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In Reply to: RE: For the day that's in it... posted by B.K. on March 17, 2017 at 21:24:29
I actually have some of his one sided discs, and I have noticed that a lot of vocalists(not all) in the early 1900s wanted to sing in the operatic style. Of course the pop Billy Murrays of the day went too far the other way.
What a beautiful base for that beautiful Garrard. Is that bamboo veneer?
"Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to" Mark Twain
Well McCormack started off singing opera in Italy, and then at Covent Garden, before becoming a recording artist and concert performer. So I guess that's where the style came from.
The accent is never completely missing from his performances - but I guess he was like a postcard from home for millions of Americans back in the day!
The turntable plinth is actually one of Martin Bastin's 'Max Plank' multi-layer plywood plinths with a veneered finish - a design copied by many!
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