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Friday, November 28, 2014

Haydn Quartet And Walter R. Rogers With Tenting On The Old Camp Ground Victor Record 1909

The American Civil War Sesquicentennial continues.  This is a very fitting blog entry because 2014 is the Sesquicentennial of the publishing of "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground".  Walter Kittredge wrote "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground" in 1863, and published it one year later.  Walter was drafted into the Union Army, and was discharged shortly after due to having rheumatic fever.

Today I have a version of the song.  It was pressed on the Victor label.  The song was recorded by the Haydn Quartet and Walter R. Rogers in 1909.  I have two records on display in the video - although they have different catalog numbers (16404 and 119), the recording is the same.  I recorded it twice - one close and one far.  I used a soft tone steel needle for both recordings.  The machine used to spin the record is a Brunswick Panatrope Exponential Type 106 Gramophone/Phonograph.  It was made in the late 1920s.  I also brought out an autographed copy of a book titled "Tenting On The Old Camp Ground" for display.  It is dated 1891.

The url for the above video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl4NKpHYXr8

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Additional information can be found at this link: http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/200002589/B-1446-Tenting_on_the_old_camp_ground

Thank you all for watching and observing the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.

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