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78’s

Posted by shanoah on August 13, 2008

Nowhere’s Nigh seems pretty cool, Sean. Should be interesting to listen to more.

As far as todays post, I actually found this over on Slashdot, but I thought it was too cool not to share.

While the server has been hit fairly hard due to the article on Slashdot, head over to http://78records.cdbpdx.com/ and take a look.

This site, run by Cliff Bolling, is an archive of mp3s of old 78’s. He has uploaded 3739+ songs so far, many of which have only been published as 78’s.

And, of course, you’ll notice several songs I’ve featured here. Oh, since these are old, you may find racist, insensitive, and derogatory content. Listen at your own risk.

This actually reminds me of another site I’d already been familiar with, the Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project. This is a similar, and very large project digitizing old cylinder recordings at the University of Santa Barbara.

So, instead of watching a youtube video today, I invite to to browse around and see what you can find. It could be anything from “Boogie Woogie Woman” to “Mack The Knife”, “Come, Josephine, In My Flying Machine”, “Memories Are Made of This”, or “Mister Honkey Tonk”. Lots to look through.

I’d probably be browsing for hours is playing the mp3s wasn’t still acting wonky because of how many people have hit the site today…

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