The Vinyl District’s “Grading on a Curve” column has given Waxing the Gospel a terrific review and a grade of A+. “Waxing the Gospel is overflowing with humanity throughout; it’s a shoo-in for the short list of 2016’s finest archival releases.” Read Joseph Neff’s full review and order your copy today.
Pop Matters on Waxing the Gospel, released today: “A masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship, this collection sets a new standard for the presentation of early recordings.” Read the terrific first review and order your copy today.
Collectors of early recordings have long heard about the Yiddish-language cylinders made under unknown circumstances by the Lambert Company of Chicago, but virtually no one had ever heard them. Attractive Hebrews: The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, 1901-1905 answers many questions and poses new ones about early recording history. A fascinating listen and an engaging read, this is also a one-of-a-kind look at early Yiddish theater. The set includes a 56-page booklet with notes and translations by well-known Yiddish expert Henry Sapoznik. Learn more, listen to samples, and order →
Today in Acoustic History
- 1911 — Eddie Morton recorded Bill from Louisville
- 1914 — Nora Bayes recorded We Take Our Hats Off to You, Mr. Wilson!
- 1914 — Nora Bayes recorded I Work Eight Hours, Sleep Eight Hours, That Leaves Eight Hours for Love
- 1914 — Nora Bayes recorded Sunbeam Sal
- 1914 — Nora Bayes recorded The A.O.H.’s of the U.S.A.
- 1915 — Fisk University Jubilee Quartet recorded Shout All Over God’s Heaven
- 1920 — Art Hickman’s Orchestra recorded Darling
- 1920 — Art Hickman’s Orchestra recorded Missy
- 1920 — Art Hickman’s Orchestra recorded June
- 1921 — Al Jolson recorded April Showers
- 1951 — Sam Ash died in Hollywood, California
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