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Frank F. Davis was a Houston resident, an avid collector of early recording formats and players, and a donor to the Heritage Society of Houston.
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Requires special playback equipment.
The collection consists of eight boxes of cylinder audio recordings.
This Columbia cylinder has no identifying number on it.
Includes a pamphlet with lyrics to the selection and a list of other Sacred Quartets
8122 is not found in the UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive.
not digitized in UCSB Cylinder Archive
Contains an insert describing the contents of this cylinder as well as "Other I.O.O.F. Records," "Hallowed Hymns" and "Cherished Anthems." The description of this cylinder states: This record presents two of the well-known odes of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The first or "Opening Ode" is often the one sung when a lodge meeting is opened. It is adapted to the tune of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." The "Closing Ode," a favorite for the closing ceremony of Lodge meetings, is sung to the air of "My Country 'Tis of Thee.
Includes a booklet detailing this vaudeville act by Murry K. Hill with spoken text and sung lyrics.
The [sic] designates that the word "Dow" is spelled as shown on the cylinder itself. The UCSB notes that "down" is the correct spelling.
Cylinder was cracked (with possible shattering) and repaired thus rendering playback impossible.
Information extrapolated from UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive based on issue number on cylinder.
This cylinder is not digitized on the UCSB database. Its issue number seems to indicate a level of Masonic membership between Entered Apprentice and Master Mason.
No title discernible on cylinder. UCSB database has four titles with the item number 712: Darling Nellie Gray, Mireilie, Quite Parisian, and Smokey Mokes.
UCSB has two possible titles for this item number: Dem dear ole days and The oceana roll.
No item number discernible on cylinder.
The title on this cylinder is barely discernible. Its color suggests that it fits the description of the item here: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/OBJID/Cylinder6823
This disc has no analog in the UCSB database. It is only identified by a strip of paper in the case.
Item number is very difficult to discern leading to many possible analogs in the UCSB archive.
No discernible information on cylinder. Also, not digitized in UCSB archive. Only information available is from a paper insert in the case.