Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fa Sol La Singers - Led by J.J. Davis

Here's a really great shaped-note singing record. This is not a sacred harp record, because the singers here are using the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Si syllables. I'm not sure which book utilized those syllables or what the shapes would have been for those; especially the syllable "Si."

Anyway, this is a great record and a very rare one. In fact, it is possible that this is the only known copy of this 78. So, consider yourself priviledged to be able to hear this one. It's really nice singing.

Jesus Walks with Me
Rejoicing on the Way

Friday, October 23, 2009

Allen Sisson - Complete Recorded Works

Well, I think it's about darn time I put up another post here. I've been dealing with the record transferer's burn-out here lately.

Thanks to fellow collector, Kilby Spencer, I now have the complete recorded works of Allen Sisson. Born August 31, 1873, he is one of the oldest recorded old time fiddlers in America. He was originally from Fannin County, GA but spent a good many years in Ducktown, TN.

I have taken a lot of time with these recordings to assure that they are at the correct speed. There is a little bit of variance in them, but they are quite close to where they should be. I hope that you all will enjoy these sides.

Edison session pianist, John F. Burckhardt, is Sisson's backup on these sides.

February 25, 1925 New York, NY Edison Session
3 sides
February 26, 1925 New York, NY Edison Session
7 sides

I've reuploaded the file, hopefully the problems are gone.
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