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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings

The Great 78 Project! Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

The Almost Complete 78 RPM Recording Dating Guide by Steven C Barr has good information about the record companies.

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Music, Arts & Culture
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25 collections 126,164 audio 17 images
Year
1,140 1957 1,487 1956 1,784 1955 2,166 1954 3,174 1953 3,024 1952 More right-solid
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117,873 78rpm 37,469 Popular Music 10,643 Instrumental 8,920 Jazz 7,727 acoustic 4,387 Latin More right-solid
Collection
126,206 78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 100,205 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. 40,369 Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection 20,907 Barrie H. Thorpe Batavia Illinois Public Library Collection 16,642 Daniel McNeil Collection 16,429 Archive of Contemporary Music More right-solid
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938 bing crosby 551 guy lombardo and his royal canadians 527 digital transfer by tim ecker 474 paul whiteman and his orchestra 470 john mccormack 440 tommy dorsey and his orchestra More right-solid
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88,315 English 4,749 Spanish 1,568 German 1,499 Italian 849 Polish 735 French More right-solid SHOW DETAILS up-solid down-solid SORT BY VIEWS TITLE DATE ARCHIVED DATE PUBLISHED DATE REVIEWED CREATOR eye Title Date Archived Creator 16.5M 16M 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P. collection 100,205 ITEMS 16.5M VIEWS Oct 6, 2016 10/16 collection
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Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter .  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P. . 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. The...
Topics: 78rpm, digitization
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5.9M 5.9M Barrie H. Thorpe Batavia Illinois Public Library Collection collection 20,907 ITEMS 5.9M VIEWS Oct 6, 2016 10/16 collection
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78rpm shellac discs donated from the Batavia Public Library Thorpe Collection to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. https://archive.org/details/BTB-10202016 contains details of the physical materials.
Topics: 78rpm, thorpe, ARC, Archive of Contemporary Music
Source: 78
3.8M 3.8M Daniel McNeil Collection collection 16,642 ITEMS 3.8M VIEWS Jul 5, 2017 07/17 collection
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78rpm shellac discs donated from Daniel McNeil to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. The collection of 22,359 ten and twelve inch seventy-eights is one of the first that ARC worked with from beginning to end, and what a pleasure. Rare for us the discs were all carefully arranged on shelves by label, and then by manufacturer number. Even better, the weeks we spent packing up meant cake and coffee everyday at 4. Here’s Mr. McNeil’s...
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2.6M 2.6M Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection collection 40,369 ITEMS 2.6M VIEWS May 23, 2018 05/18 collection
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive,...
927,813 928K The Cylinder Archive [www.cylinder.de] - Collection Site collection 192 ITEMS 927,813 VIEWS Jun 21, 2006 06/06 collection
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The cylinder recordings available here are an online project started in 1998 by Norman Bruderhofer, a phonograph collector and audio preservationist from Germany. Dedicated to the invention and development of the phonograph, the Cylinder Archive serves as a detailed source of information for hobbyists. One component of Bruderhofer's project is a monthly release of a new cylinder recording. The releases are produced by carefully filtering electronic transfers from the original cylinder...
Source: 78
858,534 859K KUSF Collection collection 4,618 ITEMS 858,534 VIEWS Jan 16, 2018 01/18 collection
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KUSF is the University of San Francisco’s radio station in San Francisco, California. This non-commercial student-run station originally broadcast on-air from 1963-1977 as an AM station, and from 1977-2011 on the FM dial. This free-form and freewheeling college station was celebrated both nationally and internationally for its innovative music programming. In 2012 the University of San Francisco donated a large portion of the KUSF collection of 78’s and LP’s to the Internet Archive. Many...
Source: 78
823,840 824K 78'er Klubben collection 15,332 ITEMS 823,840 VIEWS Nov 30, 2017 11/17 collection
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A collection of digitized 78 rpm records from the 78'er Klubben in Denmark. 78's Klubben is an informal group of people who like to hear music from the old 78's recordings. It is pure nostalgia and a little music cultural history. teater-musik.dk/sw24619.asp
Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
556,589 557K David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection collection 3,062 ITEMS 556,589 VIEWS Oct 18, 2017 10/17 collection
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This is a unique group of more than 4000 LPs and 78rpm discs, the vast majority pressed in Latin America or the Caribbean. Of special interest are the hundreds of Cuban recordings and more than a thousand Tango discs from Argentina. Of note is the pristine condition of most of the recordings and the many hand-decorated covers that the donor made for 78rpm discs that were originally issued in generic corporate sleeves. Mr. Chomowicz, who inherited the recordings from a collector friend, and out...
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489,692 490K Joseph and Jennifer Almeida Collection collection 6,559 ITEMS 489,692 VIEWS Feb 20, 2018 02/18 collection
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This 78rpm collection was made by Joseph Almeida who began collecting in the 1990s. The material is mostly popular music, i.e. band dance music and vocal music. The focus is on early electrical recordings 1925-1935 but the collection contains many acoustical recordings in the collection dating back to 1901. Mr. Almeida said, "I focused on the big three labels (Brunswick, Victor and Columbia ) but there are plenty of budget label recordings as well such as Romeo, Okeh, Vocalion,...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 479,732 480K Collected Works of Caruso part 1 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Caruso audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 387,788 388K Collected Works of Al Jolson Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Al Jolson audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 351,821 352K Collected Works of Billy Murray part 3 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Billy Murray audio
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306,530 307K Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug 78rpm Collection collection 969 ITEMS 306,530 VIEWS Oct 6, 2017 10/17 collection
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The Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug Collection of 78s contains discs collected in Argentina beginning in the mid-1930s. It comprises primarily tango music, with boleros, sambas, mambo and other dance music. The collection was donated by D'Anna Alexander, Michael and Daniel Alexander, and Débora Simcovich. D'Anna Alexander (center) with her mother (right) and grandmother (left). https://archive.org/details/d_anna_2017  Contains details of the physical collection.
Topic: 78rpm, argentina, argentian tango
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 296,366 296K Free 20s Jazz Collection Jan 1, 2007 01/07 by Gathacol Radio audio
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A expired Copyright collection of Music
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Topic: free, jazz, old
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 257,635 258K International Folk Dances Oct 30, 2009 10/09 audio
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This is a collection of music for folk dancing that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s. From the soulful Macedonian, happy-happy Croatian, to the furious Russian-Ukranian melodies this music makes wonderful listening, but most importantly it demands to be danced. The 78RPM recordings often have a vigor and life unsurpassed by modern recordings. This is because they could not edit them, and...
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Topics: International, Folk, Dancing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 228,383 228K Ave Maria Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Alessandro Moreschi audio
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Castrato
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223,797 224K Seldon Family Collection collection 913 ITEMS 223,797 VIEWS Feb 20, 2018 02/18 collection
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Growing up in the 1930's and 40's in New York City, how could Walter Seldon not be a Jazz lover? It was the soundtrack of the city, from Blues to Bebop and beyond. In clubs, at concerts, and on the radio, he listened...and he collected as much of that great music as he could. Though he'd missed the Dixieland Golden Age of 1920's Harlem, it was one of his favorite genres. One of his fondest memories was from 1947 when he attended a recording session of Duke Ellington and his band, then caught a...
Source: 78
197,234 197K Larry Edelman Collection collection 1,358 ITEMS 197,234 VIEWS Nov 16, 2017 11/17 collection
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This collection is comprised mostly of Square Dance calling and music, and couples dancing music. Donation item at archive.org/details/LarryEdelman78RPMRecords2017
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 184,887 185K Collected Works of Billy Jones & Ernest Hare Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Billy Jones & Ernest Hare audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 180,322 180K Gloomy Sunday Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Paul Whiteman with Johnny Hauser audio
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originally
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 175,363 175K Frog Legs: Ragtime Era Favorites Aug 1, 2008 08/08 by Various Artists (Kazoomzoom) audio
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This Kazoomzoom.com collection focuses on ragtime, an American music style from more than 100 years ago, a long time before the invention of CDs and iPods. Back then, sound was recorded into things like wax, resin, paper and metal. The paper recordings were played by instrument machines. The most popular was called a player piano, and most of the songs here are recorded from player pianos. Ragtime's uplifting and whimsical style is perfect as a happy and inspiring backdrop for playtime. The...
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Topics: children, kids, free music, netlabel, kazoomzoom, ragtime
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 166,461 166K The Happy Monster Apr 18, 2017 04/17 by Chubby Jackson and his Orchestra; Jackson; Bauer audio
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Performer: Chubby Jackson and his Orchestra Writer: Jackson; Bauer Jazz double bass. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
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Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 154,063 154K Collected Works of John McCormack Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by John McCormack audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 144,579 145K Collected Works of Ada Jones part 1 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Ada Jones audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 139,690 140K Collected Works of Benny Bell Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Benny Bell audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 130,613 131K Ride of the Valkyries - from "Die Valkyrie" Jun 22, 2004 06/04 by American Symphony Orchestra audio
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Ride of the Valkyries - from "Die Valkyrie" Performed by: American Symphony Orchestra Composed by: Richard Wagner Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 7846-B-1-6 Recording date: 1921 Release number: 80638-R Release date: December 1921 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 41877
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Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 128,575 129K Collected Works of Billy Murray part 4 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Billy Murray audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 123,779 124K Rhapsody In Blue Part 1 Aug 31, 2006 08/06 by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin audio
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This is the original recording of Gershwin's masterpiece, what may surprise many people is that it is an acoustic recording not electric one. This record was released soon after the piece was first performed and was soon replaced by a much more common electrically recorded record. 2 parts
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Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 112,725 113K Christmas Bells Jun 13, 2004 06/04 by Robert Gayler audio
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Edison #3870 blue amberol recorded August 1919
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Topic: Oldtime
Source: Public Internet
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 108,685 109K Cartoon Music May 26, 2009 05/09 audio
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These cues by P. Green were among those used in W-B and H-B cartoons from 1957-60.
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 106,713 107K Peter and the Wolf Jan 3, 2009 01/09 by Prokofiev audio
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Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67. Leopold Stokowski conducting the All American Orchestra. Basil Rathbone, narrator. Recorded July, 1941. Actually, it's the "All American Youth Orchestra", assembled by Stokowski and composed of young, talented musicians. For more information, visit: http://www.stokowski.org/All-American_Youth_Orchestra.htm. Transferred and restored from the original Columbia Masterworks set M-477. If you look carefully at the album cover, you'll see it's signed...
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Topics: Prokofiev, Stokowski, Peter, Wolf
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 106,507 107K Collected Works of Caruso part 2 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Caruso audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 104,871 105K Trumpeter Landfrey's Charge of the Light Brigade Jun 22, 2004 06/04 by Trumpeter Landfrey audio
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Trumpeter Landfrey's Charge of the Light Brigade Played by: Trumpeter Landfrey Recording date: August 2, 1890 Location: London, England Record format: Edison brown wax cylinder (unissued) NPS object catalog number: EDIS 39848 ** Historical note: Landfrey was a bugler in the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava, October 25, 1854, of the Crimean War. On this recording Landfrey plays a trumpet that was used at the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815, of the Napoleonic Wars.
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Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 103,710 104K Collected Works of Eddie Cantor Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Eddie Cantor audio
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Source: 78
97,132 97K Emilio's 78 Heritage collection 758 ITEMS 97,132 VIEWS Jun 5, 2018 06/18 collection
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This is the Internet Museum of a private German record collector with interests mainly in Opera and Lied from 1900 to 1945. I would like to share my treasures with everyone who is interested. You can write me: recordplayer78 (at) gmail.com
Topics: 78 rpm recordings, shellack recordings
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 95,510 96K Collected Works of Cal Stewart part 1 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Cal Stewart audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 88,417 88K Collected Works of Sousa's Band Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Sousa's Band audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 88,358 88K Hallelujah chorus - Messiah Jun 23, 2004 06/04 by Oratorio Chorus audio
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Hallelujah chorus - Messiah Performed by: Oratorio Chorus Composed by: G.F. Handel Record format: Edison Diamond Disc Matrix number: 4433-A-1-1 (6-1) Recording date: 1916 Release number: 80292-R Release date: May 1916 NPS object catalog number: EDIS 43552
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Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 88,161 88K Old Time Radio - 1940s Aug 3, 2007 08/07 audio
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Old Time Radio of the 1940s, from England. This is a collection of BBC radio comedies: "Band Waggon" starring Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch; "ITMA" (It's That Man Again) starring Tommy Handley; "Much Binding in the Marsh" starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne; "HMS Waterlogged" starring Eric Barker, with Jon Pertwee; "Studio Stand Easy" starring Charlie Chester; "Up The Pole" starring Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss, with Jon...
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Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR, Comedy, Band Waggon, ITMA, Much Binding in the Marsh, HMS Waterlogged, Studio...
Source: 78
84,494 84K Ian Stewart Collection collection 517 ITEMS 84,494 VIEWS Feb 20, 2018 02/18 collection
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/ianstewart78s
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 80,138 80K When The Levee Breaks Jan 19, 2004 01/04 by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie audio
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MP3 of "When The Levee Breaks" by Kansas Joe and Memphis Minnie
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Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 77,357 77K Collected Works of Bert Williams Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Bert Williams audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 74,945 75K Fortyone - Fortyfive [csr056] Jul 31, 2005 07/05 by Fortyone audio
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All tracks written by Fortyone Artwork by Fortyone & Fortyfour Thanks to the family and the 45's "I wish to announce that... How did a vintage jazz/blues collector get involved with Fortyone?" Well, a little more than a year ago, I was poking around on the Web, looking for unusual old sounds to download (Im especially interested in material from the 78 RPM era.). I stumbled upon the Comfort Stand site, and was delighted by Fortyones Different Mayonnaise album his choice of sampled...
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Topic: cut'n'paste and love
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 70,968 71K Popeye, the Sailor Man Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Al Dollar & His Ten Cent Band with Billy Murray audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 70,763 71K Charleston (Fox Trot) Jun 7, 2004 06/04 by Golden Gate Orchestra audio
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This was the song of the 1920's it was a dance, a song, an idea, and also for many in the 1920's a way of life. The song seems to move us to the days of speakeasy's and the wild ride that became the roaring 20's.
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Topic: Oldtime
Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark/
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 67,316 67K Sugar Foot Stomp Feb 15, 2017 02/17 by Connie's Inn Orchestra; Armstrong; Oliver; Rex Stewart; Russell Smith; Bobby Stark; Jimmy Harrisson; Claude Jones; Coleman Hawkins; Russell Procope; Edgar Sampson; Fletcher Henderson; Clarence Haliday; John Kirby; Kaiser Marshall audio
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Performer: Russell Procope Writer: Armstrong Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and...
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Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 64,311 64K Animal sounds from nature Jun 14, 2004 06/04 by Various audio
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Sounds from Birds, amphibians/reptiles, and mammals recorded from nature.
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Topic: Field Recordings
Source: US Fish and Wildlife Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 63,486 63K Mary had a little lamb Jun 22, 2004 06/04 by Thomas Edison audio
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Mary had a little lamb Spoken by: Thomas A. Edison, inventor Recording date: August 12, 1927, Golden Jubilee of the Phonograph ceremony Location: Glenmont (Edison's home), West Orange, New Jersey Recording taken from Movietone Production news film. ** Historical note: In this recording Edison demonstrates how in 1877 he made the first record on his tinfoil phonograph. The original 1877 recording was not saved and no longer exists.
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Topic: Oldtime
Source: National Park Service
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 63,276 63K Collected Works of Billy Murray part 1 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Billy Murray audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 62,716 63K All of Me Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Paul Whiteman with Mildred Bailey audio
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From CD
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 62,677 63K Collected Works of Edward Meeker Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Edward Meeker audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 62,411 62K BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 ("Emperor") Aug 27, 2009 08/09 by Benno Moiseivitch, piano audio
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PLEASE GO TO https://archive.org/details/BEETHOVENConcertoNo.5InE-flatMajorOp.73Moiseiwitsch-NEWTRANSFER FOR SUPERIOR TRANSFER & HIGHER BIT RATE. BEETHOVEN: Concerto No. 5, in E-flat Major, Op. 73 ("Emperor"). Benno Moiseivitch, piano. London Philharmonic Orchestra. George Szell, conductor. Victor 78rpm Album DM 761 (058958 - 058967). Recorded October 21, 1938. Digital transfer by F. Reeder
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Topics: Beethoven, Emperor, Moiseivitch, Szell, 78rpm
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 61,024 61K You Are My Sunshine Oct 10, 2016 10/16 by Paul Rice; Rice Brothers' Gang audio
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Fox Trot with Singing. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with AES. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to have the more...
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Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 60,421 60K Rhapsody In Blue Part 2 Jun 1, 2012 06/12 by Paul Whiteman and George Gershwin audio
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This is the closest we can get to the original performance, it was fresh in the minds of all the performers and was not like any other record ever made afterwards, enjoy this most unique recording and historic audio document. 2 parts
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Source: http://www.edisonnj.org/menlopark
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 60,291 60K House Of The Rising Sun Feb 26, 2017 02/17 by Josh White and his Guitar audio
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Performer: Josh White and his Guitar Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical...
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Topics: 78rpm, Blues, Folk
Source: 78
57,862 58K The Charles Stratton Collection collection 526 ITEMS 57,862 VIEWS May 23, 2018 05/18 collection
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This collection is more than 8,000 sound recordings, primarily seventy-eight rpm pre-war discs, deeded to Kansas State University by Mr. Stratton’s estate in 1968. The recordings represent a broad range of early jazz, classical and popular music. This collection was donated by The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University through the kind efforts of Head Librarian, Keli E. Rylance, Ph.D. Charles William Stratton (1906-1966) was a noted...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 57,366 57K The Columbians Collection 1924-1929 (Directed by Ben Selvin) Jul 16, 2017 07/17 by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com; The Popular Jazz Archive audio
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If you enjoy this collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists The Columbians Collection 1924-1929 (COMPLETE) (Directed by Ben Selvin) UPDATED January 2018 This collection contains the following: Columbia Recordings: 0081457...
Topics: 78rpm, Ben Selvin, The Columbians, PJA-Incomplete
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 56,605 57K Diddie Wa Diddie Jan 19, 2004 01/04 by Blind Blake audio
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MP3 of "Diddie Wa Diddie" by Blind Blake
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Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 55,773 56K Collected Works of Arthur Collins part 1 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Arthur Collins audio
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54,946 55K Boston Public Library Sound Archive collection 2 ITEMS 54,946 VIEWS Oct 4, 2017 10/17 collection
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The Boston Public Library's Sound Archives has a number of special collections in its holdings. The Library has begun to make available parts of these collections in a digital format. We expect these collections to grow as more items are available digitally.
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 54,361 54K Praise God I'm Satisfied Jan 19, 2004 01/04 by Blind Willie Johnson audio
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MP3 of "Praise God I'm Satisfied" by Blind Willie Johnson
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Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 53,729 54K Crazy Blues Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Mamie Smith & Her Jazz Hounds audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 53,440 53K Collected Works of Henry Burr Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Henry Burr audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 52,955 53K Ragtime Cowboy Joe Oct 11, 2016 10/16 by Clarke; Muir; Abrahms; Dick Jurgens and his Orchestra; Eddy Howard audio
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Fox Trot - Vocal Chorus by Eddy Howard. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 300Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.8 mil truncated conical...
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Topics: 78rpm, Big Band, Swing
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 51,954 52K Gloomy Sunday- (The famous Hungarian suicide song) Mar 21, 2010 03/10 by Lewis--Seress audio
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Perfect # 18786 6-05-07 Vincent Lopez and his orchestra - fox trot - vocal chorus by Stanley Worth
Topics: brrc, 78rpm, vincent Lopez, Stanley Worth
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 51,886 52K Stack O Lee Blues Jan 19, 2004 01/04 by Mississippi John Hurt audio
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MP3 of "Stack O Lee Blues" by Mississippi John Hurt
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Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 50,596 51K Symphony No. 9 "From the New World" Sep 8, 2009 09/09 by Antonin Dvorak audio
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Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World" (1893) by Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904). George Szell (1897 - 1970) conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1937. Transferred and restored from the original Victor 78 set DM 469. (Note that when this recording was made, this symphony was identified as No. 5.) Transfer by Bob Varney. Note: This item was re-recorded in August 2018 to achieve better sound quality.
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Topics: Dvorak, Szell, Czech Philharmonic, Symphony, 78 New World
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 49,529 50K Police Dog Blues Jan 19, 2004 01/04 by Blind Blake audio
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MP3 of "Police Dog Blues" by Blind Blake
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Topic: Blues
Source: Public Domain 4U
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 49,231 49K It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (1915) a Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Albert Farrington audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 49,086 49K Collected Works of Billy Murray part 2 Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Billy Murray audio
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 48,423 48K Abe Lyman Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE) Aug 28, 2011 08/11 by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com; The Popular Jazz Archive audio
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If you enjoy this complete collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Abe Lyman Collection 1925-1935 (COMPLETE) UPDATED January 2018 This collection contains the following: Brunswick Recordings: 2903 IF YOU KNEW SUSIE/UKULELE...
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Topics: Abe Lyman, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 47,699 48K Collected Works of Eddie Morton Feb 20, 2004 02/04 by Eddie Morton audio
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Boston Public Library Sound Archive 46,479 46K Grieg Piano Concerto Sep 25, 2017 09/17 by Freddy Martin and his Orchestra; Jack Fina; Ray Austin audio
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Performer: Freddy Martin and his Orchestra; Jack Fina Pianist. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 450.0, Rolloff: -10.5. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
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Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings 45,672 46K Ted Lewis Collection 1919-1934 (COMPLETE) Sep 19, 2011 09/11 by popularjazzarchive.blogspot.com; The Popular Jazz Archive audio
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If you enjoy this collection please consider helping our other 1920's and 1930's artists projects. You can find a list of projects that are incomplete at: Incomplete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists For a list of our already complete collections of 1920's and 1930's artists see: Complete Discographies of 1920's 1930's Artists Ted Lewis Collection 1919-1934 (COMPLETE) This collection contains the following:  Song Title Recording Date Recording Location Catalog Number "O" (Oh!)...
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Topics: Ted Lewis, 78rpm, PJA-Complete
Source: 78
44,265 44K Eugene (Gene) Baron Donation of 78s' collection 195 ITEMS 44,265 VIEWS Jun 4, 2018 06/18 collection
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The Great 78 Project! Listen to this collection of 78rpm records and cylinder recordings released in the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many.

Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others.

The Almost Complete 78 RPM Recording Dating Guide by Steven C Barr has good information about the record companies.


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