11
12
13Chicken ReelE. F. "Poss" Acree1924
14Fly Around My Pretty Little MissSamantha Bumgarner1924
15Cumberland GapUncle "Am" Stuart1924

16Soldier's JoySid Harkreader and Uncle Dave Macon1924
17The Rocky Road to DublinAllen Sisson1925
18Royal ClogErnest Helton1925

19The Cackling HenJ. D. Harris1925
20
21Callahan's ReelFiddlin' Powers and Family1924
22
23Sally AnnHill Billies1925
24
25
See the selections featured on CD 6, From Holler to Horn (Songs)
 TrackTitleArtistYear
1Couldn't Hear Nobody PrayVaughan Quartet1921
2The Little Old Log Cabin in the LaneFiddlin' John Carson1923
3
4It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'Wendell Hall1923
5The Wreck on the Southern Old 97Henry Whitter1923
6
7Rock All Our Babies to SleepRiley Puckett1924
8
9
10Life's Railway to HeavenGeorge Reneau1924
11
12Keep My Skillet Good and GreasyUncle Dave Macon1924
13Old Joe ClarkFiddlin' Powers and Family1924
14Weeping Willow TreeErnest Thompson1924
15The Prisoner's SongVernon Dalhart1924
16
17
18Boll Weevil BluesGid Tanner1925
19AnytimeEmmett Miller1924
20Little Mary PhaganRosa Lee Carson1925
21Butcher's BoyKelly Harrell1925
22
23Worried BluesFrank Hutchison1926
24May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight MisterErnest Stoneman1926
25The Sinking of the TitanicErnest Stoneman1926
See all selections on Before the Big Bang: Country Music Origins in the Acoustic Era, 1890-1926
 #CD & TrackTitleArtistYear
101 - 01Old Uncle NedAnonymous1890
201 - 02
301 - 03Turkey in the StrawBilly Golden1893
401 - 04
501 - 05
601 - 06Hear dem BellsBrilliant Quartet1896
701 - 07Nearer, My God, to TheeStandard Quartette1897
801 - 08Sleep, Baby SleepGeorge P. Watson1898
901 - 09
1001 - 10Old Black JoeArthur Collins & George S. Williams1900
1101 - 11
1201 - 12Who Broke the LockCousins and DeMoss1898
1301 - 13The Letter Edged in BlackHattie Nevada1897

1401 - 14In the Baggage Coach AheadJere Mahoney1898
1501 - 15The Girl I Loved in Sunny TennesseeJ. J. Fisher1899
1601 - 16Ain't That a ShameSilas Leachman1901
1701 - 17
1801 - 18
1901 - 19O Didn't He RambleDan W. Quinn1904
2001 - 20When the Bees Are in the HiveHarry Macdonough & John Bieling with Haydn Quartet1905
2101 - 21The Preacher and the BearArthur Collins1905
2201 - 22Monkey on a StringCal Stewart1907
2301 - 23Old Folks at HomeCorinne Morgan1905
2401 - 24
2501 - 25Home, Sweet HomeEdison Mixed Quartet1907
2601 - 26When You and I Were Young, MaggieWill Oakland1908
2701 - 27Carry Me Back to Old VirginiaColumbia Quartette1907

2801 - 28De Little Old Log Cabin in de LaneCarroll Clark and Vess Ossman1909
2901 - 29
3001 - 30The Old-Time ReligionHaydn Quartet1906
3101 - 31What a TimePolk Miller & His Old South Quartet1909

3202 - 01Electric Light QuadrilleIssler's Orchestra1894-95
3302 - 02
3402 - 03The Husking BeeColumbia Orchestra1898
3502 - 04Patrol ComiqueGeorge Schweinfest1898
3602 - 05Smoky MokesVess L. Ossman1899
3702 - 06Ragtime MedleySamuel Siegel1900
3802 - 07Unknown MelodyTom Nottingham's Ranchers1900
3902 - 08Barn Dance from FlorodoraPeerless Orchestra1901
4002 - 09Virginia SkeddadleColumbia Orchestra1903
4102 - 10
4202 - 11Irish Washerwoman MedleyUnknown Harmonica Player1901
4302 - 12Paddy on the TurnpikeJames C. McAuliffe1903
4402 - 13
4502 - 14Medley of Old Time ReelsCharles D'Almaine1905

4602 - 15Medley of ReelsJohn J. Kimmel1906
4702 - 16
4802 - 17ManzanilloValentine Abt and Roy Butin1908
4902 - 18Sterling Castle and Harvest HomeWilliam Craig1909
5002 - 19Original Jigs and ReelsGeorge Stehl1910
5102 - 20I'm Alabama BoundPrince's Orchestra1910
5202 - 21Dixie MedleyFred Van Eps1911
5302 - 22
5402 - 23Mrs. McLeod's ReelDon Richardson1916
5502 - 24
5602 - 25My Honolulu Hula GirlLouise, Ferera & Greenus Trio1918
5702 - 26Laughing RagSam Moore & Horace Davis1921
5802 - 27
5902 - 28Right or WrongGene Rodemich's Orchestra1921
6002 - 29
6103 - 01Uncle Josh’s Invitation to the City FolksCal Stewart1899
6203 - 02When Reuben Comes To TownDan W. Quinn1900
6303 - 03
6403 - 04Arkansaw TravelerLen Spencer1908
6503 - 05
6603 - 06MariarClarice Vance1908
6703 - 07You Ain't Talking to MeEd Morton1909
6803 - 08
6903 - 09Don't Go Down in the Mine, DadStanley Kirkby1910
7003 - 10Casey JonesBilly Murray1910

7103 - 11Two Rubes Swapping HorsesSteve Porter & Edward Meeker1910
7203 - 12
7303 - 13They Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dawg Aroun'Byron G. Harlan1912
7403 - 14
7503 - 15Ragtime Cowboy JoeBob Roberts1912
7603 - 16Frankie and JohnnyGene Greene1912
7703 - 17
7803 - 18Are You from Dixie? ('Cause I'm from Dixie Too)Irving Kaufman & Billy Murray1915
7903 - 19
8003 - 20Long BoyByron G. Harlan with Peerless Quartet1917
8103 - 21
8203 - 22Lovesick BluesIrving Kaufman1922
8303 - 23Chattanooga BluesIda Cox1923
8403 - 24
8503 - 25Don’t You Quit Me DaddySara Martin’s Jug Band1924
8603 - 26Mail Man BluesLee Morse1924
8704 - 01Just Tell My MotherAdjt. Edward Taylor1897
8804 - 02
8904 - 03CillerthalGraus Mountain Choir1897
9004 - 04William J. Bryan's Cross Of Gold SpeechLen Spencer1896-97
9104 - 05Annie LaurieGeorge J. Gaskin1898
9204 - 06Darling Nellie GrayJ. W. Myers1903
9304 - 07DixieByron G. Harlan & Frank C. Stanley1904
9404 - 08LascaEdgar L. Davenport1909
9504 - 09Una Noche de AlegriaOctaviano Yañez1909
9604 - 10
9704 - 11
9804 - 12The Foggy DewJohn McCormack1913
9904 - 13The Girl I Left Behind MeColumbia Stellar Quartette1913
10004 - 14Aloha 'oeToots Paka's Hawaiians1913
10104 - 15Listen to the Mocking BirdJoe Belmont1914
10204 - 16O Mary, Don't You Weep, Don't You MournFisk University Jubilee Quartet1915
10304 - 17Old Dan Tucker Harry C. Browne1916
10404 - 18The Gallows TreeBentley Ball1919
10504 - 19Bangum and the BoarBentley Ball1919
10604 - 20The Train I RideRW Gordon field recording [anon. Californian 1]1920-23
10704 - 21Jump Jim CrowRW Gordon field recording [anon. Californian 2]1920-23
10804 - 22
10904 - 23
11004 - 24Old Granny HareWilliam Ernest Bird1925
11104 - 25
11204 - 26Antioch L. M.Original Sacred Harp Choir1922
11304 - 27Whoopee Ti Yi YoShannon Quartet1923
11404 - 28

11504 - 29Barbara AllenRoyal Dadmun1922
11604 - 30
11704 - 31
11805 - 01Medley of Irish JigsMichael Coleman1921
11905 - 02The Union ReelPatrolman Frank Quinn1922
12005 - 03Turkey in the StrawHenry Gilliland and Eck Robertson1922
12105 - 04
12205 - 05
12305 - 06The Opera ReelJasper Bisbee1923
12405 - 07Durang HornpipeJohn Baltzell1923
12505 - 08Rain Crow Bill BluesHenry Whitter1923
12605 - 09Bonaparte's RetreatA. A. Gray1924
12705 - 10Old Catville QuadrilleCol. John A. Pattee1924
12805 - 11
12905 - 12
13005 - 13Chicken ReelE. F. "Poss" Acree1924
13105 - 14Fly Around My Pretty Little MissSamantha Bumgarner1924
13205 - 15Cumberland GapUncle "Am" Stuart1924

13305 - 16Soldier's JoySid Harkreader and Uncle Dave Macon1924
13405 - 17The Rocky Road to DublinAllen Sisson1925
13505 - 18Royal ClogErnest Helton1925

13605 - 19The Cackling HenJ. D. Harris1925
13705 - 20
13805 - 21Callahan's ReelFiddlin' Powers and Family1924
13905 - 22
14005 - 23Sally AnnHill Billies1925
14105 - 24
14205 - 25
14306 - 01Couldn't Hear Nobody PrayVaughan Quartet1921
14406 - 02The Little Old Log Cabin in the LaneFiddlin' John Carson1923
14506 - 03
14606 - 04It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'Wendell Hall1923
14706 - 05The Wreck on the Southern Old 97Henry Whitter1923
14806 - 06
14906 - 07Rock All Our Babies to SleepRiley Puckett1924
15006 - 08
15106 - 09
15206 - 10Life's Railway to HeavenGeorge Reneau1924
15306 - 11
15406 - 12Keep My Skillet Good and GreasyUncle Dave Macon1924
15506 - 13Old Joe ClarkFiddlin' Powers and Family1924
15606 - 14Weeping Willow TreeErnest Thompson1924
15706 - 15The Prisoner's SongVernon Dalhart1924
15806 - 16
15906 - 17
16006 - 18Boll Weevil BluesGid Tanner1925
16106 - 19AnytimeEmmett Miller1924
16206 - 20Little Mary PhaganRosa Lee Carson1925
16306 - 21Butcher's BoyKelly Harrell1925
16406 - 22
16506 - 23Worried BluesFrank Hutchison1926
16606 - 24May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight MisterErnest Stoneman1926
16706 - 25The Sinking of the TitanicErnest Stoneman1926