Greetings and Welcome,

This website features many early recordings from my personal collection of vintage discs and cylinders. The timeframe is from the earliest commercial recordings in 1889, well 1896 is my own confirmed oldest, up to the eve of the Big Band Era in 1933. All kinds of music and speech are represented, though I do favor some more than others. My favorite artists are Ted Lewis and Harry Lauder and you will find special sections for them below. The numbers quoted for each company are for each side uploaded, since some also produced single-sided discs and cylinders. This website is ever-growing so please check back often for "new" material! In addition, NBC Radio's coverage of the Pearl Harbor attack from 2:00PM on December 7, 1941 through the end of the next day on December 8th is available towards the bottom of the page. That's 61.5 hours total from the Red and Blue Networks! Also, if you want to listen without clicking every few minutes, Sounds Like Old Times Radio offers the better sounding records in an automated format.

Thank you,

Kevin D. Davis
webmaster (at) soundslikeoldtimes (dot) com



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Sir Harry Lauder
1870-1950
Recording Career: 1902-1935
78 Currently Posted



Gold Moulded
Cylinders
(Two-Minute)
1902-1912
(31)
Wax Amberol
Cylinders
(Four-Minute)
1908-1913
(22)
Blue Amberol
Cylinders
(Four-Minute)
1912-1929
(60)
Diamond Discs
1912-1929
(104)






7-Inch Discs
1900-1907
(4)
10-Inch Black
Single-Sided Discs
1901-1913
(57)
10-Inch Black
Double-Sided Discs
1908-1925
(108)
10-Inch Black
Electrical Discs
1925-1958
(40)
12-Inch Black-Label Discs
1903-1942
(20)
Red Seal Discs
1903-1958
(29)
Purple-Label Discs
1909-1920
(47)
Blue-Label Discs
1910-1926
(33)



Cylinders
1889-1908
(12)
10-Inch
Single-Sided Discs
1900-1923?
(13)
10-Inch
Double-Sided Discs
1908-1925
(64)
Ted Lewis
and His Band
on Columbia
1919-1933
(219)
10-Inch Electrical Discs
1925-1959
(28)
12-Inch Discs
1905-1946
(14)



Second-Tier Labels
Brunswick Records
1916-
(40)
Vocalion Records
1916-1940
(23)
OKeh Records
1916-
(22)
Emerson Records
1916-1928
(29)
Berliner Records
1889-1900
(6)
Paramount Records
1918-1932
(8)
Pathé Records (U.S.A.)
1916-1930
(8)
Indestructible
Cylinder Records
1907-1922
(9)



Budget Labels
Cameo Records
1922-1930
(8)
Banner Records
1921-1936
(12)
Perfect Records
1922-1938
(4)
Champion Records
1925-1936
(2)
Little Wonder Records
1914-1923
(10)
Hit Of The Week Records
1930-1932
(4)



Client Labels
Oxford Records
1906-1916
(4)
Silvertone Records
1911-1942
(7)
Challenge Records
1926-1929
(10)
United Records
1910s
(2)



European Labels
Gramophone and Typewriter Records
1897-
(3)
Zonophone Records
1898-1931
(10)
Clarion Records
1905-1922?
(1)



Pearl Harbor Radio Transcriptions


NBC Red Network
NBC Blue Network
2:00PM December 7, 1941 - 11:59PM December 8, 1941
2:07PM December 7, 1941 - 11:45PM December 8, 1941



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Founded: May 4, 2013

Last Update: November 17, 2014



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