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Category Archives: 1916

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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Back to Victor and the island of Hawaii and ambiguous naming this week with Victor 18032 featuring “Fair Hawaii” performed by Edna Brown (aka Elsie Baker) and James Reed (aka Reed Miller) and “She Sang ‘Aloha’ to Me” performed by Raymond Dixon (aka Lambert Murphy) and Orpheus Quartet (with Harry Macdonough (aka John Scantlebury Macdonald), Reinald Werrenrath, and William F. Hooley). Also: the semantics of tag.

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