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Anyone have 78RPM phonograph country records?
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Spence    Posted 04-13-2003 at 14:54:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got 1 Bluebird label (blue/yellow) Wilf Carter Yodeling Love Call/Golden Lariat B-4656-A

and 1 Bluebird (blue/gold) Jimmie Rodgers Moonlight and Skies/Rock All our Babies to Sleep B-5000-B

Anyone else got oldies, interesting stories? Don't know what I'm going to do with them
cause I don't have a 78 player. Just let 'em collect dust I guess.

I can get a dozen Hank Snows on 78 too
in great shape but didn't bother to buy, 2$ each. The guy I bought it from said he has 3 stacks 4ft high and he's anxious to get rid of them. All sorts, foxtrot country (when country was country),jazz. When I heard that I could cringe. Imagine the sand driving into the grooves, real shame. Worth the price of clay pidgeons and about as useful after that.

Ralph Mosher    Posted 03-03-2007 at 17:09:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
yeah,i have about 10 or more jimmy rodgers 78rpms some wilf carter,about 10or more they are in bad shape but they do work,the jimmy rodgers are or most of them still have their sleeves and are in nice cond.also have a carter family in nice shape and some frank krumit i believe that's how you spell it and there is also one in nice shape called the floyd county raiders,the death of jesse james or somethin like that ,i am more of a santana/miles/coltrane guy myself,but if you are interested in them ,email me at or give me a call at 902-275-3890 or i can call you if you email me your phone #,i also have one of those bubble record players from'71 and it plays 78rpms ,it's yours if you want it,although i am not sure where you are located at ,anyways,hope to hear back from you ,it would be nice to find someone who would love those old 78rpms

Mike    Posted 07-16-2004 at 23:03:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You wanted to know who "Luke the Drifter" was in real life, it was Hank Williams Sr.. He used that name when he wanted to sing songs that were more preachy or instructive songs.

BB    Posted 04-15-2003 at 10:37:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an old windup phonograph and 50 or more country 78s I have bought over the years. I look for more any time I take my wife antique shopping. I occasionally fire it up and play the whole batch. Where is this guy located?

screaminghollow    Posted 04-14-2003 at 15:23:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
I got the Bing Crosby Christmas album (4 78's) with a song called the Christmas Cannonball. Also got a real old 78 which is about an eighth of an inch thick, says 1928 group is Deek Watson and the Brown Spots. ??? never even played the thing.

Ana    Posted 04-14-2003 at 07:20:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, we play our old record player all the time. We can buy old record albums for a $1 each and some are still in great shape. This old Zenith player we bought at a garage sale, for $5.00 and it's got great speakers. The problem is finding needles, hugh? We play the old Peter Gunn album a lot. Do you remember Bob Booker and Earle Doud when they did the comedy on JFK and family called The First Family? It is so funny, but then JFK got assasinated so it became unpopular real quick.

Bill    Posted 07-26-2003 at 21:06:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi. Yes, I have quite a few country records on
78's. I collect 78's and have over 10,000 of them. I have several very old country and rock-a-billy records.

bob ny    Posted 04-14-2003 at 04:57:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have two one sided 1/4 in think 78's of luke the drifter does any one know of luke the drifter
and who he realy was he is my favorite country singer with either name he used

denny degorio    Posted 10-25-2003 at 14:37:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
MGM released several 78's of Hank Williams as Luke the Drifter and the Drifting Cowboys in the fifties

JK-NY    Posted 04-15-2003 at 17:33:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

Luke the Drifter-aka-Hank Williams

Mike Schotte    Posted 04-13-2003 at 16:47:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got a tabletop Victor Victrola (VV-IV) and a tabletop Columbia Grafonola.

78rpm shellac records seem to be dirt cheap- you can get them regularly for a buck apiece (in sleeves and albums, to boot.)

You can't ever tell how they are going to sound until you play them, though. I've seen ones with a mirror shine to them that sound like crud, and old dingy looking ones that have a full, loud sound.

I've got lots I haven't played yet- as I'm running low on original steel needles. Those thin new needles they sell just don't sound as good to me as those thick needles do.

kraig WY    Posted 04-13-2003 at 16:32:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a bounch of 78s. I have an old RCA wind up record player to play them on. You can still find record players around. I wouldn't get rid of them if'n I was you.

tom crabtree    Posted 10-19-2005 at 12:10:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a sold walnut and mahogney upright wind up that belonged to my grandmother.
Have some old country swing.
Trying to find out what it is worth.
Not wanting to sell because my Grandmothers.

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