With all the controversy that's going on right now over hunting, I have to admit that I did a LOT of hunting in my callow youth— hunting for rare 78's, that is, in the darkest and most forbidding thrift shops of New York City and northern New Jersey!
I took many trophies, which are now presented to the curious as Pilsner's Picks; here's the August edition.
Some fireworks that are very old can still pack a wallop! So please stand back while I light the fuse on the July edition of Pilsner's Picks. Included this month is a rare, late electrcal recording by John Philip Sousa's marching band. "The March King" began recording on Edison cylinders back in the 1890's, and most of his records were made in the very low-fi acoustical format that was the industry standard until 1925. Then, the new electrical recording method was perfected, and it…Continue
Now listen up, all you Red-Hot Mamas and Finger-Poppin' Daddies, old Pils is back with a full stack of twelve sizzlin' platters, after that short playlist and short run last month due to some internet hoo-hah that's better off forgotten. The Virtual Victrola is all wound up and has a brand-new tungsten needle, so get ready to croon into June!
No, don't worry, fans— the Man with the Jive is still alive! But thanks to the "sterling" customer service of AT&T's internet division, Pilsner's Picks is nearly a week late, and late for the very first time in its nearly fourteen-year history.
Since the playlist is only going to be up for three weeks rather than the usual four, I've only posted eight tunes rather than the regular twelve; there's no point in doing noise reduction and volume equalization on a full list, which…