78 RPM online collection released

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78 RPM online collection released

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:23 pm

This looks suspiciously like something that must have been posted here already, but I have not seen it before. "Song" of course in the cyber world means any piece of music up to a movement from a Beethoven symphony, a pic of a 78 of which is featured at the top of this post. Offered for your comments, as it does appear to include a fair amount of classical music.

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Re: 78 RPM online collection released

Post by absinthe » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:38 am

There were days long ago when you could order a pressing against a matrix number from HMV, dare say Columbia (UK) too, and see what turned up. Apparently collectors pored through the catalogues for blank artist/title entries.

Interesting times.

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Re: 78 RPM online collection released

Post by John F » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:56 pm

My goodness, what a mammoth project! The labels from 78s reproduced on the site are all pop stuff, and the classical sides are a small minority - 25 "classical," 7 "opera." And YouTube is a great source for classical 78s, mostly in LP or CD transfers but some from the originals. But for some, perhaps many, this could be a useful resource.
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