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Throwback Thursday.  Firing up the Victrola.

 

 

That's what I'm talking about! Some real vintage gear.

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2 disc compilation of her early recordings. Great stuff

 

 

   

 

 

Metheny tickets!

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Anyone else think that this could be the best sounding Zeppelin album? 

 

I think lV may be better overall, but the "Immigrant Song" is perhaps the single greatest Zepplin tune.

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Carrying over from where I left off last night. Some more Stanley Clarke:

Really enjoyed track #3-Lopsy Lu and 

 

Followed by some Al DiMeola:

 

Both of these go great with the Boulevard Brewing Dark Truth Imperial Stout I'm enjoying. Cheers!

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U & Me Blue - Cry...Our Wanna Be Nation


This lead me to find Madeleine Peyroux.

I'm not quite sure how that happened, but, umm, cool!

post #50631 of 70975
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Throwback Thursday.  Firing up the Victrola.

 

 

WOWZA! :tongue_smile:

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Throwback Thursday.  Firing up the Victrola.

 

 

It looks georgeus, it is "time polytically correct" - but I suggest getting a decent modern turntable with 78 ( variable pitch ) capability and a decent phono cartridge with diamond stylus ( plus phono stage with possibilities to change the response in accordance with known deviations from the "nominally flat" ) for actually playing these gems of yours. There is a good selection of these at Kabusa https://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/  Your records (and your ears..) would thank you.

 

No affiliation with the seller, too low number of 78s in possesion to seriously tackle the matter, but I would start there if I had more 78s.

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It looks georgeus, it is "time polytically correct" - but I suggest getting a decent modern turntable with 78 ( variable pitch ) capability and a decent phono cartridge with diamond stylus ( plus phono stage with possibilities to change the response in accordance with known deviations from the "nominally flat" ) for actually playing these gems of yours. There is a good selection of these at Kabusa https://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/  Your records (and your ears..) would thank you.

 

No affiliation with the seller, too low number of 78s in possesion to seriously tackle the matter, but I would start there if I had more 78s.

 

I'm pretty sure a diamond stylus would destroy these old 78s from everything I've read.  They're not made from the same compound as the 78s from the 1950s.  This is a much more dense material.  They were designed to play with a steel needle, one needle per play, and believe it or not, they sound pretty darn special on the vintage player. This machine fills the entire house with music if I put a "loud" needle in the arm.  There are no electronics at all in the audio chain.  It's strictly mechanical.

 

I have a high end TT and phono stage for my regular record collection.  

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I'm sad that this song can't be downloaded from the provided Bandcamp link. frown.gif


Ah, I found it! Yay.
http://www.loudr.fm/release/aquarium-park-trash-fm/S5mXP
Edited by miceblue - 3/7/14 at 1:05am
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post #50636 of 70975
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I'm pretty sure a diamond stylus would destroy these old 78s from everything I've read.  They're not made from the same compound as the 78s from the 1950s.  This is a much more dense material.  They were designed to play with a steel needle, one needle per play, and believe it or not, they sound pretty darn special on the vintage player. This machine fills the entire house with music if I put a "loud" needle in the arm.  There are no electronics at all in the audio chain.  It's strictly mechanical.

 

I have a high end TT and phono stage for my regular record collection.  

Interesting. I know that 78s span across quite a long period of time and that compounds ang groove itself ( at certain point, it went to microgroove , necessitating different dimension of stylus ) have been changing. If you have a large collection of 78s, it would make sense to investigate further - that claim that diamond would destroy old 78s may - or might not - be true. 

But yes, it must be an entirely different experience filling out entire house with music strictly by a mechanical device. Enjoy :beerchug: !


Edited by analogsurviver - 3/7/14 at 2:40am
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Interesting. I know that 78s span across quite a long period of time and that compounds ang groove itself ( at certain point, it went to microgroove , necessitating different dimension of stylus ) have been changing. If you have a large collection of 78s, it would make sense to investigate further - that claim that diamond would destroy old 78s may - or might not - be true. 

But yes, it must be an entirely different experience filling out entire house with music strictly by a mechanical device. Enjoy :beerchug: !

 

Speaking of music played by means of mechanical devices, visit this page, click on the Rocky Fanfare link, and have a listen.

 

The recording took place at the All Western Band Review in 1977. For those who don't know, that's a high school marching band competition. Only the best high school marching bands were invited.

 

This recording took place after the competition, during the entertainment for the high school bands. It was given by a local University marching band. The marching band you just listened to, gave a roughly half hour performance for them, the equivalent of an extended half time show. That band consisted of 180 marching musicians. Most of them were the best of the best from their respective high school bands. Many had been the drum majors of their high school bands. Each person could play multiple instruments. Most were also in the orchestra.

 

That was the Big Brown Music Machine, during one of the best performances ever recorded. Cal State University Long Beach held the reputation for being the absolute best music program in the state for a very long time. To my knowledge, that is one of the only existing recordings, with yours truly as one of the musicians. It still sends chills up my spine to listen to it. And that was recorded some 37 years ago.

 

Yeah, USC got a lot of press, but that's only because it was USC. Long Beach could blow them away, and they knew it. Yeah, USC got to play Tusk with Fleetwood Mac. I invite you to listen to those guys play, then go back and listen to our Rocky Fanfare again. You can judge for yourself who the better band was.

 

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