[78-L] Oldest living person to have made a 78?
maceo at nugrape.net.invalid
Fri Jan 2 09:40:25 PST 2015
The following link indicates that Tasmanian Fanny Smith was born in
1834 , have a pix of her somewhere here, besides those on attached
> The researcher Helen Roberts recorded a female chanter on the island of
> Kauai who was almost 100 years old in 1928. That would make her birthday
> around 1830 and so probably the oldest known person to record. However,
> Roberts used an Edison cylinder recorder, which puts the artist out of
> the running for a disc 78.
> Without major diggage locating her name is problematic, but I will do so
> if there's any interest.
> On 1/2/2015 6:57 AM, gdkimball at cox.net.invalid wrote:
>> I assume that it was only in retrospect that it became iconic. There had been many southern field sessions by 1927, so it wasn't a big deal at the time. Stoneman and some of the other participants had aleady made plenty of records. Atlanta might have a better claim as the "Birthplace of County Music" in terms of timing and volume of recordings.
>> ---- Rodger Holtin iPod <rjh334578 at gmail.com.invalid> wrote:
>>> That has been my thought, too.
>>> I am really impressed withthe writer. No references to "vinyl" or
>>> "RCA" but did use "Orthophonic"!
>>> I have that record and often wondered about who all participated.
>>> There are a lot of churches in this part of the world - the American
>>> south - (I am in west Tennessee) that still sing just exactly like that.
>>> And now my question
>>> The story references Johnny Cash's acknowledgement of the Bristol
>>> sessions. I know it got some publicity when it was current news but I
>>> have to wonder at what point was it known by scholars? When was this
>>> known by the music fraternity? Cash, of course, married into the
>>> family but was he or anybody else really aware of its significance
>>> prior to the Country Music Hall of Fame that really brought it to the
>>> fore? Surely they wee just old records for a long time.
>>> Sent from my iPod - which explainz any bad typjng
>>> On Jan 2, 2015, at 7:06 AM, Kristjan Saag <saag at telia.com.invalid>
>>>> I always thought there might turn up an acoustic recording with
>>>> childrens' voices, and some of the participants still alive. This was
>>>> pretty close.
>>>> On 2015-01-02 06:37, David Lennick wrote:
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