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Author: James Errington

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A monumental, ongoing project to release mixtapes for every year of recorded sound, piecing together the entire history of sound from lampblack to shellac then vinyl and onward - part found audio project, part historical documentary, a listening experience that’s as pleasurable as it is educational.
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MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS James Errington takes you on another trip into the history of sound recording. This time we’re visiting the year 1902, and will be hearing insanely catchy tin pan alley tunes from the Edwardian Elvis, virtuoso instrumental showpieces, sublime sopranos and a … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #10 – 1902"
1934

1934

2021-04-0501:01:34

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is only the first hour. For the full version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. This show would not be possible without … Continue reading "1934"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS James and Sean take you on a journey back to the year 1901 to listen to original, unmediated, often completely unacceptable recordings from the early days of the gramophone. This time we have rousing sort-of proto-proto-proto-jazz, stunning vocal acrobatics from a … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #9 – 1901"
1933

1933

2021-03-0159:33

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is only the first hour. For the full three-hour version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. This show would not be possible … Continue reading "1933"
Radio Podcast #8 – 1900

Radio Podcast #8 – 1900

2021-02-1501:01:04

MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS A journey through the history of recorded sound with James and Sean. This time we reach the 1900s, and hear Arthur Collins, Vess L Ossman, Arthur Pryor, and other stars of the late Victorian era. We even have a recording of … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #8 – 1900"
1932

1932

2021-02-0201:04:48

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is only the first hour. For the full three-hour version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. This show would not be possible … Continue reading "1932"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS As we are coming towards the end of the 19th Century, I present an overview of the music and history of 1898 and 1899 – minstrel shows, vaudeville, cakewalk, the horribly-named “coon songs” and an exciting new genre called “ragtime.” Centuries … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #7 – 1898 to 1899"
2019

2019

2021-01-0759:33

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is only the first 55 minutes. For the full 170-minute version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. This show would not be … Continue reading "2019"
MP3 download | Patreon | Apple | Mixcloud | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS This compilation of Christmas recordings spans an era which includes the entirety of WW1 and the influenza pandemic of 1918/1919, but of course you wouldn’t guess it from the contents. The only reminder perhaps is the two … Continue reading "Centuries of Sound Presents – Deep Magic: Christmas Recordings 1902-1924"
1931

1931

2020-12-0742:59

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is only the first 45 minutes. For the full 160-minute version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. This show would not be … Continue reading "1931"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS James and Sean use their audio archeology skills to take you on another time travel adventure with original recordings from the distant past. This time we visit 1896 and 1897, hear the birth pangs of something not yet called ragtime, find … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #6 – 1896 to 1897"
1930

1930

2020-11-0258:31

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is a cut-down 60 minute mix, for the full 180-minute version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. MP3 preview download | Patreon … Continue reading "1930"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS James and Sean continue their voyage into the distant history of sound recording. This time we cover the years 1894 and 1895, a time of popular unrest, great literature, and a burgeoning wax cylinder market, with at least two songs bound … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #5 – 1894 to 1895"
1929

1929

2020-10-0546:07

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is a cut-down 45 minute mix, for the full 180-minute version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. MP3 preview download | Patreon … Continue reading "1929"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS More audio time travel adventures from James and Sean. This time we cover the years 1892 and 1893, the world’s fair in Chicago, a couple of notorious murderers, some rude jokes about Frances Folsom (the wife of the President of the … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #4 – 1892 to 1893"
1928

1928

2020-09-07--:--

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is a cut-down 45 minute mix, for the full three-hour version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. MP3 sample download | Patreon … Continue reading "1928"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS “Another journey into the history of recorded sound with James and Sean. This time we delve into the vaults for 1890 and 1891, explore the pop music of the gilded age, and hear the voices of P.T. Barnum, Florence Nightingale, Pyotr … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #3 – 1890 to 1891"
1927

1927

2020-08-0343:52

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is a cut-down 30 minute mix, for the full two-hour version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. MP3 sample download | Patreon … Continue reading "1927"
MP3 download | Apple | Spotify | Castbox | Stitcher | Radiopublic | RSS “This time James and Sean take a trip back to the 80s – the 1880s that is. Aside from the original music we have celebrity appearances from Arthur Sullivan, Johannes Brahms, William Ewart Gladstone and Queen Victoria herself (possibly) – plus … Continue reading "Radio Podcast #2 – 1887 to 1889"
1926

1926

2020-07-06--:--

At Centuries of Sound I am making mixes for every year of recorded sound. The download here is a cut-down 30 minute mix, for the full two-hour version please come to centuriesofsound.com to stream, or patreon.com/centuriesofsound for downloads and a host of other bonus materials for just $5 per month. MP3 sample download | Patreon … Continue reading "1926"
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