WRT armageddon

timesonline.co.uk: WRT armageddon Britain’s music industry as a whole grew by nearly 5 per cent last year, according to independent research published yesterday. PRS for Music, the body that collects royalty payments and distributes them to artists and composers, said that the overall size of the UK music industry had risen by 4.7 per cent […]

Spirit rappings

August 20, 1852, Wednesday Page 2 of the New York Times, 695 words Mr. ORVILLE HATCH, of Franklin, Conn., has become insane, he having devoted considerable attention to the subject of Spirit Rappings. Mr. HATCH is a farmer, and has been instrumental in introducing many important improvements in agriculture into the town in which he […]

William Litten song

This post is a recording of a fast and furious guitar performance of a fiddle tune called “Kiss My Lady” which was transcribed in 1800 (or so) by a ship’s musician named William Litten. Musically I wanted something energetic and raw. I didn’t care about mistakes except if they were bad enough to really mar […]

gig 9/26

I’ll do a set of my old guitar tunes at The Hyperion Tavern on Thursday the 26th. Along with my solo stuff I’ll be backing up Tequila Mockingbird for a few classic jazz numbers. I’m really really not a jazz player, but Tequila’s such a strong singer that I shouldn’t have to do anything but […]

Old tunes, new opportunities « Jon Udell

Old tunes, new opportunities « Jon Udell As I watched and listened to all those different versions of The Tennessee Waltz, I couldn’t help but wonder what might happen if that dynamic were applied to out-of-copyright tunes. Can more of the old tunes be reborn? If so, will our new ability to share, teach, and […]

Ella Waltz 06032007

This post is a recording of the composition Ella Waltz by D.E. Jannon, which was published in 1854. MP3: Lucas Gonze — Ella Waltz Ogg Vorbis: Lucas Gonze — Ella Waltz It is the third of a set of three waltzes by D.E. Jannon. I have also blogged recordings of Amy Waltz and Carrie Waltz. […]