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Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection

The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncataloged and inaccessible to the public. By collaborating with the Internet Archive, Bosto...



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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Joe Holiday Sextet; Billy Taylor; Joe Holiday; Earl May; Charlie Smith; Uba Nieto; Joe Mangual
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Performer: Joe Holiday Sextet; Billy Taylor; Joe Holiday; Earl May; Charlie Smith; Uba Nieto; Joe Mangual Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have...
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Topics: 78rpm, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Perez Prado "The King of the Mambo" and his Orchestra; D. Perez Prado
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Performer: Perez Prado "The King of the Mambo" and his Orchestra Writer: D. Perez Prado Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
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Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rondalla Espanola; M. Schiutti
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Performer: Rondalla Espanola Writer: M. Schiutti Vals. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 55796 Catalog number: C2082 Other IDs from the record include: 55796
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Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Silvana Mangano; Giordano; Vatro
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Performer: Silvana Mangano Writer: Giordano; Vatro From I.F.E. Film "Anna"; From the Soundtrack of the Film "Anna". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood,...
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Topics: 78rpm, Latin
Source: 78