Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they’re free to download — NewsWorks

Posted: August 13, 2017 in News
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Twenty-five thousand songs recorded onto 78RPM discs in the early 20th century have been released online, for free.

They are the first batch of an estimate 400,000-piece virtual record collection to be made available by the Internet Archive, from gospel by the Tuskegee Institute Sings, to opera recorded in Italy, to novelty tunes by Spike Jones, to hot — though obscure — jazz.

The task of digitizing all of those old records is happening in Chestnut Hill.

In a little storefront building on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood, George Blood Audio LP, an audio preservation company, has been quietly preserving America’s musical heritage, one 78 at a time.

Read full article: Philly company digitizes 25,000 old records and they’re free to download — NewsWorks

Link to 78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

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