I haven't posted in a while, though I have three entries nearly ready. In the meantime, here are three 78s, two of which required four or five (or six) tries to get right. Or someplace close to right. The third--a typically-racist-for-its-time 1915 side called Alagazam (To the Music of the Band)--only required a couple tries, as I quickly realized that the lack of audio body in the quartet was a fault of the recording--maybe something to do with positioning the recording bell/horn to best capture the bass drum sound. This could have precluded placing the quartet any closer. And, oddly enough, my memory of this side is that Billy Murray can be heard on it, and prominently. But there's no trace of him. Maybe it's simply the kind of thing I can imagine him being a part of.