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Category Archives: Phonograph records
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
The Logan Gramophone Society met recently and uncovered this neglected gem from Mamie Smith and her Jazz Band (Okeh Records):
By Freddy Martin and his orchestra.
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
Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Chili Peppers, “Ponchatrain Blues Fox Trot,” 1930.
Edith Piaf, “La Vie en Rose,” 1946.
… is my new 78 rpm phonograph record, a 1937 recording of The Hot Club of Paris (including Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelly) performing “Miss Annabelle Lee,” a foxtrot. Enjoy!