Pick a country, pick a decade, listen
January 10, 2022 8:11 AM   Subscribe

The musical time machine. (previously, 7 years ago)
posted by kmt (5 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
Monday morning... this is awesome, but not for my productivity.

I'm having fun bopping around the world in one decade, or around the decades within one country.
posted by jb at 8:37 AM on January 10, 2022

Oooh! Finally I can post the music bubble map for more time wasting.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 12:22 PM on January 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

Oh wow. I've been clicking back and forth between Fast and Slow in Canada in the 1960s. I haven't even left my native country yet!

It's imperfect, though - somebody has included Gene Chandler's version of "Eleanor Rigby" in the Canada 1960 section, and as far as I know, he's never lived in Canada.
posted by tallmiddleagedgeek at 1:12 PM on January 10, 2022

Yeah, oddly, for the US in the 1910s, I got a recording of Irish tenor John McCormack singing "Una furtiva lagrima," the tenor aria from "L'elisir d'amore," an opera written by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti in 1832.

According to the internets, McCormack's version was recorded in Camden, New Jersey in 1910, so I guess that's how it ended up there, but still.
posted by Ben Trismegistus at 12:06 PM on January 11, 2022

thanks so much :)
posted by avi111 at 12:30 AM on January 12, 2022

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