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The Sound of 78s
April 30, 2008 3:53 PM   Subscribe

The Sound of 78s Roger Wilmut's podcasts of 78 rpm records from his collection.

Just listening to the Hungarian, Maori, Japanese, Balinese, Hawaiian and Mandarin Chinese episode, it's pretty cool.
posted by carter (12 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
WFMU Antique Phonograph Music Program
posted by Dave Faris at 3:59 PM on April 30, 2008


Thanks for the post, carter.

Previous 78-related posts here and here.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:13 PM on April 30, 2008


And thanks to you both, too.
posted by carter at 4:19 PM on April 30, 2008


Just finished listening to the linked podcast, and I have to say, what a shame this fellow is presenting so many excerpts, and not the pieces in their entirety. Strange. It's like he thinks his audience wouldn't have the interest or attention span to listen to a whole song, but he's doing a real disservice to the music by chopping it up like that. Why wouldn't he include the entire pieces?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:41 PM on April 30, 2008


what a shame this fellow is presenting so many excerpts, and not the pieces in their entirety.
Damn, just bookmarked it for later downloading, now I won't bother.
posted by tellurian at 4:51 PM on April 30, 2008


now I won't bother.

Well, to be fair, I'm not sure if he does that with all his other podcasts. It might've been just this "ethnic" one. I'd say check some of the others he has on offer.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:56 PM on April 30, 2008


I'm listening now to the British dance band novelty number podcast, and the songs are, in fact, entire--and perfect for George Formby fans everywhere.
posted by rdone at 5:41 PM on April 30, 2008


Yay George Formby!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:51 PM on April 30, 2008


Great stuff, wish it was more than 96kbps.
posted by not applicable at 7:24 PM on April 30, 2008


I wish this were an actual time machine that operated with only a dime.
posted by humannaire at 9:15 PM on April 30, 2008


hi humannaire!

Once I built a railroad, I made it run, made it race against time.
Once I built a railroad; now it's done. Brother, can you spare a dime?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:23 PM on April 30, 2008


Say, don't you remember, they called me u.n.owen; it was u.n.owen all the time.
Why don't you remember, I'm your pal? Mefites can you spare a dime?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:17 AM on May 1, 2008


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