I found these songs on some recordable acetate 78RPM records. They came in the GJG retail store in White Bear Lake. Nobody knows who are on these recordings. Sound quality is “warts and all”. Band and album titles courtesy of me!
I’m still trying to get my head around the fact that there are local records from 80 years ago! Tom Novak lent me his copy of the various artists compilation “Twin City Shuffle 1927-1930”, which was released on the Arcadia Records label in the early 1980s. I found a copy on ebay, and now my own personal copy is on its way to me from Connecticut. The liner notes are interesting, the music scene seemed to revolve around 7th & Hennepin in Minneapolis, but many of the recordings were made in St Paul too. The two sides of Slatz Randall’s 78 are only part of the 16 total tracks on the LP. I transferred Tom’s copy to mp3, enjoy some old local music.
GJG is certainly the best place to buy a ton of records. We have 470,000 of them, and have been selling 'em for 29 years. GJG is also a blog: I like lo-fi analog sound (cassettes and vinyl, please) and lo-rez/highly-pixelated/blurry photographs of (mainly) Minnesota music and its related ephemera.
A word about the audio clips posted on this blog: ABSOLUTELY NO sound editing is used. No level boosting, no de-clicking, no 'cleaning up', no sweetening, no mastering. You can do that yourself if you like- we're trying to give you the actual sound from the item provided- warts and all.
TURN IT UP if you want to!
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