G.E. 26 Classical Mandolin Orchestras & Solos Vol. 2 1915-1940 CD $17.00
There are 16 Mandolin Orchestra cuts on this CD. Most of the orchestras are from Germany, and some have 30 orchestra members mentioned. The dynamics and depth are incredible. At the end of the CD are some duets by Derla & Ponti, Lopez & Martinez-from Montevideo, Uruguay; to finish this CD is a beautiful song by Giuseppe (Juan) Vicari, who played mandolin in the wedding scene in "The Godfather".
The cover photo is George Lansing's Boston Mandolin Orchestra from a March 1910 Cadenza magazine.
For volume 3 see: G. E. 37 Classical Mandolin Orchestras and Solos 1930-50 Vol. 3
For Volume 4 see: G. E. 50 Classical Mandolin Orchestras and Solos 1935-55 Vol. 4
MANDOLINS, LIKE SALAMI: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF TWENTIETH CENTURY ITALIAN-AMERICAN MANDOLINISTS, AND A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MANDOLIN ORCHESTRAS, AND BALLO LISCIO REPERTOIRE IN NORTH BEACH, SAN FRANCISCO, AND THE BAY AREA by Sheri Mignano Crawford