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limden
Posted on: Feb 19 2019, 11:24 AM


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Yes laughland I get the same deleted message.

Could this link lead to the same Bob?

http://snoregaj.changeip.com/communication...0th-century.php

I'm nervous about venturing into unknown internet territory. Personally I hardly feel the need as there's so much of "our" music on YouTube nowadays but if you dare to go ahead I'd be interested to learn how you get on.
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Posted on: Dec 26 2018, 05:20 PM


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A wonderful surprise to see a spark of life in the Message Board! Let's hope for more.

I confess I haven't yet checked out Bob's offerings on that website which is entirely unknown to me but I will do so when time permits. I've been listening elsewhere: to Radio Dismuke by way of Amazon Alexa and Tunein while trying to keep up with the postings of Prozoot who has miraculously returned to YouTube after an unexplained absence of 7 years.
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Posted on: Aug 30 2017, 08:37 AM


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Surprised and delighted to see a spark of activity here. Let's hope for more!

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Posted on: Mar 10 2017, 10:55 AM


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Hmm... Seems the PM function no longer works.

Come on chaps - post something!

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Posted on: Mar 4 2017, 11:08 AM


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Don

I've sent you a PM

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Posted on: Mar 2 2017, 12:52 PM


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This is going to be kind of disappointing Don!

My “system” is much inferior to yours. I have a lot of folders named after major players - “Ruth Etting”, “Teddy Wilson”, “Zarah Leander” etc. etc. Anything that doesn't fit tends to go into “Misc US”, “French” or “British 30s” and so on. I keep MP4s separate in “Videos” for short ones, “Concerts” for lengthy ones.

How do I find things? For Al Bowlly I still use the clickable index you created a while back. Otherwise just by memory or by going to YT's search facility and playing afresh from there. Since moving to an unlimited download package (no “cap”) I've become less economical with internet usage and I find that I download MP3s to keep less often.

Nowadays I tend to focus on collecting (as MP4s) good quality modern performances of old music where the performers can be seen in action. Often lifted from TV broadcasts they can disappear from YT for copyright reasons.

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Posted on: Mar 2 2017, 10:52 AM


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QUOTE (Roseman @ Mar 1 2017, 11:37 PM) *
Maybe a petition/plea to him to advertise the board would help generate more involvement.


Don...


Good idea! Include me in, as Sam Goldwyn might have said. biggrin.gif

A thought occurs to me: back in 2011 Dismuke found it necessary to implement a control measure regulating entry to this board (New Updated Registration Instructions).
Now suppose Dismuke believes the board to be dead. His procedure, which was non-automated, will no longer function. Newcomers will find entry barred and the board will continue as a zombie until the plug is pulled.

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Posted on: Mar 1 2017, 01:00 PM


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QUOTE (Roseman @ Feb 28 2017, 07:33 PM) *
O.K. Fellows, I guess it's just us four.. for now anyway. Maybe more will show up in the near future.
Taking a famous line from the American baseball movie, Field of Dreams; "If you build it. They will come".

Don...


The Board Statistics at the moment show that 59 Guests have been active in the last 15 minutes! They can't all be bots surely?

So a message to any humans lurking out there: Don't be afraid to join in with any questions, suggestions, whatever. The old-timers won't bite!

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Posted on: Mar 1 2017, 11:26 AM


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I've been using Videostream to play music through a TV via a Chromecast. I won't yet laboriously describe the irritations and one major problem I've encountered, instead I'll just enquire if anyone here has experience of casting.

I've learned that Plex and Playon can be used instead of Videostream. My tired old brain finds Plex a trifle baffling and I haven't tried Playon.

Any comments welcome as always

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Posted on: Feb 28 2017, 11:10 AM


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Thank you Don! It's really helpful to know about options for YT download program(me)s. I stopped searching once I had found the pair I mentioned. This is exactly the type of discussion to which a message board is better suited than Facebook while Twitter would be utterly useless.

Now: I have problems casting multiple files to my Chromecast. As it's a bit specialised and we've gone way off topic I think I'd better soon start a new thread but in which sub-forum? None seems quite right so I'll stick with this one.

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Posted on: Feb 25 2017, 10:53 AM


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Lloyd,
No special reason for the 4.1.29, it's just what I happen to use. It often tells me it's updating or will finish doing so after a restart but it seems to me that nothing changes. It just works!

I've several times had a pop-up warning that one of my anti-malware programmes (or was it Avast Antivirus?) has blocked something (was it Metagen? Sorry to be vague!). All I can say is that I've never noticed any problem. I often scan with Malwarebytes Anti-malware and SUPERAntispyware free versions and never in recent times have they found anything more alarming than easily removed cookies.

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Posted on: Feb 24 2017, 11:33 AM


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I'm sure you are right Lloyd yet I can't say that the point you have raised has caused me any trouble - and I've downloaded quite a few!

If there's a moving image that I want to keep then I download from YouTube using Free YouTube Download v.4.1.29.

If there's no moving image (the usual YT video) or there's one where I don't want to keep the image then I download using Free YouTube to MP3 Converter v.4.1.29.

No need to buy the Premium versions.

Example: a tuneful piece by Paul Abraham sung by Jonas Kaufmann and Julia Kleiter ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qolCo3j73dk )

The first method yields a 67.9MB MP4 with excellent (original?) quality moving image.

The second method results in a 3.60MB MP3, audio only of course.

Hope this helps. More on methods later.


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Posted on: Feb 23 2017, 03:51 PM


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Hopefully it might be more than four!

I didn't like Facebook and rapidly left it with a little difficulty. As for Twitter I confess I still don't quite understand it.

I suppose the problem is that there's only so much that can be said about this old music. Most people will find that their appetite can be satisfied by just a few channels of YouTube. Only diehard enthusiasts will explore YouTube extensively let alone go beyond it.

I wonder if it could be useful, especially to any newcomers who may be lurking, to describe exactly how we listen to YouTube and how we download from it if we wish to be sure of keeping something?
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Posted on: Feb 13 2017, 11:25 AM


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A welcome voice from the wilderness indeed! I haven't explored Martin's 78 Turntable yet but I'll get round to it.

Anyway I'm still here and will try to remember to drop in now and then in the forlorn hope that this board might even now revive.
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Posted on: Jul 25 2014, 10:29 AM


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Just in case you hadn't noticed (it took me a long time) Dismuke has reawakened his blog after a nine month pause.

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Posted on: Jun 4 2014, 12:04 PM


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It's strange but I never thought to look at Dismuke's Facebook page. Too many channels of communication in my opinion!

A bit outside our usual territory but do take a look at this amazing Dutch girl , followed by more of the same . Advisable to have a box of tissues to hand!

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Posted on: May 24 2014, 07:04 PM


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Well I still drop by every few days and I'm delighted to see a spark of life still glowing!

Aaron is of course still active on YouTube as Aaron1912.

What's happened to Dismuke? He hasn't posted, blogged or tweeted since September last year. I do hope he's OK.

What happened to Prozoot? He used to contribute very high quality uploads to YouTube but stopped without explanation three years ago. There's an American prozoot on eBay dealing in audio equipment, is it the same guy? If so I'm tempted to contact him with an appeal to resume.

What happened to the complete Al Bowlly collection? I thought I understood that Randy Skretvedt would update it from time to time as new discoveries or better transfers emerged but there doesn't seem to have been any action.

Any answers or comments welcome.

Regards to all

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Posted on: Jun 12 2013, 06:33 PM


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QUOTE (Roseman @ Jun 12 2013, 11:55 AM) *
I tried Orbit and another called MySpace MP3Download. Couldn't get either one to work. Both failed at finding
any audio. There may be someone else that knows of a way to capture some sounds, but for me, I had no success.

Don...


Well thanks for trying Don. It makes sense that MySpace should make it difficult to download their stuff.

Meanwhile here's just two examples of Ray Noble in his role of accompanying famous stars:-

Gertrude Lawrence - The Physician 1933

Noel Coward - Mad dogs and Englishmen 1932. Now there's a stereotypical Englishman for you but he was certainly no idiot!

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Posted on: Jun 11 2013, 08:38 PM


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QUOTE (Roseman @ Jun 11 2013, 02:41 PM) *
p.s. Wish there was a way to download from myspace via the freebe account.


I was just about to ask if you knew a way!

This link purports to enable just that but I lack the courage to try it just now and anyway it looks a bit tricky. Maybe you are bolder??

I suppose one could always re-record with Audacity. There's a theoretical loss of quality but I didn't notice it when I've experimented in the past.

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Posted on: Jun 10 2013, 08:22 PM


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.... and it can be found here:- Linda. It's OK but lacks the freshness and charm of his 1930-ish recordings.

I've been digging a little deeper and I find these early Noble/non-Bowlly recordings:-

Terribly fond of you 1929

So the bluebirds and the blackbirds got together 1929

Baby you've got the right idea 1929

Every day away from you 1930

What a perfect combination 1933

Tiger rag 1933

The Japanese sandman 1933
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Posted on: Jun 9 2013, 07:27 PM


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Lots of Ray Noble recordings, not all of them with Bowlly, are to be found at Internet Archive. Some of the attributions are suspect, for example a couple supposedly Bowlly/Noble dated 1929 don't seem right. Also the audio restorations by grimriper are not to everyone's taste.

I like Copper Blues which actually is from 1929 I believe.

Sad to say after about 1938 his musical abilities appeared to go downhill and he moved into acting as a "stereotypical upper-class English idiot" to quote Wikipedia.
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Posted on: Jun 6 2013, 08:15 PM


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Yes these and many more Bowlly/Noble items are all great - I've known them for many years!

This Noble offering from 1932 without Bowlly isn't often heard and may be of interest:- The Cat and The Fiddle Selection
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Posted on: Jun 4 2013, 10:02 AM


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QUOTE (Terry @ Jun 3 2013, 04:26 PM) *
I have to say I neither twit nor face smile.gif


Me neither! I grew tired of an ever-extending list of strangers I was supposed to want to be friends with and managed to delete myself from Facebook with the aid of How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever smile.gif

Just noticed Dismuke's 78RPM Blog has revived after a long interval!
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Posted on: Jun 4 2013, 09:52 AM


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It's been a miserably cold spring here in South-East England, the coldest for fifty years apparently, and often wet and windy too. Despite this everything in the garden is at last growing lustily including the weeds and a promised plague of slugs hasn't shown up yet. Some warmth is forecast in a few days. Roses will be along in a while but I've managed to fit in only one anti-blackspot spray so far.

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Posted on: Apr 2 2013, 07:53 PM


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“Any Old Iron” is one of the street cries that would once have been commonly heard in urban settings such as the East End of London. Rag-and-bone men (US:junkmen) would earn a meagre living patrolling the streets collecting recyclable rubbish.

I was reminded of a 1903 US song by Arthur Collins: "Any rags, any bones, any bottles today".

Insofar as there's any patriotic references these must relate to the period before the first World War as "Any Old Iron" (the song, not Harry Champion's recording) apparently dates from 1911.

Wikipedia has an extensive entry on Harry Champion.

I must confess I'm not too keen on his galumphing style of music hall humour, nor Arthur Collins' humor either!

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