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February 13th, 2009

Muzak’s greatest hits

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February 13th, 2009

What is a 15A you ask?

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Manufactured by Western Electric beginning in 1928. Originally used as a full range speaker system utilizing the 555W compression driver covering 100hz-5500hz. Later, the 597A tweeter and Western Electric TA4151 13.5″ woofers were added to make the “Widerange” system. This covered roughly 60hz to 12khz+/-. The 15A is 14′ long and has a mouth of roughly 56″ x 57″. The cut off frequency is 57hz. Sensitivity is 111db and efficiency is around 25%. The first film to use th W.E. 15A or the concurrent horns 12A and 13A was Don Juan starring John Barrymore.
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February 12th, 2009

Beacon Theater renovated

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The Beacon Theater is renovated to its full 1929 glory…. almost full 1929 glory. Somehow I doubt they reinstalled the Western Electric 15A’s. Must visit, it looks outstanding. 1000 workers and seven months. 12beacon_600.JPG

February 7th, 2009

Sprigs Of Time – 78s from the EMI Archive.

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For those enamored with all things Mississippi, here’s one that will more than likely titillate in much the same way.

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This is the third volume of what is supposed to be a ten volume collection.  If this and the other two (Give Me Love and Living Is Hard) are anything to go by, this promises to be fantastic reissue project.

December 21st, 2008

Princess Aura

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Was hot…

April 9th, 2007

Ali Akbar Khan

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Ali Akbar Khan
Ali Akbar Khan
Morning and Evening Ragas

April 1st, 2007

Bull Moose Jackson

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I Want a Bowlegged Woman
I Want a Bowlegged Woman
B-Side of All My Love Belongs to You

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March 31st, 2007

Ahmed Abdul-Malik

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Ahmed Abdul-Malik
The Music Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik

March 31st, 2007

Curtis Mayfield

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Curtis Mayfield
Curtis/Live

 

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