Turtle is happy to share two recording of Peggy O'Neill:
Billy Jones and chorus on an Edison recording
Charles Harrison on a Columbia recording

Billy Jones - Edison Diamond Disc: 50792-R Year: 1921

File Name: peggyoneill-edd50792.mp3

File size: 930Kb

Playing Time: 3:56

About: Billy Jones

Tech Tidbits:
Edison Diamond Discs, 50792-R was transferred using a 3.7 mil full conical stylus in a Stanton 500 cartridge at 80 rpm.


Charles Harrison - Columbia A3438 (matrix 79873)   Year: 1921

File Name: peggyo.mp3

File Size: 638 Kb

Playing Time: 2:43

CHARLES HARRION (died 1965, age 74) was a tenor balladeer whose many hits included "Peg o' My Heart" (1913, "Ireland Must Be Heaven, for My Mother Came from There" (1916), and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" (1918).

He also was a member of the Columbia Stellar Quartet, Columbia Mixed Quartet, Revelers, and American Singers.

Tech Tidbits:
Columbia A3438 was transferred from a 78 rpm record that was enjoyed many times. Noise from record wear has been diminished using a 2.3 mil stylus and digital sound processing techniques, but it is still audible.

"Peggy O'Neil" was recorded in 1921. Harry Pease, Edward G. Nelson, and Gilbert Dodge wrote the music and lyrics.

Biographical Sources: "Billy Murray, The Phonograph Industry's First Great Recording Artist," by Hoffmann, Carty, & Riggs; "The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz, 1900-1950," by Roger D. Kinkle.

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