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Thanksgiving and "The Turkey Trot"





 

The Cosmopolitan, November 1901

 


 

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, November 1904

 



The Edison Phonograph Monthly, November 1909

 

 

 

 

Suggestions for Thanksgiving

Window Display Cards

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, November 1909

 



 

St. Nicholas Magazine, November 1911

 

 

 

 

The Edison Phonograph Monthly, November 1912




The Talking Machine World, January 15, 1913

 

 

 


 

The Talking Machine World, 1919

 

 

 

"After the Thanksgiving Dinner hear the voice of the Outer World," The Talking Machine World, November 1922

 







 

Decca Records, 78 RPM, 1948

 

 

 

Decca 45 RPM, circa 1950

 


 

 

 

Wurlitzer ad, November 1946

 

 








Trader Joe's Thanksgiving ad, 2013


 

 

 


Radio KKYR, November 2014, Jeffrey Collingwood, Thinkstock

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Playlist for Google Play Music










 

The Turkey Trot

 

WATCH Dixie Dunbar and Wally Vernon do the Turkey Trot in the 1938 movie Alexander's Ragtime Band. Vocal by Alice Faye.









 

It’s scandalous! It’s immoral! It’s the “Turkey Trot”!

November 27, 2014 by Karen Fishman and co-written with Jan McKee, Reference Librarian, Recorded Sound Section, Library of Congress.

 

Read this brief history of the "Turkey Trot" dance which includes links to listen to "Too Much Mustard," Europes Society Orchestra, 1913-12-29 (Victor 35359) and "The Grizzley-Turkey Trot," Arthur Pryor Band, 1912-04-11, (Victor 17111)


Music and lyrics by Paul A. Rubens and Arthur Wimperis. Chappel & Co., Ltd. c1912 - Library of Congress

Irene and Vernon Castle raised the popularity of "The Turkey Trot" by dancing it in the Broadway show The Sunshine Girl.

 

 

"Modern Dancing by Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Castle," Published by World Syndicate Co., New York, c1914

(Image 24 Courtesy of Library of Congress)







 

"I'm Crazy 'bout the Turkey Trot," F.B. Haviland Publ.Co., New York, 1911

The Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection, Johns Hopkins University

 







"Turkey Trot," Published by Jos. M. Daly, Boston, 1912

Charles H. Templeton, Sr. sheet music collection. Special Collections, Mississippi State University Libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

The McKinley turkey - A different kind of Broken Record

Judge magazine, November 28, 1896

 









 

Thanksgiving with the Tindles and their Phonograph

by Patrick Feaster / November 22, 2017

 

This story documented by Patrick Feaster is about a family that marked their 1917 Thanksgiving by making a record on their cylinder phonograph. As Patrick describes this, "It wasn’t the first time they’d done such a thing, either: the Tindles had been recording themselves and their friends and neighbors for about ten years at that point and had even made a similar Thanksgiving record back in 1911."

In Patrick's Griffonage-Dot-Com blog he shares "both Thanksgiving records, along with nine more of the Tindles’ home-recorded cylinders."

Listen and enjoy!

Courtesy of Patrick Feaster's blog Giffonage-Dot-Com

 












 

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