Alexandria Digital Research Library

[Brown wax home recording of accordion music and two men singing Boring for oil].


Place of Publication:
[Place of production unknown],
Issued Date:
Personal recordings

The David Giovannoni Collection of home cylinder recordings (Set Number: 304-04, Originally acquired: The Musical Wonder House Collection, 2011).

Performers not given.

Place of recording likely the United States.

Announcement at beginning: "Accordion solo, let 'er go."

Brown wax cylinder.


Accordion solo. Then male vocal solo that becomes a duet, "Boring For Oil," a ribald song; the lyrics heard here differ from those in published versions. Then another accordion solo.

Physical Description:
1 cylinder (ca. 2 min.) : 160.0 rpm ; 2 1/4 x 4 in.
Audio musical
Cylinder Audio Archive
Library Location:
Department of Special Research Collections
Catalog System Number:
Copyright Holder:
University of California (System). Regents

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