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For January 1997...

This month:   The unusual Street Piano Medley played by August Molinari.


Street Piano Medley
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9615
Category Street scene
Title Street Piano Medley
Performed by August Molinari
Circa 1908
Announcement "Street Piano Medley played by August Molinari.  Edison record."

An unusual offering; Molinari's only Edison recording. It would be fascinating to learn how this was arranged: Were there three street pianos queued and ready to go? Or a single street piano with the three songs spliced together on a single roll? Either way, how were they able to get the music to start so perfectly on cue and on tempo?

Co-starring Billy Murray as the customer.

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