This is my blog devoted to vintage recordings from the early decades of the 20th century. My name is Dismuke and I am a 78 rpm collector who lives in Fort Worth, Texas USA.
The forerunner of this blog was my Dismuke’s Hit of the Week which I updated between 1999 and 2010 with the occasional help of some of my guest contributor friends. The old Hit of the Week updates are no longer updated but you can still view and listen to them here. Please note that most of the audio files on the site are in Real Audio format and audio files prior to late 2003 were made before I had the audio restoration equipment I have today.
As with my Hit of the Week updates, my blog will feature recordings from a wide variety of musical genres from roughly 1900 through 1940. Between postings here, I also send out Twitter updates with recommendations and links to great vintage recordings elsewhere on the Internet.
I also operate a 24 hour Internet radio station, Radio Dismuke that is more narrowly focused on 1920s and 1930s popular music and jazz.