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This month: From 1898, The Charge of Roosevelt's Rough Riders, a commemorative recording dramatizing America's victory that year in the Spanish-American war.
|Company||Columbia Phonograph Company|
|Title||The Charge of Roosevelt's Rough Riders|
|Performed by||Columbia Orchestra|
|Announcement||"Descriptive selection, The Charge of Roosevelt's Rough Riders, played by Columbia Orchestra, for Columbia Phonograph Company of New York and Paris."|
In this "descriptive selection" we hear sample bugle calls, a battle re-enactment, and tunes popularized during the war including A Hot Time in the Old Town To-night. To hear a later version of the Hot Time March from 1904 played by the Edison Military Band, click here.
To learn more about the Spanish-American War, see the:
To hear an excerpt
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