UCSB Wax Cylinder Audio Archive, the WWI songs

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Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:56 am

The UCSB has recently updated its collection of downloaded wax cylinder recordings, which includes a section of World War One popular songs:

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/searc ... @attr+1=21

Such classics as "Don't cry Frenchy, don't cry", are included :o :

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/searc ... rtOrder=ia

Or; "Frenchy, come to Yankee Land":

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/searc ... rtOrder=ia

The classic "How are you going to keep them down on the farm" is of course there:

http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/searc ... rtOrder=ia

I haven't listed to it, but the "I don't want to get well" must be a million dollar wound song:
http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/searc ... rtOrder=ia

Capable of being downloaded, it's time to update your Itunes.
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:16 pm

Related to the above, I have always wanted to hear a period recording of the Span-Am song "There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight".
Anyone know where I might do that?
Thanks for any help.
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Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:14 pm

Great link Pat. I was born in 1946, so why do I remember so many of these songs??????
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