Friday, February 29, 2008

Crankin' It Up

This evening's selection is a lighthearted vaudeville song recorded by Al Jolson in 1921. This record has obvious wear from repeated playing, so the volume is a little weak. I did a Google search and found a CD with a nice selection of early Jolson recordings. The samples I listened to sound much better than the LP I bought thirty years ago with copies of the same songs. The new technology is making these old recordings available to the masses again. That's good, because the original records aren't getting any easier to find.

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