X-ray records (possibly of interest to photographers as well as musicologists)

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Luke, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Now that was worth clicking through.
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very cool story... Ever see one come through your shop?

  3. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Isn't that neat? Never heard of this.
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Nope. Never even HEARD of them before now. I do run into a lot of old home recorded records and one just never knows what's on them. Most of the time it's something recorded off the radio. Occasionally it's a family member playing "Happy Birthday" on the family upright piano. One of my (now deceased) customers had a recording of him playing with Charlie Parker. It was VERY poorly recorded and SUPER scratchy from being played over and over (and these soft homemade discs did not hold up like commercially pressed ones0, but it was very clearly Bird playing with this young hip white kid in Milwaukee who was very clearly more into swing music than Be-bop, but he had also clearly been listening to and trying to digest Diz..

    Another great story happened earlier this year. A local musician (who recently learned the art of record hunting {selling garage sale records to Luke or putting them on eBay when they're worth it}) made a very cool find at an estate sale......well worth the read here....... http://www.jsonline.com/multimedia/photos/220440581.html