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4 Banjo Songs EP coming May 4
March 29th, 2018
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A Grammy Nod for Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Inventor of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute
December 01st, 2017
Edouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, Inventor of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute Now Available
April 20th, 2017
1909: “Talk of Your Scand’lous Times” Now Available
March 14th, 2017
The next volume in our Phonographic Yearbook Series, 1909: “Talk of Your Scand’lous Times,” is now available and shipping immediately. You can hear samples, see the full tracklist, and order at 1909‘s catalogue page.
All Phonographic Yearbooks on Sale through March 31
March 14th, 2017
All in-stock volumes of our Phonographic Yearbook are on sale through March 31. We’ve got sixteen years available—take a look at the full list and catch up on years that you’ve missed. Orders that include 1909: “Talk of Your Scand’lous Times” will ship as one package when 1909 is released.
1909 Yearbook coming in March
February 23rd, 2017
The next volume in our Phonographic Yearbook Series, 1909: “Talk of Your Scand’lous Times,” is coming late March. We’ve got the cover art, final playlist, and sound samples online now, so take a few minutes to check them out.
Select releases on sale for Black History Month
February 01st, 2017
2 Grammy Nominations for Waxing the Gospel
December 06th, 2016
Waxing the Gospel has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes. Congratulations to all members of the production team and to the many generous collectors who shared their rare records. To celebrate the nominations, we’ve put Waxing the Gospel on sale for $49.95 until mid-January.
Waxing the Gospel included in New York Times Gift Guide
November 26th, 2016
The Vinyl District’s “Grading on a Curve” gives Waxing the Gospel an A+
October 06th, 2016
The Vinyl District’s “Grading on a Curve” column has given Waxing the Gospel a terrific review and a grade of A+. “Waxing the Gospel is overflowing with humanity throughout; it’s a shoo-in for the short list of 2016’s finest archival releases.” Read Joseph Neff’s full review and order your copy today.
Waxing the Gospel released, called “a masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship”
October 01st, 2016
Pop Matters on Waxing the Gospel, released today: “A masterpiece of scholarship and curatorship, this collection sets a new standard for the presentation of early recordings.” Read the terrific first review and order your copy today.
Earliest recording of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” discovered
September 15th, 2016
Made in 1894 by African-American singing group the Standard Quartette, this cylinder pre-dates all extant recordings of “Swing Low” by 15 years. Read the full press release about this historic find →
Attractive Hebrews released
August 29th, 2016
Fanny Crosby’s voice discovered on wax cylinder
August 22nd, 2016
America’s most famous hymn writer, thought never to have recorded, to be featured on Waxing the Gospel. Read the full press release about her first and only recording →
Waxing the Gospel coming September 30
June 15th, 2016
Upcoming Conferences & Events
April 07th, 2016
Conference season is upon us, and we’ll be participating in at least three conferences and music events this spring. Here’s the list of what’s lined up so far.
Real Ragtime is Back
March 02nd, 2016
Our first release, Real Ragtime: Disc Recordings From Its Heyday is newly remastered and back in stock. The sound is better than ever, layout improved, and some textual corrections have been made. How excited are we to have it back? It’s on sale for just $7.99 until March 12. Listen to the new sound ...
Songs of the Night nominated for Best Album Notes Grammy Award
December 07th, 2015
Grammy nominations are out, and our Joseph C. Smith compilation Songs of the Night is nominated for Best Album Notes. This is the first nomination for author Ryan Barna, and the twelfth for Archeophone. Congratulations to Ryan on the recognition for his fine work!
Songs of the Night now available
September 11th, 2015
Our Joseph C. Smith collection, Songs of the Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925 is now available and shipping immediately. The 2 CD set features 47 selections and a 32-page booklet full of new research on Smith and his innovations. Learn more and order.
Anthology: The King of Comic Singers, 1894-1917 reviewed in the L.A. Times
July 07th, 2015
Randall Roberts reviewed our Dan W. Quinn set in the L.A. Times. Read the review online >
What’s up next? Songs of the Night by Joseph C. Smith’s Orchestra
June 26th, 2015
Our next release will be a 2 CD compilation of Joseph C. Smith’s recordings. See the playlist and listen to one of the selections that didn’t make the cut at our blog >
Anthology: The King of Comic Singers, 1894-1917 released
June 06th, 2015
Dan W. Quinn, Anthology: The King of Comic Singers, 1894-1917 is now available and shipping immediately. Anthology features 30 selections that trace Quinn’s career from the early 1890s through his 1910s comeback and includes a 52-page full-color booklet with extensive new research and notes. Learn more >