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Keep the Home Fires Burning - 1917

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Published on May 23, 2009

This record at least 92 years old

Upon the recent passing of the Original Navajo Codetalker John Brown Jr. (my late friend Kimos grandfather) I found that he and my grandfather were high school buddies. My grandfather joined the Army and went to Europe and John joined the Marines and helped developed the Navajo Code.
So this memorial day as a special tribute to all the armed services and the family, lover and children they leave behind I found this record. Written for soldiers battling world war one its a song to cheer up the ones left behind. This record is the best that Victor recording studios could offer when they use the best recording techs, engineers and material. Too bad that acoustic recording experts and their talents were not used on every Victor recording.


Title:Keep the Home-Fires Burning
Label:Victorla Red Seal label
Composer:Lena Gilbert Ford and Ivor Novello
Recorded:(?).(?).1917
Artist:John McCormick
Record Number: 64696 - A
Format: Acoustically Recorded 78 RPM Record
Technical issues:
no Equalization curve, Turntable Speed 80,


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Recorded in Shiprock New Mexico Saturday, May 23, 2009 on a TTUSB ION turntable.

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • John McCormack
  • Album

    • The Song Hits of World War I
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Van Up Records); Warner Chappell, PEDL, UBEM, and 2 Music Rights Societies

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