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My expertise is in REAL OLDIES from 1890s- 1930. 78s as well as Edison Cylinders. I can also answer some Phonograph questions though I'm not a repair person

Experience in the area

35 years of collecting as well as reviewing reissues of this material. I've taught a number of antique classes on early record collecting.


Member of various phonograph societies around the world as well as the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)


Discoveries, Antique Phonograph News, In The Groove

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The firsr "flat" records - Berliner discs - were 5 inches in diameter and played on one side. The latest disc - CDs - are five inches in diameter and (ta da!) play on only one side!

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Recent Answers from Steve Ramm

2015-05-05 Family tradition song about "Dad/Daddy" Can you help me with the lyrics/Audio track:

Hi Edgil:  Sorry for few day delay as My PC was in repair shop.    I can't find your exact song but this one is close. Not sure if that helps.    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/everlybrothers/thatsilverhaireddaddyofmine

2015-02-11 Oldies/1930s "Me Too" Song:

Hi Sandy: Apparantly a popular song. I see it was discussed here a few years ago and here is the answer posted. (Peter - mentioned - is also a friend - so tell him hi for me.)    Peter Muldavin (aka Kiddie

2015-01-17 Betty Boop Song Help:

Kaela: Sorryfor delay in reply. I was on vacation for 2 weeks.    I listened and I don't recognize the song. It could just bee some incidental music that the Fleischers used. In any case I don't recognize

2014-11-15 record distortion:

Joe: Yoiu didn't explain the method you are using to transfer. Are yiu using one of those new Ion (or similar) turntables with a USB plug into yiur PC?  They come with software to filter out some noise

2014-02-10 Philadelphia Transit Company Band:

Hi Lillian: The PRTB may have continued into the 1940s and you father may have played in it. But the band did NOT record for Victor after 1926.    You might want to email or call the Philadelphia History


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