[78-L] restoring Ralph Peer's gear?

Novak Paul M. pm.novak at hosp.wisc.edu.invalid
Fri Aug 11 19:05:45 PDT 2017


3 of the 4 American Epic shows were already broadcast on PBS/Wisconsin Public TV earlier this year. But I never saw listings for the Sessions show, so I streamed it. The 4 American Epic shows (3 historical and the Sessions show, the one with the recording lathe) are still available for streaming via PBS (on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, etc). Maybe they're available On Demand via some providers. Probably they'll be rebroadcast sometime. And segments have shown up on YouTube (official? unofficial?).

There are commercial DVDs and CDs (the 5 CD set of 78rpm reissues is quite nice) and a coffee table book with lots of photos. So it was a big production.

Compliments to the guy who rebuilt the lathe: quite a labor of love. It took years to find original parts.

Paul Novak

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A broadcast professor friend sent this link to me.

Always wondered what the Bristol session machinery looked like.



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