Victor 10-Inch Double-Sided Acoustical Records
1908-1925

This page covers the 17000 series (actually a continuation of the 16000s) from 17000 to 17999 with issue dates ranging from 1911 to 1916. Earlier and later issues can be found on other pages. Pricing remained at 75, but quality in the studio started to suffer. The sound became somewhat boxy, especially starting in 1914 when a new "Bat-Wing" label design replaced the older "Patents" one. Bat-Wing Victors would become known for that sound. The shellac remained decent, but World War I would soon take a toll on that too. Re-issues of earlier single-sided selections became rare since the catalog was now large enough to provide sufficient variety. There was a craze for dance music during these years, often performed by military bands (usually in name only). Studio musicians like Billy Murray and Henry Burr, Vaudeville and even Minstrelsy also remained popular.

Encoded Speed: 192 Kbps

A Dew Drop
Rain Song
Mother Goose No. 1

Hey diddle diddle
Little Bo-Peep
Twinkle, Twinkle
Little Jack Horner
Ride a Cock Horse
Elizabeth Wheeler Elizabeth Wheeler
Victor 17004-A Victor 17004-B
Matrix# B-10972, Take 2 Matrix# B-10166, Take 7
June 18, 1917 May 8, 1918
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

On the Neva March Birthday Serenade
Victor Military Band Victor Orchestra
Victor 17016-A Victor 17016-B
Matrix# B-11110, Take 1 or 2 Matrix# B-10848, Take 1 or 3
October 17, 1911 August 1 or 4, 1911
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Played at 75RPM. Hairline crack halfway in, not audible. Note: Hairline crack halfway in, not audible.

Come to the Ball It's a Long Lane that Has No Turning
Henry Burr Peerless Quartet
Victor 17030-A Victor 17030-B
Matrix# B-11335, Take 1 Matrix# B-11231, Take 5
December 6, 1911 December 11, 1911
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Tell Me, Sweet Rose Down de Lover's Lane
Henry Burr and Peerless Quartet Peerless Quartet
Victor 17097-A Victor 17097-B
Matrix# B-11991, Take 3 Matrix# B-10844, Take 4
May 7, 1912 November 13, 1911
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Narcissus The Last Hope
Phil Ohman Ferdinand Himmelreich
Victor 17100-A Victor 17100-B
Matrix# B-26581, Take 1 Matrix# B-11947, Take 1
July 3, 1922 April 29, 1912
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Ben Hur Chariot Race March March Shannon
Sousa's Band Arthur Pryor's Band
Victor 17110-A Victor 17110-B
Matrix# B-12025, Take 2 Matrix# B-11836, Take 3
May 16, 1912 April 9, 1912
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Worn. Note: Worn.

Spring (Valse Chantee) (Op. 41) Gondolier's Song (Op. 102)
Olive Kline Elsie Baker - Frederick Wheeler
Victor 17135-A Victor 17135-B
Matrix# B-12072, Take 1 Matrix# B-12000, Take 3
June 5, 1912 May 10, 1912
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Worn.

Sardinia March (Royal March of Italy) 7th Regiment (Gray Jackets) March
Sousa's Band Sousa's Band
Victor 17162-A Victor 17162-B
Matrix# B-12006, Take 1 Matrix# B-12031, Take 2
May 13, 1912 May 17, 1912
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

No News, or What Killed The Dog? (disc mislabeled) The Three Trees
Nat M. Wills (disc mislabeled) Tom McNaughton
Victor 17222-A Victor 17222-B
Matrix# B-6538, Take 1 Matrix# B-11130, Take 1
October 14, 1908 October 23, 1911
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Turkey in de Straw Nigger Loves His 'Possum
Billy Golden Collins and Harlan
Victor 17256-A Victor 17256-B
Matrix# B-2543, Take 8 Matrix# B-2869, Take 4
November 25, 1908 November 7, 1905
Camden, New Jersey (?) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (?)

My Yellow Jacket Girl The Spaniard that Blighted My Life
Al Jolson Al Jolson
Victor 17318-A Victor 17318-B
Matrix# B-12971, Take 1 Matrix# B-12972, Take 1
March 7, 1913 March 7, 1913
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Worn. Note: Worn.

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine To Have, To Hold, To Love
Edna Brown & James F. Harrison Harry Macdonough
Victor 17338-A Victor 17338-B
Matrix# B-12988, Take 7 Matrix# B-12979, Take 1
April 18, 1913 March 10, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

The Whistler and His Dog The Warbler's Serenade
Arthur Pryor's Band Arthur Pryor's Band
Victor 17380-A Victor 17380-B
Matrix# B-2902, Take 10 Matrix# B-1382, Take 2
June 18, 1913 June 18, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Worn.

Spring Song Extase
Maximilian Pilzer Rosario Bourdon
Victor 17395-A Victor 17395-B
Matrix# B-13247, Take 3 Matrix# B-13176, Take 2
June 2, 1913 May 15, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: In-studio bump at 1:21. Note: In-studio bump at 1:10.

Silver Threads Among the Gold When You and I Were Young, Maggie
Elsie Baker Charles Harrison
Victor 17474-A Victor 17474-B
Matrix# B-12070, Take 5 Matrix# B-13895, Take 2
December 2, 1918 October 2, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Isle d'amour A Little Love, a Little Kiss
Olive Kline Charles W. Harrison
Victor 17509-A Victor 17509-B
Matrix# B-14002, Take 6 Matrix# B-14148, Take 2
November 24, 1913 December 3, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Talking before and after song, no fade in or out.

Dance of the Song Birds The Cricket's Serenade
Victor Orchestra with Joseph Belmont Victor Orchestra with Joseph Belmont
Victor 17521-A Victor 17521-B
Matrix# B-14163, Take 2 Matrix# B-14120, Take 4
December 8, 1913 December 8, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: In-studio horn bumps.

Down in Chattanooga When You're All Dressed Up and No Place to Go
Collins and Harlan Billy Murray
Victor 17527-A Victor 17527-B
Matrix# B-14097, Take 1 Matrix# B-14257, Take 2
November 19, 1913 December 31, 1913
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Worn. Note: Worn.

National Emblem March German Fidelity March
United States Marine Band United States Marine Band
Victor 17577-A Victor 17577-B
Matrix# B-14604, Take 1 Matrix# B-14606, Take 2
March 21, 1914 March 21, 1914
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

By the Beautiful Sea Medley Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat Medley
Victor Military Band Victor Military Band
Victor 17615-A Victor 17615-B
Matrix# B-15026, Take 1 Matrix# B-14792, Take 1
June 30, 1914 May 4, 1914
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Along Came Ruth I'll Do It All Over Again
Arthur Fields Billy Murray
Victor 17637-A Victor 17637-B
Matrix# B-15146, Take 4 Matrix# B-15138, Take 2
September 2, 1914 August 21, 1914
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary Soldiers of the King
American Quartet Arthur Pryor's Band
Victor 17639-A Victor 17639-B
Matrix# B-15190, Take 7 Matrix# B-14942, Take 1
September 15, 1914 June 10, 1914
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey

Old Folks at Home Old Black Joe
Felix Arndt Felix Arndt
Victor 17674-A Victor 17674-B
Matrix# B-15432, Take 1 Matrix# B-15433, Take 1
November 25, 1914 November 25, 1914
New York, New York New York, New York
Note: Horn bump @ 1:36. Note: Horn bump @ 1:08.

I'm Glad My Wife's In Europe I'm Goin' Back to Louisiana
Will Halley Collins and Harlan
Victor 17683-A Victor 17683-B
Matrix# B-15462, Take 1 Matrix# B-15184, Take 2
December 4, 1914 September 14, 1914
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: Very "boxy" in sound compared to the superbly recorded Side A.

Mother Machree A Little Bit of Heaven
Charles Harrison Charles Harrison
Victor 17780-A Victor 17780-B
Matrix# B-15827, Take 4 Matrix# B-15861, Take 3
April 6, 1915 April 6, 1915
Camden, New Jersey Camden, New Jersey
Note: In-studio sounds before and after. Note: In-studio sounds before and after.

National Emblem March Garde du Corps March
Arthur Pryor's Band Arthur Pryor's Band
Victor 17957-A Victor 17957-B
Matrix# B-6214, Take 3 Matrix# B-14938, Take 3
May 22, 1908 June 8, 1914
Camden, New Jersey (?) Camden, New Jersey

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