A Sound Salvation (Retrocast)

A Sound Salvation (Retrocast) (#233) (842)

Using some documentaries, music about radio, and a pile of Edison Cylinder recordings, we take you to the beginning of recorded sound, to the early days of Radio Broadcasting, in this two-hour Audio Essay that you will have to hear to believe.

Enjoy!

 

Live Playlist & Comments

Artist

Track

Album

Label

Mini-Mutations

Opening Music

Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes

Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]

The Wire

CBC Radio (2005)

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Electricity

Safe As Milk

Buddah Records (1967)

Music behind DJ:

Sonic Youth

Tremens [Excerpt]

SYR 1: Anagrama

SYR (1997)

Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes

Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]

The Wire

CBC Radio (2005)

Nurse With Wound

Two Golden Microphones [Excerpt]

Second Pirate Session

United Diaries (1998)

Bing Crosby & George Stoll Orchestra

The Very Thought Of You

Forever Bing

UCJ Music (2003)

Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes

Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]

The Wire

CBC Radio (2005)

Beethoven (Kathllen Parlow – violin; George Falkensten – piano)

Menuett G flat major & Valse bleat

Menuett G flat major & Valse bleat

Edison Amberol 4M-28026 (1912)

Enrico Caruso

Aria from Massanet’s “Le Cid”: O Souverain, O Juge, O Pere

O Souverain, O Juge, O Pere

Victor Talking Machine Company (1916)

Arthur Sullivan

After Dinner Toast at Little Menlo

ENHS E-2439-7

Edison Records (5 October 1888)

(performers unknown) / composted by Arthur Sulivan

The Lost Chord

ENHS E-2440-3

Edison Records (August 1888)

Music behind DJ:

Heinrich Tellam (composer) and Quinteto Instrumental Jordá-Rocabruna

En sourdine

Edison Gold Moulded Record: 18779.

Edison Records (1905)

Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes

Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]

The Wire

CBC Radio (2005)

Edison Grand Concert Band

Mr. Thomas Cat

EDIS-SRP-0204-09

Edison Records (1900)

Harry Lauder

Stop Yer Tickling Jock

Edison Gold Moulded Records – 19179

Edison Records (1908)

Billy Murray

Alexander’s Ragtime Band

EDIS 36065

Edison Records (1911)

Jowi Taylor, Paoblo Pietropaolo & Chris Brookes

Hallo, Hallo! [Excerpt]

The Wire

CBC Radio (2005)

Bing Crosby

Paradise

The Bing Crosby Story Volume I: The Early Jazz Years (1928 – 1932)

Columbia Special Products (1967)

Rudy Vallee

You Outta Be In Pictures

You Outta Be In Pictures

Victor Talking Machine (1934)

Music behind DJ:

Nurse With Wound

Two Golden Microphones [Excerpt]

Second Pirate Session

United Diaries (1998)

Ken Burns

Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]

Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio

PBS (1992)

Jimmy Vigtone

When The Radio’s On

Teen Line No. 5: Powerpop & Pop-Rock 45s V-Z

Hyped To Death Records (2004)

Ken Burns

Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]

Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio

PBS (1992)

CAN

Shikaku Maru Ten (Radio Waves)

Cannibalism 2

Spoon Records (1992)

Ken Burns

Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]

Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio

PBS (1992)

Rush

Spirit Of The Radio

Permanent Waves

Anthem Records (1980)

Ken Burns

Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]

Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio

PBS (1992)

Music behind DJ:

Nurse With Wound

Two Golden Microphones [Excerpt]

Second Pirate Session

United Diaries (1998)

Ben Brooks

[Excerpt]

The First 50 Years of Radio Part One

KDKA Radio (1970)

The Flaming Lips

Turn It On (2009 Austin Rich Edit)

Transmissions From The Satellite Heart

Warner Bros. (1993)

Mike Staff

The Mindset of Successful DJs

How To Become A Radio DJ

Self-Released (1998)

Alvin Lucier

Music On A Long Thin Wire (1979)

OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980)

Ellipsis Arts (2000)

Don Joyce

How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)

Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

KPFA Radio (2006)

Don Woody

Morse Code

MCA Rockabillies

Big Tone Records (1993)

Don Joyce

How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)

Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

KPFA Radio (2006)

Music behind DJ:

Alvin Lucier

Music On A Long Thin Wire (1979)

OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980)

Ellipsis Arts (2000)

Crime

Hot Wire My Heart

“Hot Wire My Heart” b/w “Baby You’re So Repulsive”

Crime Music (1976)

Don Joyce

How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)

Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

KPFA Radio (2006)

Little Harvey Hull / Long “Cleve” Reed

The Down Home Boys / Original Stack O’ Lee Blues

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of

Yazoo Records (2006)

Ken Burns

Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]

Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio

PBS (1992)

Buddy Rich / Charlie Parker / Curley Russell / Dizzy Gillespie / Thelonious Monk

Relaxing With Lee

Bird: Complete Charlie Parker

Verve Records (1990)

Don Joyce

How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)

Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

KPFA Radio (2006)

Ken Burns

Empire Of The Air [Excerpt]

Empire Of The Air: The Men Who Made Radio

PBS (1992)

Don Joyce

How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)

Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

KPFA Radio (2006)

Music behind DJ:

Vladimir Vussachevsky

Wireless Fantasy (1960) [Excerpt]

OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980)

Ellipsis Arts (2000)

X

Blue Spark

Beyond & Back: The X Anthology

Elektra Records (1997)

Don Joyce

How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)

Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

KPFA Radio (2006)

Leb Laze

Static Radiates (Underwater Meditation)

Music For Troubled Machinery

Library Catalog Music Series (2011)

Don Joyce

How Radio Was Done Part I (Excerpt)

Over The Edge Radio (27 April 2006)

KPFA Radio (2006)

The Estranged

The Message

Static Thoughts

Dirtnap Records (2008)

We The People

In The Past

“In The Past” b/w “St. John’s Shop”

Challenge Records (1966)

Music behind DJ:

Vladimir Vussachevsky

Wireless Fantasy (1960) [Excerpt]

OHM: The Early Gurus Of Electronic Music (1948-1980)

Ellipsis Arts (2000)

Elvis Costello

Radio Radio

This Year’s Model

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