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Edison Blue Amberol phonograph cylinder 4879 "What'll I Do?" composed by Irving Berlin and performed by Betsy L. Shepherd and C. Hart

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Edison Blue Amberol phonograph cylinder 4879 "What'll I Do?" composed by Irving Berlin and performed by Betsy L. Shepherd and C. Hart

Description

This is the second incarnation of the amberol cylinder that Edison Laboratories used after Edison purchased the patent for Thomas B. Lambert's celluloid cylinder. It replaced the previous wax cylinders beginning in 1912.

"What'll I Do?" was composed in 1923 by Irving Berlin for his third Music Revue show. The song is most notable as being the the generalized them song for the 1974 film version of The Great Gatsby, where it was sung by William Atherton. The score for that film did net an Academy Award for Nelson Riddle.

Creator

Irving Berlin

Source

Dawes County Historical Society Museum, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014

Date

1924

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

sill image

Type

image