Monday, May 25, 2015

Crankin' It Up/Tuesday Turbo

I went looking for The Vacant Chair, and I am glad I didn't find it. It's too sad. I ran across this very nice record that is a bit of an oddity. Demonstration records had mostly been put aside by 1914, because everyone had at least seen a phonograph up close, and heard records play. This "demonstration" record really belongs in about 1905-1910, but here it is all the way up in 1914. It is in the pre-Great War era, so I guess it fits. You gotta love the fifes and drums. It is a fair question to ask, how many men were thrilled by these songs and others during the early days of the Civil War, and then signed on the line that sent them to their destiny?

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