Input on writing my 78 rpm want list?

Hi- I'm in the process of writing up my official "Want List" of 78's, since I haven't done that in around 20 years, and I was wondering if anyone would like to share theirs to use as an example of how best to write it up, categorize things, etc...
If this is not the correct forum for such an inquiry, I apologize, please forgive me, but if it's acceptable, would anyone like to either share their want list, or a portion of it, so I (and possibly other collectors) might use it as a reference tool? You never know, I might see you list and have something on it that you are looking for!
Any input on the subject is greatly appreciated, friends, thanks so much in advance.
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Undecided Music Major...

Hello All. I have recently got a partial scholarship due to my musical talents but I am torn into what Iam actually going to Major in. I play all the woodwinds proficiently as well as all the brass'.And in Strings Cello and bass. I love playing Classical/Dixieland/Jazz?any kind of music really on all of my instruments. And when Iam asked what instrument i am going to take to college I have absolutly NO idea! I dont have a fav. instrument because i like em all the same. I was fixed for awhile that i was going to major in Music Education and teach youngsters but I keep hearing from my Music Teachers that there is not alot of jobs for that. I was also thinking about sound engineering or musicology. I just need some advice since no one really can relate. Thanks.


Hey people. My band is in deperate need of the transcribed lead for Trumpet of Sugar Blues.(since our trumpets a retard and cant transpose)if anyone could send me one it would be great. I think the originalis Ab...right? thanx.
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another sheet music query. i'm wondering if anyone has, or can tell me where to find, the following songs:

"jungle fever" (mills brothers, not disco)
"masculine women, feminine men"
"puh-leeze! mister hemmingway"
"help!" (not beatles)
"hot voodoo" (from "blonde venus")


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Hey everybody, I thought I'd go and plug my home recording solo project, which I have called "The Seven Arms of Shiva". Hey, what can I say? I have no shame. Check it out over on my journal. The entry where I have posted a link to the podcast of my new recording of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies", which I just finished recording yesterday, is here and my Myspace page for said project is here.
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Whoops, let's try that again

Some moderator I am! I forgot my password, and the email address I originally used to set up this forum!

But no matter, just ignore that blank entry and enjoy this YouTube clip from 1929 of Paul Whiteman. And for those of you calling bullshit on the color, it was likely not colorized. Short films were being hand-painted into color all the way way back in the 1900's, so don't jump to conclusions! It looks more like a hand-paint job than a modern colorization, to me. Not that I'm an expert, though.

Enjoy, it's kinda cute, and one of my more favorite Whiteman tunes, though only a breif segment of it. Also proves that Paul was a pretty good deadpan comic. The early days of talkies, though, the sound is poorly synched. Possibly even dubbed in after filming. But one of the first instances I've ever heard recorded of somebody saying "ouch" in responce to a diss! And from the mouth of Paul Whiteman!

The Big Broadcast

Hello all -

I'm on Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks' mailing list, and I just got the following. Some of you may already listen to the Big Broadcast, and some may not be aware of it. Its on Public Radio here in NYC out of Fordham University. I can't recommend the show enough, and its all free.

Here's the note:

Dear Music Lover,

If you enjoy the music of the 1920s and 1930s, then chances are you already know about The Big Broadcast. Since 1973, Rich Conaty has played nothing but original 1920s and 30s records Sunday nights on WFUV (90.7 FM) in New York City. Thanks to the live internet stream and archived programs (both found at, you can listen to The Big Broadcast anytime and anywhere. This week, Terry Golway at the New York Observer wrote an article about the show:

Rich is doing "Moon" song the next two weeks, but more typical Sundays includes salutes to great singers and instrumentals, plus birthday tributes to songwriters, from J. Fred Coots and George W. Meyer to Harold Arlen and Irving Berlin.

If you're already a Big Broadcast listener, please pass this email along to somebody who may not know about the show.

Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks

---Anyhow, hope some of you find this useful.

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Paul Whiteman: Zombies Fan?

I listened to an audio clip (care of of an old radio program from 1966 called "The Wax Museum" that played all vintage 78's. On the particular program, they interviewed, as well as played several early recordings by, Paul Whiteman. Most of the records they played were recorded in 1920, and at that time, of course, almost no Jazz bands were being recorded at all.

What I found interesting was that in the middle of the interview, Whiteman, who was in his late 70's at the time, was heard saying that he had been to a Rock festival, and whereas he had at first not at all cared for Rock n Roll, he was now actually impressed with what he was hearing, and liked it, and he mentioned a particular band that did a cover of Gershwin's "Summertime". I can't help but think that the band he's referring to was the Zombies, as their version of "Summertime" would have fit right into the time frame, as well as being a good version by any accounts.

As much as I've softened up my additude towards Whiteman over the years, and as much as I've got to appreciate more some of the more extremely primitave sounding records, I still just can't get into a lot of Whiteman recordings. They're just too schmaltzy and corny. I've also sorta forgiven Whiteman for being such a racially segregated band leader, too, but from what I later learned, he was just a realist for his times and a business man, and into the 30's when it wasn't as big of a deal for blacks and whites to work together, blacks who ended up working with him always had good things to say about the guy, that he was friendly and perfectly fair.

The sound of his voice on the radio program left me with the impression that Paul Whiteman was a decent and pleasant fellow, and hell, if he liked the Zombies, he had to have had good taste. Of course, he also had to have had good taste to have hired Bix Beiderbecke, Jack Teagarden and Eddie Lang.