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dismuke
Posted on: Jun 28 2013, 12:58 AM


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QUOTE (coonsanders @ Jun 26 2013, 08:10 PM) *
Hi
Is there a way to correct record wow?

Lenny



Lenny - I think it depends on what is causing it. Sometimes it is caused by the spindle hole not being perfectly centered when the record was manufactured. There are some models of turntables that have a removable spindle which would enable one to attempt to center the record - though I cannot imagine that would be easy. And there may be occasions when one can remove it by trying different sized styli - again, it depends on what is causing it.
  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #33023 · Replies: 4 · Views: 6549

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Posted on: Dec 25 2012, 10:52 PM


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Radio Dismuke will ring in the New Year in all four continental United States time zones with our eighth annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Joining Dismuke on the broadcast will be guest contributors Eddie The Collector, Eric, Christian and Matt From College Station who will be bringing lots of fun and interesting 1920s and 1930s recordings from their respective 78 rpm record collections. The year 2013 will also mark the 100th anniversary of the year 1913 - so we will commemorate the occasion by including a few recordings from that year as well. 2013 is also the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Edison Diamond Disc, a very unusual type of disc record manufactured by the Thomas Edison company from 1913 - 1929 - so we will also be playing some jazz and dance band Edison records. And we will also feature one of the world's first long playing records - a ten inch 80 rpm Edison disc from 1926 that had a playing time in excess of twenty minutes per side. The records were not commercially successful and only a few were made so they are extremely rare today. We will not play the entire record all the way though - but we will sample several minutes worth of it. There is no better way to get a brand new year off to a great start than with lots of happy, jazzy and melodic vintage recordings.

For those who have other plans on New Year's Eve or reside in time zones where the initial broadcast occurs at odd hours, the entire program will be rebroadcast in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day.


New Year's Eve
Monday, December 31, 2012


United States Listeners
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM Eastern
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM Central
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Mountain
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Pacific

International Listeners
3:00 AM - 9:00 AM Tuesday GMT


New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Rebroadcast

After the initial airing, the program will immediately repeat and play in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day. The continuous loop rebroadcast will run though at least midnight Monday morning Central Time in the USA (6:00 AM Monday GMT). The replay of the broadcast that is still in progress at midnight will be allowed to complete before Radio Dismuke resumes normal programing for Monday.

Here is a website that will be helpful for listeners outside of North America who wish to convert the broadcast schedule to their local time:

http://www.timezonec...cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

  Forum: Announcements · Post Preview: #32921 · Replies: 0 · Views: 18513

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Posted on: Nov 4 2012, 03:22 AM


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Benny - was the song Gregory linked to the song that you heard? If so, when you heard it on Radio Dismuke was it during one of the Nauck broadcasts perhaps? I checked the station's playlist library and that particular song is not there. I also looked up the date it was published which was 1946 - which is a few years newer than the recordings the station features. But it is entirely possible that it might have been featured on one of the semi-annual Nauck's broadcasts which covers a greater range of decades than the station normally does.

Anyhow, if that is the song you were trying to recall - mystery solved. But if not, let me know and I will see if I can try to figure it out. I cant recall any song in the station having such lyrics. But there are over 3,000 recordings in the station and I don't always pay all that close attention to lyrics when I listen to music.
  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #32910 · Replies: 8 · Views: 6302

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Posted on: Nov 4 2012, 03:12 AM


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Gregory, for some reason the YouTube link in your posting published in such a way that it does not work. But here is a corrected link to it that should work:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_QfAzJP2Zo&quot
  Forum: Early 20th Century Popular Music · Post Preview: #32909 · Replies: 8 · Views: 6302

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Posted on: Apr 12 2012, 06:17 AM


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QUOTE (Tony @ Apr 11 2012, 11:47 PM) *
Looking for the lyrics to an early 30s number, to wit: THERE'S A TEAR FOR EVERY SMILE IN HOLLYWOOD.

There's a couple video samples, one with Marlene Dietrich (supposedly) doing the vocals, but totally unintelligable. Ach du Lieber!

Looked in every nook and cranny old pop archives -- total blank. Many references to song title, but no printed lyrics can I unearth.

Anybody care to tackle this one?

Tony



I actually have a 78 rpm of that song by Blue Steele And His Orchestra - and it is in the Radio Dismuke playlist. I don't have time at this moment, but in the next day or so, I will give it a listen and get the words. It is actually a pretty cool recording. And at the very end of the record Blue Steele speaks "....and that's Hollywood!"

(Steele was a bit of a nut. He used to physically attack members of his band - especially if they told him that they were quitting his band to go to work for another. Band members used to sneak out in the middle of the night when they took jobs elsewhere. And later on in the 1940s he did jail time for an assault on a tax collector that ultimately resulted in the tax collector's death.)
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Posted on: Dec 19 2011, 12:56 AM


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Radio Dismuke will ring in the New Year in all four continental United States time zones with our seventh annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Joining Dismuke on the broadcast will be guest contributors Eddie The Collector, Matt From College Station, Eric From Dallas and perhaps a few others who will be bringing lots of fun and interesting selections from their respective 78 rpm record collections. For those who have other plans on New Year's Eve or reside in time zones where the initial broadcast occurs at odd hours, the entire program will be rebroadcast in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day For more information and for program start times in your time zone, visit this page on the Radio Dismuke website.
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Posted on: Dec 19 2011, 12:53 AM


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QUOTE (Terry @ Sep 18 2011, 09:54 PM) *
There was panic earlier on today as I found the WFUV.org website would not load from around half an hour before The Big Broadcast was due to start until at least 15 minutes after.

A Google search gave me this site where WFUV is also streamed live: http://tunein.com/tuner/?StationId=28907&. Panic over smile.gif



Tunein.com is a very useful site as a lot of Internet stations can be accessed from it - including Radio Dismuke. To find it, just go to www.TuneIn.com and do a word search for "Dismuke." Ignore the second listing as that is a pre-recorded weekly rotation of music files from the station that airs on YesterdayUSA - and that second listing does not link up to any actual programing (though you can access YesterdayUSA itself though TuneIn). But you can tune into the station through the first listing that comes up. My agreements with and royalty coverage through LoudCity and Live365 require the Radio Dismuke website to direct listeners to the station's page on their respective websites as the officially published method of accessing the station. But the station does appear in and can be accessed from a number of Internet station directories - and TuneIn is one of the better ones. Once in a great while, the LoudCity, Live365 and RadioDismuke.com websites go down. So when that happens, TuneIn is a great backup.
  Forum: Technical Issues · Post Preview: #32758 · Replies: 1 · Views: 5083

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Posted on: Dec 19 2011, 12:37 AM


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I have read that Crosby felt a profound and enduring guilt after Lang's death and that the psychological scars from it impacted his ability to become close to people.

It is really not fair to say that Crosby killed Lang. Obviously, things would have been very different had he not advised the tonsillectomy. But to say that Crosby killed him is rather harsh.
  Forum: 1900 - 1940 General Topics · Post Preview: #32757 · Replies: 9 · Views: 10636

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Posted on: Aug 29 2011, 07:52 AM


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QUOTE (coonsanders @ Aug 25 2011, 05:55 PM) *
HIU
I TOOK THE PLUNGE AND BOUGHT THE TT 200 NUMARK TURNTABLE AND ITS VERY GOOD.IT SURE BEATS MY OLD PANASONIC TECH TURNTABLE..

LENNY



That's a good turntable. I have the TT 100 which was discontinued sometime after I bought mine. It is an older model but is actually better than the newer ones in that it has a dust cover while the new ones do not. But otherwise, there does not seem to be a whole lot of difference. The TT 100 has been great - so I think you will enjoy the TT 200.
  Forum: 78 RPM Records & Playback Equipment · Post Preview: #32669 · Replies: 12 · Views: 8336

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Posted on: Aug 10 2011, 04:58 PM


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Keep in mind that it is not necessary to have an account with either Twitter or Facebook to view the tweets or the content posted to the Facebook wall. All of that information is set to public and can be viewed by simply going there as with an ordinary website.

http://www.facebook.com/RadioDismuke?sk=wall

http://twitter.com/#!/dismuke78

Now, if you already have a Facebook account and "like" the Radio Dismuke page or if you have a Twitter account and subscribe to my tweets you can view my content from within your account without having to visit the individual web pages. And you can also have the content show up in other places if you like - for example through MyYahoo or Google Reader or on your Mobile phone.

I am also very sympathetic to those who do not use either service. Other than the website/radio station related endeavors, I don't use them either. My personal Facebook account that I use to administer the Radio Dismuke Facebook page is set to the highest privacy levels that Facebook allows. I have nothing against either service. And I know a lot of people who get a lot of benefit from Facebook. It is a wonderful way to maintain contact with people such as old friends, former neighbors, former co-workers, former classmates and extended family that one no longer interacts with on a regular basis. But it is not something that I have the time for myself.

But the fact is that there are a LOT of people on Facebook - indeed, I know far more people who HAVE Facebook profiles than who don't. The big point of all my efforts is to expose the music to new audiences - which means that it makes sense to be where in venues where that potential audience spends time online.

The other advantage of both is that it provides opportunity to spread word about the music through leveraging the power of social media - which can be VERY powerful. Social media is word of mouth on steroids. I am trying to make it as easy as possible for someone who enjoys something I present - either on my blog or the stuff other people are putting up that I recommend via twitter and Facebook - to pass it along and bring it to the attention of other people.

The Facebook page has taken off very quickly. The Twitter page is off to a rather slow start in terms of subscribership. But I expected as much - it is not as widely used as Facebook. It will pick up over time. And gaining a following on Twitter is not the only purpose I have for the account. My tweets are fed directly into my blog in a section on the right hand column. So the tweets will serve a double purpose of providing new content for visitors to the blog during periods when I either take the day off or am unable to find the time to post. It takes me less than a minute to put up a new Twitter posting - so it is a very low cost endeavor for me in terms of the time I have to put into it.

Also, the Radio Dismuke YouTube channel that Limden stumbled across is mine. But it is not something that I actively promote. There are a few uploads there - mostly videos I recorded of the Singapore Slingers, a local '10s '20s and '30s dance band in my area. I posted a few 78s there awhile back that so that I could link back to them from elsewhere on the web. It is mostly a repository of stuff I have bookmarked under "favorites" There is a wealth of cool foreign recordings under the favorites. I mostly use YouTube for finding foreign recordings that are otherwise extremely difficulty to find and listen to over here. And you will see some mostly foreign late '50s and early '60s doo wop era pop - which is a genre I have learned to appreciate and find myself in the mood to hear on occasion.
  Forum: Announcements · Post Preview: #32657 · Replies: 10 · Views: 13030

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Posted on: Aug 1 2011, 04:10 AM


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I am pleased to announce new features and projects that will enable listeners to interact with Radio Dismuke and to discover vintage recordings beyond those played on the station.

- RADIO DISMUKE ON FACEBOOK A lot of people have asked why Radio Dismuke does not have a presence on Facebook. As of today it does at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Dismuke/123824654294253? If you are on Facebook and enjoy the station, please feel free to click on the "Like" button. And be sure to check the Wall section regularly for recommendations and links to great 1920s & 1930s popular music and jazz recordings elsewhere on the Internet. Some of these recommendations will be automatically fed to the Wall from Dismuke's Twitter Feed (for more on that, see below). Other recommendations will be posted specifically for the Facebook page.

- DISMUKE'S 78 RPM BLOG You can find it at http://dismuke.org/blog This is a brand new blog that is the successor to the old Dismuke's Hit of the Week feature that stopped being updated a year ago. The old Hit of the Week postings are not going away - they will continue to be available and archived at http://dismuke.org/how As with the old Hit of the Week site, the new blog will feature recordings from my 78 rpm record collection. Many of the recordings featured will be the same sort of 1920s and 1930s popular music and jazz recordings you hear on Radio Dismuke. But it will also present recordings from other 78 rpm era genres. Basically, if it is in my collection and was recorded between 1900 and 1945 it is fair game for inclusion.

- DISMUKE ON TWITTER http://twitter.com/#!/Dismuke78 I now have a brand new Twitter account from which I will be posting recommendations and links to 78 rpm era recordings found elsewhere on the Internet. As with the blog, in addition to featuring plenty of recordings of 1920s and 1930s pop and jazz, the Twitter feed will highlight other 78 rpm era genres as well. Those tweets that ARE consistent with the sort of material played on Radio Dismuke will be automatically directed into the Wall section of the Radio Dismuke Facebook page.

Both the blog and the Twitter feed make it easy for those who are interested in promoting the music to a wider audience to do so. If you have a Twitter account and enjoy one of the recordings featured, consider retweeting it on to others. Same for any recordings you might enjoy on the blog - on each posting you will find icons which will enable you to share the posting with others either by email or through a variety of social networking sites. The biggest difficulty vintage recordings face in terms of enjoying the modern audience that they deserve is most people are not familiar with them. But a great many people are highly receptive to such music once they are exposed to it. Social networking provides an excellent opportunity to bring the music to the attention of potential new audiences.
  Forum: Announcements · Post Preview: #32640 · Replies: 10 · Views: 13030

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Posted on: Jun 13 2011, 01:14 AM


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Because of the volume of registrations from would-be spammers, the registration process for new members of this discussion boards is NOT automated. I regret this inconvenience - but it has become absolutely necessary if the board is to continue to remain viable.

For example, during the first half of 2011, spammers were registering new accounts on the board at a rate of several thousand per month. To prevent any spam from getting through, all postings by new members went to a moderation queue. Unfortunately, this queue was flooded with hundreds of spam postings on a daily basis. This not only made it difficult for me, as moderator, to locate legitimate postings, the sheer volume of spam that flooded the moderation queue was enough to cause the database that runs this board to significantly exceed its quota. As a result, my hosting provider disabled certain functions on the database which caused the board to malfunction for over a week - and it took a considerable amount of time and hassle on my part to get the matter resolved with my hosting service.

So, for legitimate would-be members, if you find the registration procedures here to be a bit inconvenient, you have my apologies. But please understand that they are absolutely necessary in order to prevent this board from quickly becoming overwhelmed with spam. I have deliberately made registration a bit inconvenient because, if it is inconvenient for a legitimate user, it will be REALLY inconvenient for spammers who seek to register with as many discussion boards as possible.

Sign Up Instructions - Please read these instructions in their entirety before attempting to register.



1) If you do not plan to participate in the conversations or put up postings, then there is no need to register at all. All postings on this board are equally visible to members and non-members alike. The ONLY benefit of registration is the ability to put up postings and to use the board's Personal Messaging feature to contact other members who have chosen to receive such messages. And new members do NOT have access to the Personal Messaging feature until AFTER they have put up postings to demonstrate that they are legitimate users and not spammers.

2) If you do not plan on putting up your first posting within the next two weeks, hold off on registration until you plan to do so. The board is set up to automatically delete all new registrations that have NOT put up their first posting within two weeks.

3) If you plan to spam the board - don't waste your time or my time. Your postings will be caught by a moderation queue and will NOT be seen by anybody other than myself and I promise you that I will delete them unread the very instant I become aware that they are spam.

4) If you still wish to register, send an email saying that you wish to become a member of the board to: boardsignup AT dismuke DOT org Your email MUST be sent from the email address that you wish to use to register your membership with. You do NOT need to provide additional information such as your desired user name at this time.

5) Within 24 - 36 hours you should receive a form letter reply back from me requesting additional information. It is here that I will request the user ID that you wish to use on the message board. I will also ask you for some other information - including a very brief answer as to why you wish to become a member. Your answer does not have to be long or in any way impressive. My ONLY purpose for asking is to determine whether you are a legitimate user or a would-be spammer. A legitimate user is anyone who has an interest in or question about the music and/or popular culture of the early 1900s decades or any other matter that is discussed on this board. I WANT people who feel they have something positive to contribute or feel they can benefit to participate in the board. My goal is to discourage spammers, not well meaning people who wish to participate.

If you do not receive a reply back from me within 48 hours, please check any spam folders that might be in place on your account to see if it might have gone there. If not, then feel free to send me a reminder. My goal, however, is to reply back well before 48 hours. Please, however, do NOT expect my reply to be immediate. Part of the reason for my not replying immediately even when I have a chance to do so is the premise that an email account that is heavily involved in spam activity will hopefully be disabled by the ISP prior to my replying back.

6) Once you reply back with the information I have requested, I will set up a user account for you under the user ID that you request. I will then reply back with your login information and a temporary password along with instructions on how to change the temporary password to another password of your choosing.

7) Once you receive your login information and password, you may begin posting to the board. Please keep in mind, however, that you initial postings will go to a moderation queue where they must first be approved by a moderator before they are visible to the public. Once it becomes clear by the postings you have put up that you are a legitimate user and NOT a spammer, your membership will be upgraded from "validating" status to full membership status. After your membership has been upgraded, your future postings will become immediately visible to the public and no longer have to go through the moderation queue.


Sorry again if this process seems to be a bit of a hassle. Keep in mind that this is a one time only process. Once your membership is set up and you have demonstrated you are not a spammer, you will have full posting and messaging privileges. My intention here is to make registration to the board require more time and hassle than all but the most determined spammer is willing to put up with. Unfortunately, that requires everybody else to go through the same sign up process as well.

Finally, please do NOT use the registration email as a means for contacting me personally and please do NOT expect any sort of reply other than form letters providing you with registration related information/requests. If you wish to contact me personally, my email address is dismuke AT dismuke DOT org. Please understand that my free time is limited and is frequently stretched very thin - so there are times when it is simply not possible for me to reply back to all emails that I receive.
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Posted on: Jun 4 2011, 07:53 AM


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For the past week or so many functions on this message board - including members' ability to post new messages - were not working. These problems SHOULD be fixed now.

Here is what happened: for over a year now, this message board has been hit heavy by spammers. To combat this problem, I set the board up so that all postings by newbies registrants would go directly to a moderation queue and would have to be approved by me before they became visible to the public. For many months, this approach worked well.

Over the past few months, however, the volume of spam entering the moderation queue has been more than I could possibly keep up with. We are talking about hundreds of spam postings each and every day. And the board has been getting well over a hundred new registrants on a typical day - all but a very tiny fraction of them being would-be spammers. This has been a problem because legitimate postings put up by legitimate newbies simply became lost in the onslaught. There is simply no way that I have the time to sift through hundreds of spam postings on a daily basis.

About a week ago, the spam bombardment impacted the message board in yet another way: The volume of spam in the database had accumulated to the point that the database became well over the storage quota my hosting service allows. As a result, my hosting service disabled certain functions in the database to prevent it from becoming even more over quota. Unfortunately, those disabled functions resulted in members getting the Driver Errors and prevented them from putting up postings. And, to make things worse, it also prevented me from being able to log into the message board as Administrator.

It has taken me almost a week to get this matter fixed. In the process of doing so, I ended up having to delete over 16,000 spam messages from the moderation queue - and there are still more for me to delete whenever I get a chance to do so. Because I was unable to log into the message board as Administrator, the only way for me to delete the spam postings was by directly accessing the mySQL database that this board runs on and delete them through the database. I tried as best I could to avoid deleting legitimate postings. But given the fact that I was having to delete over 16,000 spam postings, it is entirely possible that a few legitimate postings ended up getting deleted. If yours was one of them, you have my apology.

Unfortunately, all of this hit me during a week when my free time outside of work was already VERY limited. And I ended up having to spend a number of HOURS each of the past few evenings getting this situation fixed.

To prevent this from happening again, for the time being, I have disabled all new registrations on the board. Unfortunately, given the hundreds of new registrations and spam messages going into the moderation queue on a daily basis, disabling new registrations is the ONLY quick fix I have for preventing the database from going over quota again and thus resulting in the Driver Errors coming back.

Existing members CAN continue posting just as they always have. This only impacts people who are not currently registered.

Obviously, it would not be possible for this board to remain viable if it is not open to new members. So this is only a VERY temporary expedient. Within the next few days, I hope to get some time to implement a new method for new users who wish to participate here to become members of the Message Board. Unfortunately, I have already spent several hours this evening just trying to get the board fixed - so it is not possible for me to implement it this evening. If you are wishing to sign up and become a new member, please check back in a few days and, hopefully, I will have something in place by then.

Sorry for any frustration or inconvenience anyone might have experienced over the past week. Spammers are the scum of the earth. But we already knew that to begin with.


UPDATE

I appears that several recent legitimate postings ended up being deleted. For this reason, you may come across some recent topics that do not have any postings in them. This is a result of my having to delete postings directly through the mySQL database. What I will do when I get a chance to do so is go in and delete the topics that do not have postings in them. I see that postings by several long time and valued members were impacted - and for that I apologize.

Again - spammers are the scum of the earth.
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Posted on: Mar 30 2011, 05:20 AM


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Radio Dismuke is pleased to announce the eleventh semi-annual Nauck's Vintage Records Broadcast hosted by Kurt Nauck, owner of Nauck's Vintage Records, the world's largest and most prestigious auction house of rare and collectible vintage records.

For these special broadcasts, Kurt generously makes all of the nearly 10,000 vintage records in his current auction available for the program. During the broadcast, Radio Dismuke will depart from its strictly 1920s and 1930s popular music and jazz format and play recordings from just about every musical genre imaginable from the dawn of commercial recorded sound in the 1890s through the end of the 78 rpm era in the late 1950s. Many of the records in the auction are extremely rare and the vast majority have never been reissued in modern formats.

One of the things that is special about the broadcast is that it will provide listeners a rare opportunity to hear very early cylinder records played through Kurt's Archeophone - a modern, electrical playback device designed specifically for the reproduction and preservation of vintage cylinder records. Because an Archeophone costs over $24,000 owning one is beyond the financial reach of the vast majority of private collectors and they are usually found in institutions such as sound archives and national libraries. You, however, will have the privilege of listening to one during the broadcast. Late 19th century wax cylinder records are especially fascinating because very frequently they are the last surviving copies of the recorded performance.

In addition to vintage cylinders and conventional 78 rpm discs, there are other vintage formats in the auction as well including Edison diamond discs, radio transcription disc, picture records and cardboard Hit of the Week records. Radio Dismuke listeners have the opportunity to hear recordings from a wide variety of musical genres ranging from jazz and dance band music to classical, opera, blues, country and even early rock and roll.

The broadcast will be slightly over 8 hours in length. The first 7 hours will be devoted to vintage 78 rpm, 80 rpm and cylinder recordings from the auction catalog. Following that will be a special 8th hour featuring a variety of "instantaneous recording" from the auction catalog. "Instantaneous recordings" are records that are cut directly on to record surface rather than pressed from a master recording. Examples of instantaneous recordings include radio air checks, home recordings, and record company tests.

For the Spring 2011 broadcast, we will be continue with the continuous rotation schedule format which has been well received for previous broadcasts. The program will start Saturday April 2 at 11:00 AM Central Time in the United States and will continuously repeat all day April 2 and April 3. The program will be aired again starting at 8:00 AM Central Time in the United States on Saturday April 9 and will continuously repeat all day. Because these broadcasts are several hours in length, listeners with schedule commitments may not be able to listen all the way through to any given broadcast. This "continuous loop" format should provides opportunities for those who miss portions of the broadcast on one airing to be able to catch the rest on a subsequent airing.

The Nauck broadcasts provide a unique opportunity to hear some extremely rare and historic recordings - a good number of which have not been available to a public audience in many decades. It is another example of how Internet radio is able to provide to a worldwide audience highly specialized, quality programing that traditional media outlets are simply not able or willing to take on.

For more information visit the Radio Dismuke website at http://RadioDismuke.com


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Posted on: Feb 16 2011, 06:03 PM


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QUOTE (gregoryagogo @ Jan 24 2011, 02:23 PM) *
When did RCA add the RCA to the Victor label?

I'm guessing mid-40s...



It really depends where on the label and the size of the type font you are asking about. As Mike S mentions, RCA purchased the Victor Talking Machine Co in 1929. Initially, at the bottom of the label "Victor Talking Machine Co" was replaced by "Victor Talking Machine Division Radio-victor Corporation of America. In 1930, Radio-victor was consolidated with Audio-Visual Appliance Co to become RCA-Victor and that is what showed in small type at the bottom of the label - though the big print and brand name of the lable remained "Victor." Then, in 1935, RCA Victor was changed to RCA Manufacturing Co, Inc to reflect the merger of RCA Victor Co with RCA Radiotron Co. In 1943 the small print was changed to RCA Victor Division of Radio Corporation of America.

In January 1946 the brand name of the label itself was changed from Victor to RCA Victor.

So the official name change did not occur until the 1940s. But the words "RCA Victor" appeared at various times as early as 1930.

All this information, by the way, is from a highly recommended book Collector's Guide To Victor Records by Michael W. Sherman. It features a wealth of information and statistics about the Victor label as well as LOTS of interesting photographs. One place you can get it from is Nauck's Vintage Records at www.78rpm.com
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Posted on: Dec 26 2010, 08:55 PM


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Radio Dismuke will ring in the New Year in all four continental United States time zones with our sixth annual New Year's Eve broadcast. Joining Dismuke for the broadcast will be guest contributors Eddie The Collector, Matt From College Station and Eric from Dallas who will be bringing lots of fun and interesting selections from their respective 78 rpm record collections. For those who have other plans New Year's Eve or live in time zones where the live broadcast occurs at odd hours, the entire program rebroadcast in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day


New Year's Eve
Friday, December 31, 2010


United States Listeners
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM Eastern
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM Central
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM Mountain
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM Pacific

International Listeners
3:00 AM - 9:00 AM Friday GMT

New Year's Day
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Rebroadcast

After the initial airing, the program will repeat in continuous rotation throughout New Year's Day. The continuous loop rebroadcast will run though at least midnight Sunday morning Central Time in the USA (6:00 AM Sunday GMT). The replay of the broadcast that is still in progress at midnight will be allowed to complete before Radio Dismuke resumes normal programing for Sunday.

To tune into the broadcast, simply visit the Radio Dismuke website at http://RadioDismuke.com


Here is a website that will be helpful for listeners outside of North America who wish to convert the broadcast schedule to their local time:

http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc

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Hi chiman12 -

What city are you located in? People on this message board come from all over the world. Records are expensive to ship so unless they are collectible your best bet for finding someone to take the entire box is to find someone who is local.
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Welcome to the board, Norman.
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Radio Dismuke is pleased to announce the tenth semi-annual Nauck's Vintage Records Broadcast hosted by Kurt Nauck, owner of Nauck's Vintage Records, the world's largest and most prestigious auction house of rare and collectible vintage records.

For these special broadcasts, Kurt generously makes all of the nearly 10,000 vintage records in his current auction available for the program. During the broadcast, Radio Dismuke will depart from its strictly 1920s and 1930s popular music and jazz format and play recordings from just about every musical genre imaginable from the dawn of commercial recorded sound in the 1890s through the end of the 78 rpm era in the late 1950s. Many of the records in the auction are extremely rare and the vast majority have never been reissued in modern formats.

One of the things that is special about the broadcast is that it will provide listeners a rare opportunity to hear very early cylinder records played through Kurt's Archeophone - a modern, electrical playback device designed specifically for the reproduction and preservation of vintage cylinder records. Because an Archeophone costs over $24,000 owning one is beyond the financial reach of the vast majority of private collectors and they are usually found in institutions such as sound archives and national libraries. You, however, will have the privilege of listening to one during the broadcast. Late 19th century wax cylinder records are especially fascinating because very frequently they are the last surviving copies of the recorded performance.

In addition to vintage cylinders and conventional 78 rpm discs, there are other vintage formats in the auction as well including Edison diamond discs, radio transcription disc, picture records and cardboard Hit of the Week records. Radio Dismuke listeners have the opportunity to hear recordings from a wide variety of musical genres ranging from jazz and dance band music to classical, opera, blues, country and even early rock and roll.

The broadcast will be slightly over 8 hours in length. The first 6 hours will be devoted to vintage 78 rpm, 80 rpm and cylinder recordings from the auction catalog. Following that are two special bonus hours of vintage radio transcription discs from the auction catalog.

For the autumn 2010 broadcast, we will be continue with the continuous rotation schedule format which has been well received for previous broadcasts. The program will start Saturday October 2 at 11:00 AM Central Time in the United States and will continuously repeat all day October 2 and October 3. The program will be aired again starting at 8:00 AM Central Time in the United States on Saturday October 9 and will continuously repeat all day. Because these broadcasts are several hours in length, listeners with schedule commitments may not be able to listen all the way through to any given broadcast. This "continuous loop" format should provides opportunities for those who miss portions of the broadcast on one airing to be able to catch the rest on a subsequent airing.

The Nauck broadcasts provide a unique opportunity to hear some extremely rare and historic recordings - a good number of which have not been available to a public audience in many decades. It is another example of how Internet radio is able to provide to a worldwide audience highly specialized, quality programing that traditional media outlets are simply not able or willing to take on.

For more information, visit the Radio Dismuke website at www.RadioDismuke.com

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QUOTE (Dave Stuckey @ Sep 12 2010, 12:10 AM) *
Another great cut heard last night (pst) on Radio Dismuke:

Alexander Maloof's Orch - Egyptiana

I've searched high and low for a reissue of this one.

Anybody know the source of the cut played last night?

thanks again - great channel.

Dave


Hello - welcome to the message board.

It is from a 78 rpm I acquired a few months ago - Victor 78627. Not sure what Victor's 78xxx catalog series was specifically for - perhaps an ethnic records series. My guess is it hasn't been reissued and I wouldn't be at all surprised if the 78 rpm is actually quite rare. On the other hand, it doesn't seem to be all that famous either so if one does come up for sale, you might not have a lot of competition for it either. If you do a saved search on ebay you might eventually see one come up.

Alexander Maloof was a Syrian born piano player and actually had his own record label named after himself that specialized in Arabic records.
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QUOTE (zoboomafoo @ Sep 7 2010, 02:36 PM) *
Hi in new to the form,I collect records of all ages and music,I could use some help on the records I found I found two records titled Program Transcription from Vicktor talking machine company,One one sided and a two sided one recorded live,My question is how many were made and how many still exist?Were could I find out more about these records,And would you like to here these records and some of my thousands of 78s I have.



Program Transcriptions were an early attempt by Victor to introduce a long playing record during the early 1930s. Like the commercially successful LP record introduced by Columbia in 1948, the Program Transcriptions were played at 33 rpm. But, unlike the later LP program transcriptions were not microgrooved.

Program Transcriptions were not commercially successful because they were introduced during the worst part of the Great Depression when few people were buying records to begin with. The records were not compatible with the heavy tone arms on the windup type phonographs that were still in widespread usage and people simply did not have the money to go out and buy brand new expensive record players. Because they did not sell well, Program Transcriptions are rare and even those with uninteresting content are considered to be collectible. I don't have numbers on how many were manufactured - and I don't think there is any way possible to know for sure how many remain. They are somewhat less fragile than the regular 78 rpm records of the day.

You can hear and see label scans of a few from Matt From College Station's collection at:

http://www.dismuke.org/how/prev10-06.html

http://www.dismuke.org/how/prev11-06.html

http://www.dismuke.org/how/prev4-07.html

http://www.dismuke.org/how/prev6-07.html




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Gregory -

You are probably not aware of this but your image files were NOT visible to pretty much anyone but yourself. That is because shorpy.com has set it up to prevent other people from "hot linking" image files on their website. Many sites do that because posting the images on boards like this directly from their site can be a major drain on their bandwidth. Now, YOU were able to see the images because you had already viewed them which placed a copy in your browser cache. Therefore, when you reviewed your posting, your browser already saw that you visited the images's URL and thus displayed the cached copy rather than going out on the web and fetching a new copy. But anyone who had not already visited the image on the shorpy.com site only saw a blank message. Since I am moderator, however, I was able to click "edit" on your posting and see the URL you posted to the image file - something a regular visitor would not be able to see.


Anyhow, the images are very cool. And once visitors click upon the link, it should be in their browser cache and suddenly become visible in Gregory's posting.
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QUOTE (Steph @ Tart Deco @ Jun 1 2010, 02:01 PM) *
Hi there! I just heard the song Betty by Ben Selvin on Radio Dismuke today and would like to get more info on it, like composer and date of copyright. I did a quick search and found nothing. Can anyone help?

Thanks!

Steph



Welcome to the Message Board.

That record was Brunswick 3172 recorded 4/15/26. Composer credit is: A Britt, J. Kleine and F. Ahlert. Not sure when the song was copyrighted - I would say that 1925 or 1926 would be a pretty good guess, but it is just a guess on my part.

A version of the song recorded April 7 was also released on Columbia's Harmony/Velvet Tone/Diva bargain labels credited to "The Harmonians" which was a pseudonym for the Bar Harbor Society Orchestra. That recording was also issued in the U.K. credited to the Corona Dance Orchestra on the Regal label. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, I do not have a copy of the Harmonians version.
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QUOTE (Roseman @ May 19 2010, 09:01 AM) *
For some reason this thread conjured up this little goodie I had seen on YT a while back. Watch the whole clip, it's not what it seems at first. So how do we explain these Senior Rockers? laugh.gif


Don...



Roseman - that clip is hilarious. It is definitely worth suffering through the first few seconds for. Thanks for posting it.
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QUOTE (Aaron2006 @ May 18 2010, 01:57 PM) *
The trouble is I have this constant urge to make people like dance band music and make them admit that it's good. Simply remove their skin deep ignorance and accept it. I understand everyone has their own taste in food because everyones taste buds are calibrated different, but everyones hearing is the exact same. So if someone eats a hot dog and loves it, not everyone will agree, but if someone listens to a really nice song, surely we must all agree that it's really nice. It's this basic common sense understanding that I can't break. I like classical music but I regard it as totally seperate from dance music and I never compare it with dance music between 1910 - 2010 as the songs in this time period were more or less all for dancing to.



But notice, Aaron, when those people told you the following:

"Aaron they're all dead. The people who played that music are dead. The people who danced to that music are dead. Get over it Aaron, that way of life, that way of thinking is dead. You need to get out more. It's time to move with the times and accept the music everyone today is listening to."


Observe that they said absolutely nothing about the MUSIC. Their only objection to it was its AGE - and the fact that few people today listen to it.

In other words, to such people, whether it happens to be GOOD music or BAD music is utterly irrelevant. The only thing that matters whether "everybody else" today listens to it. If the mob of sheep like it - then that is the music they will like too regardless as to whether the music is good or bad. And if it is "out of style" or no longer considered to be "in" then they want nothing to do with it regardless as to how good the music might be.

It would be one thing for them to say that they don't like the music for some specific reason such as they find it boring or that it is too fast or too melodic or too happy or simply that they prefer some other style of music. But they aren't saying that. Their only objection to it is WHO is and who isn't listening to it. And since it was enjoyed by people who are no longer around and is unknown to most people today - well, they want nothing to do with it for no other reason than that.

Trying to persuade people like that is a waste of your time and energy - and will only result in frustration. Even if, deep down inside, they secretly LIKE the music they won't admit it because it is "out of date" and they don't want to be seen by other people as liking something that is not "in." They aren't worth the effort. Let them be sheep - and let them be utter slaves to other people's tastes happen to be and what other people think.


As for your comment:

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"but if someone listens to a really nice song, surely we must all agree that it's really nice"


I disagree. There is a LOT of room for disagreement. I don't particularly care for a lot of so-called "easy listening" music. I don't care for a lot of really depressing "blues" songs. I don't care for most early country - especially the really rustic fiddlin' type bands. But there are a lot of people who are very passionate about such music in the same way I am passionate about 1920s and 1930s jazz and dance band music. It would probably be difficult to find agreement as to what is and is not a "really nice song" amongst fans of those different genres.

When I was a kid, I did not care for 1950s rock and roll. Since then, I have become a fan of the so-called "doo wop" groups and even some of the other rock and roll oriented pop from the 'late '50s and early '60s. I have developed a certain appreciation for "western swing" music - something that I did not have when I was a kid. I am nowhere near as passionate about the '50s stuff and western swing as I am '20s and '30s dance bands. But I have developed a taste for them to a certain degree primarily as a result of being exposed to them and finding certain aspects about them that I appreciate. When it comes to those different genres, it would be pretty difficult to find agreement with the Dismuke of today and the high school age Dismuke as to what does and does not constitute "a really nice song."


When you listen to different genres of music, you have to accept each genre on its own terms. If you listen to '50s doo wop groups hoping to hear the rich orchestrations and imaginative arrangements which were the hallmark of late '20s and early '30s dance bands, you will end up being very disappointed. They used very few instruments - and, in some cases no instruments at all. The musical arrangements tended to be very primitive. On the other hand, the vocal work was INCREDIBLE. Many of the doo wop groups used their voices as musical instruments. And some of the songs from that period had incredibly beautiful and moving melodies. And some of them had the same spirit of joy and excitement that I find and enjoy in '20s and '30s music. If I find myself in a mood where I am capable of accepting such music on its own terms then I can REALLY enjoy it. But that mood is a very different mood than the one I am in when I feel and urge to listen to the stuff I play on Radio Dismuke.

On the other hand, there is some vintage music I have a lot of difficulty accepting on its own terms. Blues is a good example. Some of the old blues singers such as Bessie Smith had WONDERFUL voices and I LOVE to hear those voices. But some of the songs that they sang were downright DEPRESSING. That is something I personally cannot relate to. If I feel depressed about something, the very last thing I want to do is wallow in it by hearing depressing music. If I feel depressed, what I want is HAPPY music to help try and break the spell. And when I am not feeling depressed - well, the very LAST thing that I would want to expose myself to is something that is depressing. But apparently there are some people out there who find such music to be comforting in a certain way when they feel depressed. I am simply not one of them.

And, of course, there is oriental music. Ever listen to the traditional music from China or India? For most Westerners the stuff is pure noise. But people who grow up in such cultures and are exposed to it since childhold are usually able to "get" it.

We all seek different things from music. And some of us are not as familiar with certain musical styles as others are.

As for the music from the late '60s through today - well, it is very difficult for me to listen to the stuff. To me, much of it, such as the heavy metal stuff, is little more than noise. That which isn't noise - the so-called "soft rock" stuff or the "smooth jazz" stuff, for example - to me is painfully monotonous and just drones on and on. That is the result of it being sanitized of all life and melody except for a vague minimalistic remnant. And the vocalists sound more like they are whining and groaning. Perhaps some of them have talent - but it is very difficult for me to tell based on what they are performing. And I have TRIED to be open minded about the stuff. Some years back, I FORCED myself to listen to the top rated radio station in Fort Worth/Dallas on my 45 minute commute to work each day for a week - mostly "pop" stuff and no "heavy metal" which would have been worse. I found the hosts and djs on the station to be very talented individuals. But I was glad when the experiment was over. The music was just as horrible to me at the end of the experiment as it was at the beginning. It wasn't even possible for me to enjoy the music on its own terms - whatever those terms might be are simply incomprehensible to me. The stuff is as almost as foreign to me as is the ethnic stuff I hear in Chinese and Indian restaurants.

But in my case, I was very fortunate enough to be exposed to a very wide variety of music from a very early age. Most people today - especially here in America where the public education system in a great many locations tends to be really pathetic and dumbed down - are not exposed to a wide variety of music in any significant way. So when I discovered as a child the radio program that played big band era music but also some '20s and early '30s selections as well, it didn't sound strange or odd to me. It sounded exciting and vibrant and ALIVE and very COOL. And when I discovered it, it didn't occur to me to check with some dumb kid I went to school with whether it was, in fact, cool or "okay" to listen to. It never occurred to me that anybody else in the world other than me was qualified to determine what I liked or did not like. Had I been a typical American middle class kid with no other exposure to music than what the kids I went to school listened to, or if I had been so totally consumed with "fitting in" and conforming to the mob that I was willing to sell my soul in order to be "popular" it is entirely possible I might have grown up with musical tastes similar to kids I went to school with. Thank goodness my parents exposed me to a world wider than the neighborhood I grew up in - and thank goodness as a kid I managed to stick to my guns and form my own tastes and judgments regardless as to whether my classmates disapproved or sneered at it.

Again, a great deal of musical taste boils down to what one has been exposed to. That is why most people's musical tastes tends to broaden out as they get older. And if all a person has been exposed to is modern type stuff - well, that is going to be the sort of music that sounds familiar and comfortable to him.

And this, by the way, is nothing new. Kids in the '40s often looked down with contempt on music from the ragtime era and the '20s era. Then, like now, many were not all that passionate about the music itself and were only interested in the social aspects of it. They were more concerned about the girl/boy they were dancing with than they were with whatever happened to be playing in the background. Some, like now, were sheep and did not want to stand out by having different tastes than everybody else. And, like now, some had very little exposure to music from those previous eras and thus found it very strange to listen to.
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