78 Record Listing
The Busy Bee line of phonographs and records introduced in 1904 by The O'Neill-James Company of Chicago, Ill.
Its name was a play on the name of executive Sherwin Bisbee. Their disc had a large rectangular slot cut in the lower label area to accept a lug on the Busy Bee turntable, a designed to ensure steady sales of discs to fit the nonstandard Busy Bee machines. Several suppliers were used, including Leeds & Catlin, the American Record Company, Hawthorne & Sheble, Columbia, and Universal (the Zon-O-Phone).
Most of the Busy Bee was a single-sided record. In late 1908 or early 1909, Leeds & Catlin produced a double-sided Busy Bee disc that is the rarest variant of this label. There is also a short-lived 12" series which is also rare.
Lacking a blank side on which to affix its condition-of-sales stickers, Leeds moved the information to a wide white
ring surrounding the original label design. Leeds also produced several other double-sided brands before suspending
operations in late 1909, including D&R (red label), National, and Peerless.
28 Unknown Band - Dashing Cavalier (Not Given) - 28 - 38 - 7"
29 Not Given Baritone Ttenor Duet - Down on the Brandywine (Not Given) - 29 - 7"
30 Unknown Band - The Bill Board March (Not Given) - 30 - 7"
1415 Unknown Orchestra - Medley of Reels and Jigs (Not Given) - 10"
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