Welcome to Computerola!

This website is dedicated to the phonograph recordings of the acoustic recording era—roughly the first quarter of the Twentieth Century. It is our goal not just to preserve the recorded music of this era, but to make it more widely accessible to a Twenty-first Century audience.

About Computerola audio files.

acoustic playback Play MP3 file recorded using period acoustic phonograph.

acoustic playback Play MP3 recorded with modern equipment and state-of-the-art noise reduction.

acoustic playback Download original WAV files. No noise reduction.

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Scandinavia — Fox Trot

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Latest News

15 December 2009

A javascript pop-up media player was implemented on the website. It makes use of the default player installed on the visitor's computer and embeds it in the pop-up window. Right-clicking the audio links passes through to the browser's normal centext menu. If javascript is disabled or not available, the links simply download the audio files.

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