Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Antique music, antique phonographs

From WFMU, a podcast worth your attention: Michael Cumella’s The Antique Phonograph Music Program, old music played on old machines. Try the July 16 show, which explores the differences between acoustical and electrical recording, with back-to-back records for comparison.

I like this podcast for the expertise of its host, for the unfamiliarity of (most of) the music, and for the chance to think about what people not that long ago found entertaining. And guess what — much of it is still entertaining.

A discovery by way of this podcast and YouTube: the Bratislava Hot Serenaders. Try “Crazy Rhythm” (after Ben Bernie) and “Happy Feet” (after Paul Whiteman). Hot indeed.

Thanks to Mike at Brown Studies for recommending this podcast.

comments: 3

brownstudy said...

Thanks for those Youtube links! I'm way behind on my Antique Phonograph podcasts.

Elaine said...

Must call this to the attention of the DHubby, who spends time almost every day on his 'antique music.' Electrical outages never leave us without entertainment!

BTW, thanks for stopping by the blog!

Michael Leddy said...

Enjoy, everyone.