The following is information about where to find recordings of antique music on modern media, ie cassettes, CDs and Vinyl. For further information, write to the companies listed below. Availability and prices subject to change. If you have any information and(or) updates regarding vendors on this list, or ones that should be, let me know!
New Brown Wax CylindersNNAPC records new brown wax cylinder records. They are all acoustic, offer exellent sound quality. Their maxtrixes are 2 min cylinder records from 1886-1912. Each cylinder is recorded off of a CD or cassette master tape, but acoustically engraved so each is an original record, just like they did from 1888-1894. Their main supplier of music is the American Gramophone and Wireless Co, who is also helping them get set up to make their own wax cylinder blanks. Their catalog is going to include North American, Columbia Graphophone, New Jersey Phonograph Co., Oxford, Us Everlasting, Kansas Phonograph Co., National Phonograph Co. (Thomas Edison) Ect. They also will offer custom recording from customers CDs and tapes.
Jazz & Blues CDs, Cassettes & VideosQuite an amazing selection covering most everything in these realms. Many imports, reissues and obscure labels, including vinyl and tapes. They publish a periodic listing of new and exotic releases. Buy 10 CDs at once and receive 10% off your purchase! Or join the "Cat's Meow Frequent Buyer Club." Ask for details! All titles are available UPS, automatically insured to US $100. P.O. Boxes will be mailed to. Please specify first or fourth class. Jeffery Ogburn, proprietor, is now on the Net and can be reached via e-mail at the below listed address.
Diamond Cut Productions
Unreleased Edison Lateral RecordingsClick Here for more information on these new outstanding selections of these last rare unissued Edison Lateral recordings made before the demise of Tom's record company.
Vintage Collectable Records and MoreChris of Donkey Salvage has an outstanding selection of well organized 78s as well as vinyl records, vintage clothing, radios, phonographs, jewelry, and venerable household items from the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's. A self-descibed "Luddite," he never the less wears machine-woven fabrics, but refuses to use a computer!
Re-Issued Cylinder Recordings on CD and CassetteGlenn Sage and his online Cylinder Music Shop boasts a catalog containing over 250 of the most popular wax cylinder recordings of the 1890's up through 1912. Available on CDs and cassette tapes. He also stocks a fine selection of books relating to early phonographs.
Acoustical Male Quartet Re-RecordingsRobert specializes in acoustical male quartet recordings. At present he has over 300 selections. He offers tapes for US $10.00, which includes postage and handling. He has only one done now but will add more in the near future. All of his recordings are done digitally and cleaned up to have virtually no surface noise.
Original Recordings By Mail Auction
Kurt runs outstanding 78 mail auctions as well as offering many antique phonographic reference books. Kurt's Home Page is now set up. If you have any special requests, let him know.
Early Cylinder & Disks on CassettesRecordings of Cal Stewart's "Uncle Josh" series are available from the "Radio Yesteryear Co." which has released "Uncle Josh and Cornball Country Comedians" as its "Stack of 78s" No. 16. This is an hour of "Uncle Josh" culled from records and cylinders and transferred to cassette tape. Reasonably priced at US $6.00 each, or buy 4 or more at US $4.75.
Jan Scobey's Hot Jazz
A Collector's ShowcaseJan's annual catalog and periodic mailings are but a footnote to this amazing woman. Former wife of the legendary Bob Scobey, Jan was a musician in her own right, with her early sixties band, "Jan Scobey and her Dixie Cats." Now days, she is a regular fixture at West Coast Trad Jazz festivals, spreading the gospel of Dixieland. Her catalog, is a quarter-inch thick work containing most of the traditional Jazz, Dixieland, Big Band and Ragtime titles in the known universe, original and revival, (the order form listing alone is seven pages!) CDs, Cassettes, and some LPs are available. A fine selection of Jazz videos and books are also stocked in this cornacopia of trad. It also includes a Trad Jazz Festival Calandar and many interesting stories about past jazz revivals and historical luminaries. US $7.00, refunded with the first order.
Vax from Vaxholm
On-Line Record Auction from Vaxholm, SwedenLasse is a 78rpm collector and a discographical interested Swede. He has done auctions twice a year (for 7 years) and I has most of his business in Scandinavia. He is working on a discography about Alice Babs records (more than 800 recordings).
Mail Order Jazz, Big Band & NostagiaOnline/Mail Order resource of many 78-era re-issues.
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