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The GREAT 78 Project!

Digital. It’s great and it’s awful. This time, it’s great.

It’s the Great 78 Project. And it’s just what it sounds like. The Internet Archive… 815 more words

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78Man albums to be released on CD

Over the last year there have been a series of 78Man albums released digitally on download and streaming sites. Now, they are being made available on made to order CDs, with the first three available now. 720 more words

Big Bill Broonzy - I'll Start Cutting On You

Big Bill Broonzy (1893-1958), American blues legend.

Born in Mississippi, he played guitar, piano and bass, and went on to pen many blues standards, and copyrighted over 300 of them. 129 more words

The Pilgrim Travelers - I Was There When the Spirit Came

This gospel quartet caught-on in the U.S. national scene in the 1940s and kept up their popularity & musical quality into the 50s. The great Ray Charles has said that the Pilgrim Travelers, and particularly their baritone Jesse Whitaker, influenced him and his then developing musical style: a brew of blues, gospel and jazz which would eventually come to be known as “soul” music. 80 more words

78Man Podcast Number 21-Durium Records

The 21st 78Man podcast features records from just one label-Durium Records, which was in existence for less than a year in 1932/3, and released one sided 2 track cardboard flexi discs. 333 more words

Ernesto Hill Olvera - Pancho Lopez

Mr. Olvera was born three days before Christmas 1936, in Aguascalientes, Mexico. He was blinded by lightning at the age of seven months, became a piano prodigy later on, and around 13yo began to play the Hammond organ in the Guadalajara restaurant where he worked. 81 more words

George Blood Audio LP digitizes 25,000 old records and they're free to download

Twenty-five thousand songs recorded onto 78RPM discs in the early 20th century have been released online, for free.

They are the first batch of an estimate 400,000-piece virtual record collection to be made available by the Internet Archive, from gospel by the Tuskegee Institute Sings, to opera recorded in Italy, to novelty tunes by Spike Jones, to hot — though obscure — jazz. 162 more words

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