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November 24, 2008 9:58 AM   Subscribe

Ted Staunton's archive of labels from 78 rpm records. Perhaps most easily explored through the massive "Decades" pages of thumbnails.
posted by OmieWise (16 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh man, this is beautiful.
posted by the dief at 10:05 AM on November 24, 2008


Omiewise - You spin me right round, baby.
posted by gman at 10:08 AM on November 24, 2008


Cool post!
posted by DaddyNewt at 10:25 AM on November 24, 2008


How about a torrent for all those on MP3? Some music would be extra nice to brouse to.
posted by Balisong at 10:25 AM on November 24, 2008


There are far more than 78 labels here. I hope someone gets fired for that error.
posted by Legomancer at 10:51 AM on November 24, 2008


Awesomeness, thanks OmieWise!
posted by carter at 11:01 AM on November 24, 2008


Beautiful. Just beautiful. The text is interesting, too. And, like, beautiful.
posted by mediareport at 11:31 AM on November 24, 2008


Naughty Waltz
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 12:02 PM on November 24, 2008


I read that as Ted Stevens. It made a lot more sense that way.

I need more sleep.
posted by gc at 12:05 PM on November 24, 2008


Man, I must have missed the boat. The sole 78 RPM record in my hand-me-down collection as a kid was "Gee" by the Three Pixies, 1964. There's not even a decade category for 1964. But man, it was the coolest thing to have a special record made just for that 78 RPM setting.

Can we start a 16 RPM record site?
posted by crapmatic at 12:56 PM on November 24, 2008


P.S. Yay! 16 rpm awesomeness: Taste of Honey by Herb Alpert (starts at 0:55)
posted by crapmatic at 1:00 PM on November 24, 2008


You-tube killed the MP3 star.
posted by Balisong at 1:42 PM on November 24, 2008


Wow.
posted by marxchivist at 1:47 PM on November 24, 2008


Sweet. Thanks, OW.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:43 PM on November 24, 2008


Takes me back to the scratchy kiddie 78's I had as a child, which I used to play on 45 or 33⅓, and burst out laughing; my parents would constantly tell me that I was breaking the records, but I knew that they just didn't have the ears for it.
posted by not_on_display at 4:14 PM on November 24, 2008


Awesome, awesome, thanks.
posted by interrobang at 8:28 AM on November 25, 2008


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