Originally Posted by MerryCarey
I listened to part of it on my morning commute. I was tickled to hear the old "Sleigh-Ride Party"! Here's a little trivia: When that was recorded, a method to mass-produce from a master recording had not yet been invented. The quartet would record maybe 10 or 12 cylinders at a time (i.e., 10 or 12 recording machines would be running simultaneously), the recorded cylinders would be removed and new blanks put in their places, and the quartet would record again---and again, until enough records were produced.
It was evidently a very popular record, because there are several recordings out there by various quartets (the Edison Quartette, the Greater New York Quartette, the Peerless Quartette, the Invincible Quartet, etc.) over a period of years using a nearly identical "script." It was also re-recorded at various times, probably when the stock on the shelves got low and the public demanded more.
I was thrilled to find it. You have any more of this kind of stuff?