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 Post subject: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston reference)
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:59 pm 
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I found this Henry Burr and Billy Murray record from 1926 a couple of weeks ago at an Antique show. I was a bit surprised and delighted by it. It is a fun comic song with a bit of banter, singing and towards the end a references to the Charleston. A fun recording I had never heard before. And, to hear Billy Murray and Henry Burr on a good quality electric recording is nice too. Many of those old cylinder and early disc records of them with scratchy and not always well recorded. This gives a better idea of what they really sounded like.

(Double-click the video above or click this link to watch the video on YouTube in HD.)

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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:21 pm 
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I heard Billy Murray was sick with the flu when this was made. He does sound a bit stuffed up.


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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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i dont know if this would help but in my research i found on records that they used velvet coth to clean the old records no water no soaps ... just velvet.. i have a 78 record an that thing was filthy so just for kicks i tried itand got a nice clean shine from it i took it to the needle too... tried to play it... crystal clear .. no grainy sounds or anything... i couldnt believe it...so give this a try;];];];] to me it even sounded louder too..


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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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i dont know if this would help but in my research i found on records that they used velvet coth to clean the old records no water no soaps ... just velvet.. i have a 78 record an that thing was filthy so just for kicks i tried itand got a nice clean shine from it i took it to the needle too... tried to play it... crystal clear .. no grainy sounds or anything... i couldnt believe it...so give this a try;];];];] to me it even sounded louder too..


I have tried a microfiber cloth alone, a modern disc brush, water, soap and water. What I find is that if the record is very clean the microfiber cloth does the best job. If the record has been out of the jacket for years (80 or 90) a cloth simply doesn't get everything out of the grooves. Water and even sometimes a very small amount of mild non-alcoholic dish soap followed by a microfiber cloth does the best. There is a lot of dirt on many of these old record and they do need to be cleaned.
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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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I've playing with one of these for cleaning 78's here and there. The non alcohol detergent is supposed to be safe for 78's. You don't get the labels wet either because the water / detergent runs off along the circumference of the record.

It's a very popular accessory among the vinyl crowd as well : https://www.amazon.com/SPIN-CLEAN-STARTER-RECORD-WASHER-SYSTEM/dp/B002UKSZUU


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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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Wolfe wrote:
I've playing with one of these for cleaning 78's here and there. The non alcohol detergent is supposed to be safe for 78's. You don't get the labels wet either because the water / detergent runs off along the circumference of the record.

It's a very popular accessory among the vinyl crowd as well : https://www.amazon.com/SPIN-CLEAN-STARTER-RECORD-WASHER-SYSTEM/dp/B002UKSZUU


Yes, just washed another 60ish records with this last weekend. It works very well and saves time for most records. Some really crusty ones with decades of dirt and nicotine need to go through twice or may even need a manual treatment with a toothbrush and liquid. If you have lots of records it is a big time saver.

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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I just cleaned this Ernest Hare and Billy Jones Vocalian red record with a very small amount of detergent and a damp cloth. Then fully dried it with a microfiber cloth and it plays really well. I just recorded it and put it on YouTube. For a 1922 acoustic record it is about as clearly recorded and manufactured as they come. And, the cleaning seems to have done the trick to allow my modern turntable to capture it.

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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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I've always liked this version, too, although it sounds a bit slow here. (YouTube posting is not mine)

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)



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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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I've always liked version, too, although it sounds a bit slow here. (YouTube posting is not mine)


There seem to be hundreds of versions of this and from the 20s nearly everyone recorded the song. Here is a more recent version filmed in someones home or apartment with 3 young guys playing the crap out of this song. It is really something, but has nothing at all to do with 78 records. :D https://youtu.be/q_vs6QL7rUI
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 Post subject: Re: I Wonder Where My Baby is To-Night? (Charleston referenc
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Thanks for sharing the link. Very cool rendition of "I wonder where my baby is tonite"!


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