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Billy Gales - If I Never Had Known You

Willie “Billy” Gales was Ike Turner’s drummer during the 1940s and 50s, but he did cut a few sides as a singer in his lifetime. This tune, “If I Never Had Known You” is a Turner original; is a lyric about feeling low and ashamed (and grateful); is sung so tenderly, but in the way of a powerful gospel singer confessing himself to his congregation. 44 more words


Do Not Sell At Any Price -The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records by Amanda Petrusich

You need this book. Really. Especially if you are -just like myself- an obsessed collector of long lost music.

It is one of the most intriguing and well researched music books ever written on the 0bsessive hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records. 329 more words


Beauty Behind Bars


TELEMANN: Suite in A minor for Flute and Strings
William Kincaid, flute
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy, conductor
Victor 78rpm Album DM 890 (062546 – 062549)
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South Pacific Gramophone Disc | Bargain Vinyl Review

Oo-hoo, St Vincent de Paul knew they had a gold mine with this one, and they were selling it for a 1500% mark up on their other records. 365 more words


A Thousand and One Nights.

Regulars will know I have quite a large collection of the old 78 RPM records.  Most I have because I like the music from what might get called the jazz age. 295 more words


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