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Hits Before Your Mother Was Born, part II

Hits Before Your Mother Was Born, part II

Playing tracks by

Nora Bayes, Billy murray, Irving Kaufman and Columbia Quartet, Van Eps Trio, Scott Joplin (piano roll) and more.

The first two of this three part mix was the results of reviewing 3,727 songs for which most of the sound quality was pretty bad. Of those I set aside 184 or about 5% as potential mix choices. From that I selected 25% to make these two mixes. When I first presented this compilation on Art of the Mix a bit over 4 years ago I used recordings that someone attempted to clean up but had done an amateurish job. Almost one and a half years ago I decided to track down original copies of the songs that had yet to be modified and did the cleaning up work on my own. What is presented here is the fruits of my labor of love. For more information related to each track plus an expanded commentary, follow this link to the posting of this mix at zenrunningorder's web site (now a static or archived site only):