I'VE BEEN FLOATING DOWN THE OLD GREEN RIVER

BILLY MURRAY, vocal

Edison Diamond Disc: 50327-R Year: 1915

File Name: oldgreen.mp3

File size: 704 Kb

Playing Time: 2:55

 

 Victor Record: 17885-B Year: 1915 Played at 72 rpm (read Tech Tidbits below)

File Name: floatn72.mp3

File size: 690 Kb

Playing Time: 2:52

 

About: Billy Murray

 

Bert Kalmar provided the words and Joe Cooper the music for "I've Been Floating Down the Old Green River." Enjoy the lyrics. This isn't a song about boating....

 

Tech Tidbits - Edison Diamond Disc:

Edison Diamond Disc 50327-R was transferred using a 3.7 mil spherical stylus in a Stanton 500 cartridge at 80 rpm.

 

Tech Tidbits - Victor Record:

Victor 17885-B was transferred using a 3.5 mil truncated elliptical stylus in a Stanton 500 stereo cartridge at 76 rpm on a United Audio Dual 1219 turntable. Sound from the right channel of the stereo capture was quieter than the left channel sound, therefore only the right channel was used in the restoration process. Turtle believes that this recording should be heard at about 72 rpm rather than 76 or 78 rpm. The proper recording (and playback speed) of early "78's" is not always 78 rpm. Since the slowest speed on the Dual 1219 turntable is 76 rpm, Turtle used digital signal processing technology to slow the 76 rpm transfer to about 72 rpm. What do you think? Send Turtle your thoughts.

 

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