The Vinyl District’s “Grading on a Curve” gives Waxing the Gospel an A+

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.

Waxing the Gospel released, called “a masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship”

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.

Attractive Hebrews released

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 →

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Introducing Waxing the Gospel, CD 3

So, as we said last week, Waxing the Gospel was originally a CD dedicated to the recordings of evangelist Ira D. Sankey. But then we decided to include the discs of his partner, Dwight L. Moody. An...read full post →
posted: August 2, 2016

Introducing Waxing the Gospel, CD 2

The middle CD of Waxing the Gospel is actually where the project began more than a decade ago. Our friend, “Cylinder Doctor” Michael Khanchalian, an avid collector of the extremely rare cylinders o...read full post →
posted: July 28, 2016

Introducing Waxing the Gospel, CD 1

  You may have heard us mention our upcoming album, but now it’s time to start filling you in with details. Waxing the Gospel: Mass Evangelism and the Phonograph, 1890-1900 is unlike any other hist...read full post →
posted: July 26, 2016

Waxing the Gospel is now available