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Caption: Thomas Edison
In the early 20th century there was a recording war - a war of recording studios. There was Thomas Edison on one side. Then there was everybody els...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, WSLR, and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Album Leaf
A growing group of musicians are returning to old analog keyboards, sometimes refurbishing and playing instruments older than they are.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2012
  • Length: 03:46
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Acclaimed jazz guitarist Pat Metheny plugs to the Orchestrion, a massive instrument based on the old player piano orchestrations of yore.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 18, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Ben Neill is the sole player of an instrument called the mutantrumpet. It has three different bells, two sets of valves, a mini-trombone slide and ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1