Earl offers you a virtual tour of some of the 10,000 78rpm records on his shelves explaining a little of their history and musical importance.
[Image Right: Chaliapin listening to a 'fan' gramophone]
In so doing, he also demonstrates the influences on his own unique style of performance.
[Image Left: Will Fyffe in character]
Each of these podcasts will also contain one of Earl's own performances...as a bonus!
- Persian Love Song - Rubinstein. FEODOR CHALIAPIN
- I'm 94 Today - Fyffe. WILL FYFFE
- Honeysuckle Rose - Waller. DJANGO REINHARDT (with Stephane Grappelly & The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France
- LA TOSCA - Puccini. E Lucevan Le Stelle. ENRICO CARUSO
- Dusk - Ellington. DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA
- Butterflies - Okin. EARL OKIN
Earl's MySpace Page, offering his gig list and a few of his recent recordings...
[Image Left:Duke Ellington at the piano]
The 78rpm page in Earl's own Web Site.
[Image Right:Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelly & the QHCF]