I am available as
a lecturer and demonstrator on the subject of early sound
recordings at events, schools, and libraries.
An avid collector of early sound recordings,
I have searched for talking machines, cylinders, early
discs and novelty recordings that he now uses for my recreations
of music halls and vaudeville, as well as for my own enlightenment
For the Centennial of the Great '06 San
Francisco Earthquake and Fire, I was interviewed
on NPR about a 2-minute black wax recording I own of Len Spencer and Prince's Band's recreation
of "The Destruction of San Francisco", released
in October of 1906 (6 months after the quake).
I'm the proud owner of an 1896 recording
of Billy Golden's "Rabbit Hash" on a seven
inch E. Berliner disc that has a political "rap"
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and Digitization Project