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by HMVDevotee
Fri May 07, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: eBay & Craigslist Alerts
Topic: Garrad super motor
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Garrad super motor

Is this, what looks like a crack in the casting, normal? I've never handled one.
by HMVDevotee
Wed May 05, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

In retrospect, all of this uncertainty makes perfect sense. I suspect the serial numbers applied to specific machines were used as a record of parts used or included per unit, for reference for replacement parts if needed in the future. A record of the quantity of units manufactured and sold could b...
by HMVDevotee
Mon May 03, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics

Inigo!

Thanks so much! These appear to be US lyrics since I don't see the British lines previously suggested or as sung on my HMV recording. Nonetheless, delighted to read them.

R.
by HMVDevotee
Mon May 03, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: British & European Machines
Topic: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?
Replies: 49
Views: 4705

Re: Columbia portables..the endless enigma?

I don't have an answer, but perhaps a way of sorting it out by finding the earliest and latest serial numbers of members' 9000s. I have a red (R)9000a with the number plate showing B/12 (the year, I assume) and the number 62639. So there is a start. I'm sure someone knows the date code scheme.
by HMVDevotee
Sun May 02, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics

James, Thanks for your time helping me solve this puzzle! Your remarks (including Recordmaker's observation about George Arliss) certainly confirms that the lyric was re-written for a British market. One wonders if this was done with the consent of/collaboration with Porter because of copyright... I...
by HMVDevotee
Sat May 01, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics

Inigo, Thanks for the tip. The version I posted uses three lines (out of about 20) that are Porter's originals. The remainder were written by someone else. I haven't been able to source Wodehouse's lyrics either. Apparently , ol' P.G. wrote a version that excluded references that were thought to be ...
by HMVDevotee
Sat May 01, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Cole Porter's "You're the Top" Lyrics

I have an HMV recording B.D. 172 (Jack Hylton) of Cole Porter's "You're the Top" with some lyrics that are indistinguishable. The record is quite good, and sounds great on my HMV 193, but apparently there are many versions of lyrics to Porter's song, including some written by P. G. Wodehou...
by HMVDevotee
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: A 1918 Victrola IX restored
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: A 1918 Victrola IX restored

That motor looks new! Did you also use the Mobil 1 synthetic grease in the spring barrel?
by HMVDevotee
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: His Master's Voice Automatic 1A Exponential Gramophone Demo
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: His Master's Voice Automatic 1A Exponential Gramophone Demo

And here I thought all that I wanted was an HMV202A to sit along side my 193A. The sound of that huge 1A horn is just remarkable. Thanks for posting an excellent video.

Robert
by HMVDevotee
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Too bad more young people are not interested
Replies: 102
Views: 5466

Re: Too bad more young people are not interested

This has been an interesting thread, and although seemingly exhausted, I think keeping alive the idea of introducing the younger set (now I really feel old) to 20'sand 30's music is a good one. It's been my experience that introducing people to "period" music on "period" machines...