The 78rpm Collectors’ Community has a wealth of material on the history of the 78rpm era, 78rpm recordings, memorabilia and on the development of the machines used for recording and playback of sound. Our impressive list of excellent, high quality articles, interactive displays and posts, written by authoritative authors in their chosen fields, makes us a research hub for high quality research on this topic.

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Featured Gallery – Fonotipia Posters

Fonotipia Records, or Dischi Fonotipia, was an Italian gramophone record label established in 1904 with a charter to record the ...
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Why Nerdy White Guys Who Love the Blues Are Obsessed With a Wisconsin Chair Factory

Written by Lisa Hix [Article used with permission] This article originally appeared in the December 2014 issue of our magazine ...
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The 78rpm Project Movie

The 78rpm Community (and) Discographer Magazine recently had a conversation with Director/ Producer Alex Steyermark and Producer/Recordist Lavinia Jones Wright ...
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A Whisper That Roars

Written by Wayne Shevlin Used with permission of the EMI Archive Trust I’d like to celebrate the microphone and ...
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Reginald Foresythe – Discography

Researched and Prepared by Terry Brown For a biography on Reginald Foresythe, please see article here (part 1) and here ...
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Featured Gallery – The Golden Age of Steinweiss and the 78rpm ‘Album Cover’

In 1939, Alex Steinweiss, at just 23 years old, landed a job at Columbia Records where he worked as the ...
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A Strange British Pathé

Written by Wes Williams This is the strange story of how recordings made about 1906 for a cylinder record company ...
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Collecting 78rpms – A Personal Journey

Written by Jonathan Holmes Jonathan Holmes is a member of the 78rpm Collectors’ Community and has an impressive and extensive ...
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Louis Levy – Discography

Researched and Prepared by Terry Brown & Tony Middleton The following discography has been compiled by Terry Brown & Tony Middleton, ...
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Featured Gallery – Vogue Picture Records

Vogue picture records were phonograph records on the "Vogue" label which featured elaborate illustrations embedded in the transparent vinyl of ...
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Jim Davidson – Discography

Researched and Prepared by Doug Hamilton KEY - ⦿ 78rpm Electric ⦾ 78rpm Acoustic Our article on Jim Davidson can ...
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Jim Davidson – Australia’s Dance Band King

Prepared by Doug Hamilton James Hutchinson Davidson was born in Sydney on 6 August 1902. By 1922, Jim had become ...
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Dorothy Carless 78 RPM Discography

Researched and Prepared by Terry Brown Dorothy Carless 78 RPM Discography London 28 June 1934 – New Mayfair Dance Orchestra ...
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‘A New Departure?’: Record Series, Rhythm Clubs, and the Reception of ‘Hot Rhythm’ Music in 1930s Britain

Written by Lawrence Davies Lawrence Davies is a blues researcher, pianist and PhD student at King’s College, London. His current ...
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The Marx Brothers’ “Everyone Says ‘I Love You'” in Film and Popular Music

Written by Erin Elisavet Kozak Erin has written for us and our Discographer Magazine before, creating original articles of content ...
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Cyril Ramon Newton – The Voice of the 1920’s (Part 2)

Written by Terry Brown Terry Brown is a very well respected researcher, discographer, author and authority on the history of ...
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Cyril Ramon Newton – The Voice of the 1920’s (Part 1)

Written by Terry Brown Terry Brown is a very well respected researcher, discographer, author and authority on the history of ...
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