Dismuke's Electrically Recorded 1920s & 1930s Phonograph Records

This section is devoted to the popular music of the 1920s & 1930s and features streaming Real Audio selections of original recordings from my collection of  78rpm records.  It is my hope that this site will help bring this great era in American popular music to the attention of a new generation of listeners and thereby ensure its preservation and possible renaissance.

A number of websites link directly to this page.  If that is how you arrived here, you might want to check out this website's main page.  I continue to update the site on a weekly basis in my Hit of the Week section.  I also have a 24 hour Internet radio station Radio Dismuke with a playlist of over 1,000 recordings of vintage pop and jazz from the 1925-1935 decade. 

New! All audio files in this section have been updated with new ones taking advantage of the audio restoration equipment I acquired in late 2003. 



Volume VNew!Featuring Updated Digitally Restored Audio Files
 Originally Posted August 1999         45 Recordings

Featuring:  Annette Hanshaw, Fletcher Henderson, Bessie Smith, Paul Tremaine, Helen Kane, The California Ramblers, George Olsen, Ben Selvin, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Jean Goldkette, Ted Lewis. George Hall, Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards, Ben Bernie, Joe Daniels, Fred Astaire, Harry Reser and more.

Volume IVNew!Featuring Updated Digitally Restored Audio Files 
Originally Posted October 1998       30 Recordings
Featuring:  Isham Jones, Jean Goldkette, Al Bowlly, Fletcher Henderson, Fred Astaire, Orville Knapp, Louis Armstrong, Nat Shilkret, The New Orleans Bootblacks, Carl Fenton, Frankie Masters and more.

Volume IIINew!Featuring Updated Digitally Restored Audio Files      
Originally Posted June 1998            22 Recordings

Featuring:  Clarence Williams, Benny Goodman, Leo Reisman, Ted Weems, Smith Ballew, "Fats" Waller, Bunny Berigan and more

Volume IINew!Featuring Updated Digitally Restored Audio Files              
Originally Posted April 1998            15 Recordings

Featuring:  Bing Crosby with the Ipana Troubadours,  a recalled recording of Ella Fitzgerald performing with Benny Goodman's band,  McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Fred Rich, Johnny Hamp, Vaughn DeLeath and more

Volume INew!Featuring Updated Digitally Restored Audio Files                
Originally Posted March 1998         14 Recordings

Featuring:  Annette Hanshaw,  Paul Whiteman, Ted Lewis,  Red Nichols, Harry Reser, Bob Crosby, Artie Shaw, Howard Lanin, Gus Arnheim and more

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Don't forget to visit this site's section devoted to 
Acoustical Recordings from 1900-1925.  Selections include ragtime, operatic and light classical music, patriotic songs from World WarI and early jazz.

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