Category Archives: music

Columbia 39710: Rosemary Clooney, ‘Half as Much’/’Poor Whip-Poor-Will’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Victor 656: Haydn Quartet, ‘Carry Me Back to Old Virginny’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Columbia 15065-D: Al Craver, ‘The Freight Wreck at Altoona’/’Kinnie Wagner’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

Columbia 3045: Byron G. Harlan, ‘Mama’s Boy (Marching Song)’

One of many old 78s in my collection. Dates are approximated as best as possible based on the labels and what information I can find on the ‘net. The sound quality on these is quite variable. I’ve cleaned the worst of the pops and skips as best as I can, but these won’t be anywhere near modern fidelity. Enjoy them for what they are.

The Organ in Stereo

And that’s all there is for this one — no liner notes at all. I’m guessing that this was a ‘60’s era ‘stereo recording is a new thing’ release, but haven’t been able to find any definitive information.

Party Songs Hawaiian Style

One of the most exciting things that can happen to a person is a real, honest-to-goodness Hawaiian party. It can happen any place, any time, and it’s very likely to be impromptu. Conviviality reigns. Food and drink are abundant. Everybody sings and dances. Most play one or more instruments. Ukuleles appear from nowhere, and if you’re very lucky there’s a slack key guitarist among the group…or someone rounds him up.

Salvation

Musicians as determinedly spontaneous as Salvation by necessity must make music that reflects their own personalities and Salvation’s music is joyous and ‘good timey.’ But perhaps the best comment on its flavor came from the Berkeley poet John Thompson who stopped by and chanced to hear the test pressing. He was fascinated and when it was over he murmured, ‘It’s like a birthday present!’ And it is, isn’t it?

The Music of Cosmos

Human music is an expression of our thoughts and our feelings, a combination that is the distinction of our species. We dedicate this record to the musicians of Planet Earth.

Anything Goes! The Dave Brubeck Quartet plays Cole Porter

It’s been said it’s dangerous to put old wine in new bottles. But after several samplings of this album there seems to be some doubt about the statement, especially since the vino in question is splendidly aged Cole Porter and the vessel the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

The Banjo Barons: Banjos Back in Town

Listen for the startling clarity of the banjos as they strum their way through this happy music—36 all time favorites—in duets and trios of sparkling fun. Along the way there are occasional throbs from the organ and some doo-wacka-doo trumpet that add to the entertainment. Banjos are back in town, better than ever!