Mr Edison's Christmas

Various Artists

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Christmas, Jazz
November 24, 2014

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Of all things Christmas, nothing is more traditional than the singing of carols and songs. Songs that capture in lyrics and in music the many traditions that we have at this joyous Season: the birth of the Christ child, the Christmas tree, the opening of gifts, sleigh rides, and holiday get-togethers with family and friends.

On October 30, 1889 banjoist Will Lyle made history by recording "Jingle Bells" ? the very first Christmas record. Although no known copies of this recording survive, one of the earliest vocal examples of "Jingle Bells" does survive on an Edison brown wax cylinder entitled, "The Sleigh Ride Party". It was made a decade after Lyle's recording, and remained in the Edison Catalog for a number of years.

The songs and monologues featured here are taken from the original Edison test pressings, and capture the essence of the Christmas spirit as it was in the opening two decades of the 20th Century.

Genres: Christmas, Season holiday, Santa Claus, Edison Recordings, Christmas Carols, Christmas Monologues

Informative booklet notes by Larry Tedder.

Detailed discography.

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Catalogue number DOCD1112
Barcode 0714298111224
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120mm x 5mm x 120mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Joy To The World 02:02
2. Silent night 04:21
3. Ave Maria (Schubert) 04:19
4. The Night Before Christmas 03:23
5. Hark The Herald Angel Sing 03:03
6. O Come All Ye Faithful 04:17
7. Hallelujah Chorus from "Messiah" 03:41
8. The First Noel 03:08
9. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen 03:51
10. Mr. Edison's Christmas Selections - Part 1 04:22
11. Mr. Edison's Christmas Selections - Part 2 03:08
12. The Christmas Bells 03:07
13. Santa Claus Proves There Is A Santa Claus 04:09
14. Christmas Greetings From The Bunch At Orange - Part One 03:44
15. Christmas Greetings From The Bunch At Orange - Part Two 03:57
16. March Of The Toys 04:18
17. Santa Claus Land - Part One 03:59
18. Santa Claus Land - Part Two 04:24