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Visually grades at V to V+. Some light scuffs and light scratches. The record does play with some hiss, but as it was pressed between 1902 and 1908 - depending upon which source one reads - it does play quite well. I would play grade it at V-. There are 2 short lamination cracks on the 'Hush' side, one half an inch and the other one inch. They don't show on the reverse side. 



Columbia matrix 709. Roll on, silver moon / Artists vary

Roll on, silver moon (Primary title)Disc label (RDI)
Yodle song (Title descriptor)Disc label (RDI)
Authors and ComposersNotes
Charles M. Ernest (lyricist) 
Charles M. Ernest (composer) 
Composer information source: Brooks/Rust; ADP.
PersonnelNotes Hide Additional Titles
Peter La Mar (vocalist : yodeling) 
George P. Watson (vocalist : yodeling) 
  • Description: Male vocal solo (yodeling), with piano
  • Category: Vocal
  • Language: English
  • Master Size: 10-in.
Source(s): Rigler-Deutsch Index.
Brooks/Rust associates two different artists with the recording sessions that include this master number. However it is not known whether one of them, or a different artist, is responsible for the recordings that are unattributed here.
Take Date and PlaceTakeStatusLabel Name/NumberFormatNote Hide Additional Titles
approximately 1902 New York, New York[1]Unknown   
between 1902 and 1904 New York, New York[2]Unknown   
between 1902 and 1904 New York, New York[3]Unknown   
between 1902 and 1904 New York, New York4MasterColumbia A57410-in.Performed by Pete La Mar; self-announced.
between 1902 and 1904 New York, New York5MasterColumbia 70910-in.Performed by George P. Watson; self-announced.
between 1902 and 1908 New York, New York6MasterColumbia A57410-in.Performed by George P. Watson.


The matrices on the record for sale are 585 on 'Hush', and '709 on 'Roll On'

YODLE SONG COLUMBIA A574 Hush! Don't Wake The Baby/Roll On Silver Moon

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    We Use The VJM Record Grading System

    NB 45s use the LP system as below.


    N (78) M (LP). As new and unplayed (there are virtually no 78s that can categorically be claimed to be unplayed).

    N- (78) M- (LP). Nearly Mint, but has been played. No visible signs of wear or damage.

    E+ (78) VG+ (LP). Plays like new, with very, very few signs of handling, such as tiny scuffs from being slipped in and out of jackets.

    E (78) VG (LP). Still very shiny, near new looking, with no visible signs of wear, but a few inaudible scuffs and scratches.

    E- (78) VG- (LP). Still shiny but without the lustre of a new record, few light scratches.  LP: Some wear, scratches and scuffs, but no skipped or repeat grooves.

    V+ (78) G+ (LP) V+ is an average condition 78 in which scuffs and general use has dulled the finish somewhat. Wear is moderate but playing is generally free from distortion. Surface noise not overly pronounced. LP: Below average with scuffs and scratches on fewer than half the tracks. No skips or repeat grooves.

    V (78) G (LP). Moderate, even wear throughout, but still very playable. Surface noise and scratches audible but not intrusive.

    V- (78) G- (LP). Quite playable still, but distortion and heavy greying in loud passages. Music remains loud in most passages. Surface noise and scratches well below music level. LP: Lowest Grade. Audible scratches, etc. on more than half the tracks. Listening uncomfortable.

    G+ (78). Grey throughout but still serviceable. Music begins to sound muffled. Heavy scratches.

    G (78). Quite seriously worn and scratched, but music level is still higher than surface noise.

    G- (78). Music still prominent, but wear and scratch damage extensive.

    F (78). Most of music remains audible over surface noise, but listening now uncomfortable.

    P (78). Unplayable.

    NB: Damage to labels and jackets (LP) should be noted whenever present.


    Abbreviations: sfc = surface; lbl = label; nap = not affecting play; scr/scrs = scratch/scratches; lc = lamination crack; cr = crack; hlc/hc = hairline crack; wol = writing on label; sol = sticker on label; fade = faded label; gr/grs = groove/grooves; eb = edge bite; ec = edge chip; ef = edge flake; rc = rim chip.


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