Edison Records

Edison Records

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The record label was created in 1888 in West Orange, NJ, United States by Thomas Alva Edison. Edison Record began with the first commercially viable phonographs, which played wax cylinders which could hold several minutes of music or spoken word recordings, originally 2 minutes, then later 4.

Although Edison would continue to manufacture cylinders until going out of the record business, in 1912, the "Diamond Disc" was introduced. Two sided, it could now hold much more audio on one disc.

Edison was steadfast in his method of recording on discs - the sound should be at the bottom of the groove. Other phonograph manufacturers designed their machines to read music recorded on the inside of the groove.

While recording at the bottom of the groove produced better, more long-lasting sound, it also required discs much thicker and more fragile than those sold by the competition. With more and more records being produced by more and more manufacturers, it remained so that only discs manufactured by Edison could be played on his machines. This would lead to the downfall of Edison Records, although in 1928 plans were made to switch over to the inner groove technology, and several records were made, but it was too late and production ended in 1929.

The pressing date, not necessarily the release date, of the disc can be determined by viewing the "L" side label, 12 o'clock position. There will be digits stamped in that position.
The last digit is the year, the first set is the month. For example 13 would be Jan 1923.

When adding Edison discs (though it seems odd) keep in mind the A side is facing right. "Right" is the A side and "Left" is the B side.
For example:
Matrix / Runout (Side R label): 19077
Matrix / Runout (Side L label): 19076
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
32ED-1024 Jean Sibelius, The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra*Neeme Järvi Jean Sibelius, The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra*Neeme Järvi - Symphony No.7 In C, Op.105 / "Kuolema", Op.44 & Op.62 – Night Ride And Sunrise, Op.55(CD, Album) Edison Records 32ED-1024 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
77 Various - Edison* Various - Edison* - When Edison Recorded Sound Volume I(2xLP, Comp) Edison Records 77 US Unknown Sell This Version
77-5 Various - Edison* Various - Edison* - The Incredible Talking Machine(LP, Comp) Edison Records 77-5 US Unknown Sell This Version
1233 Chris Hall You Wanted Someone To Play With / My Ideal(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 1233 UK 1930 Sell This Version
3412 Edison Brass Quartette Old Folks At Home(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Edison Records 3412 US 1898 Sell This Version
3827 WM. F. Hooley* Talmadge On Infidelity(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Edison Records 3827 US 1898 Sell This Version
3847 William F. Hooley Ingersoll's Speech On Truth(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Edison Records 3847 US 1898 Sell This Version
4223 Walter Van Brunt When Irish Eyes Are Smiling/Where The River Shannon Flows(Edison Disc, Single, Mono) Edison Records 4223 US Unknown Sell This Version
4392 Armand Vecsey And His Hungarian Orchestra O Sole Mio(Edison Disc) Edison Records 4392 US Unknown Sell This Version
4448-b-5-100 New York Military Band The Flying Squadron - Descriptive(Edison Disc) Edison Records 4448-b-5-100 US Unknown Sell This Version
4452-C-27 Silver Threads Among The Gold* Silver Threads Among The Gold / Sextet-Lucia(Edison Disc) Edison Records 4452-C-27 US 1916 Sell This Version
4705 A. Collins* & S. H. Dudley* & Ancient City Quartette A. Collins* & S. H. Dudley* & Ancient City Quartette - Three Minutes With The Minstrels(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Edison Records 4705 US 1898 Sell This Version
4811 Thomas Chalmers La Paloma(Edison Disc, Single) Edison Records 4811 US Unknown Sell This Version
5172-C Jaudas' Society Orchestra Mo-Ana Hawaiian Waltz/Flora-Bella One Step(Edison Disc) Edison Records 5172-C US 1917 Sell This Version
7660 Edna White / The Russian Balalaika Ensemble Edna White / The Russian Balalaika Ensemble - The Debutante / South Russian Folk Song(Edison Disc, Pap) Edison Records 7660 US 1928 Sell This Version
8260 Edison Sextette Tell me pretty maiden(Cyl, 2min, Mono) Edison Records 8260 US 1908 Sell This Version
8370 Henry Lange, Ernest L. Stevens Henry Lange, Ernest L. Stevens - Who (Believed in You)/Swaying-Waltz(Edison Disc) Edison Records 8370 US 1922 Sell This Version
9929 Len Spencer And Mozarto Len Spencer And Mozarto - Sim And Sam, The Musical Coons(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9929 US 1908 Sell This Version
9930 Byron G. Harlan Childhood(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9930 US 1908 Sell This Version
9935 Band* Society Swing Two-Step(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9935 US 1908 Sell This Version
9937 Mixed Quartette* Throw Out The Life Line(Cyl) Edison Records 9937 US 1908 Sell This Version
9943 John J. Kimmel Schottische Medley(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9943 US 1908 Sell This Version
9948 New York Military Band Old Daddy Peg Leg Two Step(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9948 US 1908 Sell This Version
9950 Green Bros. Novelty Band*, Arthur Hall (2) / Polla's Clover Gardens Orchestra, Vernon Dalhart Green Bros. Novelty Band*, Arthur Hall (2) / Polla's Clover Gardens Orchestra, Vernon Dalhart - Oh, Katharina! / How I Love That Girl!(Edison Disc, Pap) Edison Records 9950 US Unknown Sell This Version
9953 Minstrels* Jubilee Minstrels(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9953 US 1908 Sell This Version
9958 Byron G. Harlan Sunbonnet Sue(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9958 US 1908 Sell This Version
9975 John J. Kimmel Popular Straight Jigs(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9975 US 1908 Sell This Version
9981 Harry Anthony And James F. Harrison Harry Anthony And James F. Harrison - Just As I Am(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9981 US 1908 Sell This Version
9994 Knickerbocker Quartet Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9994 US 1908 Sell This Version
10015 Vess L. Ossman Fun In A Barbers Shop(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10015 US 1908 Sell This Version
10025 Ada Jones And Billy Murray Ada Jones And Billy Murray - Oh, You Coon(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10025 US 1908 Sell This Version
10034 Cal Stewart Uncle Josh's New Year's Pledge(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10034 US 1909 Sell This Version
10045 Knickerbocker Quartette* Memories Of Galilee(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10045 US 1909 Sell This Version
10047 Orchestra* Black And White Rag(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10047 US 1909 Sell This Version
10048 Cal Stewart Uncle Josh In A Roller Skating Rink(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10048 US 1909 Sell This Version
10049 Ada Jones & Billy Murray Ada Jones & Billy Murray - Rainbow(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10049 US 1909 Sell This Version
10053 Metropolitan Quartette* Darling Nellie Gray(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10053 US 1909 Sell This Version
10055 Band* On Parole March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10055 US 1909 Sell This Version
10056 Edison Concert Band Little Flatterer(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10056 US 1909 Sell This Version
10066 New York Military Band Rainbow(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10066 US 1909 Sell This Version
10067 Edward Meeker Down In Georgia On Campmeeting Day(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10067 US 1909 Sell This Version
10070 Cal Stewart Jim Lawson's Horse Trade(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10070 US 1909 Sell This Version
10071 John Kimble* The Miner March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10071 US 1909 Sell This Version
10094 Collins & Harlan* Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay!(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10094 US 1909 Sell This Version
10112 Vess L. Ossman Moon Winks(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10112 US 1909 Sell This Version
10116 The National Military Band Ginger Two-Step(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10116 US 1909 Sell This Version
10120 William Craig Sterling Castle And Harvest Home(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10120 US 1909 Sell This Version
10134 Ada Jones And Billy Murray Ada Jones And Billy Murray - Shine On, Harvest Moon(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10134 US 1909 Sell This Version
10182 Edison Mixed Quartette* Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10182 US 1909 Sell This Version
10196 New York Military Band Our Victorious Nation March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10196 US 1909 Sell This Version
10200 Alexander Prince Scotch Reels(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10200 US 1909 Sell This Version
10222 Edison Mixed Quartette* Sweet Hour Of Prayer(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10222 US 1909 Sell This Version
10261 Clough* In The Shadow Of The Carolina Hills(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10261 US 1909 Sell This Version
10268 Orchestra* Lily Of The Prairie Medley(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10268 US 1909 Sell This Version
10277 Sousa's Band The Summer Girl(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10277 US 1909 Sell This Version
10296 United States Marine Band* Kaiser Friedrich March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10296 US 1910 Sell This Version
10297 Victor Herbert's Orchestra, Victor Herbert Victor Herbert's Orchestra, Victor Herbert - Venetian Love Song (Ethelberg Nevin)(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10297 US 1909 Sell This Version
10302 Wheeler* & Anthony* Wheeler* & Anthony* - Sweet Bunch Of Daisies(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10302 US 1910 Sell This Version
10310 Edison Mixed Quartette* Jerusalem The Golden(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10310 US 1910 Sell This Version
10316 New York Military Band Two Thomas Cats(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10316 US 1910 Sell This Version
10317 Sousa's Band La Lettre De Manon(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10317 US 1910 Sell This Version
10349 New York Military Band Miss Liberty March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10349 US 1910 Sell This Version
10357 William Craig Farintosh And Jenney Dang The Weaver (Strathspey And Reel)(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10357 US 1910 Sell This Version
10399 Manuel Romain Daisies Won't Tell(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10399 US 1910 Sell This Version
10434 Roxy P. La Rocco The Mocking Bird(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10434 US 1910 Sell This Version
10474 Weber Male Quartette In Absence(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10474 US 1911 Sell This Version
10486 U.S. Marine Band Old Berlin(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10486 US 1911 Sell This Version
10500 Collins & Harlan* The Cubanola Glide(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10500 US 1911 Sell This Version
10512 Marie Narelle And Mary Jordan Marie Narelle And Mary Jordan - Every Little Movement(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10512 US 1911 Sell This Version
10514 Anthony And Harrison All Aboard For Blanket Bay(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10514 US 1911 Sell This Version
10517 Will Oakland Wanted! A Harp Like The Angels Play(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10517 US 1911 Sell This Version
11006 Frankie Marvin Blue Yodel / Away Out On The Mountain(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11006 US Unknown Sell This Version
13757 Harry Lauder That's The Reason Noo I Wear A Kilt(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 13757 UK 1908 Sell This Version
14016 California Ramblers / The 7 Blue Babies* California Ramblers / The 7 Blue Babies* - The Wedding Of The Painted Doll / Heigh-Ho! Everybody, Heigh-Ho!(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14016 US 1929 Sell This Version
14027 Phil Dewey / Frank Munn Phil Dewey / Frank Munn - My Song Of The Nile / Dream Mother(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14027 US 1929 Sell This Version
14044 The Campus Cut-Ups I'm The Medicine Man For The Blues / Campus Rush(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14044 US 1929 Sell This Version
14045 California Ramblers Broken Idol / Song Of The Blues(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14045 US 1929 Sell This Version
14046 Eva Taylor West End Blues(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14046 US 1929 Sell This Version
14049 B. A. Rolfe & His Lucky Strike Orchestra Liza / What Do You Do(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14049 US 1929 Sell This Version
14053 The New Yorkers (2) The Wedding Of The Painted Doll / Here We Are(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14053 US 1929 Sell This Version
14060 Edison All Star Ensemble Gems From The Photoplay "On With The Show"(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14060 US 1929 Sell This Version
14066 Billy Murray & Walter Scanlan / Jack Dalton And The 7 Blue Babies Billy Murray & Walter Scanlan / Jack Dalton And The 7 Blue Babies - Sergeant Flagg And Sergeant Quirt / If I Give Up The Saxophone(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14066 US 1929 Sell This Version
14070 Fredric Fradkin And His Salon Orchestra Moanin' Low / My Song Of The Nile(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14070 US 1929 Sell This Version
179.12 Adolphe Bérard Paquita(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 179.12 UK 1907 Sell This Version
30001 Hotel Commodore Ensemble, Bernhard Levitow Hotel Commodore Ensemble, Bernhard Levitow - Dinner Music(Shellac, LP, 12", Mono, 80 ) Edison Records 30001 US 1926 Sell This Version
50052 Unknown Artist Apple Blossoms / Flower Song 50052 US 1913 Sell This Version
50053 Unknown Artist / American Symphony Orchestra Unknown Artist / American Symphony Orchestra - Broken Heart / Largo(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50053 US Unknown Sell This Version
50055 Unknown Artist Ma Lady Lu / Some Day(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50055 US 1913 Sell This Version
50056 Golden And Hughes The Shipmates / My Uncle's Farm(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50056 US Unknown Sell This Version
50058 American Symphony Orchestra Forosetta Tarantella(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50058 US Unknown Sell This Version
50061 Venetian Instrumental Trio / Venetian Instrumental Quartet Venetian Instrumental Trio / Venetian Instrumental Quartet - Dear Heart / Memories Of Home(Edison Disc, RP) Edison Records 50061 US Unknown Sell This Version
50062 Alfred D. Shaw / Royal Fish (2) Alfred D. Shaw / Royal Fish (2) - In The Valley Where The Blue Birds Sing / Where The Morning Glories Twine Around The Door(Edison Disc, RP) Edison Records 50062 US Unknown Sell This Version
50065 Unknown Artist Wedding Of The Winds Waltzes / On The High Alps 50065 US 1916 Sell This Version
50066 American Symphony Orchestra / Reed Orchestra American Symphony Orchestra / Reed Orchestra - The Birds And The Brook / Forest Whispers 50066 US 1913 Sell This Version
50069 Thomas Chalmers / Marie Narelle Thomas Chalmers / Marie Narelle - Forgotten / Bonnie Sweet Bessie(Edison Disc, Eng) Edison Records 50069 US 1916 Sell This Version
50075 New York Military Band / Brass Orchestra For Dancing New York Military Band / Brass Orchestra For Dancing - Montrose / Les Sirenedes(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50075 US Unknown Sell This Version
50082 Collins And Harlan You're Just Too Sweet To Live / Bake Dat Chicken Pie(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50082 US 1913 Sell This Version
50084 American Symphony Orchestra, Edison Concert Band American Symphony Orchestra, Edison Concert Band - Charme D'Amour-Valse Lente / The Red Man(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50084 US 1913 Sell This Version
50085 New York Military Band Belle Of New York / Ben Hur Chariot Race March(Edison Disc, RP) Edison Records 50085 US 1913 Sell This Version
50086 Various The Black Man / "Rose-Mousse"(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50086 US Unknown Sell This Version