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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:26 pm 
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Not a fanatic but I have a few. Some are clear red vinyl. Those are twelve inch. Much music and lasts way to long. I guess I do not like to sit and listen that long. Then some with large hole in the center I guess for a juke box? Now wondering where they are! LOL Neil


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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:20 am 
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I'm quite often listening to this Seeburg 1000 internet radio these days - I have to reckon that the guys at Seeburg made an excellent job and it really motivates me to be more efficient and upbeat at work! 8-)

The radio features no commercials, but very sparsely (once every dozen tunes perhaps) a voice announces that listeners can make donations to the radio. Once, the registered voice of Kiss' drummer (unfortunately I couldn't memorize who of the surviving two) said that after an exhausting gig he likes to relax by listening to the music of Seeburg 1000!!! :lol: It really left me open-mouthed, and the folk is eccentric enough that it may actually be true! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:29 am 
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I'm quite often listening to this Seeburg 1000 internet radio these days - I have to reckon that the guys at Seeburg made an excellent job and it really motivates me to be more efficient and upbeat at work! 8-)

Marco, get out of there IMMEDIATELY. They are poisoning your mind! We don't want to lose you!
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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:35 am 
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Marco Gilardetti wrote:
I'm quite often listening to this Seeburg 1000 internet radio these days - I have to reckon that the guys at Seeburg made an excellent job and it really motivates me to be more efficient and upbeat at work! 8-)

The radio features no commercials, but very sparsely (once every dozen tunes perhaps) a voice announces that listeners can make donations to the radio. Once, the registered voice of Kiss' drummer (unfortunately I couldn't memorize who of the surviving two) said that after an exhausting gig he likes to relax by listening to the music of Seeburg 1000!!! :lol: It really left me open-mouthed, and the folk is eccentric enough that it may actually be true! :mrgreen:


It's surprisingly "addictive", isn't it? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:56 am 
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:lol:

Indeed upbeat is the word, if you get me!

I just wish the radio had three channels and that I could choose between the "Basic", "Mood" or "Industrial" programs... ;)

It's amusing how sometimes you recognize the song as an evergreen standard that you also own on some 78 RPM.


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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:31 pm 
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I've heard his voice again! He's Eric Singer! 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:30 pm 
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I ran across a large stack of those 40 years ago in a car dealership warehouse that my Dad got the job of cleaning out. But they were all either elevator music, or promotional stuff for Cadillac's & Pontiac's back in the 1950's into the 60's. It seems like they were all center start records and they pushed the tone arm off the record at the conclusion so the system went silent instead of having to listen to the needle in the run off groove. I remember thinking at the time that having it do that was kind of a clever idea. I kept none of that stuff though, but it was kind of interesting. Must have been about a thousand 1949 Pontiac calendar's in that mess, and I did keep two of those for many years.


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 Post subject: Re: The (very exclusive) 16 RPM Club.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:52 am 
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I have some 16 ⅔ rpm records. They seem to be from the mid 50s era. All of them are spoken word recordings with things like A Treasury of Great Poetry with Louis Untermeyer, Shakespeare's Sonnets, all of them, read by Ronald Colman c. 1956, and The Three Musketeers by Dumas, and A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens, etc.

It always irks me when people refer to these records as only for the blind. Poetry is meant to heard, not read, so in the case of poetry and drama, at least, I defend spoken word recordings. This is coming from someone who has all 37 of Shakespeare's plays on London records complete, but they are LPs.


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