AllenLowe

9 CD Set: That Devilin Tune

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I notice that on most of the pre-1900 recordings there was a practice of announcing the title and artist. Did this practice fall out of use because of the advent of 78 RPM records (and their attendant lables), or was there another reason?

I guess it's not an answer, but interestingly, the famous 1903 Columbia Records Grand Opera series has spoken introductions ("Madame" so and so, "Colooombia records"!). I don't recall many other examples of this practice that late into flat disc releases. As far as I remember, this series sold quite well.

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The triple tounging Trumpeter - I guess Sir Herbert Clarke caught my attention. GEEZ..I didn't think chops existed that far back. ;)

Really enjoying the first bumper box of this collection.

The 'Sir Herbert Clarke' track on CD1 caught my attention too. Sounded to me just like one of those Yorkshire/Northern English brass bands (e.g. Black Dyke Mills) with cornet soloist who are still to this day playing in this essentially Victorian style - 100+ years later !

Any info out there on 'Sir Herbert Clarke' - who he was and where his band came from? Enquiring minds wish to know. :rhappy:

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The Grupo Bahainano...YEAH ! Are they Brazilian ? I was looking for something in the notes, but I haven't really read them throught yet.

Blimey - Brazilian jazz - 70 years before the commercial 'breakthrough'. These particular tracks haven't dated at all !

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glad to see this is still under discussion - funny thing is, a few months ago someone on another list mentioned a track on the compilation and for the life of me I had no recollection of including it - sent me back to the box to find it; I still didn't remember putting it in - I think I wiped my memory after I finished this thing -

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I don't really have much info about The Grupo Bahainano, unfortunately, just thought the music was fascinating -

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glad to see this is still under discussion - funny thing is, a few months ago someone on another list mentioned a track on the compilation and for the life of me I had no recollection of including it - sent me back to the box to find it; I still didn't remember putting it in - I think I wiped my memory after I finished this thing -

This is hardly surprising - there's more than 800 songs!

Or are you going a little, ahem, batty as you age? :cool:

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I'm enjoying the heck out of it- and I haven't finished CD 1 in Box 1!

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I've now jumped to box 4. :D Excellent stuff. Didn't know Doris Day could sing so well !

Sound is very good too, considering the age of the recordings.

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yes, definitely losing my mond (should be past tense) - and, no kidding around, Doris Day is my favorite singer (listen to the 1950s Columbias; avoid the things she did post-1960s movie star) - to paraphrase a well-worn quote, she was a better singer before she became a virgin -

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to paraphrase a well-worn quote, she was a better singer before she became a virgin -

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Allen, sent you a PM ... Not sure if you have anything left.

Just so I'm sure, are you asking $50 for the entire shootin' match? Thanks.

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just replied - most of the heavily discounted ones are gone, but I can still offer them at popular prices -

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