Friday, February 1, 2008

Crankin' It Up

Tonight's selection is one of Alma Gluck's acoustic recordings for the Victor Talking Machine Company. Alma began recording for Victor in 1911, and was the first classical artist to have a million seller, with Carry Me Back To Old Virginny. I also have that one in my stack of shellac, and I will share it as soon as I can find it. Sadly, Alma lost her singing voice before better recording methods were invented, so we can only glimpse the greatness of her singing ability. Be sure to look her up on the internet. There are several sites with good articles about Alma and there are even CDs of her recordings out there. Alma was the mother of Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who I remember on the TV show "77 Sunset Strip", a long, long time ago.

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