The tracks on this CD date from the period 1902 - 1907. During this time, the recording company which later became HMV was named
The Gramophone and Typewriter Ltd. For the delight of purchasers of their discs, the company had assembled a roster of top artistes and lesser known stars who recorded popular songs from the Music Hall.
Ranging from Alec Hurley, (who later married Marie Lloyd) via Malcolm Scott (Female Impersonator), to Kate Carney, (Coster Comedienne) this is a cornucopia of Edwardian Music Hall
Fred Lay: Don't forget your Umbrella, John Harry Ford: Can't You take my Word Pat Rafferty: Paddy in Kilts Burt Shepard: Mary was a Housemaid S H Dudley: Sister Mary Jane's Top Note Haydn Quartet: My Old Kentucky Home Dan Leno: Going to the Races George Mozart: The Dentist Kate Carney: Liza Johnson Ellaline Terriss: Lousiana Lou Harry Taylor: Has Anybody seen Our Cat? Eugene Stratton: Little Dolly Day-Dream Alec Hurley: 'Arry, 'Arry Malcolm Scott: Stepping Stones to General Knowledge Harry Anderson: The Fishing Club Wilkie Bard: Has Anyone been asking for Me? Walter Miller: Isn't that just like a Man Burt Shepard: All the Little Ducks went Quack Louis Bradfield: My First Cigar Florrie Forde: Red Light 'Danger' George Lashwood: Ladies I have met Arthur Roberts: For Thee Mika Magee: Cordalia Malone Harry Lauder: Wearing Kilts Gus Elen: Me-riah Victoria Monks: There's a Girl inside George Elliott: If the Man in the Moon were a Coon