Today's "cylinder of the day" is Under the Double Eagle: http://cylinders.library.ucsb.edu/search.php?queryType=@attr+1=1020&num=1&start=1&query=cylinder4869
There are 10,000 recordings available!
Monday, February 20, 2017
In 1930, "Pilsen Polka" was the first record that Romy Gosz played trumpet on, after only six months on the instrument (after switching from piano)! What a great, original sound. Rooted in european folk music but with a contemporary awareness of Duke Elllington and popular music of the day.
Here is a 1946 re-recording of the traditional Bohemian tune, with Romy leading the group:
A more recent version, with Jerry Minar on concertina:
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Friday, December 30, 2016
Jerry Minar's version here made me decide to learn this familiar tune.
I believe this is the original:
Whoopee John's version is classic:
The same melody is used in Mockingbird Hill: