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We’re going to do something a little different in this episode

I’m not only interested in the music itself, but I’ve always loved the more technical side of recordings as well. What equipment was used to record and play back music has always fascinated me. And I really dig the history of recording that is included inside the gatefold of this album that RCA Victor put out. Yes…we will learn a little about the dog that stares into the old phonograph that you see on RCA Victor records.

So get ready to hear some great music while we learn about the technology that recorded it and played it back in Volume 24: Music America Loves Part 1

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See corrections to recording dates below provided by collector, YouTuber @eblackadder3:

Various ‎– 60 Years Of “Music America Loves Best”
Label: RCA Victor Red Seal ‎– LM-6074
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold
Genre: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Vocal, Opera, Romantic, Swing, Instrumental

Enrico Caruso
Vesti La Giubba (From “Pagliacci”)
Composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Recorded February 1, 1904
117 years ago
(The Caruso recording of “Vesti la Giubba” heard here was his second version for Victor, recorded on March 17, 1907. And the version on this album is the “re-recorded” version , with an electrically recorded orchestral accompaniment overdubbed onto the original orchestra in 1932.)

Paul Whiteman and his Ambassador Orchestra
Written by Vincent Rose
Recorded on August 23, 1920

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude In C-Sharp Minor
Sergei Rakhmaninov
Recorded April 23, 1919
(The Rachmaninoff prelude is the electrical version recorded April 4, 1928; the acoustical recording was made October 14, 1921 (not in 1919).)

Mario Lanza
Be My Love
lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Nicholas Brodszky
Recorded in 1950

Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra
“Lohengrin” Prelude, Act III
Composed by Richard Wagner
Recorded in 1954

The Ames Brothers
The Naughty Lady Of Shady Lane
written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Recorded on September 8, 1954

Perez Prado
Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
Composed by Louis Guglielmi
Recorded in 1950

ASCAP, BMI licenses provided by third-party platforms for music that is not under Public Domain

McCord Museum, Montreal, Canada, 2007 Gramophone company

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