An uncommonly talented duo team up to perform Blue Bell.
|Company||Edison's National Phonograph Company|
|Category||Bells & xylophone|
|Performed by||Albert Benzler & Frederick W. Hager|
|Announcement||"Bell and xylophone duet, Blue Bell. Edison record."|
The only bells and xylophone duet Edison recorded on two-minute
Multi-talented musicians and composers Albert Benzler (playing the bells) and Frederick W. Hager (on the xylophone) were each prominent figures in the early recording industry.
Benzler was featured in dozens of popular recordings
usually playing either the bells or the
Hager was a widely recorded bandleader for several record
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