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(Broadway World)   Rare 78RPM blues record that originally cost 85 cents sells on eBay for $37,100   (broadwayworld.com) divider line 42
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2013-10-01 10:29:51 PM
I WANT MY DADDY'S RECORDS BACK!
 
2013-10-01 10:40:39 PM

KrispyKritter: I WANT MY DADDY'S RECORDS BACK!


lol my father had a collection of several hundred 78's and a spring-powered player, which used a stylus made of either steel (durable but wore records badly) or (he might have been pulling my leg here) a cactus needle, which wore very quickly but was less harsh on the recordings.
 
2013-10-01 11:12:50 PM
My late father had a huge collection of 78s from the 1940s/early 1950s...it's somewhere in the garage at my parents' house.
 
2013-10-01 11:58:54 PM
I rescued my grandmothers's jazz 78s, mostly from the early 40s I think. Based on what I've seen on eBay and at flea markets I think most of them are only worth a few dollars each, but there's some great music that I never would have heard otherwise.
 
2013-10-02 12:15:06 AM
85 cents? Wasn't that like a month's salary back in the 20s?
 
2013-10-02 02:39:20 AM
It's a collectible.
Get over it.

i.dailymail.co.uk

Bought for 2 cents.
Recently sold for over a miilion dollars.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2009339/Two-penny-blue-stamp -s ells-1m-making-valuable-Britain.html
 
2013-10-02 03:54:58 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
This is the only piece of modern equipment I will touch.
 
2013-10-02 04:59:13 AM
farm5.static.flickr.com
It's healthy to obsessively collect things.
 
2013-10-02 05:37:18 AM
Did Moby found it?
 
2013-10-02 05:51:39 AM
Well, for 587900$ more some guy will scan it for you.
 
2013-10-02 07:12:33 AM
My grandfather ran "Pickell's vending" in the late '40's through the '70's. My dad acquired any and all vendor's copies, and early releases of doo wop, and early rock-n-roll 45's that gramps got. He has probably 10,000 records, many very rare. He just told me he wants to start selling them. I hope he gets rich!!!
 
2013-10-02 07:41:43 AM

subtard: [farm5.static.flickr.com image 325x282]
It's healthy to obsessively collect things.


Came for Devil Got My Woman.

Leaving satisfied.

Satisfied like Seymour after Enid downed a bottle of champagne.

Giggity.
 
2013-10-02 07:42:10 AM
At the high school I attended was an art teacher who brought in a stack of Ledbelly 78's and was practically begging for us kids to borrow them to take home and listen to. I don't think she had any takers; she kind of forced her captive audience to listen to them during class.

I think they would be fairly valuable and some punk would have boosted them if he (I) only knew.

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2013-10-02 07:54:55 AM
I have you daddy's records in my spare bedroom.
Even old disney ones.
 
2013-10-02 07:56:46 AM
 
2013-10-02 07:59:22 AM
For those who don't follow links:

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2013-10-02 08:35:05 AM
Inflation is a biatch.
 
2013-10-02 09:04:19 AM

RealityChuck: For those who don't follow links:

"In 1930, large numbers of Jake users began to lose the use of their hands and feet. Some victims could walk, but they had no control over the muscles which would normally have enabled them to point their toes upward. Therefore, they would raise their feet high with the toes flopping downward, which would touch the pavement first followed by their heels. The toe first, heel second pattern made a distinctive "tap-click, tap-click" sound as they walked. This very peculiar gait became known as the  jake walk and those afflicted were said to have  jake leg, jake foot, or  jake paralysis. Additionally, the calves of the legs would soften and hang down and the muscles between the thumbs and fingers would atrophy."


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2013-10-02 09:17:04 AM
I'm starting to get back into vinyl after taking several years off and selling my collection to help pay for college. I just bought Zenith record console from the early 60s and minus a few problems it still sounds amazing.
 
2013-10-02 09:28:26 AM
"Look at this. It's worthless. Ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless!"
 
2013-10-02 09:33:40 AM

MisterTweak: KrispyKritter: I WANT MY DADDY'S RECORDS BACK!

lol my father had a collection of several hundred 78's and a spring-powered player, which used a stylus made of either steel (durable but wore records badly) or (he might have been pulling my leg here) a cactus needle, which wore very quickly but was less harsh on the recordings.


Nope, he was right.on my old hand crank I would use bamboo needles. Had a special cutter that would shape and cut the angle.

those were for day to day playback. The steel needles were for extra projection and volume
 
2013-10-02 09:46:22 AM
It's things like this that make me sift through every box of old vinyl I see at garage sales.  Does anyone know if there is a music site similar to Gutenberg that helps digitize and preserve old recordings?  I would love to donate time or resources to something like that.
 
2013-10-02 09:52:32 AM

Anderson's Pooper: It's things like this that make me sift through every box of old vinyl I see at garage sales.  Does anyone know if there is a music site similar to Gutenberg that helps digitize and preserve old recordings?  I would love to donate time or resources to something like that.


there are several record players that will turn records into .mp3 files via USB which you could then upload to the internet.
 
2013-10-02 10:07:46 AM
Along with around 1200 LPs, I have maybe 80-100 78s. Some good ones, like some 1930s & 40s Ella Mae Morse, Louis Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Krupa, etc. Some are promo copies, but nothing too valuable, unfortunately.

A few of those are oddball white label radio station promo pressings with an aluminum core and vinyl (I think) coating. These sound much better than ordinary shellac 78s. I have an old Lenco turntable set up with a special cartridge for 78s, and these aluminum/vinyl 78s have a sound quality much like an LP. Very quiet, with a wide frequency response. Kinda cool.
 
2013-10-02 10:23:43 AM
torrent that shiat, now,.
 
2013-10-02 10:24:18 AM
ModernPrimitive01:  there are several record players that will turn records into .mp3 files via USB which you could then upload to the internet.

Unless there's a high performance model I don't know about, USB turntables are pretty much uniformly lousy. You're much better off with something like a Pioneer PL-12D or similar good vintage turntable and a separate USB phono preamp like the Behringer UFO202. The cost is about the same, but the build quality and sound quality will be leaps and bounds better.

The reason is simple. Record playback is very sensitive to mechanical influences. USB turntables and cheap modern turntables in general are nearly 100% plastic, and they're flimsy. A plastic base (or plinth as it's called) will absorb every airbourne vibration and transmit it to the record. A plastic platter will absorb any motor vibration and also transmit that to the record, and a plastic tonearm isn't rigid enough to track even remotely well, and resonates on it's own.

So yeah... avoid USB turntables like the plague.
 
2013-10-02 10:38:35 AM
The 78's I would like to have are The Beatles that were released in India.
 
2013-10-02 10:38:57 AM
My parents had a ton of 78s up in the attic.  I remember seeing one that was called "Terraplane Blues".  My first question, being a wee lad, was "What's a Terraplane?".  Dad was a mechanic, so he told me all about the old Terraplane cars, how they were built by Hudson.  Never thought much about it, until I was older.  Yeah, Robert Johnson.  On the Vocalion label.  I can still see this image in my brain, plain as day.  It's worth at least a couple grand.  NO IDEA what happened to the boxes of 78s.
 
2013-10-02 10:39:36 AM
That's a lot of scratch.
 
2013-10-02 10:41:22 AM
Um, always select preview...

...THIS image...

mobile.collectorsfrenzy.com
 
2013-10-02 10:52:01 AM
I run a record store, a customer came in asking about the value of 2 Wisconsin based blues records he had, 78s. I told them they could be worth a modest amount, to a very large amount depending on condition and the artist. Still haven't heard from the guy, but I would love to just have my hands on a Paramount record as I haven't even held one in person.
 
2013-10-02 10:55:23 AM
Last night I tried to tease her
I gave my love a little pinch
She said now stop that jivin'
Now whip out your big ten inch

Record of a band that plays those blues
Well a band that plays the blues
She just loves my big 10 inch
Record of her favorite blues
 
2013-10-02 11:09:51 AM
Cue Rick Harrison picture.
 
2013-10-02 11:16:57 AM
 
2013-10-02 11:20:32 AM

Rickenbacker: My parents had a ton of 78s up in the attic.  I remember seeing one that was called "Terraplane Blues".  My first question, being a wee lad, was "What's a Terraplane?".  Dad was a mechanic, so he told me all about the old Terraplane cars, how they were built by Hudson.  Never thought much about it, until I was older.  Yeah, Robert Johnson.  On the Vocalion label.  I can still see this image in my brain, plain as day.  It's worth at least a couple grand.  NO IDEA what happened to the boxes of 78s.


Gah!!!!... Ah, to go back in time and know then what you know now, huh? I wish I could go back to the 80s when everyone was dumping their vinyl for practically nothing in favor of CDs. I could make a tidy profit today.

If you ever run across a 78 of any kind on the Black Patti label... BUY IT! There are few of them, and they're very valuable. Speaking of which, there's a guy by the name of Joe Bussard who has a tremendous collection of rare early blues 78s. They made a documentary about him called "Desperate Man Blues" that's a good watch.
 
2013-10-02 11:23:38 AM
I have dealt in collector records as a business for about 35 years and I know the guy who bought the record. He's a nice guy and very interested in preserving old recordings like this. He even unearthed some of the old promotional artwork for a lot of these records that are simply amazing.

I have a couple of Paramount race series 78's in my collection, a couple of blues and one black gospel, and they're beat to hell and barely play but I can't let them go. There's just something about a record from the 1920's that was intended only for black consumers that is just too cool.
 
2013-10-02 12:32:35 PM

shabu: Last night I tried to tease her
I gave my love a little pinch
She said now stop that jivin'
Now whip out your big ten inch

Record of a band that plays those blues
Well a band that plays the blues
She just loves my big 10 inch
Record of her favorite blues


Came for this, leaving sated.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-02 12:41:40 PM

catchow: shabu: Last night I tried to tease her
I gave my love a little pinch
She said now stop that jivin'
Now whip out your big ten inch

Record of a band that plays those blues
Well a band that plays the blues
She just loves my big 10 inch
Record of her favorite blues

Came for this, leaving sated.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x300]


Meh...this is the REAL Big Ten Inch Record..

www.popsike.eu
 
2013-10-02 12:50:14 PM

GibbyTheMole: ModernPrimitive01:  there are several record players that will turn records into .mp3 files via USB which you could then upload to the internet.

Unless there's a high performance model I don't know about, USB turntables are pretty much uniformly lousy. You're much better off with something like a Pioneer PL-12D or similar good vintage turntable and a separate USB phono preamp like the Behringer UFO202. The cost is about the same, but the build quality and sound quality will be leaps and bounds better.

The reason is simple. Record playback is very sensitive to mechanical influences. USB turntables and cheap modern turntables in general are nearly 100% plastic, and they're flimsy. A plastic base (or plinth as it's called) will absorb every airbourne vibration and transmit it to the record. A plastic platter will absorb any motor vibration and also transmit that to the record, and a plastic tonearm isn't rigid enough to track even remotely well, and resonates on it's own.

So yeah... avoid USB turntables like the plague.


I bought one a few years ago to convert my father's old records, and I could not agree more.

/nothing special, stuff like Isle of White Festival and Johnny Winter Live
 
2013-10-02 01:59:13 PM

Anderson's Pooper: It's things like this that make me sift through every box of old vinyl I see at garage sales.  Does anyone know if there is a music site similar to Gutenberg that helps digitize and preserve old recordings?  I would love to donate time or resources to something like that.


http://archive.org/details/78rpm

I've downloaded a alot of old music from this site. Ive found a lot of blues, old timey country and rockabilly. I look up a genre , like rockabilly delta blues or Sun records artists on Wikipedia and then search on here.  I
 
2013-10-02 03:45:32 PM

D135: GibbyTheMole: ModernPrimitive01:  there are several record players that will turn records into .mp3 files via USB which you could then upload to the internet.

Unless there's a high performance model I don't know about, USB turntables are pretty much uniformly lousy. You're much better off with something like a Pioneer PL-12D or similar good vintage turntable and a separate USB phono preamp like the Behringer UFO202. The cost is about the same, but the build quality and sound quality will be leaps and bounds better.

The reason is simple. Record playback is very sensitive to mechanical influences. USB turntables and cheap modern turntables in general are nearly 100% plastic, and they're flimsy. A plastic base (or plinth as it's called) will absorb every airbourne vibration and transmit it to the record. A plastic platter will absorb any motor vibration and also transmit that to the record, and a plastic tonearm isn't rigid enough to track even remotely well, and resonates on it's own.

So yeah... avoid USB turntables like the plague.

I bought one a few years ago to convert my father's old records, and I could not agree more.

/nothing special, stuff like Isle of White Festival and Johnny Winter Live


The rig I have set up for recording LPs is my old Panasonic turntable and componat tuner head. Stereo headphone out put goes to line level input on the computer.

Live record in audacity at the highest settings and chop up the main file into individual tracks.

I'lall clean the record, but otherwise record it as it plays and leave it alone. If some one else wants to "fix it" then they can have the FLAC's and have them selves a time.

when I had a hand crank 78, it was a cabinet style, not the giant horn kind. And to record that I would either use a transducer or ribbon mic.

I had an obbsesion for patriotic marches played on that thing. Sousa sound awesome on an old victorolla.
 
2013-10-03 10:50:09 AM
Cerebral Knievel:

The rig I have set up for recording LPs is my old Panasonic turntable and componat tuner head. Stereo headphone output goes to line level input on the computer.

If your receiver has a set of tape out jacks on the back, you'd probably be better off using those than your headphone jack. There's a couple of reasons... One is headphone jacks typically have a different impedance than most headphone jacks, and that can affect the sound. Also, having the tone controls and balance, etc. in the signal path can degrade the sound quality even if they're set to flat. The tape out jacks bypass all that stuff.

For vinyl rips I use a Technics SP-25 turntable with an Audioquest PT-9 tonearm & Ortofon OM20 Super cartridge into a Yamaha CX-830 preamp, then into an Edirol/Roland USB audio interface plugged into my computer. I also use Audacity. It's pretty much perfect software for basic recording of vinyl & tapes.

I don't know if you use a record cleaning machine, but if you don't, a household steam cleaner filled with distilled water & microfiber cloth works great for getting the deep crud out of the grooves. For dry dusting, I an Audioquest carbon fiber brush works well.
 
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