Useful Links To Other Sites
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The Big Bands Database Plus: Fantastic resource site for anyone interested in Big Bands of the period 1917 to the present. Articles, chat, archives, and much much more.
Birgit Lotz-Verlag Homepage: Mainly a record auction and discography sales site, but also useful historical information. Especially useful to collectors of German and European records.
Cylinder Preservation & Digitization Project: In connection with the University of California at Santa Barbara comes a fascinating site which provides a snapshot of the music, fads, and fancies of a long by-gone era. Thousands of cylinders have been digitally preserved and uploaded for your listening pleasure. This is an easy site to navigate with extensive search capabilities. You can literally spend hours just listening. Highly Recommended!
Dismuke’s Virtual Talking Machine: This site is devoted to vintage music from the early decades of the 20th Century. All recordings have been transcribed into streaming Real Audio from Dismuke's original 78 rpm discs. Also a fascinating part of this site is Dismuke's "Hit of the Week" where 4-6 new recordings appear each week. Also tune into his 24 hour internet radio station called "Radio Dismuke".
Document Records: If you`re looking for rare, classic, vintage Blues, Jazz, Boogie-woogie, Gospel and Country music then you have come to the right place. Many call it the place. By using the extensive search facilities you can explore one of the biggest catalogues of its kind. In addition you will find Offers, Promotions and Bargains featuring top range titles exclusive only to web site visitors. Early announcements on new products will also be made here.
Hit of the Week Durium Project: A site dedicated to the cardboard record phenomenon of the 1930's.
In the early and darkest days of the Great Depression,these one-sided cardboard discs were issued weekly (on Thursday) and sold for fifteen cents at news stands. Hans Koert's site delves into the unique history (and sometimes mystery) of these distinctive phonograph records. A comprehensive on-line discography is available as well.
Little Wonder Records And Bubble Books: A fascinating site from Merle Sprinzen devoted to the Little Wonder Records & Bubble Books. On this site you will find Audio files, a comprehensive history of the company,discography,Sales and much more!
Mainspring Press: Alan Sutton's excellent web resource page with interesting articles and photographs relating to the history of record labels and early performers. There is also plenty of content for both label freaks and jazz and blues lovers including articles on OKeh, Black Swan, Puritan, and many others.
The Red Hot Jazz Archive: A mammoth and very popular resource site for anything to do with vintage jazz. Biographies, photos, music files, and much much more. Extremely well laid out and easy to navigate.
Thomas Edison’s Attic Radio Show: Jerry Fabris, The audio curator at Edison National Historic Site hosted and produced this exceptional program. Here on this site, you will find fascinating cylinder and disc record rarities, many not heard since "the old man" himself stashed them away. The music ranges from Tin Pan Alley Pop Songs, Ragtime, Vaudeville, Flapper Dance Bands, Old-Time Country, and Historic Classical Music, all dating from 1888 through 1929.
Tim Gracyk’s Home Page: A great site consisting mainly of well-written articles pertaining to the history of the record industry and recording artists - ranging from well known studio singers and artists to some long forgotten names. A wealth of information on this great site, and lots of useful links to other sites.
Tinfoil.Com - Early Recorded Sounds And Wax Cylinders: Very nicely set up and interesting site for those interested in the very earliest days of recording. Here you will find Music files, photographs, machines and much more.
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