Hi, Steve --
Steve Ramm wrote:
> In a message dated 9/7/2005 10:22:26 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> > One of our clients has a collection of rare wax cylinders he
> > would like
> > to have transferred into the digital domain. These are of one of
> > ancestors who was apparently a renown opera singer in Edison's day.
> One area that was only slightly mentioned in a response Steve
> was that the
> definition of "rare" has to be taken into context. While you
> did not state the
> artists name (I guess I can understand why),
Actually, I didn't know the name at the time of the original post. I
subsequently found out. He turns out to be Guido Ciccolini.
Apparently, it's not a large library. Maybe a total of 20 recordings
between cylinders and 78s -- and they have likely been played.
> it may be that
> your client has a
> COMMERCIALLY made edison cylinder which has already been transferred
> commercialy to digital! Remember there are many "RAre"
> copies of "I'll Take You Home
> Again Kathleen" on Ebay! <vbg>
This is entirely possible. I think they are Edison cylinders as the
artist had a recording contract with Edison.
> Also, if the performer's name was posted there might be
> people with OTHER
> recordings of your client's ancestor.
> Just some thoughts from a non-technician.
I'm sure my client would be thrilled to find out he can listen to
transfers of recordings that he does or does not have. He won't play the
This is not a commercial interest for him. Ciccolini was his
grandfather. Pursuing this is not really business-related for me either.
My business is high-quality analog-to-digital transfers of multitrack
tapes. Once I understand the options, I will direct him to the
appropriate facility where they specialize in this type of transfer. I
thought this list would be a good place to gather info for him. I have
not been disappointed!
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