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by Viva-Tonal
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Record Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Record Speed

I wonder if some of the very slow early sides recorded in Europe were as a result of engineers who continued to hold to more or less Berliner's speed standards from the 1890s? Here's one side of a mid-teens Victor batwing pressed directly from a 1907 matrix recorded in Vienna. It sounded right playe...
by Viva-Tonal
Tue May 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: VICTOR 10" (BAT WING) #19829 high number for an electric?
Replies: 25
Views: 2838

Re: VICTOR 10" (BAT WING) #19829 high number for an electric

The 'missing' patent number wasn't a printing error. They simply removed the number from the label copy when the patent had expired.
by Viva-Tonal
Tue May 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Victor 14" Deluxe Special Record List & Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2275

Re: Victor 14" Deluxe Special Record List & Questions

The only 14" record I've ever seen (and am lucky to have) is an inside-start Pathé 90 rpm record I won in a Nauction some years ago. (The only other 14" discs I've seen were the large lacquer discs used for mastering 12" LPs.) From what I read in NOTE THE NOTES, the Columbia 14" ...
by Viva-Tonal
Tue May 15, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: The Last Commercially Issued Victor 78. Really. 1982
Replies: 19
Views: 1815

Re: The Last Commercially Issued Victor 78. Really. 1982

As far as regularly-released singles during the transition to 45 1949-1958, the last US RCA Victor known is 20-7410, 'One night'/'I got stung' by Elvis. IIRC the last known Canadian RCA Victor 78 is 20-7600, 'A big hunk o' love'/'My wish came true', also by Elvis, in late 1959. South Africa is known...
by Viva-Tonal
Sun May 31, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Diamond Disc vs Edison Needle Cut sound quality controversy
Replies: 40
Views: 7567

Re: Diamond Disc vs Edison Needle Cut sound quality controve

Yet at least the two recordings Victor made in the Trinity studio on 28 October 1925 released on blue label 45519 have considerable 60 Hz hum on them!
by Viva-Tonal
Sun May 31, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Brunswick 3567 (Johnny Dodds) - Questions on Take Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 1517

Re: Brunswick 3567 (Johnny Dodds) - Questions on Take Number

Keep in mind that Brunswick still assigned a new matrix number to each take recorded at that time.
by Viva-Tonal
Sat May 30, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Pressing New Shellac
Replies: 31
Views: 4496

Re: Pressing New Shellac

True re laminated records....not long ago I read that on many 1940s and earlier records, if you find an edge chip on a laminated record, there is a good chance the chipping happened when someone chipped the edge away to see if the record was a solid composition pressing, and since it was seen to be ...
by Viva-Tonal
Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Oxford 7" 16000 series?
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Oxford 7" 16000 series?

I bet those matrix numbers with the D suffix are reverse imaged too....sounds like Leeds & Catlin aka Imperial material to me.
by Viva-Tonal
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Graham-Paige March - Victor Private Recording
Replies: 12
Views: 2019

Re: Graham-Paige March - Victor Private Recording

I have it too....found my copy in 1976 in a shop in Manhattan, Kansas called The Treasure Chest that was around then.
by Viva-Tonal
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Odd "relabeling"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: Odd "relabeling"?

With the way the paper of the labels appears so 'crazed' my guess is that long ago someone tried to clean the record and accidentally washed all the gold ink off the label, and a person hand-lettered the song titles onto the label.