[78-L] The Columbia Laughing Record?

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Thu Aug 11 20:13:07 PDT 2011

Oh, I've also had it dubbed..acoustically..on a Canadian Apex pressing. No 
reference to OKeh. This is odd since I thought Compo had the Canadian rights to 
OKeh almost from the first lateral days.


On 8/11/2011 10:51 PM, David Lennick wrote:
> Egad..I've had it in just about every format except the late 45 Mike Biel
> refers to. Original OKeh, late 20s laminated OKeh, mid 30s dub on Vocalion, c.
> 1950 vinyl OKeh DJ pressing (twice), Happy Face LP and a Boris Rose lp where
> it's played THREE TIMES in succession.
> Ever hear "Laughing Record" on Silvertone? Not to be believed. Originally
> titled The Worst Rose of Summer, by Vaughn de Leath, and it sounds as if it
> uses a Gennett sound effects record instead of real laughers. Horrible.
> dl
> On 8/11/2011 4:05 PM, Stewart, Joseph R wrote:
>> Rodger Holtin wrote,
>> "I must be the only guy on the list who does not own a copy of the famous OKeh Laughing Record..."
>> Actually, no, you're not.  I don't have a copy of it.  Never even seen one up close. Of course, flea markets in this area (southwest Missouri) are (to borrow from Monty Python) so  "uncontaminated" by shellac it's not even... funny.
>> Randy Stewart
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>> Springfield MO 65897
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