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Frank F. Davis Collection, 1900-1930 | Music Library

By Adam La Spata

Collection Overview

Title: Frank F. Davis Collection, 1900-1930Add to your cart.
ID: 06/093
Primary Creator: Davis, Frank F.
Extent: 8.0 Boxes
Date Acquired: 10/00/2013
Subjects: Cylinder recordings
Languages: English

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Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of eight boxes of cylinder audio recordings.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Access Restrictions: Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.
Technical Access Note: Requires special playback equipment.
Acquisition Source: The Heritage Society of Sam Houston Park
Acquisition Method: Gift.

Box and Folder Listing

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Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 4540: The Blacksmith Rag. Premier Quar.Add to your cart.
Item 9763: Quartette. The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane.Add to your cart.
Item 2329: Gippsland March. Band.Add to your cart.
Item 1753: Roll On, Missouri. Collins & Harlan.Add to your cart.
Item 837: Orch. United States Forever. March.Add to your cart.
Item 3531: That Grand Old Gentleman (Uncle Sam). A.Fields & Cho.Add to your cart.
Item 792: Sketch. The Modest Manicure. Spencer & Jones.Add to your cart.
Item 8902: Snyder, Does Your Mother Know You're Out? Yodel.Add to your cart.
Item 10059: Sweetheart Town. Harlan & Stanley.Add to your cart.
Item 1323: Duet. Just a Little Ring from You. Jones & Van Brunt.Add to your cart.
Item 10038: Good Evening, Caroline. Murray.Add to your cart.
Item 10049: Rainbow. Jones & Murray.Add to your cart.
Item 10082: A Bowery Flirtation. Jones & Spencer.Add to your cart.
Item 3528: Just Like Washington Crossed the Delaware, etc. Fields & Cho.Add to your cart.
Item 2233: I'm on My Way to Mandalay. Campbell & Gillette.Add to your cart.
Item 1284: Camp Meeting Jubilee. Quartette.Add to your cart.
Item 1503: The Palms. C.W. Harrison.Add to your cart.
Item 3337: Yah-De-Dah-Fox Trot. Frisco "Jass" Band.Add to your cart.
Item 1420: You've Got Me Hypnotized - Duet.Add to your cart.
Item 1449: Song. I Love It. Collins.Add to your cart.
Item 3726: How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Dow [sic] on the Farm. B.Harlan.Add to your cart.
The [sic] designates that the word "Dow" is spelled as shown on the cylinder itself. The UCSB notes that "down" is the correct spelling.
Item 3798: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles. Helen Clark [and] G.W. Ballard.Add to your cart.
Item 2347: Chicken Reel. Meeker.Add to your cart.
Item 10218: My Wife's Gone to the Country. Favor.Add to your cart.
Cylinder was cracked (with possible shattering) and repaired thus rendering playback impossible.
Item 1080: Quartette, Steamboat Leaving Wharf at New Orleans.Add to your cart.
Item 2720: Which Switch is the Switch, Miss, for Ipswich? B.Murray.Add to your cart.
Item 1889: Angel's Dream Waltz.Add to your cart.
Information extrapolated from UCSB Cylinder Audio Archive based on issue number on cylinder.
Item 1952: Fellowcraft Degree Hymn. Male Quartet.Add to your cart.
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.
Item 2684: Gasoline Gus & His Jitney Bus. B.Murray & Cho.Add to your cart.
Item 31628: Hello, Central, Give Me Heaven,Add to your cart.
Item 3003: Band. Medley of 1909 Hits.Add to your cart.
Item 3207: Duet. 'Mid the Green Fields of Virginia. Stanley & Burr.Add to your cart.
Item 882: Excelsior. Duet. Cornet & Trombone. "Sterling"Add to your cart.
Item Special C: If I Must Say Farewell, Kate, etc. Romain.Add to your cart.
Item 602: Band. Manhattan Beach March.Add to your cart.
Item 9260: Duet. When Mose with His Nose Leads the Band.Add to your cart.
Item 1648: Dixie. Band. Fife & Drum Corps & Chorus.Add to your cart.
Item 3930: St. Louis Blues. Al Bernard.Add to your cart.
Item 712: Unknown (see description)Add to your cart.
No title discernible on cylinder. UCSB database has four titles with the item number 712: Darling Nellie Gray, Mireilie, Quite Parisian, and Smokey Mokes.
Item ????: N/A - no identifiable markers.Add to your cart.
Item 3988: Swanee. Al Bernard & F.Kamplain.Add to your cart.
Item 9591: Duet. I Know Dat I'll Be Happy 'Til I Die.Add to your cart.
Item 433: Unknown (see description)Add to your cart.
UCSB has two possible titles for this item number: Dem dear ole days and The oceana roll.
Item ?????: N/A - no identifiable markers.Add to your cart.
Item ??????: N/A - no identifiable markersAdd to your cart.
Item 8213: In the Good Old Summertime.Add to your cart.

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