Category Archives: Phonograph records

The aural time traveler

Some years back my musicologist friend introduced me to the charming world of gramophones. (A brief history may be in order: before there were iPods and YouTube, there were CDs; before that, there were vinyl records, still very much in … Continue reading

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“Free, single, disengaged”

The Logan Gramophone Society met recently and uncovered this neglected gem from Mamie Smith and her Jazz Band (Okeh Records):

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Sabre Dance Boogie

By Freddy Martin and his orchestra.

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Gramophone heaven

Probably only 80% of the 10,000 vintage phonograph records at the Vintage Music Company in Minneapolis have been meticulously organized by genre, group, condition, year, etc. The rest are in stacks in the floor. Still, we were able to find … Continue reading

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Trying to impress the dog

Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Chili Peppers, “Ponchatrain Blues Fox Trot,” 1930.

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Caruso, “A Granada” (1908)

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And a recent arrival from Israel …

Edith Piaf, “La Vie en Rose,” 1946.

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