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>>> "I aplause the effort andpreservation [...] not loving the tunes."

I have been loving the tunes, but these are all new to me, so I am a
complete sucker for all of this.  

But I understand that we mostly have a "core" collection (popular),
especially what is coming in from Boston Public Library so far.   We
have some specialties like the Argentinian tango's we are pretty great:
https://archive.org/details/georgeblood?and%5B%5D=tango&sin=   and great
square dancing records:
https://archive.org/details/georgeblood?and%5B%5D=square&sin= and always
time for yodelling: 
https://archive.org/details/georgeblood?and%5B%5D=yodelling+OR+yodel&sin=

We are hoping that more will pitch in with their transfers, or digitize
in the same way most of the rest are being done (on their own dime), or
donate the records and we will digitize them.

Together we can cover the full breadth of the 78rpm era.   In the mean
time, we will doing what we can.  Thank you for all the help.

-brewster



On 6/30/18 9:16 AM, Lou Judson wrote:
> I’m okay with doing that myself, should I ever need the silly songs… :-) Better to be able to do a good job of it rather than someone else overdoing it!
>
> I aplause the effort andpreservation, and the rigorous playback variations, but other than preserving a cultural heritage, not loving the tunes.
>
> Except for the comedic version of Twee Liddle Fishies, which I had only heard from Spike Jones before. Quite amusing!
>
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
>
> On Jun 30, 2018, at 8:51 AM, 6295LARGE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Great collection and effort, but why no click and crackle removal? No sound
>> quality is lost, only noise.
>>
>> On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 1:37 AM, Brewster Kahle <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Paul-- thank you for posting the helpful article.
>>>
>>> Clark-- the condition of the 78's from the Boston Collection are quite
>>> good-- I am guessing they did not circulate, but they are not mint.
>>>
>>> We have a uncoming collection from a distributor, so they are mint.
>>> They are from the 40's and early 50's.   So looking forward to those as
>>> well.
>>>
>>>
>>> We are looking for the best we can get.
>>>
>>> onward!
>>>
>>> -brewster
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 6/26/18 4:25 PM, Paul T. Jackson wrote:
>>>> Here is a note about the Boston records as well as the 78s project
>>>> which include 20 other collections.
>>>> https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/boston-public-
>>> library-will-digitize-200000-vintage-recordings-180966931/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 6/26/2018 3:33 PM, Clark Johnsen wrote:
>>>>> Just askin': Has any attention been paid to getting unworn or un-noisy
>>>>> sides for this laudable preservation effort? When I read just now
>>>>> that your
>>>>> source was a public library where patrons would have been borrowing them
>>>>> and/or playing them on any sort of machine, it made me wonder. By the
>>>>> way,
>>>>> are you in Boston?
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 3:52 PM, Brewster Kahle <[log in to unmask]>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> for the fanatics (well, like me), we have another 6,000 78rpm sides up
>>>>>> on archive.org as part of the Great 78 Project.   (now 74k digitized
>>>>>> <https://archive.org/details/georgeblood> total)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I was able to find dates for 91% of them, and volunteers have
>>>>>> started on
>>>>>> others.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Lots of Victors and Deccas, almost all from the Boston Public Library
>>>>>>
>>>>>>    link to the new ones:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> https://archive.org/details/georgeblood?and%5B%5D=
>>>>>> publicdate%3A%5B2018-06-10+TO+*%5D&sin=&sort=-publicdate
>>>>>>
>>>>>> onward!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -brewster
>>>>>>