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Category Archives: Victor

Hey there! Today we listen to Victor 18701 which features two sides by the Benson Orchestra of Chicago performing a medley of “I Love You Sunday” with “Ev’rybody Calls Me Honey” on side A and on side B “Oh Gee! Oh Gosh! (My Feet Won’t Behave)” Also: health updates all around.

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This fortnight we listen to Victor 18735 featuring two sides with medleys by Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra: “Bright Eyes” with “You Oughta See My Baby” and “Love Bird” with “Under the Honeymoon” (maybe?). Also: breaking things.

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The Talking Machine has been around for two years now, and to celebrate we have a record featuring a band we haven’t heard since almost the beginning. We listen to Victor 18633 which features Selvin’s Novelty Orchestra performing “Dardanella” and a medley waltz of “My Isle of Golden Dreams” with “Lullaby Time”. Also: Muzak.

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And we’re back! After a long, unexpected hiatus, The Talking Machine is back with an episode that has been sitting on the shelf for over a month. Fortunately, we are talking about a record that has been on the shelf for about a century! We listen Victor 18171, featuring “My Lonely Lola Lo” performed by the Sterling Trio and “My Own Iona” performed by Wright and Dietrich. Also: Family films.

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A welcome return from our first and most frequent musical contributor, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, with Victor 18856 featuring “Dear Old Southland” and a medley of “They Call It Dancing” introducing “The Schoolhouse Blues” from Irving Berlin’s “Music Box Revue”. Also: questions answered.

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We listen to Victor 19318 featuring “Doodle Doo Doo” and “Back in Hackensack, New Jersey” performed by The Benson Orchestra of Chicago led by Don Bestor with vocals by Frank Sullivano (aka Sylvano). Also: the department of corrections.

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Back to 1924 this episode with Victor 19318 featuring the International Novelty Orchestra with vocals by Elliott Shaw singing “Jealous” and the Garber-Davis Orchestra performing “Waitin’ Around”. Also: resolution updates.

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This week we listen to Victor 18733 featuring two medleys: “Rose” with “Nightingale” performed by the All Star Trio (assisted by their orchestra) and two songs from the musical comedy “Tip Top”–“I Want a Lily” and “The Girl Who Keeps Me Guessing”–performed by Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra. Also: watch your step.

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Half the sides but twice the Canadians this week as we listen to George MacFarlane singing “When It’s Night-Time down in Burgundy” (and nothing else) on Victor 60121. Also: my wife gets married.

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It is marching season again and we are listening to Victor 18241 which features Conway’s Band performing “Baltimore Centennial March” and “Patrol of the Scouts”. Also: sports!

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