A podcast featuring 78rpm records from my collection, including music-hall comedians, operatic vocals, spoken word, jazz, dance bands and unusual recordings: available both in a plain audio (MP3) version, and an enhanced (MP4) version with illustrations.
The 'Sound of 78s' podcast is completed: but my site 'Stars of 78s' is now available and includes recordings by Peter Dawson, Gracie Fields, Amelita Galli-Curci, Theodore Chaliapine, Billy Williams, Paul Robeson, Paderewski, Harry Champion, Ernest Lough and George Robey.
Episode 36 (28 May 2009)
The final episode of 'The Sound of 78s': British Dance Bands - The Kit-Cat Band, Roy Fox, The BBC Dance orchestra directed by Henry Hall, and Bertini and the Tower Blackpool Dance Band.
The file is 10.2MB and the recording lasts 14m 53s.
Episode 35 (3 May 2009)
Three famous violinists: Joseph Joachim, Eugene Ysaye and Fritz Kreisler
The file is 10.7MB and the recording lasts 15m 34s.
Episode 34 (3 April 2009)
Music-hall performers George Formby Sr., Clapham and Dwyer, and Sophie Tucker.
The file is 9.8MB and the recording lasts 14m 13s.
Episode 33 (3 March 2009)
Operatic vocals from Tetrazzini, Amato, Korjus and Zenatello.
The file is 12.3MB and the recording lasts 17m 59s.
Episode 32 (1 February 2009)
Jazz pianists Percival Mackey; Jelly Roll Morton; Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson & Albert Ammons; and Oscar Peterson.
The file is 9.1MB and the recording lasts 13m 18s.
Episode 31 (1 January 2009)
Music-Hall comedians Harry Lauder, Billie Richardson and Harry Weldon.
The file is 10.8MB and the recording lasts 15m 43s.