I got hooked on old-time music in the 70's (i.e., before internet). Learning tunes
meant hanging out with other OT musicians, buying LP re-releases of old music,
and/or finding 78 RPM records. I did all three.
Then I got away from OT music for a long time (kids, job, etc.).
Since I came back to the music, I'm amazed at how
many good sources for OT music there are on the web..... see some links below. I
started to post some recordings of my 78s on the MediaFire website, but I
also found that most of my 78's are already posted somewhere out there on the
web. So there's not really much benefit in my posting recordings of my 78's on-line.
Well, maybe a small benefit. I record 78s from an old portable electric record
player, and I don't touch up the recordings. Many of the on-line recordings of 78s
have been processed and polished to take out the clicks & noise..... this process
takes out the noise, but also seems to add an artificial sound to the recordings.
So here are a few un-altered recordings of 78's. I'll change the selection every so often.
If you like these, please send me an e-mail and I'll feel encouraged to post new stuff.
Apple Blossom Time - Charlie Mitchell and his Kentucky Ridge Runners.mp3
Perfect AUG149 June, 1936
Bad Companions - Carl Sprague.mp3
Victor 19747-B August 1925
Death is Only a Dream - Simmons Sacred Singers.mp3
Okeh 45160 81601 September 1927
Good Night Waltz - Leake County Revelers.mp3
Columbia 15189-D 143969 April 1927
Hog Trough Reel - Clayton McMichen and his Georgia Wildcats.mp3
Gennett 7011-A 1932 ?
She Waves as His Train Passes - Willard Hodgins.mp3
Conqueror 7178 7871 March 1928
The Girl I Left Behind Me - Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers.mp3
Columbia 15170-D 143797 November 1926
If you're interested, below is a spreadsheet of all of my records.
Please let me know (e-mail ) if there's something that you'd like me to post.