78s Collection

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Kitty
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78s Collection

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Here's a fantastic website with so many 78s to listen to.
http://78records.cdbpdx.com
They're all on YouTube, too, on the website creator's channel. Here's a nice one called Half-Fast Waltz by Al Trace. It's really awesome how enjoyable it is to hear these old recordings.... incredibly timeless music, fun dancing, and more!

https://youtu.be/PK1P0Jv52aY
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That's a nice collection, and a lot of these 78's have really nice sound quality, too, in some cases better than later stereo recordings on vinyl. There were a lot of really classic voices (like the ones above) and bands during this era, as well.

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I am really enjoying this music. I'm finding that it makes me very happy!
This next one is by Kay Brown, who I have never heard of. It is A Kiss To Build A Dream On. I couldn't find a direct recording of this on YouTube, but here is the clip from the movie. (btw, I didn't even know this song was from a film. I have only previously heard Louis Armstrong's version.) https://youtu.be/n_eauxbriDM

and the link to the song on the site, which I find to be the better recording:
http://cdbpdx.com/78records/list/AKISST ... Y_5710.mp3
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I was seriously jumping to this song, Alabama Jubilee by The Sundowners.

https://youtu.be/NDA143PvAok
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Those are good ones. Kay Brown has such as sweet voice, and the Alabama Jubilee really moves. :-)

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I liked this song by Cal Stewart. It's called And Then I Laughed. This is a very old 78, as Stewart apparently died in 1919.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61e0oRGNI1Y
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:D I'll bet the listeners in that day got a kick out of that one.

That reminds me of some kind of laughing song recorded by Rudy Vallee (one of my favorite of the old singers). I can't remember the title, but it came about when Vallee was supposed to be recording a song straight, but couldn't keep his composure, and it was so entertaining they released it as it was.

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Atlanta G A by Woody Herman.

https://youtu.be/CnVkj41ybnE
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I like this one a lot. A Little Bit Independent performed by Jimmy Carr (1935)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1EWuTeQvx8
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Wow, that's catchy, isn't it? I have a bad feeling I'm going to have that going in my head all night. :lol: That's really good sound quality, too, for a recording of that vintage.

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