IF I KNOCK THE "L" OUT OF KELLY

(IT WOULD STILL BE KELLY TO ME)

Marguerite Farrell, vocal

  Source: Columbia A2040 (matrix 46847)   Recorded: 1916

File Name: kelly.mp3

File Size: 756 Kb

Playing Time: 00:03:13

MARGUERITE FARRELL (1888-1951) was successful in vaudeville (comic acting, dancing, and singing) as well as operetta and grand opera. Her "If I Knocked the 'L" Out of Kelly," recorded on Columbia A2024 and Victor 18105 was a top-selling hit in 1916. She recorded for Columbia, Edison and Victor.


Jim is not partial to Marguerite's "operatic" tones. However, he enjoys the song and this is the only version he has.... When he finds the Ada Jones, Billy Murray, and Chorus version, Marguerite can retire....


This selection was transferred from a 78 rpm record that was enjoyed many times. Noise from record wear has been diminished using a 3.5 mil truncated elliptical stylus and digital sound processing techniques, but it is still audible.


Biographical Source: "Billy Murray, The Phonograph Industry's First Great Recording Artist," by Hoffmann, Carty, & Riggs


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