ANY RAGS
(coon song)
Arthur Collins

Edison Diamond Disc: 50100-R Year: 1913

File Name: any rags.mp3

File size: 923 KB

Playing Time: 3:56

About: Arthur Collins

Turtle Talk:

"Any Rags" CONTAINS DIALECT AND ETHNIC REFERENCES THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE. "Coon Songs" were black dialect songs. They were sung by white performers putting on black stage accents. Most of these songs are embarrassing by today's standards. At the time, though, few people saw anything wrong with these types of songs. A hundred years from now, people may look back with dismay at some of our current popular entertainment.

Reducing audible continuous noise, such as record surface noise, is a balancing act of noise versus desired sounds. Reducing continuous noise also reduces the brilliance of desired sounds. And reducing continuous noise can introduce unnatural sounds. Repeated attempts to reduce continuous noise in "Any Rags" produced unacceptable results. So the continuous noise remains. Ignoring the first fifteen and the last five seconds of "Any Rags," the performance is good, even with the continuous noise. Turtle hopes you enjoy the junkman's business cry: "Any rags, any bones, any bottles today?"

You WILL hear continuous noise.

Tech Tidbits:
Edison Diamond Discs, 50100-R was transferred using a 3.5 mil elliptical stylus in a Stanton 500 cartridge at 80 rpm. Turtle used Cool Edit and DC-ART 32 software to reduce noise.

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