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The Hawaiian Quintette (1913)

Selection of tracks recorded by the Hawaiian Quintette for Victor in 1913, series of recordings which went a long way toward establishing Hawaiian music as a signif…more

Robin Redbreast (1907)

A song about the rouge chested bird composed by Reginald De Koven, featuring some wonderful whistling to mimic the bird’s call….more

At the Moving Picture Ball (1920)

A song naming some of the great silent era actors of the time, the lyrics describing a party where all the actors mingle and dance together, with familiar names suc…more

Music Hall Performer Billy Williams

Richard Isaac Banks (1878–1915), who changed his name to Billy Williams after leaving his birthplace of Australia, was one of the most recorded popular entertaine…more

Rae Bourbon

During the Pansy Craze of 1930-1933 (mainly in Manhattan), gay clubs and performers, known as “pansy performers”, experienced a huge surge in underground popula…more

Lucy Isabelle Marsh

American singer Lucy Isabelle Marsh (1878 – 1956) made her career as a professional recording artist for the Victor Talking Machine Company. She was an anonymous …more

Rudolph Valentino (1923)

Two songs from Rudoph Valentino: “El Relicario” and “Kashmiri Song”. Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926) was an Italian actor, and early pop…more

La Paloma (1903)

Zélie de Lussan (21 December 1861 – 18 December 1949) was an American opera singer of French descent. This is her singing the oft recorded classic La Paloma, ori…more