Dust-to-Digital’s Melodii Tuvi: Throat Songs and Folk Tunes from Tuva presents some remarkable recordings originally released in Russia in 1969, offering a rare opportunity to hear what some of this music sounded like before the world music boom of the 1980’s and 1990’s brought it to a wider world. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.
This wonderful, quirky, and fascinating anthology, released on Dust-to-Digital, was compiled by Baltimore record shop owner Ian Nagoski from his personal collection of old 78s. The records collected here were recorded all over the planet, from Bali to Scotland. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.
Dust-to-Digital releases an amazing collection of field recordings by Art Rosenbaum. Art of Field Recording Volume I: 50 Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum is Rosenbaum’s life’s work. The 110 song, 4-CD set is organized into "Survey," "Religious," "Blues" and "Instrumental and Dance" discs. Audio restoration and mastering by Michael Graves, Osiris Studio.
The National Park Service has chosen Osiris Studio to help preserve part of The Yosemite Archives sound recordings collection. The recordings include 78 rpm discs, 16” instantaneous discs, open reel tapes and cassette tapes. All in all over 900 hours of recorded content dating from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. The recordings offer a unique perspective into the history of the park and the Yosemite Valley.
Around 1967 Charles Tannen, actor and screenwriter, conceived of a musical comedy for the stage based on Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. He engaged lyricist Johnny Mercer to write songs for the play. "Mike" was never produced, and most of the 19 songs Mercer composed for it went unpublished. The recordings that have been digitized for GSU feature all of the play’s songs sung by Johnny Mercer.
Over 70 hours of radio transcription discs have been digitized and restored by Osiris Studio. The recordings, all on 16 inch grooved discs dated from the 1950’s, consisted of public service announcements and radio dramas informing listeners about the dangers of cancer related diseases.