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Meetings
Canadian Antique Phonograph Society
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The Canadian Antique Phonograph Society meets on a regular basis, currently eight times a year between September and June. CAPS meetings attract more than 50 members and guests. Arrive early to peruse the auction tables.

Each meeting begins with a presentation of about one hour in duration by one of our members or a specially-invited speaker on one aspect or another of recorded-sound history. This is followed by a 20-minute social period where members exchange information about records, machines and parts, survey the auction tables and any set price sale items, or view one of the displays that members often set up. Facilities are also available for screening short videos during the meeting.

Following this is an auction of a wide variety of sound machines, recordings and music-related ephemera. Guests are welcomed at our meetings. To participate in the auction, however, you must be a member.

Location:

Centennial College, Progress Campus
Markham Road exit off Highway 401
Toronto, Ontario

Room: B1-16      Entrance: Door 9
Parking: Lots 4 and 5
Date & Time: Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm

By transit:

From the Kennedy subway station, take the Scarborough RT.
Ride 4 stops to Scarborough Centre station.
Descend 2 levels to the bus platform level.
Up at far end, take the Progress 134 bus.
Get off at the first stop beyond Markham Road
       (announced as 921 Progress Ave).
The entrance walkway to Centennial College is straight ahead.

Presentations


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Japanese 78 RPM Records
with Gerry McGoldrick

Gerry McGoldrick has been collecting 78s, or SP (standard play) records as they are called in Japan, since the mid-90s. Relying mostly on his own collection, he will sketch a history of Japanese recorded music from the early 1900s to the late 1950s. He will talk about a variety of record labels and genres, ranging from traditional art music and folk songs, to postwar J-pop to covers of popular American hits from the 1950s. Gerry will also look at sleeve art and lyric inserts that give some insight into the culture that produced this music.

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Voices From The Past
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Have you ever wondered what famous people from history "actually" sounded like? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have actually been in the same room as they were to hear them describe life and events in their own words? Take a stroll through history with Kevin Jelley-Kasper and Mark Caruana-Dingli as they present "Voices from the Past", an exploration of early sound and voice recordings of various historical figures, some well known and some not-so-well known. Hear the voice of Alexander Graham Bell, which has been locked away in a disc for over 127 years and made audible through a 21st century sound recovery technique developed by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory staff in partnership with the Library of Congress.

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Jazz And Hot Dance Music On Modern Made Cylinders
with Colin Bray

Colin Bray has been collecting classic jazz 78s for 50 years but only recently decided to collect jazz on phonograph cylinders after purchasing a machine from fellow club member Domenic Di Bernardo over a year ago. There was very little genuine jazz recorded on cylinder in the 1920s; however, in recent years there are several companies that have started to make and sell recordings made on modern moulded cylinders. Colin will discuss the various companies making these cylinders and play several examples from his collection.

Colin has been a member of CAPS since 1984 and we're happy to welcome him back for his first presentation in many years.

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Edison Cylinder Records Part 3
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Phonograph Show and Tell
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