Here’s a link to a resource I just became acquainted with, so I don’t know much, except that if it’s on a 78, you should be able to find the info about it here.
To explain a little better, here’s the first paragraph you’ll find on their home page:
Welcome to the Discography of American Historical Recordings (DAHR), a database of master recordings made by American record companies during the 78rpm era. It is part of the American Discography Project (ADP)—an initiative of the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Packard Humanities Institute that is edited by a team of researchers based at the UCSB Library.”
Historical recordings are awesome. And when I was researching the history of Tin Pan Alley, I ran across a series of historical videos interviewing elderly people in the 1920s. They are quite fascinating. Nothing to do with music, however.
That’s fascinating for sure, Steve. I think I like that better than what I posted, thank you!
EDIT: That sailor (at the end of the video) who said made 465,600 trips across the Hudson River in 47 years made 38 trips a day if he worked 5 days a week every week of the year. I have a stinking hunch that his total is off.
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