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 Post subject: Good things happen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:51 pm 
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Victor I
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Stopped in an antique mall today and they had a few boxes of 78's. I spoke to the lady working and she said "They don't sell so I can have them for free". I obliged:)
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 Post subject: Re: Good things happen
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Nice story. Maybe post some groovy titles from the haul.

I don't much like hearing things like your antique lady said, because I think it encourges them to toss or refuse 78's and not have any out for sale at all. Most record stores nowdays won't carry them for that reason. :monkey:


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 Post subject: Re: Good things happen
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I have a humane society thrift shop near me that told me they throw them all out because no one wants them. I told them to hold them for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Good things happen
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:32 pm 
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stetam wrote:
Stopped in an antique mall today and they had a few boxes of 78's. I spoke to the lady working and she said "They don't sell so I can have them for free". I obliged:)
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...and that is how you came to have a complete set of World's Greatest Music albums! ;)

OK, kidding aside, well done. I hope you got some real treasures in that lot. And in point of fact those unloved WGM sets have some wonderful music-making on them; a year or so ago I actually did a project to transfer them (yes, I have a complete run) and their companion World's Greatest Opera sets, and I was struck by just how well recorded and performed most of them were. As my mother used to say about dandelions, "If they weren't common, people would pay big money to own them."


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