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Ive been requested to post a resurrected 78rpm recording of the 1930's UK Decca of George Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue.

I hope every one enjoys this symphonic dance band version.


This copy of

dancing in the Dark is from the Readers Digest recording, "The Most Beautiful Songs of the Century".

Ive uploaded the mp3 at 256 kbs to preserve the quality as much as possible.


d nelson ward

Dating back to the 1960's Johnny Pearson recorded Easy Listening LPs, mostly for secondary labels.

Pearson also recorded what was considered Contemporary religious material for the Avent Garde label and promoted mostly within the Catholic Faith.

"Come to Bethlehem" is one such release. The liner notes tout Pearson's "sounds Orchestral" as providing  prominent renderings of new compositions for the season.


Welcome to the first in a series of timeless Frank Chacksfield recordings resurrected from studio tapes.

"if I had a talking picture of You" was the first LP by Chacksfield to be released in the US market on the London label originally recorded by UK Decca in 1955.

The album cover was simply titled "You" for what ever reason.

Now you can collect these treasures for you own library or Beautiful Music Station.

d nelson ward

Bright Sound Productions

Revived for the Holiday season the Joyful Music of Chrisdtmas featuring the London Symphony Orchhestra and Chorus.

This is one of those onetime releases in the 1980's and thanks to digital enhancement provides another era of listening pleasure.

Merry CHRISTmas

d nelson

Join me for a nostalgic trip to San Francisco in February 1963 for the final performance of the "Mighty Fox" Wurlitzer organ".
The Fox opened June 28, 1929 and lived a glorious and elegant life till 1963 when the movie palace fell under the loss of patronage and the wrecking ball.
The "Farewell to the Fox" final presentation featured Everett Nourse and Tiny James at the console and played to a capacity audience.
Hear again the final recording of the 4 manual, 36 rank, 349 stop, 5 chamber Wurlitzer Theater organ.

Give a listen to this refurbished 78rpm recording of a great band in the 1930s  enjoyed in the UK, but seldom found on this side of the pond in the US.
Hope you enjoy
don ward

Greetings vintage record collectors.
Contrary to the site title, I hope you find this short presentation of interest if you play or resurrect vintage 78 rpm recordings.
don ward, The Musicman


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