Listen to 78s

On this web site you can listen to recordings made on 78 rpm disks between 1923 and 1951. You’ll hear early country music, fiddles and string bands, rags, sacred harp singing, and even a story about a bicycle. Artists include The Carter Family, Jimmy Rodgers, The Allen Brothers, Fiddlin' John Carson, Uncle Dave Macon, and Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers. Where possible, the tunes are linked to discogs.com for photos and additional information.

More about the 78s collection…

Hear an example recording:
Walker's Corbin Ramblers

1934 - Vocalion 02719

Image from discogs.com

Some other web sites I work on

Link Description
Alexander Kluge: Cultural History in Dialog

A German and English Drupal 7 site featuring lots of videos streamed from Kaltura, some viewable by segment. At the core of the collection is a series of conversations, originally aired on German television, between Alexander Kluge and other major figures in late-20th and early-21st-century German cultural and intellectual life, as well as international scholars working in this tradition: the playwright Heiner Müller, the writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and the social philosopher Oskar Negt, among others. Subtitles and transcripts of some of these broadcast interviews are included in German and English translation, and they are fully searchable. This is a Cornell web site.

Annie Campbell

Personal PayPal enabled web site for artist and author Annie Campbell. Recently migrated from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

Cayuga Blue Notes

A Country blues trio web site. Events feed from possiblegig.com, there are audio samples and a photo gallery. This is now a static web site build with Jekyll.

Cornell Digital Collections

This is a Blacklight powered site to display some of the Cornell University Library digital collections. My role in this site was to provide a mechanism to move metadata from SharedShelf into the solr index that supplies data to the site, and to transform the images in the collections into IIIF format to support rapid zooming and panning of the displayed images. This is a Cornell web site.

Cuneiform Tablets

Designed to display Cornell’s collection of Cuneiform Tablets. This was originally a Smarty & php site, but I migrated it to Drupal. This is a Cornell web site.

Erosion Abatement Along South Street Extension

This is a Hugo static web site I built to describe the Earth moving work necessary to protect South Street Extension from an eroding bank along Taughannock Creek. Photos and videos of flooding, big trucks, excavators, and bulldozers.

GloPAD

Multilingual, multimedia site built with Smarty and php using a PostgreSQL database. We built an extensive administrative interface to handle the complex data structure. This includes batch upload capability and OAI harvesting. This is a Cornell web site.

Long John and the Tights

“A string band with a leg up on old time music”

Web site for a band. The events listed on this site are coming from possiblegig.com. There is streaming audio & YouTube video. This is now a static web site build with Jekyll.

Mnemosyne Atlas

The Mnemosyne Atlas explores the complex work of the 20th century scholar, Aby Warburg. A collaboration between DCAPS, the Cornell University Press, the Warburg Institute, and the German Studies Department, the site is a digital corollary to the CU Press publication, Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg’s Atlas of Images, by UCLA professor Christopher D. Johnson.  Drawing off of Johnson’s extensive knowledge and research into the Warburg Atlas, the site allows users to interact with  Warburg’s panels independently or with the guidance of scholars (Johnson has the first “ pathway” mapped, with more coming soon). The site was developed within DCAPS, and funded by the Arts & Sciences grants program as well as the Mellon Foundation. This Drupal site makes extensive use of jQuery. This is a Cornell web site.

New Cut Road String Band

“Conquering the wilderness with grit and pluck”

A band web site. Events feed from possiblegig.com, there are audio samples and a photo gallery. This is now a static web site build with Jekyll.

possiblegig.com

This calendar covers performances from Long John and the Tights, The Chicken Chokers, Toivo, Cayuga Blue Notes, and the Zydeco Trail Riders taking place in Trumansburg, Danby, Watkins Glen, Rochester, Syracuse and Ithaca, NY. It provides a central place for booking information, venues, newsletters, etc. and feeds the events to the individual band’s web sites. Currently in Drupal 7.

Slippery-Hill Fiddle Tunes

I recently migrated a hand built static html web site listing about 3600 audio samples of old time fiddling into Drupal 7. This involved elaborate screen scraping and parsing, lots of communication with the owner of the site to clarify the intent of the site, and an iterative process for designing and building the site. I got to use Pantheon for a platform. Now we’re integrating affiliate links for revenue. It’s a work in progress.

Recent work includes migrating the site from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

Toivo

“Traditional social dance music of the Finger Lakes, Finland, Mexico and beyond”

Web site for a band. The events listed on this site are coming from possiblegig.com. There is streaming audio & YouTube video. This is now a static web site build with Jekyll.

Tom Harley Campbell

Personal web site for songwriter and author Tom Harley Campbell to promote his new novel. It is a static site built in Hugo using the Hugo Scroll theme.

Twang

Vintage website of defunct psychobilly band from Boston. I look back on it to see how much has changed.

Zydeco Trail Riders

A band website with lots of pictures & streaming audio. The events listed on this site are coming from possiblegig.com. This is now a static web site build with Jekyll.