1890s recordings of Ira Sankey on box set/book package


Some of the first recordings ever made of religious music, including cylinder recordings made in the Victorian era by the hugely influential vocalist Ira Sankey, have been issued in a three CD box set, 'Waxing The Gospel: Mass Evangelism And The Phonograph 1890-1900.' The CDs are issued by Archeophone Records with a 408 page hard back book. The Red Lick catalogue wrote that the set featured "more than 100 super-rare tracks including all known recordings by revivalists Dwight L Moody and Ira D Sankey, the Bison City Quartette, J W Myers, Charles Taylor & His Two Daughters, Grace Marvin, Baldwin's Cadet Band and many more." CR

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