Little Wonder Record And Bubble Book Site In the early 1900s,
Little Wonder records revolutionized recorded popular music, and
Bubble Books--"their offspring"--launched the first book/record
series for children. Merle Sprinzen, perhaps the leading collector of this label, has created this
site. It includes a vast amount of historical and discographic information, a music library for
listening to some of the tunes, and items for sale.
Press Mainspring Press was founded by Allan Sutton in Denver,
Colorado, in 1999 with a dual purpose: to publish high-quality,
peer-reviewed books for researchers, librarians, archivists, and
collectors of historic recordings; and to provide the record-collecting
community with a free online journal.
- All about the Children's Record Guild
and Young People's Records From David Bonner comes the only Website devoted to the most creative,
prolific, and innovative kiddie record labels of the 1940s and 50s: Children's Record Guild (CRG) and
Young Peoples' Records (YPR). Bonner is the world's leading expert on these pioneering companies and he
has cobbled together a wealth of historical and background information which is published in his new book
Revolutionizing Children's Records: The Young People's Records and Children's Record Guild series
(The Scarecrow Press).
Music Extravaganza Semi-annual Wayne, New Jersey antique show for talking machines, music boxes,
78rpm and cylinder records, and everything mechanically musical. In my opinion, one of the best of it's
kind on the East Coast. Promoted by Michael Devecka.
- Esoteric Sound Mike Stosich out of Wheatland, IL
has created a company which provides an invaluable resource for any collector of 78-rpm records: phonograph turntables, equalizers,
and accessories for vintage record reproduction.
Record Page "Billions" of links to record and phonograph sites, all courtesy of collector and
historian Tyrone Settlemier of Albany, Oregon.
- The City Of London Phonograph & Gramophone Society This organization was formed in 1919 as the London Edison Society and is the senior recorded music society in the world. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the Phonograph, became their first Patron. They hold monthly meetings in London and have various regional groups. There is an annual weekend get-together for the members. The book shop supplies a variety of publications. New members are always welcome, wherever they may live.
- Glenn Longwell's Record Label Collection
Out of Trumbull, CT comes one of the most varied 78-rpm record label online photo galleries. Even though Glenn's collection
consists mostly of "non-kiddie" records, there are quite a few children's records shown, with many more to come. You may ask why
why would I need to include this link since I have a Website and book devoted to the subject? Well, the fact is just about all
of my photos are of the record covers and sleeves only. All the records shown on Glenn's site are of the record labels themselves, and thus
provide a valuable adjunct to my own photo galleries.
- The Record Collectors GuildThe subtitle of
this site is "International Record Collectors Online". As the words imply, this is indeed a massive source of information on any and all
record collecting aspects, including a links section with almost 1300 links!
Gracyk's Home Page Tim's Articles About Phonographs and Old
Internet Museum of Flexi/Cardboard/ Oddity Records
Michael Cumella of New York City's Upper West Side has created one of the most unusual and interesting
phonograph Websites I have ever come across. Includes .wav files and .mpg files. Outstanding!
- Nauck's Vintage
Records 78 rpm and cylinder record auction company, founded and owned by Texan, Kurt Nauck. This is
The website for finding the rarest and most unusual 78-rpm records offered at auction.
- Mr. Pop History
Gary West's knowledgeable site at which he answers pop culture questions from the 1950's - 1990's.
Also, browse through the 1960's week-by-week in the best-ever look at that decade.
Comedy And Dementia Collection While this is a general comedy source site, generous attention is
given to "silly" kiddie records. Thanks to Steve Stortz for shining a light on this genre of records!
Durium Hit Of The Week Site From The Netherlands, Hans Koert
offers this fascinating site listing everything you ever wanted
to know about the popular flexi Durium Hit Of the Week records
(and more) from the 1930s. Hans has many other projects going on which you can view
at his main Website (including links and his blog), The Hans Kurts Projects
This fine site is also from The Netherlands. Created by Peter Oosterhout, the "Dutch Kiddie Record King"
it is all about Dutch children's records from the period 1930-1990. It is mainly about Dutch 7" vinyl (45 rpm),
but there are also some pictures and sounds from 10" 78 rpm records. Since 2006, Peter has added records from
the US and UK. The text of the home page is in Dutch, but there are many
pages in English as well as other languages.
"Song Of The South" site Christian Willis is proud to be able
to offer you the most complete and comprehensive database of information
on Walt Disney's Song of the South, featuring Uncle Remus.
Train This site specializes in rare and collectible recordings
on vinyl, and has thousands of them available for sale on their
Mark Evanier has created and compiled a fascinating and extensive
"point of view" Webzine of all of our favorite pop characters,
both fictional and non-fictional.
- Canadian Antique
Phonograph Society If you are interested in phonographs, gramophones
and the history of recorded sound, then the Canadian Antique Phonograph
Society (CAPS) is for you. This site provides a glimpse of the
Society's programs and activities, and highlights from its bi-monthly
publication Antique Phonograph News.
Antique Music Society: WAMS Web: Shellac-to-Silicon A Source of Antique Phonographic Resources.
- "Intertique",Mechanical Music Links Lynn Biltin
of Hartville, OH has created a comprehensive resource site which deals with phonographs, music boxes, Victrolas, as well as records for sale.
Also information is provided about the annual "automated music show" in Danbury, CT.
- Birgit Lotz
Verlag This is a German site specializing in 78rpm gramophone
discs, phonograph cylinders, sheet music, needle tins, catalogs,
books, photographs, postcards╩and just about any other ephemera
and collectibles. They have international mail auctions.
Crockett Johnson Homepage has a page on The Carrot Seed record (for which Crockett Johnson drew the
Companion: Phonograph Related Links Phonograph Companion,
Helping The World Find Phonograph Items.
Collecting Resources: website from Finland!
'bout Tot Music A conversation with kiddie record fan, Joe
of Gramophones One of the internet's largest portals for old
music and the machines that made it happen. Includes dozens of
services, storefronts, live auction, history, and a whole lot
more. This site is currently not that active, but fun to visit anyway.