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Entries by Bob Purse from 10/2012

Reel to Reel to Reality: A Life of Recording and Collecting

| Posted 10.08.2012 | Arts

A dozen years ago, I had a couple of conversations with a young person I knew, during which I mentioned my pastime of collecting, er...passion to collect the recorded ephemera of many years ago.

A 1953 CBS Radio Sales Presentation

| Posted 10.26.2012 | Arts

Today's tape is different from the others that I've listened to in that it is the soundtrack for a film, specifically, a film meant to drum up advertising business for CBS radio.

A Halloween Treat -- The Elusive Thurl Ravenscroft Single: A 30 Year Search Comes to an End

| Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts

Today's story begins with another story, from another time and place: It's 1982, and I'm in the music library of Northwestern University.