Now Marston is bringing the idea to life, this time in double CD format, with keen anticipation that there will indeed be subsequent volumes. The intervening years have brought us to a place that was unimaginable. Historic issues and reissues, so rare and infrequent then, are now commonplace, even first choices for new compact disc issues by major companies, their archives providing fodder for new catalogue items. Boutique labels have found an inexhaustible source for historic issues, drawing on the hundreds of thousands of concerts and broadcasts that were recorded since the s.
A Guide to Playing 78rpm Records
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Records and machines to play them on have been around for over years. Mass-produced recorded music for the home began in the early s with Thomas Edison's cylinder players. After a few short years, the flat rpm rotations per minute record made its debut on wind up machines like the Victrola and Gramophone. When Electricity appeared in homes in the late s and s rpm record players became electrified. After the War, the 78 met major competition with the introduction of two new formats of records, the Columbia in.
Discographical sources for 78 RPM recordings
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It soon became apparent, though, that there was little place in the American classical music world for a Black violinist or composer, no matter how talented. Instead, Cook found a home in the musical theater. In he collaborated with poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar to create the first Broadway show with an all-Black cast, Clorindy, or the Origin of the Cakewalk. Cook went on to write dozens of musicals, including The Southerners , the first production to bring a racially integrated cast to Broadway. Cook's music was a product of its time, and some of the themes, lyrics, and titles of his songs are somewhat cringe-worthy when seen through 21st-century eyes.