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A vaudeville specialty from 1905, The Golden Wedding starring Ada Jones & Len Spencer.

The Golden Wedding

Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9148
Category Vaudeville
Title The Golden Wedding
Performed by Ada Jones & Len Spencer
Circa December 1905
Announcement "The Golden Wedding, by Ada Jones and Len Spencer.  Edison record."

Enjoy this original Edison vaudeville skit: A fine old-fashioned tearjerker.

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    No. 9148, "The Golden Wedding," by Ada Jones and Len Spencer, is an original vaudeville sketch, with orchestra accompaniment, written especially for our Record.   An aged couple on the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage are talking reminiscently of their wedding day and lovingly exchanging felicitations on the happy years that have marked the span of their married life.   Interspersed with the dialogue is incidental music by the orchestra, including "The Golden Wedding" and "Silver Threads Among the Gold."   This Record is unlike any that Miss Jones and Mr. Spencer have yet made, but we believe that it will find a large sale among those who appreciate well rendered Records of sentimental subjects.
— November 1905 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the December records]

Interested in hearing other cylinders featuring Vaudeville-style specialties?

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
10/1999 Clancy's Prize Waltz Contest Comic sketch Len Spencer 1904
01/2003 Hebrew Vaudeville - parody on Rip Van Winkle was a Lucky Man Hebrew monologue Julian Rose 1903
04/2014 House Cleaning Time Vaudeville sketch Ada Jones & Len Spencer 1908
03/2005 Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Vocal violin imitation Edith Helena 1907
04/2011 Mandy and Her Man Vaudeville sketch Ada Jones & Len Spencer 1906
06/2009 The Musical Moke Vaudeville specialty Len Spencer 1901
05/2013 Peaches and Cream Vaudeville sketch Ada Jones & Len Spencer 1906
07/2015 The Professor and the Musical Tramp Vaudeville sketch Len Spencer & Parke Hunter 1905
01/2017 Vaudeville Specialty Introducing Mr. Dan W. Quinn Vaudeville series (Irish comedy talk) Dan W. Quinn 1900-1901


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