What is the oldest original artist recording in your collection?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Blackbird, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    In my case, it's The Complete Recordings by Robert Johnson 2CD collection These were done around or in 1937.

    What's in your collection?
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Jimi Hendrix. Are you Experienced?
  3. According to my Itunes, it's The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: Bold as Love, from 1967.

    But i have stuff By Django Reinhardt, which must be older, they just have no date on them.
  4. With The Beatles 1963
  5. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Shaker Heights, OH
    miles davis birth of the cool - 1949

    50's i have sam cooke and johnny cash
  6. TL5


    Jun 27, 2005
  7. edmidlifecrisis

    edmidlifecrisis Registered mediocre bass player

    Original "Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings" by Mississippi John Hurt. Great stuff!
  8. MIN


    Jul 17, 2009
    San Francisco, USA
    Carter Family and other recordings from Bristol from the twenties. I probably have some old time recordings from before then.
  9. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
  10. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    I have some Sinatra from the 40's.
  11. basmartin


    Aug 6, 2007
    Django Reinhardt from the 30´s.
  12. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Discounting the classical stuff, there is the Benny Goodman 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert and a Son House recording likley from the 20's.

    All on vinyl btw.
  13. acubass


    Oct 10, 2007
    Albuquerque, NM
    What is the oldest Original recording ever?
  14. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    This one, probably.
  15. I uploaded a Jascha Heifetz vinyl to my itunes that's from sometime in the early 30s. He's one of my FAVORITE violinists ever. Here's a video of him playing one of my FAVORITE pieces ever (Paganini's Caprice No. 24).. DOUBLE SWEET!

    *at 3:49 your mind will explode
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I've got a CD somewhere which is Mahler plays Mahler from 1903 in stereo!!

    This might sound impossible - but what it is, is a stereo audio recording of a piano roll made by the great composer Gustav Mahler. So it was a paper system for "recording" what was played by the pianist exactly - inflections, dynamics etc.

    It sounds great by the way - Hi Fi quality sound !
  17. The Complete Recordings of Rachmaninoff
  18. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    I need to own this. I LOVE Mahler, especially after playing some of his amazing bass parts on Tuba.
  19. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I've got a vinyl record set from the 70's of all of Glenn Miller's albums. So those recordings are late 30's/early 40's.
  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam