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Bring Back Those Rock-A-Bye Baby Days

A recent acquisition from the local thrifty, this copy of Harl Smith’s rendition of Bring Back Those Rock-A-Bye Baby Days on murky, burgundy shellac plays perfectly at 78 revolutions per minute, and is yet another dime store reminder that I desperately need another (or two) handy-dandy 78 books. 31 more words

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Dry Spell Blues

(Paramount 12990)

Son House‘s first recording session produced only eight cuts which were released on four 78rpm’s, yet they’re quite important to the delta blues discography. 370 more words

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Whispering

I started collecting 78RPM records back in the early 1960s. I particularly liked 1920s dance band music and Whispering, played by Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador orchestra is an early example for this foxtrot was recorded in 1920. 198 more words

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Preachin' Blues / Love In Vain

(Vocalion 04630)

Eventhough Robert Johnson’s career was cut very short, he managed to record music that even today continues to influence musicians and artists around the world. 589 more words

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Shake It And Break It / A Spoonful Blues

(Paramount 12869)

Charley Patton‘s first recordings come from 1929 when he had already started his journey to influencing generations of bluesmen, especially around the Mississippi Delta. 386 more words

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March's Record Club: THE CAT CLUB

We are not alone. There are others out there doing what we do (or very similar), gathering in darkened rooms to spend an hour or two sat in a hushed silence… 290 more words

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