Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This past weekend I made two separate 78 rpm record purchases. My very rough guess is that I probably acquired somewhere around 1,500 78 rpms. I have not yet had a chance to go through any more than a tiny fraction of them but have already found lots of excellent recordings which will eventually be added to Radio Dismuke in the weeks and months ahead as I get the time to transfer and digitize them.
This evening I picked out a handful to listen to and was extremely impressed by this 1930 recording by the Green Brothers' Marimba Orchestra. It is a revival of a 1917 composition by the ragtime composer William H. Tyres. While the song is subtitled as "Hawaiian Idyl" this recording has an almost Latin/Caribbean sound to it.