Edison Diamond Discs
1912-1929

This page covers the 80000 series from 80001 to 80907 with issue dates ranging from 1912 to 1928. It was the second-level tier above the popular 50000 series and had a base price of $1.50. A&R included Light Classical and Vaudeville thought too prestigious to be sold for $1.00. It was analogous to Victor's Purple and Blue Labels. Like those labels, the bulk of 80000 issues were recorded and released in the 1910s with a sharp slowdown going into the 1920s.

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Pure As Snow Love and Devotion
Venetian Instrumental Quartet Venetian Instrumental Quartet
Edison 80153-R Edison 80153-L
Matrix# 2587-A-3-13 Matrix# 2690-C-3-6
November 25, 1913 January 8, 1914
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn.

Hello, Frisco! We'll Build a Little Home in the U.S.A.
Harvey Hindermeyer and Helen Clark Irving Kaufman
Edison 80256-R Edison 80256-L
Matrix# 3972-C-68 Matrix# 3950-C-2-1
July 14-19, 1915 July 9-13, 1915
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Note: Worn.

The Call of the Motherland We'll Never Let the Old Flag Fall
Frederick J. Wheeler Frederick J. Wheeler
Edison 80273-R Edison 80273-L
Matrix# 4058-C-11 Matrix# 3988-C-12
August 1915 July 19-21, 1915
New York, New York New York, New York

Sundial Killarney
Helen Clark John Finnegan
Edison 80337-R Edison 80337-L
Matrix# 4768-G-85 Matrix# 4730-C-15-99
probably June 1916 May 12-24, 1916
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Scuff after 3:23. Note: Worn.

Lullaby Climbing Up de Golden Stairs
Helen Clark and the Shannon Quartet Walter Van Brunt
Edison 80386-R Edison 80386-L
Matrix# 5824-A-10-87 Matrix# 3682-C-6-91
October 1, 1917 April 1915
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn.

Zampa Overture - Part 1 Zampa Overture - Part 2
American Symphony Orchestra American Symphony Orchestra
Edison 80390-R Edison 80390-L
Matrix# 5864-B-2-56 Matrix# 5865-A-1-4
November 1, 1917 November 1, 1917
New York, New York New York, New York

Rigoletto Selection - Part 1 Rigoletto Selection - Part 2
American Symphony Orchestra American Symphony Orchestra
Edison 80396-R Edison 80396-L
Matrix# 5941-B Matrix# 5940-C-2
December 1917 December 1917
New York, New York New York, New York

(a) Anitra's Dance (b) At The Brook Spring Song
Leo, Jan and Mischel Cherniavsky Leo, Jan and Mischel Cherniavsky
Edison 80429-R Edison 80429-L
Matrix# 6128-A-2-2 Matrix# 6130-C-6-
April 1918 April 1918
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn.

The Rose Of No Man's Land When The Ships Come Home - Oh Lady! Lady!!
The Moonlight Trio Helen Clark
Edison 80434-R Edison 80434-L
Matrix# 6408-C-26-81 Matrix# 6041-A-5-133
October 10-23, 1918 February 1918
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Uneven thickness. Worn.

Kisses (The Sweetest Kisses of All) Mickey
Gladys Rice Vernon Dalhart
Edison 80459-R Edison 80459-L
Matrix# 6615-B-4-9 Matrix# 6620-C-13-4
February 1-10, 1919 February 13-21, 1919
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn.

Rococo Serenade in B Flat Minor
Armand Vecsey And His Hungarian Orchestra Armand Vecsey And His Hungarian Orchestra
Edison 80470-R Edison 80470-L
Matrix# 5319-B-15-82 Matrix# 5334-C-5-27
January 24, 1917 January 2, 1917
New York, New York New York, New York

In A Bird Store - Descriptive Fantasia The Wooing Hour - Serenade
American Symphony Orchestra Peerless Orchestra
Edison 80502-R Edison 80502-L
Matrix# 4968-C-2-3 Matrix# 6761-C-3-1
September 1-9, 1916 May 2-7, 1919
New York, New York New York, New York

Phedre Overture - Part 1 Phedre Overture - Part 2
American Symphony Orchestra American Symphony Orchestra
Edison 80515-R Edison 80515-L
Matrix# 5883-C-3-16 Matrix# 5884-C-5-17
November 1917 November 1917
New York, New York New York, New York

Is My Name Written There? Shall You? Shall I?
Charles Hart and Elliott Shaw Charles Hart, Elliott Shaw and The Calvary Choir
Edison 80529-R Edison 80529-L
Matrix# 6765-G-1-4 Matrix# 6670-C-1-1
probably May 1919 March 15-20, 1919
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Note: Worn.

Ye Who Have Yearn'd Alone Serenade (Sing, Smile, Slumber!) (Gounod)
Cecil Arden and Isidore Moskowitz Cecil Arden and Isidore Moskowitz
Edison 80572-R Edison 80572-L
Matrix# 7387-C-3-3 Matrix# 7388-B-1-9
June 1-7, 1920 June 1-7, 1920
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Warped.
Note: Lamination cracks throughout from warping.

Dream Faces Paradise
Thomas Chalmers Paul Reimers
Edison 80620-R Edison 80620-L
Matrix# 7391-F-1-2 Matrix# 7544-F-3-3
November 10, 1920 November-December 1920 (?)
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Lamination cracks throughout.

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