Saturday, August 16, 2008

Vintage Vinyl

Through the efforts of one dedicated man, you can download thousands of digitized recordings that he is currently working to upload from old 78s contained in his personal collection. These tracks, available free of charge, come from the greats of jazz, blues, country, bluegrass and more. They feature legends such as Art Tatum, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Bill Monroe, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Gene Krupa, Hank Williams, Jimmy Dorsey, Les Paul, Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, and tons more. He's currently uploaded 3,739 songs with many more in the pipeline.


Thousands of recordings that had been largely consigned to the realm of prehistory in the digital age have gained a new life, thanks to the tireless efforts of one man [Cliff Bolling].

As the digital music movement started in earnest, Bolling began digitizing his records, and posted a list of first 1,500 songs he had digitized so fellow collectors could see what kind of progress he had made. Finally, he decided to upload MP3s of every song on the list so that he could access them from anywhere, and so that curiosity seekers could find them

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