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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
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377,587
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71.6M
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The Great 78 Project ! Listen to this collection of 78rpm records, cylinder recordings, and other recordings from the early 20th century. These recordings were contributed to the Archive by users through the Open Source Audio collection. Also the Internet Archive has digitized many . Artists available here include Ada Jones, Caruso, Eddie Cantor, Edison Concert Band, Harry MacDonough, Len Spencer, Paul Whiteman, and many others. The Almost Complete 78 RPM Recording Dating Guide by Steven C Barr...
78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.
collection
303,271
ITEMS
38.5M
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Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter .  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P. . 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. The...
Topics: 78rpm, digitization
Source: 78
Long Playing Records
Long Playing Records
collection
73,971
ITEMS
5.9M
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This is a collection of digitized versions of 33 1/3 rpm vinyl long playing records (microgroove recordings).  Listenable , Downloadable , Linked-to-Spotify .
Boston Public Library Vinyl LP Collection
Boston Public Library Vinyl LP Collection
collection
64,282
ITEMS
4.2M
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Long Playing vinyl records from the Boston Public Library.  Listenable , Downloadable , Linked-to-Spotify .   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...
Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection
Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection
collection
48,844
ITEMS
9.1M
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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,...
Archive of Contemporary Music
Archive of Contemporary Music
collection
218,804
ITEMS
16.6M
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For more information, visit The ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) website .  www.arcmusic.org   If you reference any of our posted books for research projects or publications, please credit the ARC and the Internet Archive.  If you have music books to donate, please contact ARC.
Unlocked Recordings
Unlocked Recordings
collection
15,057
ITEMS
3.2M
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Play a rapidfire selection of 5 second samples .  Presentation about this collection. Read more on Internet Archive's blog . Works may be in the public domain already, in which case, these restrictions do not apply.  
Topics: unlocked, 108h
Leif Druedahl Collection
Leif Druedahl Collection
collection
46,816
ITEMS
2.3M
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Donation of Leif Druedahl's 78'er Klubben 78's. Collected primarily in Denmark and throughout Scandinavia. 102 boxes. Includes 78's, photographic negatives, and 5 boxes of letterpress printed cardboard record sleeves. Danish, German, and English popular and classical music. Link to donation item:  https://archive.org/details/leifdruedahl2018
Team Dirty South
Team Dirty South
collection
7,102
ITEMS
2.4M
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Team Dirty South Recordings Shows on this Day in TDS History function tapeoftheday(v2) { var currentTime = new Date(); var month = currentTime.getMonth()+1; var day = currentTime.getDate(); if ( month < 10) month = "0"+month; if ( day < 10) day = "0"+day; var url = '/search.php?query=collection:teamdirtysouth AND title:"-'+month+'-'+day+'"&sort=-date'; if (v2) url = '/details/teamdirtysouth?and[]=title:"-'+month+'-'+day+'"'; window.location=url;...
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78rpm shellac discs donated from the Batavia Public Library Thorpe Collection to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles. https://archive.org/details/BTB-10202016 contains details of the physical materials.
Topics: 78rpm, thorpe, ARC, Archive of Contemporary Music
Source: 78
Daniel McNeil Collection
Daniel McNeil Collection
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16,690
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5M
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78rpm shellac discs donated from Daniel McNeil to the Archive of Contemporary Music and digitized by George Blood, LP for the Internet Archive. The collection of 22,359 ten and twelve inch seventy-eights is one of the first that ARC worked with from beginning to end, and what a pleasure. Rare for us the discs were all carefully arranged on shelves by label, and then by manufacturer number. Even better, the weeks we spent packing up meant cake and coffee everyday at 4. Here’s Mr. McNeil’s...
Source: 78
Vaporwave
Vaporwave
collection
19,562
ITEMS
641,929
VIEWS
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Topics: nostalgia, chillwave, future funk, 90, 80s, electronic, post-internet
Tercat 78 RPM Record Collection
collection
19,443
ITEMS
1.9M
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Tercat78RPMRecordCollection
The Vapor Vault
The Vapor Vault
collection
14,980
ITEMS
343,544
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Sick of your favourite vaporwave labels disappearing overnight for various reasons? Worried about the kind of trouble DMT Tapes FL have been running into with Bandcamp? Vaporwave labels come and go, but The Vapor Vault is here to stay. We're actively archiving free/NYOP releases, so you don't have to miss out. Do you know of a vaporwave label/artist that we're not preserving? Send an email to isao2kjf@protonmail.com with the Bandcamp URL.
Topics: vaporwave, slushwave, signalwave, lofi
Saul Nowitz
Saul Nowitz
collection
14,987
ITEMS
1.1M
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Donation of 78rpm records from Saul Nowitz via arcmusic Donation item at:&nbsp; https://archive.org/details/saul-nowitz-records Internet tracking information:&nbsp; https://webarchive.jira.com/browse/COL-614 &nbsp; The Saul Nowitz Collection This collection consist of 23,124 seventy-eight rpm shellac discs and 1200 sixteen-inch transcription discs, V-discs and one-of-a-kind acetates collected by Saul Nowitz (1938 -2018). From his early years Saul was a record enthusiast, sneaking...
University of Illinois 78rpm Collection
University of Illinois 78rpm Collection
collection
12,570
ITEMS
1.1M
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The collection contains 41,888 78s (10" and 12"), LPs, and 45's that encompass a broad selection of classical, ethnic, and popular music. Below are descriptions of some items within the collection: Classical repertoire, vernacular traditions, limited editions in boxed sets, jazz on early LP labels, and rare issues of vocal selections or operas on European labels. Classical recordings; jazz, dance, and popular music discs; movie soundtracks and original cast sound recordings....
Spark Museum of Electrical Invention 78rpm Collection
Spark Museum of Electrical Invention 78rpm Collection
collection
10,511
ITEMS
726,287
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/sparkmuseumofelectricalinventionrecordcollection
KUSF Collection
KUSF Collection
collection
4,610
ITEMS
1.3M
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KUSF is the University of San Francisco’s radio station in San Francisco, California. This non-commercial student-run station originally broadcast on-air from 1963-1977 as an AM station, and from 1977-2011 on the FM dial. This free-form and freewheeling college station was celebrated both nationally and internationally for its innovative music programming. In 2012 the University of San Francisco donated a large portion of the KUSF collection of 78’s and LP’s to the Internet Archive. Many...
Source: 78
FM Radio Archive Collection
FM Radio Archive Collection
collection
564
ITEMS
500,626
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This eclectic and continuously growing collection is dedicated to highlighting and preserving live & recorded music broadcasts over the last 55 years. FM Radio Archive currently has 500+ recordings from FM stations around the world. Thanks to these stations, musicians, radio hosts, tapers, recordists & archivists for helping us expand our musical horizons with their music. FM Radio Archive is your online collection of the best recorded music broadcasts we could find. It's like traveling...
Topic: FM Radio, music broadcast, Radio Archive, FM Broadcast, airchecks, recorded concerts
Charles Roberts 78rpm Collection
Charles Roberts 78rpm Collection
collection
8,250
ITEMS
809,064
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This collection of 78rpm records was donated by Charles Roberts. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Louis Armstrong, Larry Clinton, and Guy Lombardo. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/CharlesRoberts78s
Bowling Green State University 78rpm Collection
Bowling Green State University 78rpm Collection
collection
7,981
ITEMS
80,893
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Bowling Green State University, to gain digital access to their great collection of records. The collection contains many unique recordings including jazz, children's and folk music. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Bowling_Green_COL_1147
Kurt Nauck 78rpm Collection
Kurt Nauck 78rpm Collection
collection
8,808
ITEMS
579,317
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This 78rpm record collection was donated by prolific vintage record archivist and collector, Kurt Nauck. Kurt's website: 78rpm.com Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/KurtNauck78RPMRecords03152019
Joseph and Jennifer Almeida Collection
collection
6,558
ITEMS
993,412
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This 78rpm collection was made by Joseph Almeida who began collecting in the 1990s. The material is mostly popular music, i.e. band dance music and vocal music. The focus is on early electrical recordings 1925-1935 but the collection contains many acoustical recordings in the collection dating back to 1901. Mr. Almeida said, "I focused on the big three labels (Brunswick, Victor and Columbia ) but there are plenty of budget label recordings as well such as Romeo, Okeh, Vocalion,...
Source: 78
Minot State University 78rpm Collection
Minot State University 78rpm Collection
collection
7,147
ITEMS
395,547
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated by Minot State University in North Dakota. Description by Daniel Ringrose, Professor of History and Chair of Social Science at Minot: The country, western and pop recordings make up the largest portion of the collection, numbering more than 5,000 in all. The majority are un-played dealer stock, some still with factory inspection slips in their sleeves. Major labels such as Capitol, RCA-Victor and Columbia, but also important independent...
Jeffery Barent Donation of 78s
collection
5,822
ITEMS
763,115
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated by Jeffery Barent. Highlights of the collection include albums by Beatrice Kay, Freddie Slack, and music from&nbsp;Alfred Hitchcock's picture Spellbound. Link to donation item:&nbsp; https://archive.org/details/jeffrey_barent_2018
Alex Saify 78rpm Collection
collection
5,263
ITEMS
327,941
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Alex Saify. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Bing Crosby, Ray Bloch, Les Brown and Al Jolson. Donor Alex Saify rescued these records from a local record store in Virginia that was downsizing and kept them for a few years in the hopes of digitizing them, but simply ran out of time. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/alexsaify78s
Yes Concerts
collection
2,483
ITEMS
221,910
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Collection of recordings of live concerts, by Yes
Topics: concerts, yes
David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection
David Chomowicz and Esther Ready Collection
collection
3,062
ITEMS
742,925
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This is a unique group of more than 4000 LPs and 78rpm discs, the vast majority pressed in Latin America or the Caribbean. Of special interest are the hundreds of Cuban recordings and more than a thousand Tango discs from Argentina. Of note is the pristine condition of most of the recordings and the many hand-decorated covers that the donor made for 78rpm discs that were originally issued in generic corporate sleeves. Mr. Chomowicz, who inherited the recordings from a collector friend, and out...
Source: 78
NYCTaper
NYCTaper
collection
466
ITEMS
790,133
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Emilio's 78 Heritage
Emilio's 78 Heritage
collection
2,425
ITEMS
344,283
VIEWS
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Thank you for visiting my "museum"! This is the Internet Collection of a private German record collector with interests mainly in Opera and Lied from 1900 to 1945. Meanwhile you can find also other collections with popular 78s, mixed historical recordings, printed matter about music and historical photos put together by me. This collection is curated and still growing. I try to document the items meticolousely in the knowledge that they will hopefully be preserved for further...
Topics: 78 rpm recordings, shellack recordings
Clark Johnsen 78rpm Collection
Clark Johnsen 78rpm Collection
collection
3,172
ITEMS
220,411
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About the donor and collection: Clark Johnsen (né Roger Clark Johnsen) started working with audio equipment and listening to classical music in high school. His love of classical music grew over the decades as did his interest in accurate sound reproduction. His degree in Applied Mathematics (Harvard College ’63) helped him understand the technical aspects of sound propagation. He started building his own audio equipment in high school. He delved into various aspects of sound reproduction...
Stires 78 RPM Record Collection
collection
3,195
ITEMS
378,689
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Stires2018
Aldo Mancusi 78rpm Collection
Aldo Mancusi 78rpm Collection
collection
3,166
ITEMS
130,593
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This collection of 78rpm records was purchased by Brewster Kahle for the Internet Archive Great 78s Project, from collector Aldo Mancusi at the Enrico Caruso Museum. The collection includes Edison Diamond Discs and wax cylinders. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/AldoMancusi78s
Thomas Kemp 78rpm Collection
Thomas Kemp 78rpm Collection
collection
4,652
ITEMS
121,152
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The Thomas Kemp Collection is a collection of 78rpm records generously donated by Thomas H. Kemp. Mr. Kemp has been collecting many forms of music and their players in Washington DC over the past 50 years. This collection includes several boxes of 78rpm records as well as 80rpm Edison records. Tom's collection contains many rare examples of early acoustic recordings pressed on 78rpm shellac records. It even includes records recorded in other languages that would have been difficult to find in...
Audio Preservation Fund 78rpm Collection
collection
2,959
ITEMS
156,864
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by the Audio Preservation Fund. Highlights of the collection include recordings by Bing Crosby, Edward R. Murrow, and sound effect records. For more information about the history of the Audio Preservation Fund, you can check out Wayback Machine captures of their website here . Donation item:&nbsp; https://archive.org/details/AudioPreservationFund-06032019
Joe Schmidt 78rpm Collection
Joe Schmidt 78rpm Collection
collection
3,409
ITEMS
99,470
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector Joe Schmidt. The collection contains many US-issued "ethnic" records from 1910s - 1930s, 1910s ragtime, 1920s-30s jazz and dance. Description by Joe Schmidt: This is not a formal collection on a specific theme but simply recordings that interested me and that I was fortunate enough to find. Most of these records were "junked" -- found at flea markets, barn sales, and the like back...
Bull of Heaven
Bull of Heaven
collection
488
ITEMS
1.5M
VIEWS
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Bull of Heaven is an online repository of experimental audio works. Some of the pieces here are in a nonstandard format, and will not function properly within archive.org 's audio player. In order to listen to the multi-part MP3s as intended, you must download each part completely and use a file joiner to stitch the data back together. Some files are too large and thus not yet able to be assembled on any known file system, but the individual part files are playable in some media players and...
Topic: bull of heaven
Hamilton Bioacoustics: Field Recordings
Hamilton Bioacoustics: Field Recordings
collection
2,127
ITEMS
88,391
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Raw, unedited field recordings from the nature sanctuaries of the Hamilton Naturalists' Club and other natural spaces around Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Some pages are 24 hours of recordings, starting from midnight local time; others may be scheduled blocks of time daily for multiple days. All files are licensed as Creative Commons, no restrictions other than attribution to "Hamilton Naturalists' Club" is required. Recorded with Cornell Swift &nbsp;or AudioMoth devices. Learn more...
Topics: nature, Hamilton Naturalists' Club, Hamilton Ontario, bioacoustics, soundscape, field recording
Arthur Friedheim Library 78rpm Collection
Arthur Friedheim Library 78rpm Collection
collection
2,447
ITEMS
128,241
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by&nbsp;The Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University. These jazz-focused records were evaluated by a librarian and determined to be somewhat rare, likely held by less than 5 libraries worldwide. Further provenance information can be found on the donation item:&nbsp; https://archive.org/details/arthurfriedheim2018
Seldon Family Collection
Seldon Family Collection
collection
905
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345,507
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Growing up in the 1930's and 40's in New York City, how could Walter Seldon not be a Jazz lover? It was the soundtrack of the city, from Blues to Bebop and beyond. In clubs, at concerts, and on the radio, he listened...and he collected as much of that great music as he could. Though he'd missed the Dixieland Golden Age of 1920's Harlem, it was one of his favorite genres. One of his fondest memories was from 1947 when he attended a recording session of Duke Ellington and his band, then caught a...
Source: 78
Satyr 78 rpm collection
Satyr 78 rpm collection
collection
142
ITEMS
30,475
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A collection of classical and vocal 78 rpm records
Topic: 78 rpm
Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug 78rpm Collection
Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug 78rpm Collection
collection
969
ITEMS
319,272
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The Tina Argumedo and Lucrecia Hug Collection of 78s contains discs collected in Argentina beginning in the mid-1930s. It comprises primarily tango music, with boleros, sambas, mambo and other dance music. The collection was donated by D'Anna Alexander, Michael and Daniel Alexander, and Débora Simcovich. D'Anna Alexander (center) with her mother (right) and grandmother (left). https://archive.org/details/d_anna_2017 &nbsp;Contains details of the physical collection.
Topic: 78rpm, argentina, argentian tango
Source: 78
Larry Edelman Collection
Larry Edelman Collection
collection
1,358
ITEMS
302,356
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This collection of 78rpm records and square dance call sheets was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector Larry Edelman.&nbsp;This collection is comprised mostly of Square Dance calling and music, and couples dancing music. Donation item:&nbsp; archive.org/details/LarryEdelman78RPMRecords2017
Source: 78
Lemonade Tunes
Lemonade Tunes
collection
241
ITEMS
64,937
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a collection of hard to find/unreleased music
Topics: music, rare, entertainment
Stagno 78rpm Collection
collection
962
ITEMS
182,658
VIEWS
collection

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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Stagno2018
collection

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The AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM) was established on 1 April 2004, supported by a 5-year grant of just under £1m from the Arts and Humanities Research Council . A partnership of Royal Holloway, University of London (host institution) with King's College, London and the University of Sheffield , CHARM's aim was to promote the musicological study of recordings, drawing on a wide range of approaches ranging from computational analysis to business...
Donald Ross 78rpm Collection
collection
900
ITEMS
156,140
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/donald_ross_2018 Also see CD's from this donor: https://archive.org/details/donald-ross-cds
Phil’s Vinyl Addiction
Phil’s Vinyl Addiction
collection
193
ITEMS
38,537
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This is a thoughtfully curated collection of downloadable recordings of outstanding or interesting vinyl records or LPs ranging across a variety of genres, particularly rock, jazz, blues, folk, and “world music,” and dating mostly before 1972. These are pre-1972 works, orphan works, or public domain works that have been carefully cleaned up (Clickrepair, gain, tracks, fades, tags) and presented freely for educational and cultural purposes (with no commercial advantage).&nbsp; I have...
Topics: downloadable albums, music, vinyl records
78'er Klubben
78'er Klubben
collection
15,332
ITEMS
585,976
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A collection of digitized 78 rpm records from the 78'er Klubben in Denmark. 78's Klubben is an informal group of people who like to hear music from the old 78's recordings. It is pure nostalgia and a little music cultural history. teater-musik.dk/sw24619.asp
Topic: 78rpm
Source: 78
Emilio's Unforgotten Music
Emilio's Unforgotten Music
collection
369
ITEMS
55,584
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Here you find sound files from historical recordings which, in my opinion, should be preserved for later listeners. You also find examples for musical genres and recordings related to cultural or politcal history on vinyl. The sources are everything but original 78 rpm shellack recordings. (These can be found in my other collections&nbsp; https://archive.org/details/emilios78heritage &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;and https://archive.org/details/emilios78popular &nbsp;).&nbsp; The...
Recycled Records 78rpm Collection
Recycled Records 78rpm Collection
collection
501
ITEMS
131,500
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Bruce Lyall, the proprietor of the Haight Street Recycled Records , has been a good friend of the Internet Archive always giving LP’s, 78’s, and CD’s to us as we have needed test records. He has even introduced us to others that have been de-accessioning their collections. Visit the archive.org Recycled Records collection . Link to donation item: archive.org/details/recycled_records_2017
Emilio's popular 78s
Emilio's popular 78s
collection
768
ITEMS
111,014
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Even if I am a collector of "serious" opera recordings on 78 rpm, I am also much faszinated of the diversity of genres and discoveries you can make in the field of popular music recordings. In addition to my collection&nbsp; Emilio's 78 Heritage I will give here an overlook over the many facets and genres of recorded "popular" sound and music since the beginning of sound recording to the end of the shellack era in the 1950ies. It also includes much about operetta, which...
Eugene (Gene) Baron Donation of 78s'
collection
759
ITEMS
161,233
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/eugene_baron_2018
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Settatbladi.org housed a rich collection of songs, photos, and publications on Aita and other folk song from Morocco since 2007. We are pleased to move our collection to the Internet Archive for a greater visibility and eternal preservation. All material in this collection is owned by the creators and is strictly non-commercial, both for access here and for any further distribution.
Topics: settatbladi, chant populaire, malhoun, théâtre populaire, morocco, maroc
Ian Stewart Collection
collection
516
ITEMS
156,783
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/ianstewart78s
Source: 78
The Charles Stratton Collection
The Charles Stratton Collection
collection
526
ITEMS
160,080
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This collection is more than 8,000 sound recordings, primarily seventy-eight rpm pre-war discs, deeded to Kansas State University by Mr. Stratton’s estate in 1968. The recordings represent a broad range of early jazz, classical and popular music. This collection was donated by The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at Kansas State University through the kind efforts of Head Librarian, Keli E. Rylance, Ph.D. Charles William Stratton (1906-1966) was a noted...
Alex Hill 78rpm Collection
collection
1,023
ITEMS
22,332
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by donor Alex Hill. This record collection was originally gathered in 1991 by former Lincoln Center opera singer Greg Dowd in NYC. Greg would not sell the records to Alexander, then unfortunately passed away and bequeathed the records to his son. A year later, Alex got a call to clear out the records in one day! Alexander rescued and housed the records until he could find a forever home for them at the Internet...
Cliff May 78rpm Collection
collection
1,056
ITEMS
125,743
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/cliffmay78s_2018
Cornbelt Symphony 78rpm Collection
Cornbelt Symphony 78rpm Collection
collection
717
ITEMS
20,362
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&nbsp; That's why what you have here is: scratchy records, in whatever condition we found them, broadcast over a college station, recorded off-the-air on cheap machines using cheap cassettes, stored for 35 years, then ripped to an mp3 file with almost no audio filtering or other post-processing: you get the picture! Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/CornbeltSymphony78rpmDonation
Santa Cruz 78rpm Collection
collection
1,027
ITEMS
116,107
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/Santa_Cruz_Recordings
Cornbelt Symphony - Mark Hardin Collection
Cornbelt Symphony - Mark Hardin Collection
collection
713
ITEMS
12,490
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William Hise 78rpm Collection
collection
859
ITEMS
122,933
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Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/billhise_2018
Algorithmic Music-Sound Frequency Mixes
Algorithmic Music-Sound Frequency Mixes
collection
111
ITEMS
169,506
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My name is Eduardo Espadas Arrate, this collection features algorithmic piano music mixed with sound frequencies. The idea is based upon the principle of resonance. If you strike a tunning fork near a group of forks, which include one attuned in that frequency, the later will vibrate in response.
Topics: Music, Sound, Frequencies, Mixes
Buddy Clark 78rpm Collection
Buddy Clark 78rpm Collection
collection
757
ITEMS
7,388
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The Kevin Hubler collection was gathered over the lifetime of Kevin’s father, who was a big fan of performer Buddy Clark. Kevin’s father collected rare recordings of Buddy Clark, sheet music, and even captured the Buddy Clark Melody Hour on reel-to-reel tape.&nbsp; Description from Kevin: He once connected with another gentleman who had Buddy's radio show (The Melody Hour) on reel to reel tape and the man came to my father's house and they listened and recorded every show on what is now...
Patrick McMonagle 78rpm Collection
collection
1,116
ITEMS
44,172
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by collector and folkdance educator Patrick McMonagle. Highlights of this collection include folk dance music from all around the world with a focus on Scandinavian folk and Polish polka. Donor Patrick McMonagle leads a community of dedicated folk dancers who have all contributed to the gathering and preservation of this great collection. By digitizing these records, the songs they were studying and dances they were...
The Myspace Archive Project
The Myspace Archive Project
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This is a collection of music from unsigned artists who utilized Myspace and/or Pure Volume as their main platform. A majority of the music found here is Metal, Emo, Punk or Alternative. MISSION STATEMENT: In 2018, MySpace lost over a decade's worth of music uploaded by unsigned bands and solo artists. This loss was blamed on corrupted data during a server transfer gone awry, and it is theorized this may have been intentional so as to free up server space and cut costs to keep the website...
Topics: Myspace, Myspace Music, TheMyspaceArchiveProject, Deathcore, Emo, Metalcore, Hardcore, Pop Punk,...
Spanish-speaking / Hispanic Hip-Hop Archive
Spanish-speaking / Hispanic Hip-Hop Archive
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Songs, albums, mixtapes, etc... From the Spanish-speaking / Hispanic Hip-Hop scene. In this archive, you will also find works pertaining to minority languages spoken throughout the Spanish-speaking / Hispanic world. Reggaeton artists will be considered for the archive, since many of them also do Hip-Hop and their main genre is a derivated from this one. Filipino artists will be considered if they use a language other than English, Chinese or Arabic . Also if they make instrumental music ( such...
Topics: Rap, Hip - Hop, Mixtapes, Music, Spanish Music, Latin Music, Spain, Latin America, Equatorial...
UC Santa Barbara David Seubert 78rpm Collection
UC Santa Barbara David Seubert 78rpm Collection
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This collection of 78rpm records was donated to the Internet Archive by the University of California, Santa Barbara. Highlights of the collection include a variety of Tango records and a large number of 78s in Spanish. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/UCSBSeubert2020
Romania Folclor
Romania Folclor
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O colecție de muzică populară românească.
The Steam Powered Preservation Society
The Steam Powered Preservation Society
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The Steam Powered Preservation Society (SPPS) was an educational / archival group that collected and restored old recordings of primarily Americana string band music in the bluegrass, old-time, and country music genres, and distributed material for educational and archival purposes only. The SPPS began with The Tut Tapes. Tut Taylor, also known as "Tutbro" recorded Americana string bands since the 1950s. His endeavor started as a way to learn the music but it became much more. Over...
Topics: Steam Powered Preservation Society, bluegrass, tut taylor
David Day 78rpm Collection
David Day 78rpm Collection
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This collection of 78rpm records was generously donated to the Internet Archive by Brigham Young University, the Stockton Folk Dance Camp, and the Dance Federation. These great organizations donated the collection so it could be made accessible to all who wish to learn more about folk dances from around the world. Link to donation item: https://archive.org/details/DavidDay2020
Charles Debevec Collection
Charles Debevec Collection
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Music, in all its forms, has long been a part of the domestic, religious, and social life of the Slovenes. With the spread of Christianity in the 5th century, liturgical hymns were introduced in the region they later inhabited. Secular songs can be traced back to the 9th century. The first director of the Vienna Boys Choir, established in 1498, was the Slovenian scholar, composer, and choirmaster Jurij Slatkonja, who also served as leader of the emperor’s musicians and as Bishop of Vienna....
Topic: Slovenian music
Other Minds Audio Archive
Other Minds Audio Archive
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1.5M
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The Other Minds Archive features recordings of OM's past music festivals and concert productions, selected recordings of new music sent to us by composers from around the world, and selections from thousands of hours of audiotape recordings from the KPFA Radio Music Department collection, transferred to Other Minds in 2000. The KFPA tapes contain live conversations, interviews, and performances with many of the innovative musicians who created 20th Century new music. KPFA-FM is a part of the...
Topic: Other Minds Archive audio
78rpm Opera Collection
78rpm Opera Collection
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69,884
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Great performances from the early 20th century in the Golden Age of Opera recorded on 78rpm records. The metadata used to populate this collection can be found here:&nbsp; https://archive.org/download/78-opera/opera.csv
Topics: 78rpm, opera
Ryley Walker
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Ryley Walker 2021-09-21 Tubby's Kingston, NY  USA Recorded and produced by Kliked and acidjack Source 1: Schoeps MK5o>KCY>Z-PFA (stage lip, PAS)>Sound Devices MixPre6 Source 2: MBHO 440 (at SBD) + Soundboard (engineer: Zoots)>Sound Devices MixPre3 Source 1 24/48 WAV + Source 2 24/48 WAV>Audacity (time align, EQ, fades, tracking, limiter, compression)>24/48 WAV>FLAC ( level 8 ) Personnel: Ryley Walker Ryan Jewell - Percussion Andrew Scott Young - Bass Tracks [Total...
Topics: Live concert, nyctaper, acidjack, schoeps, MBHO, ryley walker, tubby's, kingston, hudson valley,...
Source: Source 1: Schoeps MK5o>KCY>Z-PFA (stage lip, PAS)>Sound Devices MixPre6 Source 2: MBHO 440 (at SBD) + Soundboard>Sound Devices MixPre3