Looking for some of the songs my grandmother used to sing to me I ran across UC Santa Barbara Library and was overwhelmed with riches. Thousands of wax cylinder recordings available as mp3's and unaltered wave files 100's of tracks by Ada Jones, Byron G. Harlan, Arthur Collins and many others as opposed to less than a handful of tracks available as parts of anthologies on Last.fm. I have remedied this problem my label None-tech released several volumes of this material.
The age of steam Vol 1 (Arthur Collins)
The age of steam Vol 1b (Byron G. Harlan)
the age of steam Vol 2a (Ada Jones)
The Age of steam Vol 2b (Ada Jones)
The age of steam Vol 2c (Ada Jones)
Old Weird Sweden
Old Weird Finland
Simply as a public service although if you are too lazy to burn copies of the Albums your self I guess I can burn them for you.
But all of this is a distraction from the real point of this piece that. Simple entertainment at the turn of the century was shockingly racist. …