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From 1908, A springtime love song, Let Me Crown You Queen of May with Orange Blossoms, performed by Manuel Romain.

Let Me Crown You Queen of May with Orange Blossoms

 
Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 9925
Category Tenor
Title Let Me Crown You Queen of May with Orange Blossoms
Performed by Manuel Romain
Circa September 1908
Announcement "Let Me Crown You Queen of May with Orange Blossoms, sung by Manuel Romain.   Edison record."
 

A hard-to-find recording by the formidable Manuel Romain whose lung power was well suited for wax cylinder recordings!

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9925   Let Me Crown You Queen of May with Orange Blossoms Manuel Romain
    A picturesque love ballad that vividly recalls Record 9728, "When It's Moonlight, Mary Darling, 'Neath the Old Grape Arbor Shade."   The music is by the same composer and serves equally well to bring out all the latent sweetness of Romain's fine tenor voice.   To hear this Record is to wish to own it.   Orchestra accompaniment; music, J. Fred Helf; words, Bartley Costello; publishers, Helf & Hager Co., New York.
— July 1908 Edison Phonograph Monthly [announcing the September records]

Interested hearing other two-minute wax cylinder recordings by Romain?

Key Title Category Performed by Circa
09/2012 Down in Sunshine Valley March song Manuel Romain 1911
02/2003 What Might Have Been Sentimental song Manuel Romain 1909

                                       


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