Beside the Cylinder Preservation Project about which I have recently written in my blog I have found some other historical recordings. A radio staion in New York has a weekly feature with historical recordings played from Edison-cylinders and other old recordings on the original devices.
I have found the following recordings with mandolin. Those broadcasts are availabe as streaming audio. Some of the tunes are also available in the Cylinder Preservation Project, but there are some additional tunes that can be found here.
You can use the playlists to locate the tunes with mandolin, I have added the time of the beginning of the titles in some cases.
|Cacliz March||Athenian Mandolin Quartet||Victor 18057 Disc 1916|
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/28078 (ca. 22:30)
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/22073 (second title)
|Hungarian Serenade||Alessio’s Mandolin Quartet||Edison BA 2863 4-minute cylinder 1916|
http://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/37230 (11th title, ca. 35:10)
|Allegro Vivo||William Place Mandolin Quartette||Columbia A1656 Disc 1914|
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/35836 (10. Stück, ca. 39:30)
|Demetrius C. Dounis – mandolin||Souvenir||Amberol cylinder 4M-1044||1912|
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/22002 (with a historic picture of Demetrius C. Dounis; 12th title)
|Trio Instrumental Arriaga||Jessey – polca||Blue Amberol cylinder 22028 (.5)||1913|
A comment to this broadcast about the Trio Arriaga:
By the way, i found information about the Trio Arriaga some days ago in the internet :
“The Trio Instrumental Arriaga was a very popular musical ensamble (originally a duet) created by mandolin player Joaquin J. Arriaga, and guitarist Octaviano Yanez, which sucess lead them to record some ballroom pieces in the early 1900’s for the Edison Phonographic Company in blue amberol cylinders, most of the pieces were writen by mexican composer Carlos Curti.
|Samuel Siegal – mandolin, M. Lloyd Wolfe – guitar||An autumn evening||Gold Moulded cylinder 9014||1905|
|Remembrance||Place Mandolin Quartette||Columbia A 1656 Disc 1914|
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/36364 (3rd piece, ca. 8:40)
See also the following discussion in the Mandolin Cafe:
My article about recordings of the Cylinder Preservation Projects:
Playlists and Archives for Thomas Edison’s Attic: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/TE
Antique Phonograph Music Program with MAC: http://wfmu.org/playlists/AP
more articles about historical recordings: http://www.mandoisland.com/?tag=historical-recordings