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Here's a partial list of resources related to the music side of our hobby.

MUSIC SALES



Hawthorn's Antique Audio: "Welcome to our Web Site! We are dealers in vintage 78 rpm records, sheet music and antique phonographs. Our goal is to offer a wide selection of quality phonographs, records, sheet music and related accessories to collectors worldwide. We publish frequent mail auction lists of early 78's, cylinders, and other collectable records. In addition, we have a retail location in the Antique Trove in the Sacramento, California area. Please take a moment to look over our list of services...."

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MUSIC SITES




1900 Yesterday, "A series of radio programs in half-hour format dedicated to pre-1930 recordings. Host John Basalla covers every conceivable genre of recorded music in the dozens of programs found in these archives." from Rocky

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Archive of Popular American Music, "The Archive of Popular American Music has loads of sheet music, in most cases scanned in high resolution!" from bart1927

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Louis Armstrong Discography, 'nuff said.

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Austrian Academy of Sciences, "The Phonogrammarchiv, an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is the oldest sound archive in the world.
Since September 2001 the activities of the Phonogrammarchiv also include the archiving and preservation of videographic research documents."

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AVPRC, The Association of Vogue Picture Record Collectors

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Basso Cantante's Opera Shop, "...The singers’ pages contain a collection of information on opera singers who were active in the first half of the twentieth century, along with examples of their singing, taken primarily from recordings in my collection of 78 rpm records."

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Blues World, Looks like everything related to the Blues, articles to auctions.

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The British Dance Band Encyclopædia, A great site documenting the music and musicians of the 1920s & 1930s. Also contains a great label gallery.

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Henry Burr, "Henry Burr was the pseudonym of Harry McClaskey, a world famous pop singer and recording artist of the 1902-1929 period. Credited with making over 5000 phonograph recordings for almost every record company and performing in many concerts throughout North America, this American Canadian remains one of the most famous, and yet, one of the most forgotten recording artists of all time...."

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CHARM, The AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music.

Soon to be taken over by:

CMPCP, "The AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP) will be launched in October 2009. Its five-year research programme will focus on live musical performance and creative music-making...."

Of particular note is

A Brief History of Recording By Roger Beardsley and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson

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Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project "Cylinder recordings, the first commercially produced sound recordings, are a snapshot of musical and popular culture in the decades around the turn of the 20th century. They have long held the fascination of collectors and have presented challenges for playback and preservation by archives and collectors alike.
With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the UCSB Libraries have created a digital collection of nearly 8,000 cylinder recordings held by the Department of Special Collections. In an effort to bring these recordings to a wider audience, they can be freely downloaded or streamed online.
On this site you will have the opportunity to find out more about the cylinder format, listen to thousands of musical and spoken selections from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and discover a little-known era of recorded sound. If you know what you are looking for click the search button to begin, or you can browse by genre or sample some of our favorite selections in the featured cylinder section or by listening to online streaming radio." (Thanks Paul)

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Edison Records, "This is an alphabetized list of Edison diamond discs with over 100 songs available in MP3 format. The condition of the discs varies." from Rocky

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De Gramophoon, "(The Gramophone, in Dutch) is a Podcast dedicated to historic recordings from the first half of the 20th century, recorded on 78 rpm records. The emphasis is on the music and there is very little talk, so even for those that don't understand a word of Dutch it might be interesting." from bart1927

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DURIUM ADVERTISEMENT & CUSTOM RECORDS Discography, "DURIUM advertisment and custom records are difficult to list. I used the chronological way. Although most records are difficult to date you can use the matrix number - it is to find inserted in the Durium surface. Try to find the matriches in the following link list." Hans Koert

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EUROPEAN Durium (GB) RECORDS Discography, "Search here for your Durium record. Use the info on the label. A series of commercial records made for the European market." Hans Koert

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The Gramophone Archive, "1923 to today, Explore every issue of the worlds greatest classical music magazine."

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HIT OF THE WEEK Discography, "Search here for your Hit Of The Week record. Use the info on the label." Hans Koert

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Jazz Discography Project, "A collector's guide to jazz music CDs, DVDs, MP3s and vinyl records (LPs/EPs/45s/78s, etc.):
Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside Records (the big three labels of modern jazz); bebop, cool/west coast, hard bop/mode, free jazz musicians; Miles Davis' personal connections, and more."

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Keep Swinging, Hans Koert projects. Various discographies and music related blogs.

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Empire State Theatre & Musical Instrument Museum.......

National Automatic Music Company, "This is a unique player piano that was made and sold for bar rooms, ice cream parlors and hotels....."

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THE ONLINE DISCOGRAPHICAL PROJECT, Not a perfect discography but possibly the best one on-line! (updated link as of Mar. 14. '09)

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Radio Dismuke, "Discover the exciting music from one of the most vibrant decades in popular culture and entertainment. From the boom times of the "Roaring '20s" to the hard times of the Great Depression...from frantic Charlestons danced to by a generation of flappers to sentimental ballads performed by the early crooners...from the hot jazz bands of the top Harlem nightclubs to the popular dance bands of the formative years of the swing and big band eras, the great music of the 1920s & 1930s lives on and is entertaining a new generation of enthusiastic listeners. Radio Dismuke features original recordings from the 1925 - 1935 decade and can be heard at no cost from anywhere in the world by anyone with an Internet connection and a sound card equipped computer."

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The John McCormack Society, The McCormack Experience
an introduction to the life and art of Ireland's greatest singer

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Billy Murray The legendary Denver Nightingale "Dedicated to the great Billy Murray, the site contains a biography, a discography, photos, and other relevant information." from Rocky (who else ;) )


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The Red Hot Jazz Archive, "The Red Hot Archive is a place to study and enjoy the music of these early "Jazzmen". Due to recent advances in technology it is now possible to broadcast text, music and pictures around the world via the Internet. This site is an experiment in using this new multimedia technology. We hope it will combine the best of books and audio recordings, into valuable and enjoyable tools for appreciating this music and the men and women who produced it. This site is a work in progress and will continue to grow as more recordings and writings are added to the archive. Submissions, suggestions and corrections are welcome."

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Robert's Music Page, "Lots of great music, mostly pre-1930, covering many labels. Check out the archives, where the music is arranged as in a jukebox.
One of my favorite old music sites. Lots of great dance band tunes on Edison and Cameo!" from Rocky

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Swing Music Net, Swing-what else?! ;)

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The Truesound Online Discography Project, "Documenting the Acoustical Era (1888 - 1930)"

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Vintage Jazz and Dance Band Music on 78rpm Records and Talkies, "A resource site for collectors of popular music 1900-1950."

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The Virtual Gramophone, "The Virtual Gramophone: Canadian Historical Sound Recordings, a growing multimedia website devoted to the early days of Canadian recorded sound. With a database of images and digital audio recordings, as well as biographies of musicians and histories of music and recorded sound in Canada, The Virtual Gramophone provides researchers and enthusiasts with a comprehensive look at the 78-rpm era in Canada."

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The Vitaphone Project, "In 1991 a group of film buffs and record collectors met to discuss the possibility of seeking out the shellac soundtrack discs that accompanied early 1926-1930 Vitaphone (and other) talkie shorts and features. The Vitaphone Project was formed to accomplish this goal as well as to partner with the studios (particularly Turner/WB), film archives (UCLA, LOC, BFI), and private collectors worldwide in order to get these films restored and seen again. Of particular interest were the nearly 2,000 talkie short subjects, featuring vaudevillians, bands, opera singers, and comedians made by Vitaphone from 1926-1929. In many cases 35mm picture elements exist without an accompanying soundtrack."

Much more to follow I hope....

Thank you to everyone for contributing.
Brandon


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