my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

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my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by gramophonic » 29 Aug 2019 15:21

I hope this is ok to post here.
I am a 78rpm record collector and have over 14000 in my personal collection! and I have just inherited an enormous amount of 78s from a fellow collector who was on youtube under the name EMGColonel. I will be posting thousands of rare records, dance bands, pre 1920 records, all sorts! and wanted to share with this forum. the link is
http://www.youtube.com/user/djoutrage18
I use a goldring Lenco gl75 with either a goldring g800 or shure m44 with a choice of stylie for each individual record. This goes into an ivinyl usb preamp. I really hope you guys enjoy at least looking at this it's a lot of work but is well worth it!

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 29 Aug 2019 15:26

Wow! Are you getting rid of any of these, or just sharing?

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by Bob Dillon » 29 Aug 2019 18:12

Thanks ! I shall add to my subscriptions.

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by gramophonic » 30 Aug 2019 07:59

I may at some point pass things on, this collection that I inherrited is probably 3 times the size of my own so there will be duplicates galore as we both had similar interests. I hope you guys find something you like, the search channel function is your friend, so for example if you wanted dance bands from 1928, orch 1928 would bring stuff up.

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Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 30 Aug 2019 15:54

Oh, okay.

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by H. callahan » 30 Aug 2019 16:12

I hope EMGColonel is allright? Appreciated his videos.

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by Bob Dillon » 30 Aug 2019 18:06

The "Colonel" passed away.

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by H. callahan » 01 Sep 2019 07:48

Sad to hear.

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by gramophonic » 01 Sep 2019 17:41

the colonel was only 47 when he died quite suddenly, he was a friend and his passing is a sad shock!


Here are some uncommon records from 1929 on the budget broadcast twelve super dance series. These had finner grooves and were 10" discs that could play as long as a 12" disc, aparrently. ONly problem with these is they don't sound that great because of this, but here they are anyway!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... lK8PcGieiN

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by Bob Dillon » 01 Sep 2019 19:07

Those don't sound too bad. Seems like they kept recording level a little lower is all.

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by H. callahan » 02 Sep 2019 05:47

gramophonic wrote:
01 Sep 2019 17:41
the colonel was only 47 when he died quite suddenly, he was a friend and his passing is a sad shock!

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Even more tragic. I allready wondered about his age as he did not sound too old in his videos.
He had a nice way to comment his clips and did show a lot of interesting things.

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by gramophonic » 02 Sep 2019 11:40

Bob Dillon wrote:
01 Sep 2019 19:07
Those don't sound too bad. Seems like they kept recording level a little lower is all.
Glad you like them, I've always been kind of fascinated by these discs so was happy to find so many, most in original sleeves!

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by gramophonic » 18 Sep 2019 16:13

Here's an example of the many pre 1910 discs I've been posting to youtube recently,
This is interesting in that it's an Arthur Sullivan song (he of Gilbert fame) that I hadn't heard before, it also plays rather slow at 71 rpm or so, so hope I got the speed rite!
https://youtu.be/Esx9SoujPIU

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by Coffee Phil » 18 Sep 2019 18:58

Hi gramophonic,

Wow! That sounds remarkably good!

Would you share your secret of you you equalized it?

Thanks,

Phil


gramophonic wrote:
18 Sep 2019 16:13
Here's an example of the many pre 1910 discs I've been posting to youtube recently,
This is interesting in that it's an Arthur Sullivan song (he of Gilbert fame) that I hadn't heard before, it also plays rather slow at 71 rpm or so, so hope I got the speed rite!
https://youtu.be/Esx9SoujPIU

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Re: my enormous collection of 78s going onto youtube

Post by Bob Dillon » 18 Sep 2019 19:20

It's not unusual for those earlier G & T's to have very 'forward' recording quality. U.S. Victors too. That record shows some playing wear distortion at least partly due to that. The old front mount phonos were not a good match for these records. Still enjoyable though ! Thanks for the upload.

I think the speed sounds fine. The piano sounds natural. The early G & T's seem to be recorded at lower speeds. Some of the early Caruso G & T's play properly at around 67 rpm.

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