I have been collecting records since I was a teenager. I have acquired quite a few over the years. There were periods of years that I couldn't afford to buy any records and some were lost over the many moves I have made. Now that I've sort of settled down I can start to enjoy it all over again. Of course the best part is sharing something you love with someone else. Anyway, here is one of my priceless records played on an Orthophonic Victrola. Othophonics were the best you could buy in the mid 1920's. This model was $500 when new. The sound quality of these is phenomenal. They have an exponential horn invented at Bell Labs which is designed to expand sound waves in as close to their natural logarithmic expansion as possible. These were the last wind up, mechanical phonographs made before the change over to electric pick up and amplification. It is a prized possession. The record is an Argentinian Tango recorded around 1926. These have a haunting other worldly quality when played on the original equipment. If you let it, it can take you to another time and place I hope you like it.
Now here is my other phonograph playing a very rare and highly sought after recording. This is Copenhagen by the Varsity Eight (aka California Ramblers) recorded in 1924. This is one of the definitive hot jazz recordings of all time. There is a story behind this record. I had it many years ago and it was tragically broken by accident. I was devastated at the time. Anyway, I recently went to a phonograph show and sale in New Jersey and found it again in a stack of records. I didn't look at the price, I just snapped it up before somebody else got it. What was lost was found again after 30 plus years. This phonograph is a Columbia Type BI Graphophone made in 1906. It has the large concert hall horn on it so it is quite loud and clear. This record is the epitome of the wild, carefree spirit of the 20's. Charleston till you drop.
wow, im more interested in that lamp you have sitting on the end table But those old records are kool... Ive for many years thrown out all the old albums I find but recently im trying to save them for folks for like you after realizing their are people who appreciate them still
What's got me befuddled is I'm not even receiving the link in his posts????? flash player 11 for windows 7
I had the same problem is an IRQ interrupt issue. Disconnect the cocoa tin/string phone from the house to the barn and the problem will go away. Life was so much simpler then and William is showing us it still can be.
William did you upload these to Utube? Post the direct utube link for fred when your able. also... tell me a little about that lamp? is it real (an antique)? make? etc. also... I have tons of old albums (even some old red ones), im not sure if its your kinda music but let me know what you like and ill keep my eyes out during clear outs.