This transcription disc, dated 1952, has master recordings of Billie Holiday. Holiday sings “My Man”, “Lover Come Back To Me”, Stormy Weather and Yesterdays. Details of the recording process are heard with the technician listing takes, Holiday singing a retake of Stormy Weather, as well as making a note to herself before singing. The sound quality of the master recording disc is exceptional.
This Edison Phonograph Diamond Disc has recordings of sketches performed by Two Dark Knights, a blackface comedy team. The vocalists, Phil Cook and Victor Fleming, specialized in humorous dialogues and recorded for various labels under different stage names including, Two Wise Owls, Two Licorice Drops, and Big Boy and Shorty.