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Sir Bobert Fishbone
Jan 16, 2006

Beebort


I'd posted this compilation a while back, but I think it's probably as good a time as any to release it again.

I've accumulated a collection of 78 rpm records over the last several years. It's pre-war in nearly every sense of the term as it relates to recorded sound (as long as you forget the Spanish-American War ever happened). Banjo solos from the early 1900s, among the first labeled 'jass' (jazz) records ever released, and a whole lot of songs that sold hundreds of thousands--if not millions of copies--when they were initially sold, only to be forgotten years, decades, a century later by almost everyone.

But among those records, I've got a collection of songs that were written specifically for the most pressing event in the minds of Americans (and millions of others around the world) throughout the first quarter of the 20th century. World War I was, as its name implies, the first truly global conflict. Millions of men died. Millions more were grievously wounded. It was, for I guess a regrettably brief time, The War To End All Wars.

I figure it's only fitting that on the 100th anniversary of the accepted beginning of this event, I (re)release an album of songs that were written for people living through this time. People whose fathers, sons, lovers, and friends were whisked off to a battlefield they may never have left. A battlefield that so many have forgotten.

These are the songs that people listened to 100 years ago. It's astonishing how much recorded sound has changed in the ensuing decades; it's astonishing how much our musical tastes have changed. And it's amazing, in many ways, how these artefacts have survived nearly a century just to be bought by a dope like me.

Whatever. It's free music you probably would never otherwise hear. And for those of you who WOULD have otherwise heard it, feel free to post your own rips! I've tried to clean up the surface noise and egregious pops as much as possible without affecting the sound. If you know more about this sort of thing than I do, offer up some constructive criticism!




ATTN: mods: I'm kind of assuming this is all public domain by this point. If not, let me know and I'll remove the link.

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Fandyien
Feb 10, 2012

Delicious


very good poo poo, OP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6hRDS3LvQQ

Quarex
Apr 18, 2003

Beware the man who has lived longer than the Wasteland.

Read paragraph 65.


I am going to listen to this RIGHT NOW and you are awesome for everything about this post.

Even if of course now all scratchy early-1900s records instantly make me assume I am about to be killed by Lovecraftian horrors.

Sir Bobert Fishbone
Jan 16, 2006

Beebort


Oh, and I guess ignore the fact that the US didn't join the war til long after July 28, 1914. I live in America and that's the music I was dealt.

Mauvais
Jul 24, 2002

HUZZAH

This is actually kinda cool, thanks! Customers at my work are usually aging baby boomers and always want WWII stuff so it's sort of neat to get some WWI up in

Also weird as hell to think it's been a century

ReptileChillock
Jan 7, 2014

by Lowtax


This is super cool, op! thanks!

Durgat
Aug 2, 2009
Talking of excrement ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYYtcnuP92w

Momohime Katsumi
Feb 16, 2012



mustard this thread

Robo Reagan
Feb 12, 2012


the would would have been a lot better if the habsburgs never existed

Sir Bobert Fishbone
Jan 16, 2006

Beebort



Dunno how, but you got me.

Nathilus
Apr 4, 2002

I alone can see through the media bias.

I'm also stupid on a scale that can only be measured in Reddits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyzlisVVS1E

satanic splash-back
Jan 28, 2009


Sir Bobert Fishbone posted:

I'd posted this compilation a while back, but I think it's probably as good a time as any to release it again.

I've accumulated a collection of 78 rpm records over the last several years. It's pre-war in nearly every sense of the term as it relates to recorded sound (as long as you forget the Spanish-American War ever happened). Banjo solos from the early 1900s, among the first labeled 'jass' (jazz) records ever released, and a whole lot of songs that sold hundreds of thousands--if not millions of copies--when they were initially sold, only to be forgotten years, decades, a century later by almost everyone.

But among those records, I've got a collection of songs that were written specifically for the most pressing event in the minds of Americans (and millions of others around the world) throughout the first quarter of the 20th century. World War I was, as its name implies, the first truly global conflict. Millions of men died. Millions more were grievously wounded. It was, for I guess a regrettably brief time, The War To End All Wars.

I figure it's only fitting that on the 100th anniversary of the accepted beginning of this event, I (re)release an album of songs that were written for people living through this time. People whose fathers, sons, lovers, and friends were whisked off to a battlefield they may never have left. A battlefield that so many have forgotten.

These are the songs that people listened to 100 years ago. It's astonishing how much recorded sound has changed in the ensuing decades; it's astonishing how much our musical tastes have changed. And it's amazing, in many ways, how these artefacts have survived nearly a century just to be bought by a dope like me.

Whatever. It's free music you probably would never otherwise hear. And for those of you who WOULD have otherwise heard it, feel free to post your own rips! I've tried to clean up the surface noise and egregious pops as much as possible without affecting the sound. If you know more about this sort of thing than I do, offer up some constructive criticism!




ATTN: mods: I'm kind of assuming this is all public domain by this point. If not, let me know and I'll remove the link.

effort that isnt gay, thanks

facebook jihad
Dec 18, 2007

all my words trip as they leave my lips
I've come to set things straight
she needs an excuse to end things and
become the things you hate


Actually the Seven Years War was the first global conflict OP

a hole-y ghost
May 10, 2010



"music??" but where is the dumpsteps?

Quarex
Apr 18, 2003

Beware the man who has lived longer than the Wasteland.

Read paragraph 65.


Also everyone knows Jean-Michel Jarre scored World War I:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eeijbtbnjQ

(I was actually going to post in this thread to ask if anyone knew if my memory of watching a World War I film as a young child where the final shot of the film was a running man being shot out of the blue for no reason and freeze-framed was made up or not ... then I decided to Google "World War I movie running guy" and before too long KABLAM

Mariana Horchata
Jun 30, 2008



Long Way to Tipperary is p good

Buschmaki
Dec 26, 2012


The musical Oh! It's a Lovely War is about WW1, has a lot of songs, and is very good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUHh5uAcaBw

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pixelbaron
Mar 18, 2009



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgruH0IdJ0g

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