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 Records 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.

From 1921 to 1926, the labels stated "Edison Re-Creation". From 1926 - 1929 they stated "Edison Record".

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
3412 Old Folks At Home  album cover Edison Brass Quartette Old Folks At Home(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Edison Records 3412 US 1898 Sell This Version
3827 Talmadge On Infidelity  album cover WM. F. Hooley* Talmadge On Infidelity(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Edison Records 3827 US 1898 Sell This Version
3847 Ingersoll's Speech On Truth  album cover William F. Hooley Ingersoll's Speech On Truth(Cyl, 2min, Bro) Edison Records 3847 US 1898 Sell This Version
4705 Three Minutes With The Minstrels  album cover 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
5650 Billy's Dog Towser  album cover Billy Golden, Billy Heins, Ada Jones, Byron G. Harlan, Steve Porter (2) Billy Golden, Billy Heins, Ada Jones, Byron G. Harlan, Steve Porter (2) - Billy's Dog Towser(Edison Disc) Edison Records 5650 US Unknown Sell This Version
8260 Edison Sextette Tell Me Pretty Maiden(Cyl, 2min, Mono) Edison Records 8260 US 1908 Sell This Version
8955 Oh! Harold / The Cat's Whiskers  album cover Atlantic Dance Orchestra / The Jazz-O-Harmonists Atlantic Dance Orchestra / The Jazz-O-Harmonists - Oh! Harold / The Cat's Whiskers(Edison Disc, Mono) Edison Records 8955 US 1923 Sell This Version
9929 Sim And Sam, The Musical Coons  album cover 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 Childhood  album cover Byron G. Harlan Childhood(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9930 US 1908 Sell This Version
9935 Society Swing Two-Step  album cover Band* Society Swing Two-Step(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9935 US 1908 Sell This Version
9937 Throw Out The Life Line  album cover Mixed Quartette* Throw Out The Life Line(Cyl) Edison Records 9937 US 1908 Sell This Version
9943 Schottische Medley  album cover 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
9953 Minstrels* Jubilee Minstrels(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9953 US 1908 Sell This Version
9958 Sunbonnet Sue  album cover Byron G. Harlan Sunbonnet Sue(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 9958 US 1908 Sell This Version
9975 Popular Straight Jigs  album cover 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 Fun In A Barbers Shop  album cover Vess L. Ossman Fun In A Barbers Shop(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10015 US 1908 Sell This Version
10025 Oh, You Coon  album cover Ada Jones And Billy Murray Ada Jones And Billy Murray - Oh, You Coon(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10025 US 1908 Sell This Version
10034 Uncle Josh's New Year's Pledge  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh's New Year's Pledge(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10034 US 1909 Sell This Version
10045 Memories Of Galilee  album cover Knickerbocker Quartette* Memories Of Galilee(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10045 US 1909 Sell This Version
10047 Black And White Rag  album cover Orchestra* Black And White Rag(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10047 US 1909 Sell This Version
10048 Uncle Josh In A Roller Skating Rink  album cover Cal Stewart Uncle Josh In A Roller Skating Rink(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10048 US 1909 Sell This Version
10049 Rainbow  album cover Ada Jones & Billy Murray Ada Jones & Billy Murray - Rainbow(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10049 US 1909 Sell This Version
10053 Darling Nellie Gray  album cover Metropolitan Quartette* Darling Nellie Gray(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10053 US 1909 Sell This Version
10055 On Parole March  album cover Band* On Parole March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10055 US 1909 Sell This Version
10056 Little Flatterer  album cover Edison Concert Band Little Flatterer(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10056 US 1909 Sell This Version
10066 Rainbow  album cover New York Military Band Rainbow(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10066 US 1909 Sell This Version
10067 Down In Georgia On Campmeeting Day  album cover Edward Meeker Down In Georgia On Campmeeting Day(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10067 US 1909 Sell This Version
10070 Jim Lawson's Horse Trade  album cover Cal Stewart Jim Lawson's Horse Trade(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10070 US 1909 Sell This Version
10071 The Miner March  album cover John Kimble* The Miner March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10071 US 1909 Sell This Version
10094 Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay!  album cover Collins & Harlan* Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay!(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10094 US 1909 Sell This Version
10112 Moon Winks  album cover 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 Sterling Castle And Harvest Home  album cover William Craig Sterling Castle And Harvest Home(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10120 US 1909 Sell This Version
10134 Shine On, Harvest Moon  album cover 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 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah  album cover Edison Mixed Quartette* Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10182 US 1909 Sell This Version
10196 Our Victorious Nation March  album cover New York Military Band Our Victorious Nation March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10196 US 1909 Sell This Version
10200 Scotch Reels  album cover Alexander Prince Scotch Reels(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10200 US 1909 Sell This Version
10203 I'm Tired Of Living Without You  album cover Will Oakland I'm Tired Of Living Without You(Cyl, 2min, Mono) Edison Records 10203 US 1909 Sell This Version
10222 Sweet Hour Of Prayer  album cover Edison Mixed Quartette* Sweet Hour Of Prayer(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10222 US 1909 Sell This Version
10261 In The Shadow Of The Carolina Hills  album cover Clough* In The Shadow Of The Carolina Hills(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10261 US 1909 Sell This Version
10268 Lily Of The Prairie Medley  album cover 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 Kaiser Friedrich March  album cover 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 Jerusalem The Golden  album cover Edison Mixed Quartette* Jerusalem The Golden(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10310 US 1910 Sell This Version
10316 Two Thomas Cats  album cover New York Military Band Two Thomas Cats(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10316 US 1910 Sell This Version
10317 La Lettre De Manon  album cover Sousa's Band La Lettre De Manon(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10317 US 1910 Sell This Version
10349 Miss Liberty March  album cover New York Military Band Miss Liberty March(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10349 US 1910 Sell This Version
10357 Farintosh And Jenney Dang The Weaver (Strathspey And Reel)  album cover William Craig Farintosh And Jenney Dang The Weaver (Strathspey And Reel)(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10357 US 1910 Sell This Version
10399 Daisies Won't Tell  album cover Manuel Romain Daisies Won't Tell(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10399 US 1910 Sell This Version
10434 The Mocking Bird  album cover Roxy P. La Rocco The Mocking Bird(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10434 US 1910 Sell This Version
10474 In Absence  album cover Weber Male Quartette In Absence(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10474 US 1911 Sell This Version
10486 Old Berlin  album cover U.S. Marine Band Old Berlin(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10486 US 1911 Sell This Version
10500 The Cubanola Glide  album cover Collins & Harlan* The Cubanola Glide(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10500 US 1911 Sell This Version
10512 Every Little Movement  album cover Marie Narelle And Mary Jordan Marie Narelle And Mary Jordan - Every Little Movement(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10512 US 1911 Sell This Version
10514 All Aboard For Blanket Bay  album cover Anthony And Harrison All Aboard For Blanket Bay(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10514 US 1911 Sell This Version
10517 Wanted! A Harp Like The Angels Play  album cover Will Oakland Wanted! A Harp Like The Angels Play(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 10517 US 1911 Sell This Version
11001 King Of The Bungaloos / Ya Gonna Be Home To-Night?  album cover Bob Pierce (4) King Of The Bungaloos / Ya Gonna Be Home To-Night?(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11001 US 1929 Sell This Version
11003 What A Pity! / Fidgets  album cover Murray Kellner's Dinner Music Ensemble What A Pity! / Fidgets(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11003 US 1929 Sell This Version
11006 Blue Yodel / Away Out On The Mountain  album cover Frankie Marvin Blue Yodel / Away Out On The Mountain(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11006 US 1929 Sell This Version
11007 Etiquette Blues / Eat And Grow Thin – The Hypochondriac  album cover Bob Pierce (4) Etiquette Blues / Eat And Grow Thin – The Hypochondriac(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11007 US 1929 Sell This Version
11016 Four Little Blackberries / A Bunch Of Roses  album cover Green Brothers' Novelty Marimba Band* Four Little Blackberries / A Bunch Of Roses(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11016 US 1929 Sell This Version
11017 Stars And Stripes Forever / Third Alarm  album cover The Goldman Band Stars And Stripes Forever / Third Alarm(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11017 US 1929 Sell This Version
11024 Homer Rodeheaver and Thomas Muir Homer Rodeheaver and Thomas Muir - Where The Gates Swing Outward Never / The City Unseen(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11024 US 1929 Sell This Version
11032 My Man / My Melody Man  album cover Gladys Rice My Man / My Melody Man(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11032 US 1929 Sell This Version
11036 Vale / When A Song Is Sweet  album cover The American Singers Vale / When A Song Is Sweet(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11036 US 1929 Sell This Version
11039 A Perfect Day / Just A-Wearyin' For You  album cover Elizabeth Lennox A Perfect Day / Just A-Wearyin' For You(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11039 US 1929 Sell This Version
11043 The Toymaker's Dream / Underneath the Russian Moon  album cover B. A. Rolfe And His Concert Orchestra The Toymaker's Dream / Underneath the Russian Moon(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 11043 US 1929 Sell This Version
13515 Children's Home  album cover Arthur Grover Children's Home(Cyl, 2min, Mono) Edison Records 13515 UK 1906 Sell This Version
13757 That's The Reason Noo I Wear A Kilt  album cover Harry Lauder That's The Reason Noo I Wear A Kilt(Cyl, 2min) Edison Records 13757 UK 1908 Sell This Version
14001 Olaf (You Ought-a Hear Olaf Laff) / Nothing To Do - But Think Of You  album cover Miss Patricola Olaf (You Ought-a Hear Olaf Laff) / Nothing To Do - But Think Of You(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14001 US 1929 Sell This Version
14007 I'll Always Be In Love With You / There's The One For Me  album cover Charles Harrison (3) / Walter Scanlan Charles Harrison (3) / Walter Scanlan - I'll Always Be In Love With You / There's The One For Me(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14007 US 1929 Sell This Version
14008 Coquette / Weary River  album cover John Gart Coquette / Weary River(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14008 US 1929 Sell This Version
14011 Please Don't Cut Out My Sauerkraut / The Whoopie-Hat Brigade  album cover Jack Dalton (7) And The 7 Blue Babies Jack Dalton (7) And The 7 Blue Babies - Please Don't Cut Out My Sauerkraut / The Whoopie-Hat Brigade(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14011 US 1929 Sell This Version
14016 The Wedding Of The Painted Doll / Heigh-Ho! Everybody, Heigh-Ho!  album cover 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
14019 Sorrows / 'Tain't Nobody's Fault But My Own  album cover The Edisongsters Sorrows / 'Tain't Nobody's Fault But My Own(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14019 US 1929 Sell This Version
14024 Do Something / What Did'ja Wanna Make Me Love You For?  album cover Ermine Calloway Do Something / What Did'ja Wanna Make Me Love You For?(Edison Disc) Edison Records 14024 US 1929 Sell This Version
14026 Lonely Little Cinderella / Song Of The Sands  album cover The Rollickers Lonely Little Cinderella / Song Of The Sands(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14026 US 1929 Sell This Version
14027 My Song Of The Nile / Dream Mother  album cover 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
14028 I Want To Meander In The Meadow / Peace Of Mind  album cover The Edisongsters I Want To Meander In The Meadow / Peace Of Mind(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14028 US 1929 Sell This Version
14029 Where Are You, Dream Girl? / S’Posin  album cover J. Donald Parker Where Are You, Dream Girl? / S’Posin(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14029 US 1929 Sell This Version
14032 I'm Still Caring / The One In The World  album cover Harry Reser's Rounders* / The Piccadilly Players Harry Reser's Rounders* / The Piccadilly Players - I'm Still Caring / The One In The World(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14032 US 1929 Sell This Version
14033 The Flippity Flop / True Blue Lou  album cover B. A. Rolfe & His Lucky Strike Orchestra The Flippity Flop / True Blue Lou(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14033 US 1929 Sell This Version
14035 I Want To Meander In The Meadow / Someday Soon  album cover Phil Spitalny's Music / The Piccadilly Players Phil Spitalny's Music / The Piccadilly Players - I Want To Meander In The Meadow / Someday Soon(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14035 US 1929 Sell This Version
14036 Breakaway / Maybe - Who Knows?  album cover The Piccadilly Players Breakaway / Maybe - Who Knows?(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14036 US 1929 Sell This Version
14041 Smiling Irish Eyes / Where The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember  album cover Hotel Commodore Dance Orchestra Smiling Irish Eyes / Where The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots Remember(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14041 US 1929 Sell This Version
14043 Red Hair And Freckles / The Red Hot Trumpet  album cover The Edisongsters Red Hair And Freckles / The Red Hot Trumpet(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14043 US 1929 Sell This Version
14044 I'm The Medicine Man For The Blues / Campus Rush  album cover 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 Broken Idol  /  Song Of The Blues  album cover California Ramblers Broken Idol / Song Of The Blues(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14045 US 1929 Sell This Version
14046 West End Blues / Have You Ever Felt That Way?  album cover Eva Taylor West End Blues / Have You Ever Felt That Way?(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14046 US 1929 Sell This Version
14049 Liza / Do What You Do!  album cover B. A. Rolfe & His Lucky Strike Orchestra Liza / Do What You Do!(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14049 US 1929 Sell This Version
14050 Little Pal / Same Old Moon  album cover B.A. Rolfe And His Orchestra / Phil Spitalny's Music B.A. Rolfe And His Orchestra / Phil Spitalny's Music - Little Pal / Same Old Moon(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14050 US 1929 Sell This Version
14051 Pagan Love Song / Theme Song Waltzettes  album cover Jack Stillman's Orchestra Pagan Love Song / Theme Song Waltzettes(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14051 US 1929 Sell This Version
14052 Love Divine / My Dream Memory  album cover Waldo Mayo, Violinist And His Ensemble* Love Divine / My Dream Memory(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14052 US 1929 Sell This Version
14053 The Wedding Of The Painted Doll / Here We Are  album cover The New Yorkers (5) The Wedding Of The Painted Doll / Here We Are(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14053 US 1929 Sell This Version
14054 Evangeline / Just Beyond The Blue  album cover Jack Stillman's Orchestra Evangeline / Just Beyond The Blue(Shellac, 10") Edison Records 14054 US 1929 Sell This Version