I probably shouldn't mention that I also inherited about 50 cylinder
recordings and one of Edison's fine old 2 and 4 minute players, along with
a horn. These recordings have also languished for many years, and probably
should be cataloged.
On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 8:24 PM, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> As mentioned, I have only played a few of the Diamond Disks that I have; I
> do find it quite moving to listen on Christmas Eve to music the way people
> alive in 1911-1912 listened to it, and to think about how life was then. I
> will probably continue the practice. Unfortunately even the best
> digitization of Diamond Disk and other acoustic recordings will still sound
> like acoustic recordings. At this point I don't think I will try to gather
> together the equipment to do a proper transfer. The best course may be to
> catalog what I have, and see if there is anything worth spending money on
> Lou-go to the right hand side of Mickey's home page
> and click on 'Click Here For Catalog'. It is not very big. When you get
> to the catalog you can pick CD or MP3. It would seem at this point that
> PayPal is the only way to pay.
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 6:21 PM, Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Where do you find them? I only saw the one soundcloud link…
>> And I agree, get your discs professionally transferred - they are being
>> damaged with every play on the old “console” player! It’s the nature of the
>> beast - and a testament to Edison’s flawed concept of the Diamond disc in
>> the first place. For a fellow who put his own picture on every disc, he had
>> little thought for the future, in my opinion. Two parts scientist, five
>> parts merchandiser, ten parts egotist, methinks. But who am I to say!?!
>> That aside, would love to hear some of these fine records!
>> Lou Judson
>> Intuitive Audio
>> On Jul 13, 2016, at 12:52 PM, Frank Strauss <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > To answer Lou's question, I
>> > bought Volume 2 a few minutes ago, and am listening to it as we speak.
>> > Payment through PayPal and download were effortless. Dropped into iTunes
>> > without a problem. I don't know why I picked Volume 2, but I am probably
>> > destined to have all of them.
> Frank B Strauss, DMD
Frank B Strauss, DMD