Columbia 12-Inch Popular and Classical Records
1905-1946

Columbia didn't issue twelve-inch discs until 1905, two years after Victor. Their purpose however was the same, to allow for slightly more running time – especially for classical pieces. They sold well beside the more dominant ten-inchers. The Great Depression took its toll though, causing Columbia to cease twelve-inch production in 1931. It was revived years later when CBS took over.

Encoded Speed: 192 Kbps

Working on the Farm In the Morning by the Bright Light
Everybody Whistles Like Me
Melancholy Mose
Golden and Hughes Columbia Minstrels
Columbia A5346 Columbia A5346
Matrix# 30850-6 Matrix# 30872-2
June 1911 June 1911
Note: played at 78 RPM

Lohengrin Die Walküre
Barron Berthaud Barron Berthaud
Columbia A5382 Columbia A5382
Matrix# 30815-3-8, Take 3 Matrix# 30816-1-1, Take 1
ca. 1911-May 1912 ca. 1911
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Crack one-inch in, not audible. Worn. Note: Crack one-inch in, not audible. Worn.

Home Sweet Home The World Over War Songs of the Boys in Blue
Remington Typewriter Company Band Remington Typewriter Company Band
Columbia A5509 Columbia A5509
Matrix# 36778 2-A-12 Matrix# 36779 19
August 1913 August 1913

Clammy Green Columbia Minstrels

Introducing:
I Don't Care If You Never Come Back
Push Dem Clouds Away
Goodbye Manhattan Isle
Golden and Hughes Columbia Minstrels
Columbia A5614 Columbia A5614
Matrix# 36849-5, Take 5 Matrix# 37043-3, Take 3
December 23, 1913 October 13, 1914
New York, New York New York, New York

The Voice of the Chimes Naila Ballet
Prince's Orchestra Prince's Orchestra
Columbia A5714 Columbia A5714
Matrix# 37308-2 24 Matrix# 37343 2-B-23
June 1915 July 1915
Note: Needle dig at end.

Remick Medley The Globe Trot
Prince's Band Prince's Band
Columbia A5728 Columbia A5728
Matrix# 37395 1-A-17 Matrix# 37404 1-B-17
October 1915 October 1915

Shepherd, Show Me How to Go Just for To-day
Beecher C. Burton Beecher C. Burton
Columbia A5737 Columbia A5737
Matrix# 37392 2-C-28 Matrix# 37400 1-A-18
September 1915 October 1915

Silver Threads Among The Gold Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes
W. H. Squire W. H. Squire
Columbia A5832 Columbia A5832
Matrix# 6452 2-AD-20, Take 2 Matrix# 6516 6-AC-23, Take 6
ca. 1916 (?) ca. 1916 (?)
London, England (?) London, England (?)

Variations (On a Theme by Corelli) Witches Dance
Eddy Brown Eddy Brown
Columbia A5859 Columbia A5859
Matrix# 48616 1-D-33, Take 1 Matrix# 48617 1-F-36, Take 1
February 28, 1916 February 28, 1916
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. In-studio bump at 0:43.

On The Sandwich Isles Naughty! Naughty! Naughty!
Prince's Band Prince's Band
Columbia A5961 Columbia A5961
Matrix# 49031 1-BB-7 Matrix# 49125 1-B-9
December 1916 February 15, 1917

Hawaiian Blues Glorious Souse Song
Prince's Band Prince's Band
Columbia A5971 Columbia A5971
Matrix# 49082 1-D-30, Take 1 Matrix# 49157 2-B-9, Take 2
January 15, 1917 March 21, 1917
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Well-recorded. Note: 130+K corrections, but still sounds good!

My Belgian Rose Beautiful Ohio
Prince's Orchestra Prince's Orchestra
Columbia A6081 Columbia A6081
Matrix# 49484 2-H(?)-100, Take 2 Matrix# 49490 3-GN-213, Take 3
ca. 1918-1922 ca. 1918-1920
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: One crack from edge to halfway in, not audible. Worn. Note: Worn.

A Night in Italy Sweet Hawaiian Moonlight
Prince's Orchestra Columbia Orchestra
Columbia A6119 Columbia A6119
Matrix# 49500 3-F-133, Take 3 Matrix# 49650 3-E-126, Take 3
September 14, 1918 July 14, 1919
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Note: Very worn.

Dance of the Hours - Part 1 Dance of the Hours - Part 2
Gino Marinuzzi and His Symphony Orchestra (pseudonym for The Columbia Symphony Orchestra) Gino Marinuzzi and His Symphony Orchestra (pseudonym for The Columbia Symphony Orchestra)
Columbia A6154 Columbia A6154
Matrix# 49810 2-F-39-, Take 2 Matrix# 49811 1-BO-160, Take 1
April 28, 1920 April 28, 1920
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Scratch in middle, mostly filtered.
Note: Click Here to listen to them together.

Wyoming Where the Lazy Mississippi Flows
The Metropolitan Dance Players The Metropolitan Dance Players
Columbia A6185 Columbia A6185
Matrix# 49952 4-?-100, Take 4 Matrix# 49953 3-B-50, Take 3
March 23, 1921 March 24, 1921
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Poor shellac. Poorly recorded.

La Boheme - "Che gelida manina"
Hipolito Lazaro
Columbia 48741
Matrix# 48741 3-A-5
May 1916

La Forza Del Destino - "La Vergine Degli Angeli" (May Angels Guard Thee)
Rosa Ponselle and Chorus
Columbia 49558
Matrix# 49558 6-P-113
November 1918

Our Child Elder Eatmore's Sermon on Throwing Stones
Charles E. Mack Charles E. Mack (assisted by George Moran)
Columbia 50061-D Columbia 50061-D
Matrix# 98411, Take 3 Matrix# 98413, Take 2
December 22, 1927 December 23, 1927
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Note: Worn.

My Hero The Merry Widow
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Columbia 50069-D Columbia 50069-D
Matrix# 98535, Take 2 Matrix# 98536, Take 2
May 12, 1928 May 13, 1928
New York, New York New York, New York

La Paloma La Golondrina
Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra
Columbia 50070-D Columbia 50070-D
Matrix# 98533, Take 6 Matrix# 98534, Take 3
May 21, 1928 May 12, 1928
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Edge chip, two pops at start.

To listen to all discs consecutively, click HERE.
Act 4 starts at 33:05.
Carmen: Part 17: Act 3: Entr'acte Carmen: Part 18: Act 3: Chorus and Sextette - Ecoute, ecoute (Now Listen)
Orchestre Symphonique of Paris Raymonde Visconti, Georges Thill, Company and Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris
Columbia 67552-D Columbia 67552-D
Matrix# LX229 3-B-1, Take 3 Matrix# LX249 2-C-2, Take 2
February 22, 1928 March 5, 1928
Paris, France Paris, France
Note: Swish.
Carmen: Part 19: Act 3: Card Trio (Part 1) Melons! Coupons! (Shuffle! Cut Them!) Carmen: Part 20: Act 3: Card Trio (Part 2) En vain Pour eviter (In Vain we Seek)
Raymonde Visconti, Andrée Vavon and Andrée Bernadet, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris Raymonde Visconti, Andrée Vavon and Andrée Bernadet, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris
Columbia 67553-D Columbia 67553-D
Matrix# LX254 4-D-1, Take 4 Matrix# LX289 5-C-2, Take 5
June 9, 1928 June 9, 1928
Paris, France Paris, France
Note: Stressed loud passages.
Carmen: Part 21: Act 3: Chorus - Quant au douanier (As for the Guards) Carmen: Part 22: Act 3: Micaels's Song - Je dis que rien ne m'epouvante (I Said that Naught Should Frighten Me)
Raymonde Visconti, Andrée Vavon, Andrée Bernadet and Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris Marthe Nespoulous, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris
Columbia 67554-D Columbia 67554-D
Matrix# LX178 1, Take 1 Matrix# LX231 3-C-3, Take 3
February 13, 1928 February 22, 1928
Paris, France Paris, France
Carmen: Part 23: Act 3: Duet: Don Jose and Escamillo - Je suis Escamillo (My Name is Escamillo) Carmen: Part 24: Act 3: Finale (Part 1) - Hola! Hola! Jose! (Holla! Holla! Jose!)
Georges Thill and M. Guenot, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris Raymonde Visconti, Company and Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris
Columbia 67555-D Columbia 67555-D
Matrix# LX244 4-D, Take 4 Matrix# LX236 1-D-2, Take 1
May 8, 1928 February 24, 1928
Paris, France Paris, France
Carmen: Part 25: Act 3: Finale (Part 2) - Va-t'en, va-t'en, tu feras bien (Yes, to Depart the Best 'twould be) Carmen: Part 26: Act 4: Entr'acte and Chorus
M. Guenot and Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris M. Guenot and Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris
Columbia 67556-D Columbia 67556-D
Matrix# LX237 1-C-2, Take 1 Matrix# LX276 2-C-1, Take 2
February 24, 1928 March 8, 1928
Paris, France Paris, France
Note: In-studio cough 1:23-1:24.
Carmen: Part 27: Act 4: Procession Chorus: Les voici! Les voici! (Here, they come! Here, they come!) Carmen: Part 28: Act 4: Duet: Carmen and Escamillo; Entrance of Don Jose - Si tu m'aimes (If thou lov'st me)
Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris Raymonde Visconti, Andrée Vavon, Andrée Bernadet, Georges Thill, M. Guenot and Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris
Columbia 67557-D Columbia 67557-D
Matrix# LX177 5-C-2, Take 5 Matrix# LX278 3-C-3, Take 3
May 7, 1928 March 7, 1928
Paris, France Paris, France
Note: Swish. Volume problems on master. Note: Lamination crack 0:00-0:06. Stressed groove 2:58-2:59.
Carmen: Part 29: Act 4: Duet: Carmen and Don Jose (Part 1) Carmen, il est temps encore (Carmen, Swift the Time is Fleeting) Carmen: Part 30: Act 4: Duet: Carmen and Don Jose (Part 2) Death of Carmen - Viva! Viva! ja course est belle (Viva! 'Tis a Fight Full of Glory)
Raymonde Visconti and Georges Thill, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris Raymonde Visconti, Georges Thill and Chorus, with Orchestre Symphonique of Paris
Columbia 67558-D Columbia 67558-D
Matrix# LX287 1-C-1, Take 1 Matrix# LX250 2-C-1, Take 2
March 10, 1928 March 5, 1928
Paris, France Paris, France
Note: Tiny edge crack, not audible. Stressed loud passages. Note: Tiny edge crack, barely audible 0:00-0:06. Volume problems on master.

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