22 Jul 2013

Outtake - Casey Listens to the Phonograph

From These Hopeful Machines, 7:10 pm on 22 July 2013
Edison Home Phonograph, Suitcase-Model

Edison Home Phonograph, Suitcase-Model Photo: CC BY Norman Bruderhofer

Long before the advent of radio, the phonograph and gramophone were being used as creative media.

Hear about the 'Descriptive' category of recordings from the 1890s, and one of its biggest stars, Russell Hunting, notorious for his 'Casey' character.

Related Links:

Archaeophone Records - specialising in early recordings.

Patrick Feaster - researcher and educator specializing in the history and culture of early sound media.

Sound Of The Hound - Five blogs about Russell Hunting, in reverse order.