WTF Fun Fact – Jazz On Bones

“Jazz on bones” or “Ribs” were bootleg vinyl recordings made from old x-rays with holes burned in the middle from cigarettes. In the 50’s and 60’s they were a black market method for smuggling banned music into the Soviet Union. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Jazz on Bones and X-Ray Audio: Chasing the Ghost of Soviet Russia’s Most Dedicated Vinyl Bootlegger (


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  1. any method will work to get the bootlegged music into the ears of people who want to hear good and honest music.


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