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“The Dream of Gerontius”, Elgar’s opus 38 - Vivid memories from April 1945

By Ted Gadsby     

“The Dream of Gerontius”, Elgar’s opus 38 – Vivid memories from April 1945

April this year marked the 70th anniversary of the recording in Huddersfield Town Hall of the ‘Dream’, an occasion I witnessed at first hand. 649 more words

HISTORY OF RECORDED MUSIC

Chinese Rhythm by Alfredo Campoli

Chinese Rhythm, 78rpm Decca shellac disc by Alfredo Campoli and his salon orchestra

Thank you to our friends from the EMI Archive Trust for sharing this great piece from their collection.    84 more words

Lord, I Wish I Could See

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Lord, I Wish I Could See – Complete Recorded Works (1935 – 1949)

It was a time when I went blind, it was a time when I went blind… 608 more words

Reverend Gary Davis

You Can Go Home

Transcribed from: The Complete Early Recordings Of Reverend Gary Davis

You can go home, you can go home
Tell your mother she treated you wrong and you can go home… 223 more words

Reverend Gary Davis

Cross And Evil Woman Blues

Transcribed from album: The Complete Early Recordings of Reverend Gary Davis

Different version on : Demons And Angels Volume 1 (see notes)

Lord, you women, sure do treat me mean… 257 more words

Reverend Gary Davis

Notes on Cross And Evil Woman Blues

Gary Davis’ version that appears on the Demons And Angels album has a very different feeling to the early recording transcribed above.

Though the structure is essentially the same, he begins the song with the final verse and from there the lyrics are completely different and almost an aside to the music.   10 more words

Reverend Gary Davis

Lord, Stand By Me

Transcribed from album: The Complete Early Recordings of Reverend Gary Davis

Different version available on: Demons And Angels Volume 2, I Am A True Vine. 395 more words

Reverend Gary Davis