Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jukeboxes...a short history and guide...part one

"Cheap bars playing lively jazz and blues music were called "jook-joints", and therefore an instrument out of which music emitted was, defacto, a "jook-box"..

I found this article in a Collectors magazine and thought it was interesting and very appropriate for this blog. For those of us who are old enough to remember the original jukeboxes, they were a great source of entertainment and kept us amused for many a night. It wasn't only the music that was pumping out of them but the physical appearance also made them an iconic and cultural part of our lives. Thankfully they have survived over the years, with a few modern technological improvements and modifications, and are now collectible items.


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