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78rpm
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 15
Length: 00:40:34
Keywords 1. seventy eights
2. blues
3. r&b
Created on 9/02/08 12:36am
Level 4
Points 1881
Total visitors 55
Unique visitors 17
description:
About a month ago I was bored and so I did what I have been doing these last twelve years or so whenever boredom strikes. I did a little random web surfing. I found a web site where some guy had decided to share his extensive collection of 78 records. He was about halfway through the massive task of converting what he had to mp3 and making them available for free download. He hadn't done anything to clean up the audio, just transferred each song as was to the new medium. A lot of the stuff there didn't really interest me, but as I went through what he had I found some wonderful stuff, mostly blues and R&B from the fifties along with a few earlier things and even a few examples of rare 78 pressings from the 60's. I downloaded all I could, planning to go back in a few days and contact the brilliant person doing all this, and to get more musical swag.

Well, the days turned into weeks, and I finally got back to the site the other day only to find that the downloads were gone. It seems that when you have a server account with 'limitless' bandwidth, there is a limit to what 'limitless' actually means. So many people were downloading his entire collection at once that his server demanded he take them all down. The guy was looking at alternatives, but in the meantime, I thought I would pay forward his amazing gesture just a little by making a mixtape of some of the gems I downloaded. Some of this stuff is available on pristine CDs, but I am positive a fair bit isn't, so I will sendspace this mix for anyone who wants to hear it, scratches and all.

tracklist

1 Ann Cole : Easy Easy Baby
One of the great things about this stash of music I found was the discovery of really good artists I didn't kn [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:31
Year: 0000
Track Description:
One of the great things about this stash of music I found was the discovery of really good artists I didn't know about. This is a mildly naughty bluesy song with a great delivery.
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2 Blues Boy King : Bye Bye Baby
BB was still Blues Boy when this was released. Great vocal and a rawness to nthe lead guitar which makes me ve [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:26
Year: 0000
Track Description:
BB was still Blues Boy when this was released. Great vocal and a rawness to nthe lead guitar which makes me very happy
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3 June Davis : Gin Misery Blues
A sad drunken tale. Sounds a bit like Billie Holiday, feels a bit like an Amy Winehouse track.
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:33
Year: 0000
Track Description:
A sad drunken tale. Sounds a bit like Billie Holiday, feels a bit like an Amy Winehouse track.
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4 Howlin' Wolf : Come To Me Baby
Not many people on this mixtape still alive let alone working, but Howlin' Wolf's guitarist Hubert Sumlin, so [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:33
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Not many people on this mixtape still alive let alone working, but Howlin' Wolf's guitarist Hubert Sumlin, so good here, is still out there doing it.
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5 Little Willie John : Fever
Airbrushed out of music history, this man could sing.This is the version of this song that should be remembere [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:35
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Airbrushed out of music history, this man could sing.This is the version of this song that should be remembered.
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6 Odelle Turner : Alarm Clock Boogie
"Woke up this morning, suprised I was still alive" Go Odelle
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:33
Year: 0000
Track Description:
"Woke up this morning, suprised I was still alive" Go Odelle
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7 JoeTurner : Honey Hush
Misogynistic twelve bar blues from Big Joe which turns into a homage to the Lone Rangers horse. They did have [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:36
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Misogynistic twelve bar blues from Big Joe which turns into a homage to the Lone Rangers horse. They did have drugs in the fifties.
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8 Willie Mabon : Hey Lucinda
Piano blues with great sax from one of the lesser known Chess label artistes.
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:34
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Piano blues with great sax from one of the lesser known Chess label artistes.
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9 Brownie Mghee : Strange Woman
Country blues which drives along. An uncredited Sonny Terry on harmonica wonderment
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:39
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Country blues which drives along. An uncredited Sonny Terry on harmonica wonderment
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10 Blues Boy King : When My Heart Beat Like A Hammer
No excuses for more Blues Boy. His genrally accepted peak was in the mid to late sixties, but these early fift [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:50
Year: 0000
Track Description:
No excuses for more Blues Boy. His genrally accepted peak was in the mid to late sixties, but these early fifties cuts are very very good.
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11 Lonnie Donegan : Rock Island Line
I was impressed to see the Cd version of this already in the database. Lonnie was a little Jewish English guy [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:27
Year: 0000
Track Description:
I was impressed to see the Cd version of this already in the database. Lonnie was a little Jewish English guy who was known as the king of skiffle. His hit UK singles were the nearest much of his audience had come to blues, fake american accent and all.
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12 Benny Goodman Orchestra with Peggy Lee : Why Don't You Do Right
The oldest recording here, 1942 I think, but I love it, it kind of fits with everything else on the mixtape.
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:03:11
Year: 0000
Track Description:
The oldest recording here, 1942 I think, but I love it, it kind of fits with everything else on the mixtape.
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13 Booker T & The MGs : Behave Yourself
And I am guessing that this must be one of the later recordings. In fact I was shocked to find Booker T on 78, [...]
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:03:50
Year: 0000
Track Description:
And I am guessing that this must be one of the later recordings. In fact I was shocked to find Booker T on 78, but then there was limited 78 production well into the sixties. This is a nice bluesy instrumental
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14 Johnny Otis : Hangover Blues
This starts off with a guitar riff that is confused about the decade it was recorded in. Meaty stuff.
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:48
Year: 0000
Track Description:
This starts off with a guitar riff that is confused about the decade it was recorded in. Meaty stuff.
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15 BB King : Dark Is The Night
Blues Boy was BB by the time this came out. Again, the voice and the guitar cut through the years. Wonderful
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Track 1 from (78rpm single)
Length: 00:02:28
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Blues Boy was BB by the time this came out. Again, the voice and the guitar cut through the years. Wonderful
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Many Mighty Fine Musical Picks! I even used a couple on some of my mixes (track 12 lead a mix I made of Jazz from the '30s & '40s and track 5 was in the middle of a mix I called "Songs in the Key of Love" that focused on music from the 2nd half of the '50s). I'd put links to them here but the site I posted them to is under siege by hackers (possibly employed by notorious entities that wish to stamp out sites that promote free distriubution of tunage). If you dare to check them out do searches on google with "retrojoe" and either "Little Willie" or "do right" in the search (I'm safe as long as all my microsoft security updates are installed and I'm running my Norton Internet Security). The Firefox browser may not let you access the pages for security reasons. Anyway, I may just post at least one of those mixes here at mixtapecollective (the late '50s one in particular). Thanks again Johnny for this mix and turning us on to the source of your inspiration!
9/05/08 09:16pm
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It ain't no crime
to go back in time,
'specially when the music
sounds so fine!
9/05/08 09:53am
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Wow, what a collection, thanks for putting this great stuff together. (I still remember my parents having a lot of 78s; they made LP records seem really compact.) Lots here to check out.
9/04/08 04:42pm
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Also, it took me a while to place it, but the song "Why Don't You Do Right" was totally sung by Jessica Rabbit in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?'
9/03/08 09:57pm
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Oh wow, I stumbled across that site while at work a while back and bookmarked it to email myself so I could download some of it at home, which I promptly forgot to do. THANK YOU for sharing! I'm listening to it right now and loving it. :D
9/03/08 09:50pm
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