Joe Bussard’s Vintage 78
“Hard-core 78 rpm fiend” Joe Bussard’s Web site is devoted to his passion for American music from the 1920s to the 1960s and his collection of “more than 25,000 obscure recordings” from that time period. The site is divided by category into old-time country, country, bluegrass (nice little bit on Bill Monroe), country blues, jazz/blues singers, black gospel (Joe says some recordings in this genre are “scarcer than chicken teeth”) and jazz (“Jazz died in 1933—I don’t care what people say!”). One can find all sorts of historical information about all sorts of early American artists as well as purchase custom-made tapes and pre-recorded CDs from the era. If you’ve long wished to get a hold of “Georgia Bustdown” by Dilly and His Dill Pickles or “Boot That Thing” by Junie C. Cobb and His Grains of Corn, well, folks, this is the place!