We are not digitizing in a vacuum but, rather, a cylinder!

Image of Turn-of-century Black face MinstrelAn article in yesterday’s New York Times titled “How Pop Sounded before it Popped” discusses the unbelievable collection of cylinder recordings that have been digitized and made available on the web thanks to the Donald C. Davidson Library’s Cylinder Digitization and Preservation Project at UCSB. While I can’t pretend to know much about American musical history, I won’t have too many more excuses not to given such an unbelievable resource as this. Enjoy this amazing collection!

Thanks Gary and Mikhail!

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One Response to We are not digitizing in a vacuum but, rather, a cylinder!

  1. Gardner says:

    Very, very cool. Thanks for blogging this.

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