A monthly 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.
Episode 10 (5 April 2007)
American performers: Billy Jones and Ernest Hare, Laurel and Hardy, Frank Crumit and Dwight Fiske.
The file is 11.7MB and the recording lasts 17m 00s.
Episode 9 (1 March 2007)
Records inspired by contemporary events, from Harry Roy, Russell Hunting, Ernest Gray and Florence Desmond.
The file is 10.5MB and the recording lasts 15m 18s.
Episode 8 (1 February 2007)
British music-hall comedians Clarkson Rose, Billy Merson and Will Hay.
The file is 11.1MB and the recording lasts 16m 06s.
Episode 7 (1 January 2007)
British dance bands: The Savoy Havana Band, Al Bowlly with Arthur Lally, Jack Payne and Jay Whidden.
The file is 10.3MB and the recording lasts 14m 57s.
Episode 6 (1 December 2006)
Operatic recordings by Titta Ruffo, Richard Tauber, Elisabeth Schumann (singing and whistling!) and Theodore Chaliapine.
The file is 11.2 MB and the recording lasts 16m 13s.
Episode 5 (1 November 2006)
Jazz from Ted Lewis, Clarence 'Pine Top' Smith, Benny Goodman and Jelly-Roll Morton.
The file is 9.5MB and the recording lasts 13m 52s
Episode 4 (2 October 2006)
Music-hall comedians Charlie Higgins, Nellie Wallace and George Robey.
The file is 10.1MB and the recording lasts 14m 42s.
Episode 3 (1 September 2006)
Victorian and Edwardian parlour songs, sung by Harry Dearth; Amelita Galli-Curci; and Peter Dawson, who sings 'Asleep in the Deep'.
The file is 9.9MB and the recording lasts 14m 21s.
Episode 2 (7 August 2006)
Music-hall performers: John Henry, George Lashwood, and Robb Wilton performing his classic 'Fire Station' sketch.
The file is 10.1MB and the recording lasts 14m 40s.
Episode 1 (13 July 2006)
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Dan Leno and Enrico Caruso.
The file is 10MB and the recording lasts 14m 36s.