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Albert,In 1904 the Edison commercial studios were moved from West Orange to New York. The West Orange facility remained the experiementing and manufacturing center. Edison was the last major recording studio to move from acoustic to electric recording. It did so in 1927. I believe records made after July are electric, before acoustic. Ed 52088 is supposed to be the last acoustic Edison record.
If the date I gave is correct, then Tracks 1-13 in the Hottest of the California Ramblers on Edison Edison CD are acoustic, and tracks 14-18 are electric.
Here is an ad for the appearance of the California Ramblers at Bach's Dance Studio in Reading, PA...... with the underrated Bobby Davis doing a terrific solo. Listen to Collegiate, Ed 51560, Jun 23, 1925.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpeUh9My ... re=related
The sheet music with Jean Goldkette's Orchestra on the cover.
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The same cover except that the band is the Nixon Restaurant Orchestra.
The Nixon Restaurant Orchestra was from Pittsburgh and the leader was an Etzi Corvato. Another example of the "iceberg" effect. One of many bands that never recorded.