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are connections to 21st century phonographia.
The following PhonoLinks are from 2012 and feature contemporary
phonograph related references found in newspapers, magazines, advertisements,
the intranet, and even phonographia seen while simply walking down
Kick it 'old school' with vinyl record app
Dec.31, 2012 By Marc
Saltzman, Special for USA TODAY
Editor's Note: The
following article is a great way for PhonoLinks to close 2012 and
again remind everyone that in a recording world currently dominated
by digital music and digital playing devices phonograph connections
are still out there linking us back to analog music and revolving
turntables. As Friends of the Phonograph (FOTP) know, the
history of recorded sound is a continuum. Ramotion's Turnplay
app is a must have for iPad owners bringing a little fun and another
opportunity to celebrate the phonograph and its legacy.
Turntables are enjoying quite the renaissance,
with many music lovers (re)discovering the warmth of vinyl, appreciate
of album art and fun DJ tricks like adjusting a track's beats-per-minute
(BPMs), scratching and cross-fading.
A new app called Turnplay aims to recreate the
vinyl experience with an authentic looking -- and performing --
turntable to play your iTunes music.
While it doesn't tweak the sound of your digital
catalog, it's still a fun $0.99-cent app -- simply for its nostalgic
value. There are other good turntable apps, such as AirVinyl, but
Turnplay is less expensive and thus a "sound" investment.
Designed for iPad and iPad mini, Ramotion's Turnplay
is billed as the most realistic turntable app at the App Store.
Indeed, when you first launch Turnplay you'll immediately notice
how authentic the turntable looks -- including the platter, arm
and needle. The top-down view also shows the cuing light, pitch
control knob, speed selector (33 or 45 RPM) and power button.
Photo: Illya Kulakov/Ramotion)
To get going, tap the music note in the top left
of the screen and it opens up your iPad's music library. Previously
played tunes in this app will be seen first, and you can flick through
the virtual albums using your fingertips. The app uses the iTunes
artwork to create a record cover, and if none is available, such
as your own MP3s imported into iTunes, it'll look like a brown paper
cover with the album and artist name. To add new music, tap the
"+" button and select a song from your library -- by playlist, artist,
song title or album. But be aware the song must be less than 22
minutes or else you can't play it – just like a real LP, per side,
if you remember (talk about authentic, sheesh).
The "album" is then pulled out of a sleeve and
the artwork is also seen in the middle of the vinyl record, which
is then placed on the spinning turntable. The arm drops the needle
and you'll start hearing the song play.
While a song is played, you can scratch manually
by moving the platter back and forth quickly, adjust the pitch,
switch to 45 BPM to speed up the song and tap and hold the needle
to lift it off the record. You can also cue up another song from
your collection to play next.
Turnplay is a great app, but there are a few missing
features. AirVinyl, for example, lets you change skins (from teak
chic to metallic black, etc.), plus it lets you see your music segregated
by album "crates" or as "mixtapes" (playlists), and it has a search
window to find music, too. Another turntable app, algoriddim's djay,
delivers a more faithful DJ experience as you can mix two records
together – but this app will set you back $20.
Overall, however, Turnplay is an affordable and
authentic turntable app for iPad that's especially ideal for purists,
nostalgic types and music enthusiasts alike. The app will go to
$1.99 in early 2013, so get it for under a buck while you can.
Relive the glory days of vinyl with the Turntable app. Category:
Entertainment. Developer: Illya Kulakov/Ramotion. Rated: 3 out
of 4. Maturity rating: 4+.
Soundtrack to Your Life, With a Stream of Discoveries
Dec.27, 2012 By KIT EATON
/ The New York Times
Editor's Note: The
following excerpts illustrate how recorded music continues to evolve
in how we can find and listen to music. The radio 'apps' are particularly
interesting to Friends of the Phonograph (FOTP) since the invention
of the radio and its popularity in the 1920's had a significant
impact on the sales of phonographs and records. With the two apps
discussed below a user can connect to free on-line radio services
thereby taking advantage of free music just like the radio started
doing in the 1920's. No purchase of iTunes or Amazon MP3 'records'
required. As all FOTP know, the history of recorded sound is a continuum.
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Gone is the heyday of the vinyl
record. The cassette tape is all but forgotten. Even the CD
is losing its relevance; my children are amused by the idea that
a little silver disc has music on it.
All of these sound storage systems
are disappearing because of the rise of digital music files and
the iPod. But today, the rise of wirelessly connected smartphones
and tablets has brought a new way to listen to digitally stored
music: streamed from a cloud-technology music service, via an app.
Pandora and Spotify are two apps that
get all the attention in this digital streaming radio era, but what
if you want to try a different one? There are plenty.
TuneIn Radio Pro ($1 on iOS and Android)
is one of the cleverest of these apps. It’s got a very clear interface.
Users will mainly focus on the app’s “browse” section, where there
is a list of categories of online radio music sources, from local
radio to popular “trending” stations alongside categories for talk,
music or sports.
Tapping on “music,” for example, takes
you to a subcategory list of types of music, and each of these then
takes you to a relevant online radio station. You can also search
by name for radio stations, shows, songs or artists.
When you’re listening to the radio,
the app displays graphics like album covers and other data. If you
wish, you can record the audio to play back later inside the app.
It’s also clever enough to recommend similar music.
With a tap of an icon you can share
music info over Facebook, Twitter or e-mail. I love the app’s ability
to find something to listen to based on language — it’s a boon for
learning a new one, and it’s great for finding global music that
may be different from your usual favorites.
Shoutcast (free on iOS, and via WinAmp
app on Android) is another “radio” style music app, with a minimalist-looking
but easy to use interface. You can go with the app’s recommended
radio stations, or search among stations that are grouped by category.
You can also search for a particular
band or track, then click on the right radio station to listen to
it. This can be an interesting experiment. For example, I found
it amazing how many stations around the world were playing U2’s
“I Will Follow” at the same time.
|The Shoutcast app on iOS, showing search results
of all radio stations playing a U2 track.
||The TuneIn Radio Pro app has a suggestion feature
that pops up to recommend music based on your selections.
Stores Temporarily Re-appear for Beatles Reissue of Vinyl LP
Nov.12, 2012 By Allan
Kozinn / The New York Times
The reissue of the Beatles’ original
albums on vinyl, on Tuesday, restores the music to the 12-inch LP
format that thrived when the discs were first released, between
1963 and 1970. But one crucial thing has changed: back in the day,
one of the joys of collecting was turning up at a record shop the
day a new album was released and getting your hands on a fresh,
shrink-wrapped copy. But now brick and mortar record stores are
few and far between.
Capitol Records is addressing that
flaw in contemporary American culture with one-day only pop-up shops
— actually, a couple of British-style double-decker buses — in both
New York and Los Angeles on Tuesday. The 14 individual albums (from
“Please Please Me” through “Let It Be,” plus the two-disc “Past
Masters” compilation of tracks originally released only on singles
or EPs) and the box set, which includes all the albums and a 252-page
book, will be sold on the buses. So will the 2009 CD versions of
the discs, in both mono and stereo (the LPs are stereo only; the
mono versions are due out next year), as well as other recent CD
and video releases, and newly-minted memorabilia.
The buses will be easy to spot: on
one side, they have the Beatles logo, with its distinctive elongated
T, and the logo for Apple, the group’s company; on the other, the
Beatles, in a 1963 publicity photo, are perched on a stack of jacketless
LPs. And Beatles obsessives will note an anomaly. The photo, shot
at the same session as a similar one used on the picture sleeve
for the American single release of “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” originally
showed Paul McCartney holding a cigarette. The cigarette has now
been expunged, as it has been on reissues of “I Want to Hold Your
Hand” since that disc’s 20th-anniversary reissue in 1984.
In New York, the bus will make a 90-minute
stop at Seventh Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets, starting
at 9:30 a.m., with later stops in SoHo (on Broadway between Prince
and Spring Streets, at noon) and downtown (on Broadway between Cortlandt
and Liberty Streets, at 2:30). The Los Angeles bus will be at the
Capitol Records tower (1750 North Vine Street, at 9:30 a.m.), ICE
at Santa Monica (1324 5th Street, at noon) and L.A. Live (Olympic
Boulevard and South Figueroa Street, at 2:30).
broken record is still spinning
Nov. 9, 2012 By BRIAN
CHRISTOPHERSON / Lincoln Journal Star
1. That broken record is still spinning
Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number
9. … Apologies. The White Album suddenly flashed to mind. Here’s
why: Penn State is plus 9 in turnover margin, tops in the Big Ten.
Nebraska is minus 9 in turnover margin, last in the Big Ten. The
positive number 9 for Penn State is one big reason the Nittany Lions
have rolled to a 4-1 record in the Big Ten when many outsiders were
counting them out. The negative number 9 for Nebraska is one big
reason the Huskers had to rally from double-digit deficits in three
Big Ten games that probably didn’t need to be that close. Certainly,
talk of turnover troubles is one that has spun like a broken record
Photograph courtesy of Lincoln Journal Star /Eric
Turnovers have plagued quarterback Taylor Martinez and the
rest of the Huskers this season. Can they turn it around against
one of the most opportunistic defenses in the Big Ten?
Technology Helps Researchers Hear Earliest Recordings Better
AIR DATE: Oct. 25, 2012
the conversation, TOUCH
JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: the amazing story
of how modern digital technology opened up a window into the beginnings
of recorded sound. Ray Suarez has our look.
RAY SUAREZ: The sound is just 78 seconds long.
It features a cornet solo and a man reciting nursery rhymes, including
"Mary Had a Little Lamb." Experts say they have reproduced the sound
of the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first
captured musical performance. It's a recording made in 1878 on a
small sheet of tinfoil, then placed on the cylinder of a phonograph
invented by Thomas Edison. A hand crank turned a stylus that moved
on the foil, recording sound. The foil was donated years ago to
a museum in Schenectady, New York, but its significance wasn't appreciated
until this summer, when it was brought to researchers in Berkeley.
The foil was so fragile it could not be touched.
Instead, it was scanned by computer to read the grooves in the foil
and create a program to recreate the original sound; 134 years later,
it's a little indistinct, a little hard to make out.
Here's some of what they heard of the cornet....
CARL HABER: We don't know who was playing the cornet,
but Chris Hunter, who's the curator at miSci in Schenectady, has
done a lot of research.
And he looked through the microfilms, and he found
the Saint Louis newspapers from that time announcing the exposition
of this device. And it was attributed to a man named Thomas Mason,
who was actually a journalist. And he used the pen name "I.X. Peck,"
so, I expect.
He was apparently a humor writer. And it is recorded
in the records that he purchased this machine and that he made an
exposition of it in June of 1878. So, our closest guess is that
he is probably the person speaking.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Quiet, Faraway Milestone for Humanity
Oct. 19, 2012 By Lawrence
M. Krauss / Opinion page of The Wall Street Journal
Editor's Note: In this article Mr. Krauss notes
the satellite Voyager 1, launched in 1977, is potentially "the
first man-made object ever to leave the solar system." An important
PhonoLink connection can be made because the Voyager 1 satellite
had a phonograph record mounted on it so that a phonograph and its
record were likewise making history in leaving the solar system.
The following is an excerpt:
A new chapter in civilization's quest to travel
to the stars may have begun quietly this month. It didn't involve
starship captains careening throught the cosmos, or astronauts
making yet another visit to that orbiting tin can in the sky called
the International Space Station. Rather, like so many of NASA's
scientific achievements, humans weren't even present for the breakthrough.
According to data being relayed from the tiny
Voyager 1 satellite, launched from Eatth in 1977, the device appears
to have exited the solar system on its way out into interstellar
Originally expected to operate for five years,
the satellite (and its sister satellite, Voyager 2) are still
daily recording their exposure to galactic cosmic rays and charged
particles emanating from the sun. Voyager 1, though it was launched
a few weeks after Voyager 2, has traveled farther and is now 11
billion miles away from Earth....
Voyager 1 would be the first human-made object
to venture outside the sun's protective sheild. Engineers estimate
that it and Voyager 2 could continue broadcasting what things
are like out there for up to another decade. After that, when
these two lonely bits of metal go dark and cold, they will continue
to travel. After perhaps 50,000 years they will get closer to
our neighboring stars than ther are to our sun.
Where will humanity be in 50,000 years? Will
we have by-passed these accidental tourists on missions of our
own to nearby stars or possibly habitable planets? Or will we
have turned inward, hobbled by limited resources an d beset by
tribal conflicts, in a world resembling some of the bleaker post-apocalptic
fiction of the past decades?
No matter what happens on Earth, we have left
our mark on the galaxy. The chances that the Voyagers will directly
encounter another solar system -- let alone life -- are remote
in the extreme.
But it is good to know that NASA engineers put
golden records on both satellites, conveying sound and
images of our world to any extraterrestrial civilizations.
After we are long gone, even if no one is likely ever to receive
it, there will be proof in our galaxy that we once existed.
For Friends of the Phonograph the domain
and legacy of the phonograph can truly be said to be exponentially
beyond its own time and space.
Mom and Dad's Record Collection
about songs our parents taught us
baby/record icon (above) to see Archive and complete list of series
Editor's Note: In the
summer of 2012 NPR created a special series of interviews and songs
based on what people remembered about their parent's music and record
collections. This August 16, 2012 link features an NPR listener who
spent his childhood listening to his father's copy of The Beatles
over and over.
"All this summer, All Things Considered
is digging into the record collections of listeners' parents to
hear about one song introduced by a parent that has stayed with
you. Among the many records Darrin Wolsko spun while donning a red
cape around 1985, The Beatles' self-titled release best known as
The White Album got the most plays — "to the point where I destroyed
the album. I shredded this album to pieces," Wolsko says.
- August 16, 2012 - Darrin Wolsko
Little Darrin Wolsko spent a chunk of his childhood playing his father's
copy of The Beatles self-titled album, best known as The White Album,
over and over. Photo courtesy of NPR and the Wolsko family (clearly
Friends of the Phonograph)
- September 7, 2012 - Mel Fisher Ostrowski
NPR listener Mel Fisher Ostrowski wrote in to tell
us about how Don McLean's "American Pie" helped her "bridge a gap
between my long-deceased father and baby boy."
Hear the radio version at the audio link above —
and read a lightly edited version of Ostrowski's original letter to
My mom and dad split for good reasons when I was
very young. I never really knew who he was. My dad's record collection
was left behind in a paper box.
As a girl, I would regularly thumb through the albums,
feeling as though it were a conversation between the two of us. Don
McLean's American Pie was my favorite. My dad's name was printed on
the cover above McLean's patriotically painted "thumbs up" on a black
strip, embossed from a label maker. I played that record until I learned
every word. It was a way for me to connect to him. I still know all
of the words, and I am just down from my son's room, where I rocked
him back to sleep softly singing "American Pie" in his ear. I realize
that this is a way for my own father to pass something on to my son.
I am not sure I would have put these ideas together without your segment
triggering the memories. Thank you for helping me find some peace.
Courtesy of the Artist
Tell on Yourself
Editor's Note: Found while
surfing the internet in July 2012, this
poem is from a website called "Bulletin Fodder" http://www.vscoc.org/Bulletinfdr/bulletin_fodder.htm.
Attributed to writings suitable for and/or actually found in church
bulletins this poem was cited as falling in line with Matthew 7:20
“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
You tell on yourself by the friends
By the very manner in which you speak,
By the way you employ your leisure
By the use you make of dollar and
You tell what you are by the things
By the spirit in which you burdens
By the kind of things at which you
By the records you play on the
You tell what you are by the way you
By the things of which you delight
By the manner in which you bear defeat,
By so simple a thing as how you eat.
By the books you choose from the well-filled
In these ways and more, you tell on
— Author Unknown
Why choose vinyl over MP3 files?
see the music in the grooves, you can hold it in your hand."
a High Bar for Trinkets
By JULIE LASKY Published: July 25,
BETWEEN the queen’s diamond
jubilee celebration in June and the Olympic Games beginning Friday,
this has been a banner year for British memorabilia. Sixteen dollars,
more or less, will buy you a gelatin dessert mold in the shape of
Elizabeth II’s head. For about $2,440, you can furnish your bedroom
with a handmade jubilee mattress covered in a Union Jack pattern.
And for about $40,500, or best offer on eBay, you can accessorize
your living room with an “official” London Olympics torch carried
by one of 8,000 runners in the weeks leading up to the Games.
Then there are the mass-produced
trinkets that make up almost all of the estimated $1.5 billion industry
of London Olympics souvenirs, from Union Jack bunting to stuffed versions
of the Olympics mascot known as Wenlock, a curiously shaped creature
with a Teletubby figure and a Cyclops eye.
Create organizes frequent
activities in this community that have nothing to do with souvenirs.
But as the Olympics approached, Mr. Garrard thought it fitting to
salute a region whose industrial heritage has made it a desert for
tourist attractions and souvenirs. (Wealthier areas like the West
End of London have epic tourist draws like the Houses of Parliament.)
The project brief stipulated that only designers who lived or worked
in East London could contribute. It also required that the souvenirs
be “clever, useful and well designed,” as well as “creative, engaging
and environmentally sustainable.”
And so Dominic Wilcox’s
10-inch vinyl record preserves the sounds of workers in 21 East
London trades, from salmon curing to eyeglass making. (Mr. Wilcox
chose that format over an MP3 file “because the project is about making,”
he said. “You can see the music in the grooves, you can hold it in
your hand.”) And while the Olympics only vaguely underpin four of
the designs, they’re directly alluded to in Donna Wilson’s series
of “exercise books,” notebooks with a map of East London parks where
users can practice sports.
Dominic Wilcox’s “Sounds of Making in East London”
world's most beautiful turntables
March 17, 2012 by Steve Guttenberg
| 7:36 AM PDT
CD players may be a dying
breed, but turntables aren't going away. We've rounded up some of
the coolest looking turntables on the planet!.
The Redpoint Model A turntable (Credit: Redpoint)
The iPhone and iPad are truly elegant designs, but they are the rare
exceptions in the rather drab world of consumer electronics. Most
cameras, printers, computers, home theater receivers, and speakers
are pretty sedate, but there is one product category that stands out:
turntables. I've picked a choice selection that represents remarkable
achievements in industrial design, and they're highly functional,
exquisitely engineered products.
The Redpoint Model A turntable has an aluminum and composite Teflon
platter, damped by silicone oil, and the turntable features a battery-powered
12-volt DC motor with precious metal brushes. The turntable weighs
The DaVinci Monument AAS Gabriel turntable (Credit:
The DaVinci Monument AAS Gabriel turntable is available in automotive
car color finishes, from the likes of Aston-Martin, Bentley, Ferrari,
Lamborghini, Jaguar, and Porsche.
The AMG Viella 12 turntable (Credit: AMG)
Precision engineering and classic design are embodied in the first
turntable from AMG (Analog Manufaktur Germany), the Viella 12. The
AMG turntable was created by Werner Roeschlau, who works with his
son and other master machinists at their Bavarian factory located
north of Munich.
The Thorens TD 2035 turntable (Credit: Thorens)
In 1883, the Thorens family business was first registered in Sainte-Croix
(Ste-Croix), Vaud, Switzerland by Hermann Thorens. They originally
manufactured musical boxes and clock movements, and started producing
Edison-type phonographs in 1903. The Thorens TD 2035 turntable is
just the latest example of the company's long tradition.
The Rega RP6 turntable (Credit: Rega)
The Rega RP6 is a classic British take on what a turntable should
be. Rega is known for its excellent build quality, reliability,
ease of use, and great sound.
The Unison Research Giro turntable (Credit: Unison
The Unison Research Giro belt-drive turntable features a "resonance
optimized" chassis that uses acrylic and three layers of cherry
HERE to read CNET original article
February 4, 2012 By Anita Wadhwani,
Editor's Note: In this
USA Today article titled, Music lovers pursue technologies to return
to high fidelity, the quality of sound recordings is discussed,
comparing iTunes music, CDs and vinyl. See an excerpt of the USA Today
article below and note the section Vinyl, the most faithful
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Recording engineer Pat McMakin approaches his
work with an almost obsessive pursuit of the perfect sound.
Even a millimeter misdirection of a microphone or a minor adjustment
in bass can mean the difference between a good recording and an inferior
one to his ears.
By the time a recording makes its way to fans via iTunes or over
Internet radio, it possesses a fraction of the total sound information
captured in the studio — as little as 3% of the original, live sound
waves. Even CD formats are stripped of up to 90% of the live recording
to fit onto a 4 3/4-inch disc.
Caption: Pat McMakin, director of studio operations at
Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios, demonstrates the
difference in the sound quality of a CD recording and an
MP3 recording on Jan. 27.
Often gone are the last lingering notes of a bass guitar, the echo
of a drumbeat, the very high and very low notes.
But now, in Nashville, a handful of Music Row businesses are beginning
to invest in new products and technologies to increase the fidelity
of music at every stage of the recording and listening process,
from new in-studio recording technologies to new music formats to
home stereo equipment.
Vinyl is most faithful medium
Although no medium is capable of duplicating exactly the quality
of a live performance, the best audio recordings and playback equipment
capture the entire range of sound in the studio.
Vinyl is the most faithful medium, with no compression or translation
Among digital recordings, Blu-ray offers one of the highest resolutions
possible — the biggest digital space to capture and then rebroadcast
a much higher portion of the recorded sound.
But CDs subtract portions of the sound to fit on discs. And MP3s
subtract even more.
In mathematical terms, a typical Blu-ray song contains 2,304,000
bits of information.
A CD contains a third of that — about 705,600 bits. But a digital
version — an MP3 downloaded from iTunes or the Internet — captures
just 70,000 bits.
For all of the hundreds or thousands of minute human-driven adjustments
of microphones, sound boards, mixing and mastering that go into
constructing a professional album, it's a computer software program
that uses a standard algorithm that decides which of the millions
of bits of information aren't necessary for the human ear — in effect,
which parts of a song a listener can do without.
Dynamic ranges (louds and softs) and frequency responses (high
and low notes) are often casualties of the compression process.
"The computer program has to take all this information and make
it so it can cram down a little pipe and then make it sound good
on the other end," McMakin said. "But it's like a computer program
you put a short story into and it decides all the letter v's are
Sound quality then further depends on the consumer's playback equipment
-- ear buds and laptop speakers, for example, versus higher-quality
"It's very frustrating, but when the computer came in people plugged
in those little speakers and they seem satisfied with that," said
John Corigliano, 73, a New York composer in contemporary classical
American music circles who records with the Franklin-based Naxos
label, the biggest classical music label in the world.
"I work long hours getting the sound quality just right," he said.
To increase the quality available to fans, Corigliano is working
with Naxos to produce audio Blu-ray versions of his orchestral compositions.
But higher-quality sound isn't cheap.
Apple presses pause on high-def music, says Neil
January 31, 2012 by Mark Milian
Editor's Note: In this
CCN interview with Neil Young, Friends of the Phonograph (FP) learn
they had a true-believer and honorary FP member in Steve Jobs.
Laguna Niguel, California
(CNN) -- Apple's
ambition to improve the fidelity of music downloads has diminished
since the death of founder Steve Jobs, according to singer-songwriter
Apple consulted with
the influential musician, along with many others in the music industry,
for a project to develop electronics and distribution channels for
high-definition music, Young said in an onstage interview at News
Corp.'s D: Dive Into Media conference Tuesday..
Jobs was personally involved
in the high-def initiative, speaking directly to Young about it,
the 66-year-old musician recalled. Improving the quality of digital
music is a personal mission for Young, who has evangelized for it
"Steve Jobs was a
pioneer of digital music," Young said. "But when he went home, he
listened to vinyl."
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Antique Phonograph Society
Preservation and Digitazation Society - UC Santa Barbara Library
References - Papers, Books and Museums - Smithsonian List
Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
of the Edison Cylinder Phonograph - Library of Congress
Antique Phonograph Society
Record and Phonograph Links
collection websites - courtesy of The Montana Phonograph Company
Diamond Disc Recordings - Library of Congress
Recordings - Tinfoil.com
Recordings: A Primer -
Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, UC Santa Barbara
Internet Museum of Flexi / Cardboard / Oddity Records - Cereal box records,
promo, novelty and assorted plastic and paper records are on view and playable.
Podcasting features recordings
Edison left behind in two weekly shows: The
Antique Phonograph Music Program and the Thomas
Edison's Attic archives. (See Below)
Radio - Streaming radio links of cylinder recordings, UC Santa Barbara
of the South Records - Specializing in Walt Disney Song of the South
memorabilia. This link goes to Christian Willis's "Records" section
of his site.
The following are
obviously a small sampling of phonographs in museums. It's a recent project
that should be its own website.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History - Phonographia's visit to
Washington, D.C., March 2002
Village, Minden, NE - March 2002
of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL, July 2006
- Paris exhibition store featuring the history of recorded sound
National Historic Site - National Park Service
Phonograph Museum - Quebec, Canada
of Radio & Technology, Huntington, WV
Gramophone - The Domenic DiBernardo collection
Go to youtube.com
and search "Lejo DJ" to watch this gramophone playing DJ.
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