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Press Eldridge - a Confidential Chat 0:00
New York Military Band - Wild Cherries Rag 0:10
Eddie Morton - Wild Cherries Rag 0:55
Ada Jones & Len Spencer - Si Perkins' Barn Dance 2:25
Billy Murray & Haydn Quartet - Take Me Up With You Dearie 3:47
Miss Jones and Mr. Spencer with Orchestra - Zeb Green's Airship 5:29
American Symphony Orchestra - Black and White Rag 6:21
Murray K. Hill - A Talk on Married Life 7:23
Stella Mayhew - I'm Looking for Something to Eat 8:26
Nat M. Wills - Hortense at Sea 10:31
Nat M. Wills - Parody on There Never Was a Girl Like You 12:11
Fred Duprez & Steve Porter - Blitz and Blatz 14:13
Bohumir Kryl - Du, Du 14:44
Skobelev, Sart - Survora Andizhany 16:20
Choir of Guria Province - Tsamokruli 17:11
Obercantor Sawel Kwartin - Jaale Tachnuneinu 17:55
Vladikavkaz, Ossetian - Kudari Zarond Lechi Zarag 19:57
Tiflis, Georgian - Lezghinka 21:17
William Howard Taft - On War 23:31
United States National Guard Fife & Drum Corps - On Parade 24:02
Orquesta Pablo Valenzuela - Mama Teresa 26:08
Alfredo Gobbi, Flora Rodruez De Gobbi - El Gaucho Mam 28:46
Trio Instrumental Arriaga - Predilecta- Vals 28:56
Eduardo Das Neves - Gargalhadas Isto Bom 31:42
Enrico Molinari - E Naturale 33:05
Florencio Constantino - Recondita Armonia 33:17
Enrico Caruso - Bianca Al Par Di Neve Alpina 34:49
Charles Draper - Concertino 37:14
Paul Lack - Poesies de Table 38:22
Billy Williams - Wild Woodbines 38:58
George Formby Sr - Playing the Game in the West 41:52
Steve Porter & Edward Meeker - Flanagan and Harrigan 43:24
Harry Champion - Boiled Beef and Carrots 43:42
Steve Porter - She's No Friend of Danny's 45:02
Edward Meeker - Clancy's Wooden Wedding 46:07
Charley Chase - Experiences in the Show Business 49:10
Jack Pleasants - I Said Hooray 49:34
P. Molinari - Street Piano Medley 51:39
Polk Miller & Old South Quartet - Watermelon Party 52:45
Len Spencer - Arkansas Traveler 56:21
Fred Van Eps - Yankee Medley 56:54
Cal Stewart and Len Spencer - Uncle Josh at the Dentist's 59:12
Samuel Siegel and Roy H. Butin - Waltz 59:39
Miss Ray Cox - Baseball Girl 1:02:05
Edison Concert Band - In the Hall of the Mountain King 1:02:31
Empire Vaudeville Company - Traveling Salesman 1:03:51
Olly Oakley - Oakleigh Quickstep - Danse D'Oakley 1:04:08
Professor Kaukub - Banjo Instrumental- Bhopali 1:05:27
Ma Kyaw Bala, Ma Sein Myine, and Ma Chin Yone - Untitled Trio Part 1 1:07:25
Asadollah - Reza-Qoli Shahnaz (Shur) 1:08:42
Aung Bala - Maung Sein Mida Part 2 1:09:15
Seyyed Hoseyn Taherzadeh, Habibollah Moshir-Homayun - Bayat Esfahan 1:09:50
Seyyed Hoseyn Taherzadeh, Akbar - Daramad 1:10:55
Pinto, Lufsky and Stehl - Dreamy Moments 1:12:02
Venetian Instrumental Trio - Love and Devotion 1:13:11
Sousa's Band - Summer Girl 1:13:25
Fisk University Jubilee Quartet - Little David, Play on Your Harp , Shout All Over God's Heaven 1:15:37
Maurice Levi Band - Frau Luna Selections 1:18:21
Ada Jones and Len Spencer - a Race for a Wife 1:20:35
Indestructible Concert Band - Oscaleeta 1:21:12
U.S. Marine Band - Maple Leaf Rag 1:22:53
Fred Duprez & Bob Roberts - Blitz and Blatz at the Sea Shore 1:25:29
Billy Murray & Premier Quartet - Little Willie 1:25:58
Albert Benzler - Two Old Songs 1:26:38
Koos Speenhoff - Spotlied Op De Jaloerse Vrouwen 1:27:09
Albert Spalding - Gypsy Airs (Zigeunerweisen) 1:28:23
Harry Lauder - Fu' Th' Noo' (I've Something in the Bottle) 1:30:07

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Columbia Double - Disc Demo Record (Excerpt 1) 0:00 Orchestra Goldberg - Kleftico Vlachiko 0:12 Columbia Double - Disc Demo Record (Excerpt 2) 2:17 Zon-O-Phone Concert Band - The Smiler 2:50 Unknown - Sunderland Home Cylinder 34 5:15 Vess L. Ossman - Smiler Rag 5:23 Murray K. Hill - A Bunch Of Nonsense 7:25 Ada Jones & Billy Murray - Shine On, Harvest Moon 7:42 Ada Jones & Len Spencer - Henry & Hilda At The Schuetzenfest 9:46 Billy Murray & Ada Jones - Cohan's Pet Names 10:16 Len Spencer and Billy Murray - The liars 12:53 James Lent - The Ragtime Drummer 13:04 Thomas A. Edison - Electricity and progress 14:33 A. T. Berlyavsky - A Quiet Corner 14:51 Emile Berliner - An Address At Atlantic City 15:46 Indestructible Concert Band - Torch Dance 16:10 William Jennings Bryan - An Ideal Republic 17:32 Edison Concert Band - Pure As Snow 18:16 Taft & Bryan - Foreign Policy Debate 19:44 4 Flutes And Vocal - Music For The Lela Celebration 21:52 Taft & Bryan - Economic Debate 22:14 London Palace Orchestra - The Silken Ladder - Overture 24:43 Taft & Bryan - Labour Debate 25:38 Venetian Instrumental Trio - Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still 26:33 Joseph Taylor - Sprig O' Thyme 27:32 Harry Lauder - Hey, Donal! 28:18 Harry Lauder - The Wedding O' Sandy Macnab 29:31 Murray K. Hill - Grandma's Mustard Plaster 31:39 Marie Lloyd - Little Of What You Fancy Does You Good 32:19 Winifred Hare and Percy Clifton - The Plumber 33:43 George Formby Sr - John Willie Come On 35:23 Wilkie Bard - Sea Shells 36:23 Vesta Tilley - Following A Fellow With A Face Like Me 36:47 Steve Porter - He And She In Vaudeville 37:50 New York Military Band - I'm Afraid To Come Home In The Dark 38:28 Billy Murray - I'm Afraid To Come Home In The Dark 39:37 Billy Murray & Byron G Harlan & Steve Porter - Village Constable 40:51 Edward Meeker - Take Me Out To The Ball Game 41:24 Hadyn Quartet - Take Me Out to the Ball Game 42:20 Len Spencer & Gilbert Girard - Sheriff's Sale Of A Stranded Circus 42:49 Arthur Collins - Rag Babe 43:18 Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh Keeps House 44:22 Indestructible Military Band - Eppler's whiskers 44:53 Elk's Minstrel Co. - Elks minstrels 45:39 Len Spencer and Mozarto - Krausmeyer's birthday party 46:08 Edison Symphony Orchestra - Suwannee River with orchestra variations 47:04 American Symphony Orchestra - By The Suwanee River 48:52 Ada Jones & Len Spencer - Jimmie And Maggie At The Merry Widow 49:41 Arthur Pryor's Band - Georgia Sunset 49:56 Cocadorus - Postpapier 52:25 Bérard - Le retour au pays 52:37 Fréjol - Le Marin Marseillais 53:42 Grupo K. Larangeira - Só para moer 54:22 Grupo Bahianinho - Destemido 56:09 Samuel Siegel and William Smith - Castilian echoes 57:16 Banda de Policía - La Tirolesa 59:25 William Moriarity - Ain't Dat a Shame Medley 1:00:34 Dmitry Bogemsky, acc. orchestra - Wedding in the Galley Harbor 1:01:28 Ignacy Podgorski & Jego Nadzwyczajna Orkiestra - Wesola Mania (Happy Mary-Polka) 1:01:46 Ignacy Podgorski & Jego Nadzwyczajna Orkiestra - Skowrenek-Oberek (Lark Oberek) 1:03:26 V.S.Varshavsky's 'Harmony' Orchestra - Jewish Revival, March 1:04:46 Varya Panina - I Long For Gaiety 1:05:13 Moscow Chudkovsky Choir - He That Dwelleth in the Secret Place 1:05:57 Aurelia Volskaya & Zinaida Ratmirova - Cradle Song 1:06:40 Emilio De Gogorza - O Sole Mio 1:07:58 Enrico Caruso - Lolita (Buzzi-Peccia) 1:09:42 Komitas Vardapet - Gutan Yerg 1:11:16 Brahma Sri T. Appadurai Aiyengar - Jalatharangam Instrumental 1:12:16 Gopal Chunder Singh Roy - Burdwan Dist. Beggar's Song 1:13:22 Nagaraja Rao - Rag Hamsadhwani 1:13:40 Miss Mankoo - Maro Joban Bito Jaya 1:14:22 Danakoti And Sister - Nadanamakriya-Eka 1:15:08 Booker T. Washington - Atlanta Exposition Speech 1:15:48 William Craig - Lady Binnie and shores of Lake Erie 1:16:16 Unknown - Sunderland Home Cylinder 16 1:18:10 Charles D'almaine - Violin Solo, Jigs and Reels 1:18:16 Buglers of the New York Military Band - U.S. Army bugle calls 1:18:43 Edison Military Band - Whistle 1:19:08 Billy Murray & Steve Porter - Laughing Spectator 1:20:16 John J. Kimmel - American Polka 1:21:00 Murray K. Hill - Stranded Minstrel Man 1:21:46 Chris Chapman - Dill Pickles Rag 1:23:09 Vess L. Ossman - Fun In A Barber Shop 1:24:25 Steve Porter with Edward Meeker - Sidewalk Conversation 1:25:40 Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan - My Gal Irene Indestructable 1:26:36 Billy Whitlock - Billy Whitlock's Christmas Waits 1:28:50 Indestructible Military Band - In Darkest Africa 1:29:03
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Enrico Caruso - Vesti La Giubba (I Pagliacci) 00:00
Unknown - Sunderland Home Cylinder 33 02:17
Vess L. Ossman - Maple Leaf Rag 02:23
Orquesta De Enrique Peña - Los Guajiros De La Yaya 05:01
Octavio Yáñez - Anita 06:27
Ángel Villoldo - El Negro Alegre 08:34
Orquesta De Pablo Valenzuela - Happy Hobbs 10:11
Steve Porter - Flanagan's Troubles In A Restaurant 12:14
Edison Vaudeville Company - An Amateur Minstrel Rehearsal 14:25
Billy Murray - I'd Rather Two-Step Than Waltz, Bill 14:52
Peerless Trio - Three Rubes Seeing New York 15:56
Ada Jones And Len Spencer - Burying The Hatchet 17:52
Eddie Morton - That's Gratitude 18:33
Peerless Quartet - The New Parson At The Darktown Church 21:03
Ada Jones And Billy Murray - Smile, Smile, Smile 21:34
Albert Whelan - The Miser 23:51
Arthur Pryor's Band - The King Of Rags 24:14
Yolande Noble And Percy Clifton - Buying The Christmas Dinner 25:54
Zonophone Concert Band - The Smiler 26:22
Carl Lüdicke - Der Musikalische Clown 28:18
Edison-Orchester (Berlin) - Alarmierung Der Berliner Feuerwehr 29:57
Gustav Schönwald And Fraulein Vincent - Am Telephon 30:17
Steidl-Quartett - Katzenliebe 30:48
Gustav Schönwald - Nachtliches Abenteuer Eines Studenten 31:53
August Molinari - Street Piano Medley 32:41
Gilbert Girard And Len Spencer - The Vagabonds (Roger And I) 34:49
Antonio Scotti - Sortita D'amonasro 35:14
Emma Calve - Habanera from Carmen 36:01
Maria A. Mikhalova Acc. Boris S. Troyanovsky - Why Should I Live And Grieve Alone? 37:30
Dmitry Bogemsky - The Tossing Of The Steamer 39:30
Orchestra 'Harmonia', Conductor Vasily Varshavsky - Sighs 40:06
P. A. Strakhov - The Departure Of A Train 40:56
Chorus Of Terek And Kuban Cossacks Of The Guards Of The Governor Of His Imperial Majesty In Caucasus, Conductor Mikhail Kolotilin - Walking On Water 41:15
Choir Of Makvaneti - Naduri 42:09
Count Leo Tolstoy - Excerpt From 'Guidelines For Everyday Living' 43:46
Choir Of Tbilisi - Metiuri 43:54
Victor Orchestra - A Hunt In The Black Forest 44:43
Mme Rollini - Ne M' Chatouillez Pas 46:59
Bérard - Chargez 48:32
John J. Kimmel - Cakewalk 49:14
Fréjol - C' Que Tu M'as Fait 50:24
Unknown - Sunderland Home Cylinder 18 51:41
Vesta Victoria - It Ain't All Honey And It Ain't All Jam 52:10
Edison Vaudeville Company - At The Village Post Office 53:19
Florrie Forde - I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside 53:42
Ada Jones - I'm In Love With The Slide Trombone 55:30
Edith Helena - Cavalleria Rusticana. Intermezzo; Arr. 57:42
Edison Venetian Trio - Sonoma 59:36
Gramophone Orchestra, Conductor I. P. Arkadev - The Music Box 59:49
Picolines Duet - Two Little Finches 1:00:43
Arthur Pryor's Band - The Lion Chase 1:01:35
Banda De Policía - Álbum Recreativo Variacones De Saxofón Soprano 1:04:55
Antonio Hidalgo - Un Meeting De Raza 1:06:48
Martin Silveira - Nueva York 1:07:15
Arturo De Nava - Décimas Del Sargento 1:08:31
Uncredited Ensemble - Khaek Lopburi 1:09:42
Albert Benzler - The Chapel In The Woods 1:11:11
Alice Shaw & Her Twin Daughters - Spring-Tide Revels 1:12:10
George Islon - Christmas Eve In The Old Homestead 1:12:57
Billy Murray - So What's The Use? 1:13:23
Percy Clifton - Dick Whittington 1:16:27
Edward M. Favor - Theodore 1:16:47
Choir Of The Royal Court Opera With Orchestra And Church Bells, Acc. Harmonium, Bells - Silent Night, Holy Night 1:18:47

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Williams & Walker are a great deal to blame for being the originators and establishing the name “coon” upon our race. They met a white man in San Francisco by the name of McConnell, who put them on the circuit. In order to achieve success and to attract the attention of the public they branded themselves as “the two real coons.” Their names, accompanied with “coon” songs, were soon heralded North, East, South and West…. Williams & Walker and Ernest Hogan were not old enough then to know the harm they had brought on the whole race. They needed the money, what little they received, and the white people needed the laugh [and made the money]. Colored men in general took no offense at the proceedings and laughed as heartily on hearing a “coon” song as the whites. But where the rub came is when the colored was called a “coon” outside of the [theater].

“Coon Songs Must Go,” Editorial in "Freeman", Jan. 2, 1909

Before I got through with 'Nobody', I could have wished that both the author of the words and the assembler of the tune had been strangled or drowned... 'Nobody' was a particularly hard song to replace.

Bert Williams

It's a tough gig to be the bridge to a much-needed change. The old guard will consider you a heretic, the next generation will view you as a link to an embarrassing past. Bert Williams is not only the first black star of the 20th century, he stands alone in the world of 1900s popular music, a figure to define the decade as much as Caruso. These days perhaps that's all the attention he gets - a paragraph in black histories, vaudeville histories, cultural histories of the progressive era, a footnote in histories of ragtime and jazz. But, here's the thing, his music is still with us! This mix features his signature piece, 'Nobody', a brilliant piece of work which showcases his dry wit, laconic delivery and universally-relatable humanity in an era of grotesque, lazy stereotypes. He would go on to make several other recordings of the song, but none would capture its essence quite as well. The mix also features two other Bert Williams songs - Pretty Desdemona, performed with backing from his stage parter George Walker, and He's a Cousin of Mine, written by Chris Smith and performed here by Bob Roberts, but made famous by Williams. We also have the final recording from the last generation's great black singer, George W Johnson.

The other great pioneering black musician of the era was, of course, Scott Joplin, whose music has lasted a great deal better than Williams', even if not in the form it would have been heard in at the time. Joplin was more well-known as a writer than a performer, so we have no recordings of him playing, but his 'Maple Leaf Rag' was already selling enough copies to guarantee him an income for the rest of his short life. Though it was composed initially for the piano, it was a popular piece with both upworld brass bands and underworld dance bands, the like of which we will later hear mutating into early jazz. Here it's performed in a surprisingly swinging fashion (that is, perhaps 2% swinging) by Sousa's United States Marine Band.

1906 was also an important year for the way music was consumed. For the last decade both cylinders and disc records had been played on devices with large external horns. These worked well enough, but were large and ungainly, the focus of a parlour whether in use or not, and liable to be damaged by minor knocks. Victor, by now a major player on the scene, introduced a new phonograph named the "Victrola" which folded the horn down into the base of a large, luxurious cabinet designed by the Pooley Furniture Company of Philadelphia. Though the victrola was very expensive - more than double the price of other gramophones - it was an immediate success, and would be the standard design for the next couple of decades. In a sense it's a minor change, but it turned the gramophone from a novelty into a standard piece of household equipment, a democratisation which would broaden the audience enough to mean that recorded music was no longer the preserve of dedicated enthusiasts.


Herr Dr. Professor & George Donahue - Bringing In 1906 0:00
Bert Williams - Nobody 0:18
Ada Jones And Len Spencer - Bashful Henry And His Lovin' Lucy 3:00
United States Marine Band - Maple Leaf Rag 3:24
Edison Minstrels - At The Minstrel Show no. 3 5:17
Vess L. Ossman - Medley Little Bit Of Everything 5:57
Prince's Military Band - Destruction Of San Francisco 8:01
General William Booth - Don't Forget 9:36
Edison Concert Band - Chopin's Funeral March 9:54
Orchestra Of The Republican Guard - Dawn With Torches 10:15
Marianna Cherkasskaya, Nina Panina, Acc. Orchestra - Already The Evening Enfolds The Distant Fields 12:00
Alexander Davydov - Hermann's Appearance In The Countess's Bedroom 13:22
Mlle Korsoff - Il Bacio (Arditi) 15:24
Richard Waldemar - Der Fensterputzer- 1. Teil 18:12
Leo Tolstoy - Thoughts From The Book 'for Every Day' 18:50
Selma Kurz, Acc. Orchestra - The Bird In The Forest 19:05
Arthur Pryor's Band - Carmen Selection 20:07
Siegel-Myers School Of Music - Vocal Record F 22:40
Bob Roberts - He's A Cousin Of Mine 23:04
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh At The Roller Skating Rink 25:09
Charles P. Lowe And The Columbia Symphony Orchestra - Medley Of Popular Airs 25:20
Len Spencer & George W Johnson - The Merry Mail Man 26:31
Edison Male Quartet - Stop That Knocking At The Door 27:44
Harry Spencer - Sale Of Pawnbroker's Goods 28:37
Albert Muller (Xylophone) With Orchestra - Katie 28:55
Ada Jones and Len Spencer - Mandy And Her Man 32:08
Ada Jones - Waiting At The Church 32:20
Two Unidentified Men - Black Wax Home Recording Of Two Unidentified Men Singing And Laughing 33:25
Ebrahim, Royal Orchestra - Bidad (Homayun) 33:44
Hopi Indians - Eagle Song 34:54
Ajukutôk’ - Kayak-song 35:36
3 women and 3 men - Traditional song 36:00
Patápio Silva - Primeiro Amor 36:08
Vengopal Chari - Laughing 37:24
Boris S. Troyanovsky - Mazurka No 4 37:35
G.Marenich, A.Leverenko, Ryabtzov - Three Paths Across The Field 38:55
John Taylor - Speed The Plow Reel 39:50
Thomas A. Edison - The Liver Complaint Story 41:08
Bohumir Kryl - Sing, Smile, Slumber 42:02
Polish Band - Down The Petersky 43:43
Dranem - Le Gardien Des Ruines 45:36
Charlus - S'ils Parlaient 46:23
Albert Benzler - Spoontime 47:44
Len Spencer And Alfred Holt - Barnyard Serenade 48:45
Helen Trix - The Bird On Nellies Hat 49:03
Edison Concert Band - Old Heidelberg 50:16
James C. Mcauliffe - The Minstrel Boy 52:20
The Scots Guard Pipers - Sword Dance 53:23
Mah Thane May - Yodaya Bwe Gyi 54:32
Miss Gauhar Jan - Hindustani Female Song 56:08
Professor N. M. Chuckerbutty Of Calcutta - Esraj Instrumental- Bahar Kawali 57:21
Nebe-Quartett - O du fröhliche, o du selige Weihnachtszeit 58:41
Nebe-Quartett - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht 59:34
Columbia Quartette - Steamboat Medley 1:00:29
John J. Kimmel - American Cake Walk 1:00:46
Billy Murray And The Edison Male Quartet - Lazy Moon 1:02:01
Ossman Dudley Trio - St. Louis Tickle 1:03:47
Columbia Band - An Arkansaw Husking Bee 1:05:57
Edward Meeker And Joseph Belmont - Song Of The Nations 1:07:56
Eugene C. Rose - La Traviata- concert Waltz 1:09:45
Figure Five Orchestra - Lanciers From Miss Dolly Dollars 1:11:50
G. H. Chirgwin - A Few Eccentric Gaglets 1:13:40
Herbert Lincoln Clarke And Leo Zimmerman - Cousins 1:14:07
National Military Band - The Girl In The Train 1:14:47
Bert Williams - Pretty Desdamone 1:16:14
Len Spencer - Meister's Musical Masterpiece 1:18:55

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When we imagine the future, we often imagine new technologies, but we rarely take the time to consider how those technologies will change how we live our lives, or how we see the world. When the internet started becoming popular towards the end of the 1990s, who could have ever predicted what it would do to us in the next couple of decades. It turns out that connecting people in more and more effective ways didn't lead to a paradise of self-awareness, empathy and knowledge, but did lead to content bubbles, anonymous trolling, the devaluing of not just journalism but truth itself.

Once created, a technology does not merely slip out of our control; it feeds back round into our souls. And the phonograph is no exception. No sooner had it begun to record than it began to influence, and then to homogenise. As much as the railway led to a unification of time zones and a dampening of regional accents, the phonograph turned an infinitely complex musical world into one where artists operated within genres, were influenced on micro and macro levels by famous recording artists, then reflected back these influences as they developed into the next generation of artists. Soon we will see genres springing up - not just in America, but around the world - with astonishing rapidity.

We are too late to witness the first examples of this in the USA, and the pig-headed refusal to seek talent outside of a small group of professional recording artists doesn't help matters at all. Around the world, on the other hand, academics and musicans with an interest in exploration were beginning to travel around with portable phonographs, recording in hard-to-reach places with incredibly rich musical traditions, before any of the artists involved had a chance to be affected by this turbo-charged system of influence. 1905 saw the appointment of Erich Moritz von Horn-bostel as director of the Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv, the world's first collection of ethnomusicological recordings. Professor Felix von Luschan was one of the first to take a phonograph with him on an expedition - to Sendshirli in present-day Turkey. Other members of the archive travelled to Turkestan, Mexico, Cameroon, Melanesia and many other places, armed only with a phonograph and a box of blank wax cylinders. These recordings then formed the basis of the new fields of comparative musicology and ethnomusicology.

I can tell you very little as to what these researchers thought of the music they collected - how they understood it, whether they thought it somehow inferior to the western musical tradition. All I can say is that they seem to have acted in a more scientific manner than had previously been seen, collecting music as they found it rather than in a contrived way for a pre-concieved record-buying audience. As such, the recordings are nothing short of revelatory, "world music" as we will never be able to hear it again.

This month's mix is then a bit different from previous mixes. We start in the USA and finish there, but in the middle we spend the majority of our time traveling to a huge variety of different places, some of them with music which I hope you find as eye-opening as I do.


Russell Hunting - Casey Listening To The Phonograph 0:00
Arthur Pryor's Band - A Coon Band Contest 0:12
Bernhard Hagen - Walze 10: Zauberformeln Gesungen Von Malim 2:30
Edison Concert Band - Skeleton Dance 2:47
Len Spencer - The Transformation Scene From "Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde" 4:50
Albert Benzler, Henry Nesbit, And The Edison Military Band - Monastery Bells 6:12
Banda De Zapadores De Mexico - La Paloma 7:19
Juan De Dios Peza - Mi Padre 9:27
Higinio Cazón - Recuerdos 9:37
Gabino Ezeiza - Cosmopolísimo 10:59
Trio Instrumental Arriaga - La Dolores - Jota 12:17
Herrera Robinson Y Picazo - La Paloma Azul 14:20
Mario Pinheiro - A Boceta De Rapé 15:30
Los Montegrins De La Foncella Di Montegri - Queen Of The Flowers 18:47
Unknown Performer - I Lamenti De Un Venditore Di Giornali 20:41
Pablo De Sarasate - Caprice Basque Op.24 20:58
Professor A. Lloyd James - Francis Bacon's "On Studies" 23:34
Maria A. Mikhailova, Acc. Maria Hamowetzkaya - Ave Maria 23:52
Padre Agustino - Predica Di Padre Agustino- L'addio 26:17
Nellie Melba - Lucia Di Lammermoor 26:38
Maria A. Mikhailova - Thou Brilliant Bird 28:02
Edgar L. Davenport - Lasca (Excerpt 1) 29:46
Virgilio Ranzati - Intermezzo From Op. 'Rural Honor' 29:58
Vengopal Chari - Different Kind Of Motor Car Noises 31:44
Edison Concert Band - The Auto Race 32:00
Ada Jones And Len Spencer - Fishing 33:53
Harry Lauder - I Love A Lassie 34:30
Arthur Collins - The Preacher And The Bear 36:19
Arthur Collins - The Goose-Bone Man 38:17
Donna & Gladys Of Albina - Souvenir Record From The Lewis & Clark Exposition 38:38
Edward M. Favor - Fol-De-Rol-Lol 38:54
Len Spencer And Parke Hunter - The Professor And The Musical Tramp 40:44
Billy Murray - Give My Regards To Broadway 41:20
Billy Murray And Bob Roberts - I've Got A Little Money And I Saved It All For You 42:42
Bohumir Kryl - King Carnival 43:35
Unknown - Discorso Del Tenente Generale Galliano - A Makalle 45:29
Garde Republicaine Orchestra, Clarinet Solo By Lefebvre - Fantaisie from Rigoletto 45:39
Sofie Roeder - Mazurka 46:38
G-N Marko Ivanov - Ne Plachi Maiko Ne Zhali 47:28
Harmonies Orchestra Of V.S.Varshavsky - Kamarinskaya 48:08
Nikolay Malsky - A Woman Vagabond At The Doctor's 49:11
Professor Barkatullah Khan - Indian Guitar Instrumental- Piloo 49:19
Bangalore Nagaratnam - Nitya-Kalyani (Part III) Ragamalika 51:50
Tiruvasanallur Narayanasami Iyer - Pallavi Sankarabharanam-Adhi Talam 54:19
Pryor's Orchestra - The Whistler And His Dog 54:50
Unknown Performer(s) - Una Prova In Orchestra- Scena Comica 56:11
Arthur Pryor's Band - Razazza Mazzazza 57:14
Herbert L. Clarke And John Hazel - The Friendly Rivals 59:08
John Lawson's Dramatic Company - Scene From Play 'Humanity' 1:00:36
Rogers And Pryor - Misere From Il Trovatore 1:01:10
Ada Jones And Len Spencer - Louis And Lena At Luna Park 1:02:27
Ada Jones - My Carolina Lady 1:02:57
Okofu From Logba - Five Proverbs, Drummed In The Twi Language 1:04:51
Nellie Melba - Good-Bye 1:05:22
Edgar L. Davenport - Lasca (Excerpt 2) 1:06:02


Direct download: 1905.mp3
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Edison Modern Minstrels - Louisiana Minstrels 0:00
Bohumir Kryl - Sweet Sixteen Waltz 0:05
Len Spencer - Lincoln's Speech At Gettysburg 2:08
Vess L. Ossman - The Darkie's Awakening 2:27
Byron G. Harlan And Frank C. Stanley - Two Rubes At The Vaudeville 4:43
W. W. Whitlock - Come Under My New Gamp 4:54
Albert C. Campbell & Bob Roberts - An Interrupted Courtship On The Elevated Railroad 6:57
Albert Sandler Trio - Kashmiri Song (Four Indian Love Lyrics) 7:30
Charlus - La Noce Du Chef D'orchestre 10.53
Grisard - Une Visite Au Jardin Des Plantes 11.35
Paul Fayol - Bonsoir Mam'zelle 12:36
Harry Fragson - L'anglais Triste 14:47
Harry Fragson - Le Flegme 15:14
Jean Péheu - Au Premier De Ces Messieurs 17:06
Léonne Et Willekens - Chez Le Dentiste 18:35
M. Bergeret - Chant D'afrique 19:16
Performers Unknown - Les Deux Pinsons 21:12
Martin Bendix - Eine Feine Familie 23:20
Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier Regiment Nr. 2 - Mill In Schwarzwald 23:46
Anonymous - Two Visitors to the St Louis Worlds Fair 25:11
J.W. Myers - Come Take A Trip In My Airship 25:28
Albert Benzler - Come Take A Trip In My Airship Medley 26:21
Len Spencer - Reuben Haskin's Ride On The Cyclone Auto 27:42
Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan - Woah, Bill! 27:58
Edison Military Band - Good Humor Quadrille 2nd Figure 29:43
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh And The Insurance Agent 31:22
Unknown - Lumbering Luke (Concertina Solo) 32:00
Booker T. Washington - The Atlanta Compromise Speech 32:35
Enrico Caruso - Una Furtiva Lagrima 33:02
Alessandro Moreschi - Ave Maria 36:20
Mary Garden - Chant Vénitien 39:29
Antonina Nezhdanova - La Tenera Parola 40:40
Isabel Jay - Poor Wandering One 41:34
Gypsy Choir Of V.V.Panina - Sasa Grisha 43:25
R.H. Robinson - Jarabe Tapatio 45:24
Orquesta Tipica Lerdo - Consentida 46:30
Haydn Quartet - New Years At Old Trinity 47:28
John Hazel, Frank R. Seltzer And The Edison Military Band - Two Of Us 48:01
Burt Shepard - The Boy And The Cheese 49:31
Billy Murray - I Can't Do That Sum 49:47
Unknown Performer - Backyard Conversation Between Two [Jealous] Irish Washerwomen 50:47
Arthur Pryor's Band - Mignon Overture 50:58
Byron G. Harlan And Frank C. Stanley - An Evening Call In Jayville Center 53:15
Fontbonne, L - Chasse Aux Papillons 53:15
Sir Harry Lauder - Tattie Soup 54:02
Edison Symphony Orchestra - Down Tennessee - Descriptive Barn Dance 55:04
Edison Modern Minstrels - Georgia Minstrels 55:53
Frank S. Mazziotta - Bluette 56:16
Cal Stewart And Ada Jones - Uncle Josh's Courtship 57:18
Unknown Performer - La Chanson Des Nids 57:35
Albert Whelan - Scrooge's Awakening 58:23
Edison Male Quartet - Breeze Of The Night 58:39

Direct download: 1904.mp3
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Bohumir Kryl - Arbucklenian Polka 0:00
Collins & Harlan - Cat And The Fly Paper 2:00
Arthur Collins - Any Rags 2:21
Charles Prince's Band - Any Rags 4:17
Len Spencer - Reuben Haskins' Ride On A Cyclone Auto (1) 5:49
Vesta Victoria - Riding On A Motor Car 7:07
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh On An Automobile 8:50
Edison Military Band - Secret Polka (John Hazel Cornet) 9:26
Harlan & Stanley - Waiting For The Dinner Horn To Blow 11:27
Orchestra 'Harmonia' - Ruthenian Gopak 11:37
Fanny Cochrane Smith - Only recording of extinct full-blood Tasmanian aborigine 13:26
B.S. Troyanovsky - Mazurka 13:32
Romanchenko Duet - Nastya And Vanya 15:02
Natalia Tamara - Troika 16:17
Ivan Ershov - Ho-Ho, Ho Hei, Forging Song With Anvil 17:56
Antonio Vargas - Toreador Song From Carmen 18:20
Enrico Caruso - La Donna E Mobile 19:18
Enrico Caruso - Tosca, E Lucevan Le Stelle 20:24
Nellie Melba - Chant Venitien (Bemberg) 21:43
Pope Leo XIII - Ave Maria 23:12
Gilmore's Band - Introduction To 3rd Act (Wagner - Lohengrin) 23:43
Harlan & Stanley - Two Rubes In An Eating House 24:33
Edison Symphony Orchestra - A Lucky Duck 24:49
Grisard - Les Canards Tyroliens 26:00
Len Spencer - Making The Fiddle Talk 27:28
Vess L. Ossman - Razzle Dazzle 29:07
Dan Leno - Going To The Races 31:08
Dan W. Quinn - The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous 31:58
Aeolian Piano Roll 3113 from The Wizard Of Oz - Poppy Song 33:03
Haydn Quartet - Camp Of The Hoboes 34:00
Lillie Langtry - On The Margate Boat 34:14
William A. Moriarity - Llewellyn March 35:53
Peerless Orchestra - Ma Ragtime Baby 38:02
Sam Mayo - Bread And Marmalade 39:02
Julian Rose - Hebrew Vaudeville Specialty 41:50
Anon - Bondei Xyolophone Piece (Tanganyika) 42:24
Qasim - Lagu Nuri Terbang Malam 43:01
Bahiano - Lundu Do Baiano 43:36
Damrosch Orchestra - Toreador Song 45:11
Russian Chorus Of E.I. Ivanov - The Volga Troika 46:27
The Imperial Court Ensemble - Seigaiha 47:42
George J. Gaskin - The Bassoon 48:58
Bohumir Kryl - National Fantasia 50:54
Leo A. Zimmerman - Leona Polka 52:47
Len Spencer And Parke Hunter - The Banjo Evangelist 53:56
Zonofone Orchestr - 740 54:20
Harlan & Stanley - Scene In A Country Store 55:40
Albert Bode Trumpet & Columbia Band - Seashell Waltz 55:58
British Military Band - Intermezzo (Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana) 57:33
Len Spencer - Reuben Haskins' Ride On A Cyclone Auto (2) 59:40

Direct download: 1903.mp3
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Charles D' Almaine - Down At Finnegan's Jamboree (Excerpt 1) 0:00
Sousa's Band - Trombone Sneeze 0:10
Campbell & Roberts - An Interrupted Courtship On The Elevated Railway 2:13
Arthur Collins & Byron G. Harlan - I'm A-Dreaming Of You 2:35
Collins & Harlan - Two Rubes In A Tavern 4:35
Bohumir Kryl - Carnival Of Venice 5:03
Charles P. Lowe - Carnival Of Venice 6:57
Len Spencer And Gilbert Girard - Daybreak At Calamity Farm 8:44
Edison Military Band - Lizard And The Frog 9:11
International Phonographic Language School - Spanish Lesson #9 11:12
Vess L. Ossman - Darkies Awakening 11:30
Charles D' Almaine - Down At Finnegan's Jamboree (Excerpt 2) 13:42
Billy Murray - Under The Anheuser-Bush 14:58
Len Spencer - 23rd Psalm 16:46
Choir Of A. A. Arkhangelsky - Axion Esti 17:11
Salomea Kruszelnicka - Vissi D'arte (Puccini) 18:50
Alessandro Moreschi - Crucifixus (Rossini) 20:09
Enrico Caruso - Una Furtiva Lagrima (Donizetti - Elisir D' Amore) 22:40
M.A.A.Mikhailova And A.Semenov - Serenada 24:20
Len Spencer - The Lord's Prayer 27:05
Instrumental Trio - Abkhazuri, Kabardinskiy Tanetz 27:23
Abdal Ali - Death Lament 28:32
Peking Opera - Old Valet Carries Master's Letter 29:25
Performer Not Given - Japanese Song 30:17
American Quartet - A Meeting Of The Limekiln Club 30:55
Edison Symphony Orchestra - Down On The Old Plantation 31:23
Invincible Quartet - On Board The Oregon 32:44
Edison Symphony Orchestra - Old Folks At Home (Suwanee River) 33:05
Burt Shepard - Parody On 'Suwanee River' 34:44
Byron G Harlan & Joe Belmont - Merry Farmer Boy 36:09
Joe Belmont - Bird Imitations 37:40
Georg Tramer - Czardas 38:11
Cal Stewart - Fire Department 39:14
Arthur Collins - Under The Bamboo Tree 40:06
Invincible Quartet - Fireman's Duty 42:10
Dinwiddie Colored Quartet - Poor Mourner 42:50
Dinwiddie Colored Quartet - Down On The Old Camp Ground 43:53
Haydn Quartet - Owl And The Pussy Cat 44:44
International Phonographic Language School - Italian Lesson #7 45:38
Little Russian Choir Conducted By A. Romanchenko - Since The Time I Got Married 45:47
Byron G. Harlan And Frank C. Stanley - The First Rehearsal For The Huskin' Bee 46:43
Columbia Band - Arkansaw Husking Bee 47:00
George P Watson - Alpine Specialty 48:33
William Tuson - Nellie Gray 49:42
Victor Minstrel Company - On The Levee 51:12
J. Frank Hopkins. - Medley Of Reels 51:24
Invincible Quartet - Night Trip To Buffalo 53:31
Banda Da Casa Edison - Hino Nacional 53:48
Columbia Band - Reminiscences Of Scotland 54:11
Len Spencer - Arkansas Traveler 54.53
Will F Denny - Parody On ' Widow's Plea For Her Son' 55:08
Len Spencer - Arkansas Traveler 57:13
Prof D Wormser - Heimweh 57:22
Bohumir Kryl - Russian Fantasia 58:19

Direct download: 1902.mp3
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Arthur Pryor with Sousa's Band - The Patriot 0:00
Bert Williams - All Going Out And Nothin Coming In 3:04
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh's Huskin' Bee Dance 5:46
Kendle's First Regiment Band - Cotton Blossoms 6:11
Dan Leno - Huntsman 8:55
Orkestr Garmoniy - Vo Sadu Li v Ogorode 9:18
Chanté Par Polin - La Dernière Carotte 10:48
Sousa's Band - Pasquinale 11:27
Len Spencer - Scene At A Dog Fight 13:23
Gilmore's Band - Poet And Peasant Overture 14:34
Steve Porter - Backyard Conversation Between Two Irish Washerwomen 16:43
Burt Shepard - When The Gentle Breezes Blow 16:55
Silas Leachman - Truscalina Brown 18:44
Chimes - Nearer My God To Thee 21:46
Columbia Band - El Miserere (Il Trovatore) 22:50
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh At The Opera 25:45
Leonid Sobinov - La Donna è Mobile 26:10
Irene Abendroth - 5 Romanzen Und Lieder, Op. 84- No. 4. Vergebliches Standchen 28:04
Maria A. Mikhailova - Charmant Oiseau 29:53
Feodor Stepanov & Mikhail Volf-Izrael - Nocturne, Op 56 No 4 32:47
John C Martin - Arbucklenian Polka 35:42
Len Spencer & Gilbert Girard - The Imperial Minstrels 36:52
Metropolitan Orchestra - Impecunious Davis 37:03
Edison Concert Band - Commercial Traveller's March 39:10
Hager's Band - Oriole Polka 40:31
Len Spencer - Con Clancy's Christening 42:37
S.H. Dudley - The Whistling Girl 42:48
Polin - La Boiteuse Du Régiment 44:58
Peter Nevsly - Polka / Kamarinskaya 47:56
Gryunert, S.I.Bol'm - Fantaziya 50:37
Kin'nosuke - Tokiwazu ; Modoribashi 51:27
Peerless Orchestra - Birds And The Brook 53:02
Williams & Walker - I Don't Like That Face You Wear 54:09
Edison Quartet - Sleigh Ride Party - Jingle Bells 56:58

Direct download: 1901.mp3
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Emperor Franz Joseph - Oldest Magnetic Recording On Poulsen 0:00
Edison Concert Band - Champaign Gallop 0:09
Film Soundtrack - Cyrano de Bergerac 2:11
Edison Grand Concert Band - Mr. Thomas Cat 2:36
Arthur W Haddon - Brown Wax Home Recording Of Talking 4:41
Vess L Ossman - A Coon Band Contest 5:03
Sousa's Band - A Coon Band Contest 7:18
American Quartet - A Night Trip To Buffalo (Excerpt 1) 9:05
Arthur Collins - The Mick Who Threw The Brick 9:26
American Quartet - A Night Trip To Buffalo (Excerpt 2) 10:31
Charles P. Lowe - Brilliant Gallop 11.08
Len Spencer & George Schweinfest - The Arkansaw Traveler (Excerpt 1) 13:15
Will F. Denny - Doing His Duty-Ooty 13:27
Len Spencer & George Schweinfest - The Arkansaw Traveler (Excerpt 2) 15:41
George Schweinfest - Robin Adair 15:54
Len Spencer & George Schweinfest - The Arkansaw Traveler (Excerpt 3) 17:12
Charles D' Almaine - Polish National Dance 17:28
Aumonier - Le Cor 19:36
Paul Daraux - Les Myrtes Sont Fletries 22:01
Choir with Alessandro Moreschi - Tui Sunt Coeli 23:26
William Jennings Bryan - Imperialism Speech (Excerpt) 25:48
Peter Dawson - The Miner's Dream Of Home 26:10
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh In A Chinese Laundry 29:54
Oppakekepei - Kawakami Noburo Isao 31:04
Siam Theater Ensemble (Berlin) - Kham Hom 32:30
Harry Spencer - The Absent-Minded Beggar (Kipling) 34:22
Edison Male Quartet - Vesper Service 35:30
William F. Hooley - A Record For The Children 36:38
Arthur Collins - Mandy Lee 37:18
Frank Kennedy - Schultz At The Paris Exposition 40:51
Peerless Orchestra - Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty 41:26
Wilson Gabo, Cora Gabo And Unidentified Accompanists - Brown Wax Home Recording Of Harmonica Solo Talking 43:40
Vess L Ossman - The Old Folks At Home 45:04
Performer Not Given - Brown Wax Home Recording 47:27

Direct download: 1900.mp3
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Len Spencer - Promotional Message On The Edison Phonograph (Extract 1) 0:00
Arthur Collins - Hello, Ma Baby 0:58
Len Spencer - Promotional Message On The Edison Phonograph (Extract 2) 3:26
Vess L. Ossman - Little Bit Of Everything 4:33
S. H. Dudley & Arthur Collins - Three Minutes With The Minstrels (Extract) 7:00
Edison Concert Band - Second Connecticut March 7:24
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh And The Lightning Rod Agent 8:53
Jean Moeremans And Jacques L. Van Poucke - Polka Variata 10:20
B. Russell Throckmorton - The White Man's Burden (Kipling) (Extract 1) 11.51
Anton Arensky - Arensky- An Der Quelle In A, Op. 46, No. 1 12.16
B. Russell Throckmorton - The White Man's Burden (Kipling) (Extract 2) 13:00
Columbia Orchestra - The Lime-Kiln Club 13:46
Edison Minstrels - Minstrel Potpourri (Extract 1) 16:27
Edison Quartette - Sunshine Will Come Again 16:39
Edison Minstrels - Minstrel Potpourri (Extract 2) 18:56
Will F. Denny - You Can't Think Of Everything 19:11
Billy Golden - Rabbit Hash (Extract) 20:08
A. L. Sweet - Arbucklenian Polka 20:16
Imperial Minstrels – Upon The Golden Shore (Extract) 21:39
Columbia Drum, Fife and Bugle Corps - the Girl I Left Behind Me 21:54
Peerless Orchestra - Admiral Dewey's Arrival In New York 22:47
Orchestra - The Mosquito Parade 23:49
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh At A Baseball Game 25:43
James C. Mcauliffe - Mrs. Mccloud's Reel 26:14
Peerless Orchestra - Ma Ragtime Baby 27:39
Len Spencer - Auction Sale-Household Goods (Extract 1) 29:44
Unidentified Barrel Organist - Street Piano Number Two 30:29
Len Spencer - Auction Sale-Household Goods (Extract 2) 31:55
Dan W Quinn - Glorious Beer 32:32
Len Spencer - Auction Sale-Household Goods (Extract 3) 33:34
W. C. Townsend - The Pixies 33:54
++William Jefferson (Len Spencer) - Cinderella (Extract 1) 35:43
Albert Benzler - Tell Me With Your Eyes Medley 36:25
++William Jefferson (Len Spencer) - Cinderella (Extract 2) 37:23
Jacques L. Van Poucke - Fantaisie Variée 38:02
++William Jefferson (Len Spencer) - Cinderella (Extract 3) 39:18
Joseph P. Cullen And William G. Collins - Twin Star March 40:11
+Sig. Adamini - Los Ojos Negros 41:26
Vess L. Ossman - Whistling Rufus 44:24
Peerless Orchestra. - Whistling Rufus 46:58
Roger Harding & Steve Porter - The Imperial Minstrels (Extract 1) 49:24
Joseph P. Cullen And William G. Collins - Twin Star March 49:38
May Kelso - Because 50:52
Roger Harding & Steve Porter - The Imperial Minstrels (Extract 2) 52:36
Jean Moeremans - The Little Speranza 52:53
George P. Watson - Snyder, Does Your Mother Know You're Out? 54:27
Orchestre Boldi - L'amour Et La Vie À Vienne 56:48
Unidentified Chimes - Home, Sweet Home 59:35

Direct download: 1899.mp3
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A. L. Sweet - Bugle Call
Vess L. Ossman - Bunch of Rags
Garrett A. Hobart - Words Of Welcome
Arthur Collins - Zizzy Ze Zum Zum
Harry Spencer - Side Show Shouter
Edison Brass Quartet - At A Georgia Camp Meeting
Dan W Quinn - At A Georgia Camp Meeting
Gilmore's Band - At A Georgia Camp Meeting
William Jennings Bryan - Crown Of Thorns And Cross Of Gold
George Rosey's Orchestra Of New York City - Cotillion March
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh On A Street Car
Sousa's Band - Love Thoughts Waltz (Trombone - Arthur Pryor)
Buffalo Bill - Sentiment On The Cuban Question
Columbia Orchestra - Charge Of Roosevelt's Rough Riders
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh Comments On The Spanish Question
Edison Concert Band - Medley Of War Songs
Chief trumpeter Cassi of Roosevelt's Rough Riders - Bugle Calls
Otto Mesloh - Tyrolienne
Russell Hunting - Casey As Umpire At A Ball Game
Columbia Orchestra - The Darkey's Dream
Ruby Brooks - The Darkies Dream (Banjo Solo)
T. De Witt Talmage - Sermon On The Mount
Frank C. Stanley - A Hundred Fathoms Deep
W. F. Hooley - Ingersoll At The Tomb Of Napoleon
F. Jardella - Spaghetti Polka
Dr. B. Sunderland - Lord's Prayer
Jennie Hoyle - Musin Mazurka
Unknown Performer, Possibly Russell Hunting - The Whores' Union
Joseph Pizzarello - Nocturne
Sandra Droucker - Etude In F-Sharp
Edison Symphony Orchestra - Donau Weibschen Waltz
W. F. Hooley - Talmage On 'Infidelity'
Sousa's Grand Concert Band - The Jolly Coppersmith
Frank S. Maziotta - Old Folks At Home
August P.Stengler - Old Folks At Home
John Terrell - Casey's Address To The G.A.R.
Otto Mesloh - Tyrolienne
Cousins & Demoss - Who Broke The Lock
Vess L. Ossman - Pretty Little Queen
The Greater New York Quartette - The Sleigh Ride Party

Direct download: 1898.mp3
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Direct download: 1897.mp3
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Imperial Minstrels - The Old Log Cabin
George W. Johnson - The Laughing Song
William McKinlley - Speech to Republican Convention
Vess L. Ossman - The Stars and Stripes Forever
George Graham - Talk on Money
Columbia Orchestra - Virginia Skedaddle
W.O. Beckenbaugh - Sale of Toys, Dolls and So Forth on Christmas Eve Night
Steve Clemens - Darkys Patrol
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh's Trip to Coney Island (Excerpt 1)
Brand's Concert Band - Chimes of Normandy
Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh's Trip to Coney Island (Excerpt 2)
Empire State Concert Band - Belle of New York March
Bill Nye - On Tripe
William Paris Chambers - The Seraph
Josef Hofmann - Wagner-Brassin- Magic Fire Music From Die Walküre
John Terrell - a Few Words in Regard to Drinking
Gilmore's Band - Grand March From Tannhauser
Russell Hunting - Casey at the Telephone (Excerpt 1)
Dan W. Quinn - Still His Whiskers Grew
Russell Hunting - Casey at the Telephone (Excerpt 2)
Edison Concert Band - Ouverture to 'Der Tambour Der Garde'
Russell Hunting - I Wonder Why
United States Marine Band - the Directorate March
Len Spencer - Sale of Pawnbroker's Goods ('by Harry Spencer')
Peerless Orchestra - Yankee Doodle Dandy Lancers
Sousa's Band - The Darkie's Temptation
George Graham - Street Fakir
Dorothy Hoyle - La Cinquantaine
Len Spencer - My Gal is a High Born Lady

Direct download: 1896.mp3
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Unique Quartet - Mamma's Black Baby Boy
Louis Vasnier - Adam And Eve And De Winter Apple (Excerpt)
23rd Regiment Band Of New York - A.O.O.S. March
John York Atlee - Anvil Chorus
George J. Gaskin - After The Ball
Issler's Orchestra - On The Midway
Ada Jones - Sweet Marie
Unknown - Brown Wax Home Recording Of Speech In Afrikaans
Sergei Taneyev And Leo Conus - Leo Conus- Suite For Piano Four-Hands
Russell Hunting - Casey At The Bat
United States Marine Band - The Kiss Waltz
Arthur Houston - A Flute Solo
Edward M. Favor - The Commodore Song
George H. Diamond - When Summer Comes Again
John York Atlee - Why Should I Keep From Whistling?

Direct download: 1893.mp3
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Includes these (and quite a bit more)


Add N to (X) - Ann's Eveready Equestrian
Why? - A Sky For Shoeing Horses Under
Chemical Brothers - Horse Power
Laid Back - White Horse
Señor Coconut - White Horse
Oneida - Wild Horses
Bat For Lashes - Horse and I
Bitcrush vs. Dryft - I Kick A Dead Horse
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Trick Pony
Sufjan Stevens - Year of the Horse
Quickspace - They Shoot Horse, Don't They?
Klaxons - Four Horsemen of 2012
Theo Beckford's Group - The Horse
Roy Rogers & Sons of the Pioneers - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
Charles Trenet - Vous Oubliez Votre Cheval
Patti Smith - Land - Part I: Horses
The Albion Band - Poor Old Horse

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_30_-_Year_of_the_Horse.mp3
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Moullinex - Sunflare
Buraka Som Sistema - Hangover (Bababa)
Orelha Negra - We're Superfly
Gala Drop - Rauze
DJ Oder - Robot Talk
Mazgani - Distant Gardens
Fast Eddie Nelson - Dry Water
Samuel Úria – Forasteiro
You Can't Win, Charlie Brown - Over The Sun/Under The Water
Paus - Pelo Pulso
Moullinex - Sunflare (Club Mix)

Direct download: Portugal_in_the_PWC_2014.mp3
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Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #30 - Year Of The Snake

This year's Chinese zodiac mix is about snakes.
It's two months late. Sorry, been busy.


1 - The All Seeing I - Snake I [Edit]
2 - Test-Icicles - Boa vs Python
3 - Tiny Tim - The Viper
4 - Glen Velez - Snake Eyes
5 - Captain Beefheart - Black Snake Moan II (1972 Radio)
6 - Mogwai - Glasgow Mega-Snake
7 - Her Space Holiday - Snakecharmer
8 - Sterling Holloway - Trust In Me (The Python's Song)
9 - Ford & Lopatin & Shannon Funchess - Snakes
10 - Sufjan Stevens - Year of the Snake
11 - Ivor Cutler - Sleepy Old Snake
12 - Liliput - Feels Like Snakes Twisting Through The Fog
13 - David Arnold - Mongoose vs. Snake
14 - Underworld - Shudder / King of Snake (live)

Plus the usual collection of speech clips, see how many you can spot.
Next year we'll be looking at horses. Suggestions about songs or bits of dialog are welcome.

Direct download: Last_Night_A_DJ_Killed_My_Dog_30_-_Year_Of_The_Snake.mp3
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Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #29 - Year Of The Dragon

1. A Challenge Of Honour – The Dragon's Breath (0.00)
2. Tan Dun - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (0.02)
3. Monkey - The Dragon King (0.03)
4. Jah Wobble and the Chinese Dub Orchestra - Dragon and Phoenix (0.05)
5. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Flames of the Dragon (0.06)
6. Rhythm Doctors - Temple of the Dragon (0.08)
7. Tenor Diamond vs L-Judas - Dem A Dragon (0.11)
8. DJ Red - Enta Da Dragon (0.15)
9. High Tone - Enter The Dragon (0.19)
10. Kottonmouth Kings - Dragon Slayer (0.24)
11. Nicki Minaj - Roman's Revenge (feat. Eminem) (0.27)
12. Sugarhill Downtown Orchestra - Like a Dungeon Dragon (0.32)
13. Tin Hat Trio - Blind Paper Dragon (0.35)
14. Einstürzende Neubauten - Drachen (0.40)
15. Tyrannosaurus Rex - Dragon's Ear (0.43)
16. Deerhoof - Red Dragon (0.46)
17. Corpus Delicti - Dragon Song (0.49)
18. Suede - So Young (0.52)
19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Dragon Queen (0.56)
20. Rick Nelson - Fire Breathin' Dragon (1.01)
21. Sufjan Stevens - Year Of The Dragon (1.04)

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_29_-_Year_Of_The_Dragon.mp3
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The first of a few mixes intended to show the development of the Sheffield scene, made for Freaks, Mis-Shapes, Weeds -

1. The Future - 4JG

2. 2.3 - All Time Low

3. The Extras - Playback

4. The Human League - Being Boiled

5. Cabaret Voltaire - Nag Nag Nag

6. Vive Versa - New Girls / Neutrons

7. Comsat Angels - Ju Ju Money

8. They Must Be Russians - Don't Try To Cure Yourself

9. Y - End of Act One

10. Clock DVA - Remain Remain (Live)

11. Artery - Into The Garden

Anyone interested in these songs should check out the DVD 'Made In Sheffield' and the book / CD 'Beats Working For A Living' by Martin Lilleker, both available from Sheffield Vision -

Direct download: Sheffield_post-punk.mp3
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Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #028 - Year Of The Rabbit

As usual here's my annual Chinese New Year podcast. Happy 'Tu' Year.

1. Malcolm Williamson / Michael Hordern - Prologue
2. Animal Collective - Who Could Win A Rabbit
3. Do Make Say Think - Horns of a Rabbit
4. Randy Greif - The Rabbit Hole
5. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
6. Adam Green - Bunnyranch
7. Guru Guru - Samantha's Rabbit
8. Reika - Rabbit Rounds
9. The Yummy Fur - Bugs Bunny
10. Moondog - Rabbit Hop
11. Chas 'n' Dave - Rabbit
12. Flanagan & Allan - Run, Rabbit, Run
13. Frank & The Top Ten - Beach Bunny
14. The Shins - Red Rabbit
15. Milk 'n' Cookies - Rabbits Make Love
16. Sufjan Stevens - Enjoy Your Rabbit
17. Roots Manuva - Evil Rabbit
18. El Ultimo De La Fila - The Blue Rabbits Machine Corporation
19. Ooberman - Honeydew

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_28_-_Year_Of_The_Rabbit.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #027 - Christmas is Cancelled

Personally I'm a fan of Christmas, but I couldn't help but notice that lots of people like to complain about it. They may well be right. It's quite commercialised and it starts too early - these seem to be indisputable facts. All the same, though, it's a cliche to be cynical about the whole thing. There are lots of people who enjoy it a great deal, and if you don't want to join in with it all then spoiling their fun seems mean and petty. Why not listen to this selection of anti-festive songs instead?

1. The Fall - No Xmas For John Quays
2. Cristina - Things Fall Apart
3. The Kinks - Father Christmas
4. John Lennon - Cold Turkey
5. Loudon Wainwright III - Conspiracies
6. The Sonics - Don't Believe In Christmas
7. Sufjan Stevens - That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!
8. Joni Mitchell - River
9. Tom Waits - Christmas Cards From A Hooker In Minneapolis
10. Low - Just Like Christmas
11. The Long Blondes - Christmas Is Cancelled
12. Half Man Half Biscuit - It's Cliched To Be Cynical At Christmas

Bonus tracks (after the gap):

Kunt & The Gang - All I Want For Christmas Is You (To Bring Me Off)
Mr Garrison - Merry Fucking Christmas

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_27_-_Christmas_Is_Canceled.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11am EDT

This episode of Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog is all about being self-referential and self-conscious.

These are the tracks used:

Cassetteboy - Pilly the Biggs (clip)
Cornelius - Mic Check
Richard Brautigan - The Telephone Door To Richard Brautigan (clip)
Golden Boy with Miss Kittin - 1234
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control Part 2
Art Brut - Formed A Band
Excerpt from "Krautrock - The Rebirth of Germany"
Matching Mole - Signed Curtain
Can - Cutaway (clip)
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - What A Waste
Cassetteboy - tr389 shl82 tr380 (clip)
DJ Shadow - MEDLEY: Right Thing/GDMFSOB (clean instrumental version)
Cassetteboy - tr389 shl82 tr380 (clip)
Mr Oizo - Analog Worms Attack (clip)
Mr Oizo - Smoking Tape
Kraftwerk - clip from 'Concert Classics' live bootleg
Chris Morris / Michael Alexander St. John - Club News 1
Bis - Popstar Kill (clip)
Handsome Boy Modeling School - Rock n' Roll (Could Never Hip Hop Like This)
Barry White - Advert Recording Out-take (clip)
Gang Starr - Words I Manifest (remix)
Excerpt from 'Let It Be' (1970 film)
Excerpt from 'This Is Spinal Tap' (1984 film)
Pavement - Stereo
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Pena (clip)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Black Snake Moan II (1972 live)
Pixies - Interlude
Lee 'Scratch' Perry - 25 Years Ago
Cassetteboy - My Dad's Brother Knows Russell Crowe
Shut Up & Dance - Here Comes A Different Type Of Rap Track Not The Usual 4 Bar Loop Crap
Chris Morris / Michael Alexander St. John - Club News 2 (clip)
Adam Buxton - Pirate Interruption (Chocolate Cake Slice) (clip)
Durrty Goodz - Switching Songs Pt.2 (The Good Ol' Days)
Quentin Crisp - Stop The Music For A Minute

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_26_-_This_is_the_Title_of_the_Self-Referential_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #025 - The Unfair Funfair

This one has been in the planning stages for years, and is being put out there only at the stage of my finally giving up on ever making it what I want it to be. The idea originally was to combine the creepy waltzes of two of these tracks with a general theme of evil fairs. Since then I've waded through a huge amount of embarrasing goth-cabaret nonsense, some of which lingers here still.

Anyway, it's not a bad mix, not exactly. It was pretty good when I listened to it a couple of nights ago, but just annoying when I put it on again this morning. I suppose you have to be in the right sort of mood.


1. Minty - Procession 2. The Stranglers - Waltzinblack 3. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Mr Soft 4. Pulp - Fairground 5. Broadcast - Phantom 6. The Human League - Circus of Death 7. Circus Contraption - The Odditorium / Carousel 8. Irvin's 89 Key Marenghi Fairground Organ - Help! 9. The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! 10. Scunner - Lost at the Fair

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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_25_-_The_Unfair_Funfair.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #024 - Year Of The Tiger

Here we are again, after a long, long break while I finished my MA and moved back to China, with another animal-year-themed pod. Gongxifacai!

1. My Bloody Valentine - Tiger In My Tank
2. Empire Of The Sun - Tiger By My Side
3. Paul Anka - Eye Of The Tiger
4. The Bonzo Dog Band - Hunting Tigers Out In 'Indiah'
5. Ananda Shankar - Charging Tiger
6. Red Snapper - Get Some Sleep Tiger
7. Animal Collective - We Tigers
8. Eels - Tiger In My Tank
9. April Stevens - Teach Me Tiger
10. Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man
11. Sufjan Stevens - Year Of The Tiger

Direct download: LNADJKMD_24_-_Year_Of_The_Tiger.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #023 - Recursive This one is an experiment. I've taken 6 songs which go strange in the middle before kicking back in, and embedded them within each-other. I think it sort-of works. But judge for yourself.

1. My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
2. Mogwai - Stereodee
3. Arab Strap - Trippy
4. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
5. John Martyn - I'd Rather Be The Devil
6. Soft Machine - Out-Bloody-Rageous
7. John Martyn - I'd Rather Be The Devil (continued)
8. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive (continued)
9. Arab Strap - Trippy (continued)
10. Mogwai - Stereodee (continued)
11. My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise (continued)

Direct download: LNADJKMD_23_Recursive.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:48am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #022 - Spring When I was at school I thought that Autumn was my favorite season,possibly in a misguided attempt to be mysterious and cool. In real life, though, everyone knows that spring is the best, those first days of sun after a miserable British winter when the year just looks like getting better and better.
This time I just have music for you. Couldn't find any good speeches. Just lots of fairly relaxed music to listen to in the garden.

1. Moondog - Voices Of Spring
2. Epic45 - The Stars In Spring
3. Rites of Spring - Comin' On Back To Me
4. The Jesus & Mary Chain - April Skies
5. Simon & Garfunkel - April, Come She Will
6. The Go-Betweens - Spring Rain
7. Andromeda Island - Springtime
8. Blossom Dearie - It Might As Well Be Spring
9. St Etienne - Spring
10. The Lemon Drops - I Live In The Springtime
11. June & Johnny - When it's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)
12. Crescent - Spring
13. James Morton - Spring Is Here
14. Carmen McRae - Silent Spring
15. Paul Giovanni & Magnet - Maypole
(Bonus track: Owen J. McCormack - When It's Springtime in Virginia)

Direct download: LNADJKMD_22_Spring.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #020 - Year of the Ox Slightly late podcast to celebrate the year of the ox.
Ox-based songs, music, quotes, sketches, all that.
You know the drill.


1. Aesop - The Oxen and The Butchers
2. Fieldtriqp - Goodnight Moo
3. The Who - The Ox
4. Oh No - Exp Out the Ox
5. Monty Python - The Background to History
6. Ilkae - Equate With Oxen
7. Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk (Take 5)
8. Donald Hall - Ox-Cart Man
9. Seven Central and Mountain - Oxen Only Want To Be Free
10. Sonic Youth - Bull In The Heather
11. Wildchild - Ox to tha D (feat. Frank-n-Dank)
12. Sufjan Stevens - Year Of The Ox

Direct download: LNADJKMD_20_Year_of_the_Ox.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #019 - The Bush Era Back after another unavoidable break, here's my keepsake for the last decade. Next time you're feeling like things are a bit crap have a listen to this and remember they could be a whole lot worse...

1. The Mammals - The Bush Boys
2. The George W Bush Singers - Deep Thoughts Pt II
3. Radiohead - 2+2=5
4. Immortal Technique - Bin Laden
5. Chris Morris - Bushwhacked 2
6. The Rub - George Bush is an Islamic Fundamentalist
7. Bright Eyes - When The President Talks to God
8. The Legendary K.O. - George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People
9. Public Enemy - Hell No We Ain't All Right
10. Mitch Benn - Happy Birthday War
11. Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds (DFA Mix)

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_Bush_Era.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #018 - BlipBlop BlipBlop, otherwise known as Bitpop or Chiptunes (and quite possibly a number of other things) is a new type of music, but also a (slightly) old one. The idea is to make music using outdated consoles and computers. Bit Shifter, for example, composes entirely on the Nintendo Game Boy. Strict restrictions on creativity like this are counter-intuitive - the more you are handicapped, the more you think of clever ways to get around problems. Having said that, some of the tracks and artists here stray a fair bit from that idea. But you get the point.

1. Anamanaguchi - Sting Operation
2. Bit Shifter - Hexadecimal Genome
3. Teamtendo - Philippines Volunteers
4. Random - Sitges Savepoint
5. Kid Carpet - Jump
6. Boy vs. Bacteria - Get Naked (The Stomp)
7. Paza - Crazy Bird
8. Slagsmålsklubben - Malmo Beach Night Party
9. Linde - Ryssland
10. Nullsleep - Dirty ROM Dance Mix
11. Rob Hubbard - Commando

Direct download: LNADJKMD_18_BlipBlop.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #017 - Autumn 1. The Kinks - Autumn Almanac
2. Django Reinhardt - September Song
3. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Sand River
4. The White Stripes - Dead Leaves & The Dirty Ground
5. Arab Strap - Autumnal
6. Bat For Lashes - Sad Eyes
7. Destroyalldreamers - Automne
8. Sr. Click - Autumn
9. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Autumn's Child
10. Tom Waits - November
11. Ralph Koster - November

Direct download: LNADJKMD_17_Autumn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #016 - Worst Music Ever This is a collection of the worst music I could find over the course of a week. Most of the 'bad music' compilations I found contained large quantities of novelty records and other deliberately bad or wacky music, which in my opinion isn't really fair. I set myself a rule with these that only genuinely non-ironically bad music was allowed - the performers must have at least tried, in fact often they are trying a little too hard. The only other rule I decided upon was that only universally bad music was allowed. My personal choices of Westlife, Celine Dion, James Blunt and Michael Learns To Rock were a temptation I had to resist. Here instead are 21 songs I'm sure everybody will hate. I for one hope to never hear any of them again.

1. Portsmouth Sinfonia - From The Nutcracker Suite
2. Elvis Presley - Old MacDonald
3. Vanilla - No Way No Way
4. Barney - I Love You
5. Nola Campbell - Searching For My Baby
6. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
7. St Winifred's School Choir - There's No-one Quite Like Grandma
8. Pat Campbell - Mother Went A Walking
9. Devastatin Dave - Zip Zap Rap
10. Eli Kaniel - The Impossible Dream
11. P.J. Proby - Only You (And You Alone)
12. Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing!
13. Maguerita Pracatan - Hello
14. Reginald Bosanquet - Dance With Me
15. Gloria Balsam - Fluffy
16. Roy "Chubby" Brown with Smokie - Alice
17. The Blue Smarties - Take A Look
18. Gypsy Boots and The Nature Boys - These Boots Are Made For Walking
19. William Shatner - Rocket Man
20. Peter Andre & Jordan - A Whole New World
21. Keith Harris & Orville - Orville's Song

Extended show notes with descriptions of each track are to be found below.

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_16_-_Worst_Music.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:56pm EDT

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Direct download: Worst_Music_Notes.txt
Category:Show Notes -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #015 - Sleep

This fortnight's podcast started off as a selection of songs about sleep and moved within a few tracks to a selection of music that I could go to sleep to, getting more soothing and less intrusive as it goes on. A good deal of the sleep-based music I ound while making this was dull and artificial-sounding, which apart from being unimaginative could also be distracting. Good sleep music should be also be generally good music. This podcast is also the longest so far, as it can take me a while to get to sleep.

1. Madder Rose - Car Song
2. Robert Wyatt - Heaps of Sheeps
3. Cornershop - Sleep on the Left Side
4. Plaid - Eyen
5. Boards Of Canada - Zoetrope (Excerpt)
6. Múm - Green Grass of Tunnel
7. Curtis Mayfield - Think
8. Magnet - Willow's Song
9. Stars of the Lid - Articulate Silences Pt 2
10. Claude Debussy - Nocturnes 1: Nuages
11. David Behrman - On The Other Ocean
12. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
13. Black Tape for a Blue Girl - With a Million Tears
14. Brian Eno - Mu
15. Global Communication - 12.18
16. Kraftwerk - Ananas Symphonie
17. Hammock - Miles To Go Before Sleep
18. Kevin Ayers - Lullaby
19. Ronald Binge - Sailing By


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Direct download: Last_Night_A_DJ_Killed_My_Dog_15_-_Sleep.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #014 - England

LNADJKMD is back, after a longer than expected break, and I'm back too - back in England for a year or so. Here's a selection of songs and talky bits which goes a little of the way towards painting a picture of the country of my birth. Not a completely nice picture, but that can't be helped now.

1. David Devant & His Spirit Wife - Life On A Crescent
2. Sparks - England
3. Flanders & Swann - A Song Of Patriotic Prejudice
4. Linton Kwesi Johnson - Inglan Is A Bitch
5. The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
6. Black Box Recorder - England Made Me
7. Dreadzone - Little Britain
8. Bonzo Dog Band - My Pink Half Of The Drainpipe
9. Asian Dub Foundation - Real Great Britain
10. Selfish Cunt - Britain Is Shit (Excerpt)


Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_14_-_England.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #013 - Summer

Predictably the start of summer means a bunch of summer themed songs.
Good ones though, I'd say.

1. Arab Strap - The First Big Weekend
2. Chet Baker - Summertime
3. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - This Summer's Been Good From The Start
4. Pullover - Holiday
5. Ooberman - Sur La Plage
6. Sex Pistols - Holiday In The Sun
7. Mogwai - Summer
8. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Captain's Holiday
9. Belle & Sebastian - Another Sunny Day
10. Love - Bummer In The Summer
11. Arab Strap - Hey!Fever
12. Pulp - David's Last Summer
13. Fairport Convention - End of a Holiday


Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_13_-_Summer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #012 - Flying Though I'm of the traveling persuasuion, I don't take that many flights. It seems a little wasteful if I do - there's no hurry and I want to see as much of the journey as I can. Tonight I am taking a plane, though - from Hong Kong to London. I could go overland, but this time I really don't have the time or the money. Don't get me wrong, I know there's a lot of people who find flying either distressing or dull, but it still excites me somehow. It's something to do with being up amongst the clouds. They look so odd up there, it's like being in another world. I like going through thunderstorms too, though it seems to scare the other passengers.
This mix was made to listen to as you fly. An hour's listening time should cover the allowed listening time on most short-haul flights. Not all the tracks here are about flying - some I just thought would sound good up there. There's no mention of accidents at any point.

1. The Divine Comedy - Tonight We Fly
2. Girlfrendo - Air
3. The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
4. Clearlake - Winterlight
5. Flanders & Swann - By Air
6. Goldfrapp - Fly Me Away
7. Angela Morley - Kehaar's Theme
8. Vangelis - Blush Response
9. Douglas Adams - Learning To Fly
10. Gruff Rhys - Skylon!
11. Tangerine Dream - Fly And Collision Of Comas Sola (Exerpt)
Direct download: LNADJKMD_12_Flying.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:59am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #011 - Robots Bit of a long podcast this time, and many more tracks I'd have liked to put in, and a few I didn't think of in time.

1. Fat Truckers - Anorexic Robot
2. Add (N) to X - Metal Fingers In My Body
3. Servotron - Slave To The Metal Hoard (Peel Session)
4. Daft Punk - Robot Rock
5. Silver Bullet - 20 Seconds To Comply
6. Vibert / Simmonds - (This Can) Robotic
7. 65 Days of Static - I Am Robot
8. Looper - My Robot
9. Rufus Thomas - Funky Robot (pt. 1)
10. Kenickie - Robot Song
11. Incredible String Band - Robot Blues
12. Erin Tobey - Robot Song
13. Kraftwerk - The Robots
Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_11_-_Robots.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #010 - Cats vs Dogs This time the podcast answers the age-old question: Cats? Or dogs? You decide.

Alamo Race Track - Don't Beat This Dog
Cassetteboy - Dogs Dogs Dogs Oh Yeah Dogs
The Cabin Fever - Cats Are Cooler Than Dogs
David Sedaris - Cat Got Your Tongue?
Pink Floyd - Lucifer Sam
The Cramps - Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?
The Day Today - Bomb Dogs
The Beatles - Hey Bulldog
Rufus Thomas - Bear Cat
Mr Oizo - Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog
Kenneth Williams - Diary Of A Madman (exerpt)
Tommy Scott - Cats & Dogs
Cassetteboy - Loving Dog ft Al Stylus
Cat Stevens - I Love My Dog
Pony Up! - The Truth About Cats and Dogs (Is That They Die)

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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_10_-_Cats_Vs_Dogs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #009 - South-East Asia

Right now I'm taking a couple of months out to travel round South-East Asia, so I thought it would be good to have a soundtrack to accompany me along my (approximate) route. The result was a podcast that was much harder to compile than I first imagined and not really completely successful.
Having said all that, the Dengue Fever track is brilliant.

1. Yunnan Folk Music
2. Naxi Dance Tune
3. MoaCha Mi & Tan Tui – JungDengDeng
4. Jimmy Cliff – Vietnam
5. Country Joe & the Fish - The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag
6. Khymer Classical Music
7. Dengue Fever – Lost In Laos
8. Molam Lao – Pheng Sat Niao
9. Wasana Gam Par - Chaan Siang Phin
10. Surasak Donchai - Phin Solo 'Transcendental Technique'
11. Malay Folk Song
12. Tom Waits - Singapore

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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_09_-_South-East_Asia.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #008 - God

Since last time the theme was the devil it seemed fitting that his heavenly counterpart should have a show too, even if just to settle that old argument about who has the best tunes.

(incidentally, moderately-easy-to-offend Christians probably should give this one a miss)

  1. Super Furry Animals – God! Show Me Magic
  2. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
  3. Charles O. Baptista - Gospel Dynamite
  4. Judee Sill - Jesus Was A Crossmaker
  5. Danny & The Nightmares – Jesus Boy
  6. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - A Letter from God To Man
  7. Grey Bloke – Religion
  8. Matching Mole - God Song
  9. Adam and the Ants - The Day I Met God
  10. George Carlin – Religion
  11. Bad Religion - Faith in God
  12. Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven
  13. Traffic – Heaven is in Your Mind
  14. Tex Ritter - I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven
  15. The 13th Floor Elevators - Kingdom Of Heaven
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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_08_-_God.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:31am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #007 - The Devil 1. Al Pacino - Speech from Devil's Advocate
2. City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra - Theme from The Devil Rides Out
3. The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
4. Godless Wicked Creeps - Deal With The Devil
5. Max Romeo And The Upsetters - Chase The Devil
6. Os Mutantes - Ave Lucifer
7. The Lord's Prayer Backwards
8. Boards Of Canada - The Devil Is In The Details
9. The Birthday Party - Mutiny In Heaven
10. Dimmu Borgir - Satan My Master
11. Fantômas - The Devil Rides Out (Remix)
12. Alec Empire - Down Satan Down (Dub)
13. Orbital - Satan (Industry Standard)
14. Nina Simone - Go To Hell

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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_07_-_The_Devil.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #006 - American Tour This fortnight we're taking a trip across the USA.
New York is being saved for another time.
Incidentally I have never been to America.

1. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - New England
2. The Standells - Dirty Water
3. The Outcasts - I'm In Pittsburgh (And It's Raining)
4. Ry Cooder - My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine & Dandelion Wine)
5. Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
6. Sufjan Stevens - Jacksonville
7. Drive-by Truckers - The Three Great Alabama Icons
8. Shocking Blue - Mississippi Delta
9. Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday - Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
10. Fats Domino - Kansas City
11. Public Enemy - By The Time I Get To Arizona
12. Richard Brautigan - A Short Story About Contemporary Life In California
13. Joni Mitchell - California
14. The Fall - L.A.

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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_06_-_American_Tour.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #005 - Eighties Movies This fortnight's theme is 'Movies of the Eighties'.

1. Suburban Death Squad - Eighties Movie Era
2. Yello - Oh Yeah
3. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
4. Ray Parker Jr - Ghostbusters
5. Tom Cruise - The World's Last Barman Poet
6. Bis - Starbright Boy
7. Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of Love
8. Queen - Flash
9. Gerard McMann - Cry Little Sister
10. Tom Wilson - Biff's Question Song (Live)

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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_05_-_Eighties_Movies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #004 - Year of the Rat Since this week is the first in the Chinese Year of the Rat, and since China is where I live right now, a rat-and-mouse-themed podcast seemed suitable. Why rats and mice? Because the Chinese don't make a distinction between the two... not just a justification for using that Adam & The Ants demo, I promise.

Here's what we have for you today, then:

   1. The Walkmen - The Rat
   2. The Specials - Rat Race
   3. Mogwai - Ratts of the Capital
   4. Blood Brothers - Rat Rider
   5. Ride - Mousetrap
   6. Cliff Carlisle - Mouse's Ear Blues
   7. Roland Rat Superstar - No. 1 Rat Fan
   8. Adam & The Ants - Mice In Freefall (demo)
   9. Sonic Youth - Rats
  10. Syd Barrett - Rats
  11. Rats - Rats Revenge Pt. 1
  12. Sufjan Stevens - Year of the Rat

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Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_04_-_Year_Of_The_Rat.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #003 - The 1930s My original plans for this week's podcast had to be hastily shelved when I realised there were only 13mbs of space left for me to use. Instead of skipping a week here's an alternative - a mono pod with sounds from the days before stereo was even invented.
The 1930s were the decade of the great depression, but also saw the lifting of prohibition in the USA. The jazz and blues that had remained relatively underground in the secretive late 1920s became the soundtrack of the age, with big bands starting to replace smaller groups.
The music here is presented roughly chronolologically, with a couple of exceptions.

1. Cab Calloway and his Orchestra - Minnie The Moocher
2. Fletcher Henderson - Fidgety Feet
3. Leadbelly - Goodnight Irene
4. Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven - The Music Goes Round and Round
5. Duke Ellington & The Washingtonians - Rockin' In Rhythm
6. Charles Trenet - Je Chante
7. The Benny Goodman Sextet - I Got Rhythm
8. Fats Waller - It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
9. Andrews Sisters - Bei Mir Bist Du Schön

(p.s. if anyone has any suggestions of songs about mice, rats or robots then please feel free to leave a comment below)
Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_03_-_The_1930s.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #002 - Breakfast Selection This week's podcast comprises a selection of songs about breakfast.


1. Sabres Of Paradise - Jacob Street 7am
2. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Wake Up And Make Love With Me
3. Cassetteboy - Sick as a Dog
4. Elastica - Waking Up
5. Aphex Twin - Milkman
6. Mice - The Milkman
7. Incredible Mouth Band - Incredible Breakfast Band
8. Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Eggs
9. Orange Juice - Breakfast Time
10. Streetband - Toast
11. Desmond Dekker - Get Up Edina
12. Saint Etienne - Mario's Cafe
Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_02_-_Breakfast_Selection.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #001 - 12345678910 Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog is a new fortnightly podcast.

#001 is all about numbers.


1. Asa Chang & Junray - Hidden Track (excerpt)
2. Cornelius - Count Five or Six
3. Stereolab - Pause
4. BT - The Fibonacci Sequence
5. The Chemical Brothers - Base 6
6. Björk & Siobhan Fallon - 107 Steps
7. DJ Shadow - The Number Song
8. The Pointer Sisters - Pinball Number Count
9. Soul Coughing - Casiotone Nation
10. Kraftwerk - Numbers
11. Spiritualized - 200 Bars
12. Boards Of Canada - Aquarius
13. Owada - 1234
14. Pulp - This House Is Condemned (excerpt)
15. Asa Chang & Junray - Hidden Track

Next time: Breakfast.

Direct download: LNADJKMD_-_01_-_0123456789.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog Ident This is the ident for Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog.
The podcast itself starts a week from today.

Direct download: lnadjkmd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02pm EDT

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