i78s.org Is Now Hosting American Record Companies and Producers (1888 – 1950)
We’re pleased to announce that entries from American Record Companies and Producers, 1888 – 1950 (Allan Sutton, Mainspring Press) are now available for free onscreen viewing on the i78s website. If you’re not familiar with the site, click here for a quick overview.
You will need a password with i78s.org to access this material (see below). Registration is free and easy, with no personal data required, and no nasty spyware. Once you’re logged-in, simply click the “factory” icon at the upper-right of the screen to open the list of individual entries:
Entries can also be accessed from the search window, by clicking the “Company Information” tag (in this example, it will open the entry for the American Record Company, the selected record’s producer):
The selected entry will open as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader) file.
Out of consideration for those who purchased the book, the files are configured for onscreen viewing only, and cannot be downloaded or printed-out. Only individual entries can be viewed here — in other words, you cannot access the entire work as a single file.
(For those of you still wanting a copy of the book — and we’ve had a surprising number of requests lately — Mainspring Press has a few choice copies on hand that it’s currently offering on eBay. These were unsealed for random quality-control inspections, but otherwise are like-new. Once those are gone, we have no others, nor do any of our former distributors).
This is the first phase of an ongoing project (Phase 2 will involve the addition of label-specific files for labels that drew on multiple suppliers). Additions and correction are always welcome, provided that they are properly documented, and should be e-mailed to:
Enjoy More than 45,000 Vintage Recordings and 8,000 Early Sheet Music Covers for Free, at i78s.org
Vintage-record enthusiasts have cause to celebrate with the recent launch of i78s.org, created and hosted by David Giovannoni. Many of you know David for his role in recovering the Scott Phonoautograms (which pre-date Edison’s first recording by nearly two decades) and other important work in the field of early recorded sound.
At the moment there are more than 45,000 digitized discs and cylinders on the site, from David’s own eclectic collection and those of other advanced collectors, and that number will no doubt increase as others come onboard. You’ll find some exceedingly rare, unusual, and even one-of-a-kind recordings here. Offerings run the gamut from popular mainstream hits to the virtually unknown and just-plain-weird.
Recent upgrades include the addition of more than 8,000 high-quality scans from sheet music covers of the late 1890s through late 1920s, and all of the entries from the award-winning American Record Companies and Producers, 1888–1950 in PDF format.
Registration is simple, requiring only a valid e-mail address and a password. No personal information is required, and there are no third-party cookies, trackers, spyware, ads, or other such nastiness. Plus, it’s free.
If you’re not already registered, by all means visit i78s ASAP, and start enjoying all the features this remarkable resource has to offer.