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Post subject:   PostPosted: Nov 11, 2012 - 09:49 AM
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I recently stopped by the local library's book sale, although I haven't seen records there in a few years. One of the gals saw me and said: "Sorry Dave, no records" as I was looking at the books. A few minutes later, she said: "Wait a minute, I think we do have some." She then pulled a grocery bag out from under the sales desk, explaining that some fellow had them set these aside a year or two ago and had never returned to pay for them. The girls insisted I take the records at no charge, despite my offer to pay.

There were about a dozen LPs in the bag, half of them throwaway scratched up TUC, the other half common Classic Rock in VG+ or NM condtion. There was a large binder full of 12" 78s as well. Most of the 78s were common stuff, Kostelanetz, Fiedler/Boston Pops, Stokowski, etc... But the last two discs were Florence Foster Jenkins 78s, the shellac in NM condtion.

Florence Foster Jenkins was a wealthy New York socialite who fancied herself an opera singer, despite a total lack of talent. She had the financial means to put on recitals and in 1938, entered the studios of Melotone in NYC with pianist Cosme McMoon to record and produce five 78 RPM records. These were vanity pressings and sold privately.

I was real happy to find these records, original recordings from one of the most notorious "Outsider" artists of the '30s and '40s.



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Stopped into my favorite junk joint this evening and spied a stack of new shellac... spent about $30 on a pile of 78s at a dollar a throw including:




Second Flip 78 this shop has produced in the past 6 months.

I'll eventually post up some of the others in the regular finds section.

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GREAT finds Lonestar! Can't wait to see what else you found!
 
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I am posting this on behalf of wurlitzer1450.

Wurlitzer1450: new condition 78s from the cal radio station.




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I have a copy of the Luniverse 78, same label style, but in lesser condition.
 
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Just going through some 78s, figured I'd post some interesting labels as I came across them.

You can see that Wheeling had at least 12 offerings, and even a design change somewhere along the way (the first two are both Wheeling 1002), but I don't see examples on the internet very often. The label apparently belonged to country singer Doc Williams and his wife Chickie.



I have several on Rich; the 101 Ranch Boys were local to where I live. Shawnee was from further northeast in Pennsylvania. I've been putting up the a-side's of these, but had to go with the "b" with the Alvin - check out that song title!



There's lots of odd gospel labels; I have at least two or three on Sharon. Nothing really unusual about the Brazilian Odeon, just felt like including it. The flip of the Stinson is "Song of the Red Army". Wiki says that Arista Records was founded in '74 by Clive Davis - well, we know better!

 
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neat looking labels, i especially like the "alvin" label one---- he kissed her where she sat ha ha

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I picked up some great 78s at the ARCA Record show in Bessemer, AL last weekend:

Lightnin' Hopkins - Herald 504
Magic Sam - Cobra 5013
Ernest Lewis - Parrot 791
Warren Smith - Sun 239
James Waynes - Sittin' In 588
Arbee Stidham - RCA Victor 22-0018
Bill Haley and His Comets
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Ivory Joe Hunter - King 4347
Ivory Joe Hunter - MGM 10995
The Original Gospel Harmonettes - Specialty 869 Promo
 
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I bought a large collection over the weekend. Of the 1,000~2,000 78s I've only brought home one box, with about 100 records in it. Some of these fairly common, but what's unusual is the condition, most of them are beautiful look-unplayed.



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