Waxing the Gospel is one of the box sets included in this year's edition of The New York Times Pop Music Gift Guide. Read the recommendation and grab yours today!
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
- 1905 — Harry Macdonough and Haydn Quartet recorded Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May
- 1917 — Marion Harris recorded Everybody’s Crazy ‘Bout the Dog-gone Blues But I’m Happy
- 1917 — Henry Burr recorded A Baby’s Prayer at Twilight (For Her Daddy Over There)
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