Pioneering recording artist

David B. Dana

Name David B. Dana
Lifetime 1855 ? - 1914 ?
Specialty Cornet

David B. Dana, ca. 1899

— This photograph is from The Illustrated History of the Essex Trade Council and Affiliated Unions, Newark, New Jersey, 1899 —

David B. Dana recorded some of the earliest commercial cornet solos, being introduced to the Edison Phonographic Works in 1889 by his musical associate also from Newark, New Jersey, Edward Issler.   Dana recorded literally thousands of selections as the cornetist of Issler's Orchestra (see the October 1998 Cylinder of the Month, for an example).

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