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Mike Anderson


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Post  Posted 23 May 2020 6:57 am    
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Was thinking about Jim Boyd, brother of the better-known Bill Boyd yesterday, and had a search at the Internet Archive (archive.org). Imagine my amazement when I came across this huge collection of 78s and radio shows:

https://archive.org/compress/OTRR_Certified_The_Hillbilly_Boys/formats=ZIP&file=/OTRR_Certified_The_Hillbilly_Boys.zip

The link will start your download, it's a big one, over 1.5GB, but if you're interested in early Western swing, you sure won't be disappointed. Much more than that, the archive (divided into folders the size of a data CD) contains a lot of related radio shows including Dr. Brinkley's goat glands, Crazy Water Crystals, and even a bit of early Carter Family. It was compiled by vintage radio enthusiasts so has all sorts of background info on the history of border radio, "Pappy" O'Daniels, and on and on.

Enjoy! It costs only the time to download and unzip. Cool
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Mitch Drumm

 

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Frostbite Falls, hard by Veronica Lake
Post  Posted 23 May 2020 9:30 am    
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Thanks for that. It'll take a while to wade through it.

Found the following pic elsewhere a few minutes ago.

First decent pic I've seen of Kermit Whalin. Is that a Gibson EH-150?


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Mike Anderson


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British Columbia, Canada
Post  Posted 23 May 2020 1:06 pm    
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Hmm, looks to me like one of those teardop-shaped Gibsons, like Little Roy Wiggins is playing here:



No idea what the model is called. Or is it a Kalamazoo branded one? Someone here knows for sure. Great pic though, thanks Mitch! There's a really muddy version of the same one in the archive, this is excellent.
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Mike Anderson


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British Columbia, Canada
Post  Posted 29 May 2020 10:30 am    
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Mitch, I think I found the kind of steel seen in both those photos:

https://tinyurl.com/y87hcwyj

Yep, it’s a Recording King! I was tipped off by the recent post in “steel without pedals” about carousel knobs. Nice little guitars from the look of it.
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