[78-L] Last alive to record an acoustical DD?

Harold Aherne leotolstoy_75 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 24 17:42:31 PDT 2013

By any chance, do we know what the matrix or catalogue number was for the selection he participated in?

As far as I know, the last surviving "name" performer who recorded for Edison may have been Dorothea Ponce Verkamp (1909-2000), one of the Ponce Sisters.

On Wed, 7/24/13, Ron L'Herault <lherault at bu.edu> wrote:

 Subject: [78-L] Last alive to record an acoustical DD?
 To: "'78-L Mail List'" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>, "'Antique Phonograph List'" <phono-l at oldcrank.org>
 Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 6:43 PM
 If all goes according to plan,
 tomorrow I will meet a 104 year old gentleman
 who was part of the Drury High School Band which cut a
 Diamond Disc in 1924.
 Am I correct in assuming that he may be the last person
 alive to record an
 acoustic Edison disk?   If you had the
 chance, what would you ask him?
 78-L mailing list
 78-L at klickitat.78online.com

More information about the 78-L mailing list