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Sunday, May 10, 2015

"That Wonderful Mother Of Mine" By Will Oakland Edison Diamond Disc Record 1919

Today is May 10, 2015 ... Mother's Day.  In honor of the occasion, I have for you "That Wonderful Mother Of Mine" by Will Oakland.  The song was recorded in 1919 and the Diamond Disc record is a second pressing from 1923 or 1924 (Catalog number: 51210-L and Matrix number: 6632).  I am going to play the record on an Edison Disc Phonograph Model C-150 that was manufactured some time between 1915 and 1919.

You will note the red star on the label.  The Edison company placed red stars on records that they believed were not going to be strong sellers so the vendors knew in advance and thus could not return the records when they remained unsold.

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The url for the above video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-_p3QII7yU

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The 2015 New Jersey State History Fair At Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan

There was a new location for this year's New Jersey State History Fair.  The Fair was held at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan.  Here are some photographs along with one video ...

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Here is an amazing collection of antique bicycles ...

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Here is a representative of the Township Of Ocean Historical Museum performing the Jacobean Era song "Lillibullero" (Lyrics: http://www.exclassics.com/ballads/lilli.htm):

The url for the above video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcEHh2c7ZwE

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This link will give you information about this year's Fair: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/historic/centennial/fairindex.htm

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