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

Morning on the Farm (1897)

A recording from the Library of Congress Berliner collection – the performer N.R. Wood imitates various animal sounds heard during the early morning, including sh…more

Aeolian Piano Rolls (1903)

The piano roll was the first medium which could be produced and copied industrially and made it possible to provide the customer with actual music quickly and easil…more

Hawaiian Ciribiribin (1919)

Instrumental Hawaiian guitar version by the Louise and Ferera Hawaiian troupe of Alberto Pestalozza’s oft recorded classic “Ciribiribin” originally composed i…more