[78-L] Beach Boys 78s

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Sun Apr 17 19:24:52 PDT 2011

From: "Cary Ginell" <soundthink at live.com>
> None of which sold anywhere near as much as any one of a number of Beach 
> Boys hits. For all intents and purposes, to EMI, Gene Vincent and Eddie 
> Cochran were nothing but one-hit wonders. Yes, like them or not, the Beach 
> Boys was Capitol's biggest selling rock band of the '60s, next to the Fab 
> Fo'. If they were going to issue a 78 based on a '60s rock band, they made 
> the right commercial choice. If it were me, I'd have picked an unissued 
> track by Wanda Jackson, which they also own.
As I previously posted...it is now possible to create a vinyl "78"
(one hopes with 3-mil grooving, but that is NOT guaranteed...?!)
of ANY sound recording for which the original master still exists...!

To me, the "78 era" is not only a technical fact...it alsi suggests
a certain sound...! Next question...who will be the first to issue
a rap/hip-hop 78...?! Na und...?!

Steven C. Barr 

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