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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:45 am 
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Melvind: as far as I've seen, these German Odeon sides were widely extended in the twenties, and in different couplings, by same Lindstrom labels and related ones as Okeh. My crying record Odeon copy (181019) has a famous laughing record on the other side, an earlier recording xBe-2682, recorded two years before in 1921. But this pressing bears a different number on the runout area, some 101xxx, from a different coupling.
The info about the two performers (man, woman and one violin player, who could be one of them) came from Chris Zwarg.
Dunno the people performing on the other side of your Okeh... Could you give me the matrix no. on the other side? Maybe we could do any search...
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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:24 am 
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The point of this record escapes me, just like "Gloomy Sunday" (the Hungarian Suicide Song)... :shock:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlMpdBJLo4o
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WARNING: over 100 people committed suicide after listening to this record, including the author/composer...
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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:15 am 
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Thanks for sharing, I never knew that existed. I have a couple of copies of the Laughing Record, but crying, that is too sad.
I always wondered why they made the laughing record, and then a crying record? How many really sold? It seems early Okeh records are pretty scarce. Eventually Okeh did release some good titles.


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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:33 pm 
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Dan, What's on the other side of this record?
Harvey Kravitz


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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:10 pm 
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This record is giving me a sudden appreciation for hip- hop in the same way hip- hop changed my views on disco.


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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:26 am 
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Phonofreak wrote:
Dan, What's on the other side of this record?
Harvey Kravitz


Harvey, here is an image of the other side of the Crying Record. I didn't record it because it is pretty uninspiring. It is a violin duet with piano from Europe. I included the record label and the runout with its impressed info.


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 Post subject: Re: And you thought the OKeh Laughing Record was obnoxious
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:29 am 
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Victrolacollector wrote:
Thanks for sharing, I never knew that existed. I have a couple of copies of the Laughing Record, but crying, that is too sad.
I always wondered why they made the laughing record, and then a crying record? How many really sold? It seems early Okeh records are pretty scarce. Eventually Okeh did release some good titles.


I know that the OKeh Laughing Record was in their catalog for quite a long time. There is a 45 rpm version of the same record released in the 1950s. So, it must have been a pretty popular record. Though I am not sure why. In my research I found that they recorded and released the Crying Record, originally in Europe then in the USA, because of the success of the Laughing Record.
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