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 Post subject: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sullivan
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:35 pm 
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I uploaded this video to my You Tube page a while ago when I was selling a set of Gilbert and Sullivan records. Seeing it again, I almost regret selling the record. I was in law enforcement for over 30 years and I have to agree with the lyrics of the song. The best part of the video is how well my Sonora Invincible is shown. I will never sell it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0iIe5BpkQI
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 Post subject: Re: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sulli
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:17 pm 
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Very clever fellows, Gilbert and Sullivan! I couldn't read the label, and wonder if this is an acoustic or electric recording. Lovely Sonora, and very nice sound too!
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Bob
"Comparison is the thief of joy" Theodore Roosevelt


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 Post subject: Re: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sulli
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:16 pm 
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barnettrp21122 wrote:
Very clever fellows, Gilbert and Sullivan! I couldn't read the label, and wonder if this is an acoustic or electric recording. Lovely Sonora, and very nice sound too!
Thanks!
Bob


I sold the records in the Gilbert and Sullivan collection to fellow member Lucius1958. The recordings as I recall were very early acoustic.
"You can't take the phonographs nor the money with you, but the contentment the phonographs bring may well make your life better, and happier lives make the world a better place."

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 Post subject: Re: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sulli
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Best seen on DVD of Pirates by Opera Australia or the DVD production from New York Central Park outdoors with, I believe, Patricia Rutledge. The dancing during THAT production of the singing police with a guy named Tony something is hysterical. :D


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 Post subject: Re: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sulli
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Central Park was a strangely appropriate location, as the work was premiered at the Fifth Avenue Theatre New York on 31st December 1879.


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 Post subject: Re: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sulli
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This is Peter Dawson as the Sergeant in the acoustic set made by H.M.V. in 1920. Violet Essex, as Mabel, sings the opening phrases. The pitch is a semitone sharp!

Oliver Mundy.


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 Post subject: Re: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sulli
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Menophanes wrote:
This is Peter Dawson as the Sergeant in the acoustic set made by H.M.V. in 1920. Violet Essex, as Mabel, sings the opening phrases. The pitch is a semitone sharp!

Oliver Mundy.


I thought the tempo was a tad too fast, as well, so possibly the playback speed is off?


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 Post subject: Re: A Policeman's Lot is not a Happy One - Gilbert and Sulli
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"Oliver Mundy. I thought the tempo was a tad too fast, as well, so possibly the playback speed is off?"

Next time I get to a phonograph show I'm going to look for a speed calibration strobe tool. It might very well be too fast.
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