Here’s a special one, a mainland Chinese album from before the Cultural Revolution, recorded most likely the late 1950s. It looks like it was part of a series of recordings of amateur performances; sort of an Alan Lomax style project. 120 more words
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Adjusted for inflation, this 1916, 78rpm 10”, with the then retail value of $1, would yield a cool $21.09 today. It’s comforting to comprehend that this same 78rpm 10”, 1) still functions, 2) still sounds amazing, and 3) was acquired for the same retail price in 2014 that it sold for in 1916. 20 more words
Three 78rpm records recorded by my Aunt, Elizabeth Welsh, during the late 1940’s / early 1950’s.
The two to the right were recorded in the Gaumont cinema, Princes Park, Liverpool, and feature the cinema’s own Wurlitzer organ.