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Rare Indian records survived over a century -- now free online

Over the crackle of an old record, you can hear a woman singing in Urdu. Though listening to her is as easy as clicking a few buttons on the British Library website, her voice comes to you across vast distances in space and time.

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Gramophone & Typewriter deluxe Model No. 14

The most sought after machine in my collection. I found the machine in Israel, but when it got to me at that time in China, it was heavyly damages as the seller did a poor packing job. 36 more words

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The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomon'

The Bonn1e Banks o’ Loch Lomon’

We have been up alongside Loch Lomond on several occasions. It really isn’t that far from Glasgow and maybe it owes its fame to that closeness – as well, of course, as lovely scenery. 326 more words

Travel

William Castle 78RPM Lobby Spots!

Thanks to our ever vigilant ebay searches we were recently able to pick up these two very rare original 78RPM lobby spots for two classic horror films from director… 201 more words

Boosamey Bewaukey

Boosamey Bewaukey

It seems a thousand years ago that we did our music listening on vacuum tube radio sets. Then we graduated to transistor sets. It was in that age that I listened to not so latest hit songs on a program called ‘Date with You’ broadcast by All India Radio’s Delhi station. 234 more words

Lily Marlene - Bing Crosby

Found this at Lost Weekend a few days ago.

Vocal with Orchestra Directed by Victor Young

24508 A
(L4780)
Decca Personality Series
1948

Imagine the world when this record was pressed.

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101A

The Aristrocrat of Records, this was to be our nightly spin… and then I fell asleep. Sherman Hayes and his Orchestra with vocals by Wyoma performing… 8 more words

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