Saturday, September 30, 2017

George Blood, L.P. 78s

At the Internet Archive: 78rpm recordings digitized by George Blood, L.P. The sound is excellent, made possible by a turntable that records with four different needles. The preferred version of each recording is the one with the simple (“more friendly”) filename.

Try Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines’s 1928 recording of King Oliver’s “Weather Bird,” and listen past the surface noise. The music is all there, with surprising clarity.

Thanks, Linda, for pointing me to this resource.

[I grew up on the surface noise of 78s, courtesy of LPs from Yazoo Records. LP: long-playing. L.P.: limited partnership, I think.]

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