Bender Voice Recordings

In 1941 Edward Bender opened his own radio shop, first on Gratiot Avenue, then at 9110 Mack Avenue and then later at 9100 Mack Avenue, Detroit. He called his store Mack Avenue Radio. While in that store he bought an apparatus for cutting his own records. He and his brother Norm who worked for him for many years, were very fond of cutting records after hours. They would mostly goof around singing songs that they liked and telling jokes. Fortunately, we still have some of those records today.

The music files were converted from four 78 speed records that are in poor condition. The below music files were greatly cleaned up using the latest software technology.

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