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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings

The Great 78 Project! Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

The Almost Complete 78 RPM Recording Dating Guide by Steven C Barr has good information about the record companies.

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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
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7.1M
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Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter .  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P. . 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. The...
Topics: 78rpm, digitization
Source: 78
collection
eye 3.2M
78rpm shellac discs donated from the Batavia Public Library Thorpe Collection to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. http://ama-lingua.com/details/BTB-10202016 contains details of the physical materials.
Topics: 78rpm, thorpe, ARC, Archive of Contemporary Music
Source: 78
Daniel McNeil Collection
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1.5M
VIEWS
collection
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78rpm shellac discs donated from Daniel McNeil to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. The collection of 22,359 ten and twelve inch seventy-eights is one of the first that ARC worked with from beginning to end, and what a pleasure. Rare for us the discs were all carefully arranged on shelves by label, and then by manufacturer number. Even better, the weeks we spent packing up meant cake and coffee everyday at 4. Here’s Mr. McNeil’s...
Source: 78
collection
eye 790,283
The cylinder recordings available here are an online project started in 1998 by Norman Bruderhofer, a phonograph collector and audio preservationist from Germany. Dedicated to the invention and development of the phonograph, the Cylinder Archive serves as a detailed source of information for hobbyists. One component of Bruderhofer's project is a monthly release of a new cylinder recording. The releases are produced by carefully filtering electronic transfers from the original cylinder...
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
audio
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favorite 90
comment 14
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Jolson
audio
eye 383,624
favorite 56
comment 23
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 23 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
audio
eye 349,216
favorite 30
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Gathacol Radio
audio
eye 285,028
favorite 273
comment 25
A expired Copyright collection of Music
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 25 reviews )
Topic: free, jazz, old
Source: 78
KUSF Collection
collection
4,618
ITEMS
260,110
VIEWS
collection
eye 260,110
KUSF is the University of San Francisco’s radio station in San Francisco, California. This non-commercial student-run station originally broadcast on-air from 1963-1977 as an AM station, and from 1977-2011 on the FM dial. This free-form and freewheeling college station was celebrated both nationally and internationally for its innovative music programming. In 2012 the University of San Francisco donated a large portion of the KUSF collection of 78’s and LP’s to the Internet Archive. Many...
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
audio
eye 253,137
favorite 85
comment 7
This is a collection of music for folk dancing that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s. From the soulful Macedonian, happy-happy Croatian, to the furious Russian-Ukranian melodies this music makes wonderful listening, but most importantly it demands to be danced. The 78RPM recordings often have a vigor and life unsurpassed by modern recordings. This is because they could not edit them, and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: International, Folk, Dancing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Leadbelly
audio
eye 228,570
favorite 75
comment 5
MP3 of "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" by Leadbelly
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alessandro Moreschi
audio
eye 225,334
favorite 44
comment 104
Castrato
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 104 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Jones & Ernest Hare
audio
eye 182,779
favorite 11
comment 8
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman with Johnny Hauser
audio
eye 177,246
favorite 59
comment 8
originally
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Various Artists (Kazoomzoom)
audio
eye 171,453
favorite 44
comment 1
This Kazoomzoom.com collection focuses on ragtime, an American music style from more than 100 years ago, a long time before the invention of CDs and iPods. Back then, sound was recorded into things like wax, resin, paper and metal. The paper recordings were played by instrument machines. The most popular was called a player piano, and most of the songs here are recorded from player pianos. Ragtime's uplifting and whimsical style is perfect as a happy and inspiring backdrop for playtime. The...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: children, kids, free music, netlabel, kazoomzoom, ragtime
Source: 78
78'er Klubben
collection
15,332
ITEMS
156,194
VIEWS
collection
eye 156,194
A collection of digitized 78 rpm records from the 78'er Klubben in Denmark. 78's Klubben is an informal group of people who like to hear music from the old 78's recordings. It is pure nostalgia and a little music cultural history. teater-musik.dk/sw24619.asp
Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Chubby Jackson and his Orchestra; Jackson; Bauer
audio
eye 155,785
favorite 42
comment 1
Performer: Chubby Jackson and his Orchestra Writer: Jackson; Bauer Jazz double bass. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by John McCormack
audio
eye 151,551
favorite 25
comment 15
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Ada Jones
audio
eye 142,395
favorite 13
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benny Bell
audio
eye 137,580
favorite 26
comment 5
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Source: 78
David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection
collection
3,062
ITEMS
133,224
VIEWS
collection
eye 133,224
This is a unique group of more than 4000 LPs and 78rpm discs, the vast majority pressed in Latin America or the Caribbean. Of special interest are the hundreds of Cuban recordings and more than a thousand Tango discs from Argentina. Of note is the pristine condition of most of the recordings and the many hand-decorated covers that the donor made for 78rpm discs that were originally issued in generic corporate sleeves. Mr. Chomowicz, who inherited the recordings from a collector friend, and out...
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra
audio
eye 131,145
favorite 57
comment 6
Recorded on July 22, 1929 in New York City. This recording was composed by Fats Waller and Andy Razaf for an all-Black revue titled "Hot Chocolates." The band includes Louis Armstrong on trumpet and vocals, Homer Hobson on trumpet, Fred Robinson on trombone, Bert Curry and Crawford Wethington on alto saxes, Jimmy Strong on tenor sax, Gene Anderson on piano, Mancy Cara on banjo, Peter Briggs on tuba and Zutty Singleton on drums. This Orchestra may have single-handedly been responsible...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Music
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
audio
eye 126,463
favorite 6
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by American Symphony Orchestra
audio
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favorite 16
comment 4
Ride of the Valkyries - from "Die Valkyrie" Performed by: American Symphony Orchestra Composed by: Richard Wagner Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 7846-B-1-6 Recording date: 1921 Release number: 80638-R Release date: December 1921 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 41877
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
Joseph and Jennifer Almeida Collection
collection
6,559
ITEMS
121,088
VIEWS
collection
eye 121,088
This 78rpm collection was made by Joseph Almeida who began collecting in the 1990s. The material is mostly popular music, i.e. band dance music and vocal music. The focus is on early electrical recordings 1925-1935 but the collection contains many acoustical recordings in the collection dating back to 1901. Mr. Almeida said, "I focused on the big three labels (Brunswick, Victor and Columbia ) but there are plenty of budget label recordings as well such as Romeo, Okeh, Vocalion,...
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
audio
eye 118,407
favorite 35
comment 10
This is the original recording of Gershwin's masterpiece, what may surprise many people is that it is an acoustic recording not electric one. This record was released soon after the piece was first performed and was soon replaced by a much more common electrically recorded record. 2 parts
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Robert Gayler
audio
eye 110,638
favorite 8
comment 5
Edison #3870 blue amberol recorded August 1919
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: Public Internet
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Caruso
audio
eye 104,205
favorite 20
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Carter Family
audio
eye 103,997
favorite 31
comment 8
Recorded on May 10, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey. The Carter Family, with A. P., wife Sara and Sara's cousin Maybelle, are one of the most influential performing acts in American music. This tune sold around one million copies between 1928 and 1929.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Country, Old-Time Appalachian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Prokofiev
audio
eye 103,447
favorite 88
comment 17
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Basil Rathbone, narrator. Recorded July, 1941. Actually, it's the "All American Youth Orchestra", assembled by Stokowski and composed of young, talented musicians. For more information, visit: http://www.stokowski.org/All-American_Youth_Orchestra.htm. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set M-477. If you look carefully at the album cover, you'll see it's signed...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Peter, Wolf
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Cantor
audio
eye 101,817
favorite 17
comment 7
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
audio
eye 101,715
favorite 70
comment 9
These cues by P. Green were among those used in W-B and H-B cartoons from 1957-60.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Trumpeter Landfrey
audio
eye 99,276
favorite 8
comment 11
Trumpeter Landfrey's Charge of the Light Brigade Played by: Trumpeter Landfrey Recording date: August 2, 1890 Location: London, England Record format: Edison brown wax cylinder (unissued) NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39848 ** Historical note: Landfrey was a bugler in the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava, October 25, 1854, of the Crimean War. On this recording Landfrey plays a trumpet that was used at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815, of the Napoleonic Wars.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cal Stewart
audio
eye 93,771
favorite 5
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
audio
eye 89,260
favorite 26
comment 6
Recorded on December 21, 1928 in New York City. Hurt said, when asked about this sweet murder ballad, that he "made it up from hearing people talk. He was a great man, I know that, and he was killed by two men named Bob and Louis. I got enough of the story to write me a song."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Ballad, Blues, Acoustic Country Blues, 78rpm
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Sousa's Band
audio
eye 86,507
favorite 23
comment 6
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
audio
eye 84,510
favorite 40
comment 7
Old Time Radio of the 1940s, from England. This is a collection of BBC radio comedies: "Band Waggon" starring Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch; "ITMA" (It's That Man Again) starring Tommy Handley; "Much Binding in the Marsh" starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne; "HMS Waterlogged" starring Eric Barker, with Jon Pertwee; "Studio Stand Easy" starring Charlie Chester; "Up The Pole" starring Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss, with Jon...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR, Comedy, Band Waggon, ITMA, Much Binding in the Marsh, HMS Waterlogged, Studio...
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Oratorio Chorus
audio
eye 83,922
favorite 5
comment 3
Hallelujah chorus - Messiah Performed by: Oratorio Chorus Composed by: G.F. Handel Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 4433-A-1-1 (6-1) Recording date: 1916 Release number: 80292-R Release date: May 1916 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43552
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug 78rpm Collection
collection
969
ITEMS
78,490
VIEWS
collection
eye 78,490
The Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug Collection of 78s contains discs collected in Argentina beginning in the mid-1930s. It comprises primarily tango music, with boleros, sambas, mambo and other dance music. The collection was donated by D'Anna Alexander, Michael and Daniel Alexander, and Débora Simcovich. D'Anna Alexander (center) with her mother (right) and grandmother (left). http://ama-lingua.com/details/d_anna_2017  Contains details of the physical collection.
Topic: 78rpm, argentina, argentian tango
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
audio
eye 77,530
favorite 35
comment 4
MP3 of "When The Levee Breaks" by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bert Williams
audio
eye 75,518
favorite 5
comment 2
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Fortyone
audio
eye 72,979
favorite 5
comment 3
All tracks written by Fortyone Artwork by Fortyone & Fortyfour Thanks to the family and the 45's "I wish to announce that... How did a vintage jazz/blues collector get involved with Fortyone?" Well, a little more than a year ago, I was poking around on the Web, looking for unusual old sounds to download (Im especially interested in material from the 78 RPM era.). I stumbled upon the Comfort Stand site, and was delighted by Fortyones Different Mayonnaise album his choice of sampled...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: cut'n'paste and love
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Al Dollar & His Ten Cent Band with Billy Murray
audio
eye 68,891
favorite 29
comment 12
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Golden Gate Orchestra
audio
eye 67,954
favorite 27
comment 8
This was the song of the 1920's it was a dance, a song, an idea, and also for many in the 1920's a way of life. The song seems to move us to the days of speakeasy's and the wild ride that became the roaring 20's.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
audio
eye 61,250
favorite 2
comment 4
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Edward Meeker
audio
eye 61,222
favorite 3
comment 0
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Various
audio
eye 61,133
favorite 35
comment 4
Sounds from Birds, amphibians/reptiles, and mammals recorded from nature.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topic: Field Recordings
Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Connie's Inn Orchestra; Armstrong; Oliver; Rex Stewart; Russell Smith; Bobby Stark; Jimmy Harrisson; Claude Jones; Coleman Hawkins; Russell Procope; Edgar Sampson; Fletcher Henderson; Clarence Haliday; John Kirby; Kaiser Marshall
audio
eye 60,124
favorite 37
comment 2
Performer: Russell Procope Writer: Armstrong Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Benno Moiseivitch, piano
audio
eye 59,723
favorite 25
comment 7
PLEASE GO TO http://ama-lingua.com/details/BEETHOVENConcertoNo.5InE-flatMajorOp.73Moiseiwitsch-NEWTRANSFER FOR SUPERIOR TRANSFER & HIGHER BIT RATE. BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 ("Emperor"). Benno Moiseivitch, piano. London Philharmonic Orchestra. George Szell, conductor. Victor 78rpm Album DM 761 (058958 - 058967). Recorded October 21, 1938. Digital transfer by F. Reeder
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Beethoven, Emperor, Moiseivitch, Szell, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Thomas Edison
audio
eye 59,360
favorite 4
comment 1
Mary had a little lamb Spoken by: Thomas A. Edison, inventor Recording date: August 12, 1927, Golden Jubilee of the Phonograph ceremony Location: Glenmont (Edison's home), West Orange, New Jersey Recording taken from Movietone Production news film. ** Historical note: In this recording Edison demonstrates how in 1877 he made the first record on his tinfoil phonograph. The original 1877 recording was not saved and no longer exists.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman with Mildred Bailey
audio
eye 59,340
favorite 15
comment 6
From CD
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin
audio
eye 55,721
favorite 24
comment 6
This is the closest we can get to the original performance, it was fresh in the minds of all the performers and was not like any other record ever made afterwards, enjoy this most unique recording and historic audio document. 2 parts
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Arthur Collins
audio
eye 54,096
favorite 3
comment 0
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
audio
eye 53,435
favorite 15
comment 1
MP3 of "Diddie Wa Diddie" by Blind Blake
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Paul Rice; Rice Brothers' Gang
audio
eye 53,387
favorite 56
comment 5
Fox Trot with Singing. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with AES. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Willie Johnson
audio
eye 52,697
favorite 14
comment 3
MP3 of "Praise God I'm Satisfied" by Blind Willie Johnson
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
audio
eye 51,724
favorite 33
comment 11
Recorded on December 3, 1927 in Dallas, Texas. This was Johnson's first recording session. This tune is the story of Samson and Delilah. It is the flip side to "Mother's Children Have A Hard Time." Rev. Gary Davis popularized this tune in the early sixties during the Great Folk Scare.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Topics: Music, Acoustic, Blues, Gospel, Acoustic Country Blues, Christian, 78rpm
Source: 78rpm>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Henry Burr
audio
eye 51,551
favorite 5
comment 0
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Josh White and his Guitar
audio
eye 51,268
favorite 70
comment 1
Performer: Josh White and his Guitar Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Blues, Folk
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds
audio
eye 50,566
favorite 10
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mississippi John Hurt
audio
eye 50,171
favorite 18
comment 2
MP3 of "Stack O Lee Blues" by Mississippi John Hurt
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Lewis--Seress
audio
eye 49,769
favorite 3
comment 0
Perfect # 18786 6-05-07 Vincent Lopez and his orchestra - fox trot - vocal chorus by Stanley Worth
Topics: brrc, 78rpm, vincent Lopez, Stanley Worth
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Antonin Dvorak
audio
eye 48,890
favorite 15
comment 1
Dvorak: Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World". George Szell conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Transferred and restored from the original Victor set DM 469. (Note that when this recording was made, this symphony was identified as the 5th.)Transfer by Bob Varney.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Dvorak, Szell, Czech Philharmonic, Symphony, New World
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Blind Blake
audio
eye 47,687
favorite 36
comment 12
MP3 of "Police Dog Blues" by Blind Blake
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
Boston Public Library Sound Archive
collection
2
ITEMS
47,487
VIEWS
collection
eye 47,487
The Boston Public Library's Sound Archives has a number of special collections in its holdings. The Library has begun to make available parts of these collections in a digital format. We expect these collections to grow as more items are available digitally.
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Albert Farrington
audio
eye 47,263
favorite 22
comment 11
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 11 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Billy Murray
audio
eye 47,191
favorite 5
comment 3
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Clarke; Muir; Abrahms; Dick Jurgens and his Orchestra; Eddy Howard
audio
eye 47,030
favorite 33
comment 2
Fox Trot - Vocal Chorus by Eddy Howard. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 300Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.8 mil truncated conical...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Big Band, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Eddie Morton
audio
eye 45,952
favorite 1
comment 0
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Dick Justice
audio
eye 45,654
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Recorded on May 20, 1929 in Chicago. Justice was a contemporary of Frank Hutchison, where he evidently worked in the mines with Hutchison and played music with him. This tune was recorded by Luke Jordan in 1927 as "Cocaine Blues" (not to be confused with "Cocaine Habit Blues" recorded by the Memphis Jug Band). This tune is one of most surreal in old-time country. While there are clear references to the partaking of the white stuff, there is also seemingly unrelated...
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Topics: 78rpm, Music, Acoustic, Country
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Vera Lynn w. the Casini Club Orchestra
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Recorded in October, 1935, most likely somewhere in England. This was Vera Lynn's first commercial recording. Lynn was much loved by the British because of her selfless efforts entertaining the troops during WWII. Indeed she was so popular that, according to myth, a commedian once cracked that the war was was started by her agent. Today, I think she is best known for her stirring performance of "We'll Meet Again" during the final scene of Dr. Strangelove; after Colonel Kong rodeos the...
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Topics: Music, BritPop, Cabaret, Dance Hall, Easy Listening, Jazz, Oldies, 78rpm, Lounge
Source: 78RPM>CD>MP3
Seldon Family Collection
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Growing up in the 1930's and 40's in New York City, how could Walter Seldon not be a Jazz lover? It was the soundtrack of the city, from Blues to Bebop and beyond. In clubs, at concerts, and on the radio, he listened...and he collected as much of that great music as he could. Though he'd missed the Dixieland Golden Age of 1920's Harlem, it was one of his favorite genres. One of his fondest memories was from 1947 when he attended a recording session of Duke Ellington and his band, then caught a...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com; The Popular Jazz Archive
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If you enjoy this complete collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Abe Lyman Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE) UPDATED January 2018 This collection contains the following: Brunswick Recordings: 2903 IF YOU KNEW SUSIE/UKULELE...
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Topics: Abe Lyman, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
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Larry Edelman Collection
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This collection is comprised mostly of Square Dance calling and music, and couples dancing music. Donation item at ama-lingua.com/details/LarryEdelman78RPMRecords2017
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com; The Popular Jazz Archive
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If you enjoy this collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Ted Lewis Collection 1919-1934 (COMPLETE) This collection contains the following:  Song Title Recording Date Recording Location Catalog Number "O" (Oh!)...
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Topics: Ted Lewis, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
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