[78-L] wanted: any acoustic 78s in the uk in bulk or

Sammy Jones sjones69 at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 6 22:56:54 PDT 2012

Mike is right: acoustic records do have a very special sound.  I've always 
been fascinated with the records and the process.

I rememer when I had the very good fortune to look at Jim Walsh's personal 
scrapbooks at the Library of Congress (before the Recorded Sound Division 
moved to Culpepper), Jim had pasted an article from somwhere (Hobbies, 
maybe?) that told the story of Billy Murray demonstrating how acoustic 
recordings were made either for some group or the benefit of the magazine. 
This article must have been from the '40s, so perhaps the lure of acoustic, 
or "mechanical" recording, was strong even a mere 15 to 20 years after the 
process was out of date!

Anyway, happy hunting...

Sammy Jones

> From: djoutrage at freeukisp.co.uk
>> hi, so i know this is rather a long shot/strange request,
>> but recently i have become quite mesmirized by pretty much
>> anything recorded acousticly.
> I'm not in the U.K. so can't help, but I think that many of us will tell
> you that it also was that special sound of acoustical recordings which
> first grabbed us when we were younger.  So you are not alone.  With me
> it is the sound of the records, but there are some here that it is the
> sound of the acoustical machines.  (To hear the record you play it
> electrically.  Playing the record on an acoustical machine is not
> listening to the record, it is listening to the machine.)
> So good luck in your quest for records.  It is always good to listen to
> a lot of them to find which are the musical forms you like the best --
> that really grab you.  Don't think that it is necessary to like them
> all.  Records were much cheaper when I started 50 or more years ago so I
> had the chance to get a wide variety, hopefully you can too.
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
>> condition does not matter as long as they arn't broken, nore does rarity,
>> so if you have any discs you wouldn't mind selling in bulk or 
>> individualy,
>> or know of someone who does, i'd love to hear from you!
>> it would e better if you were to contact me on my other email address,
>> rgodridge1 at gmail.com as this is mostly for list mail and we'll take it
>> from there... thanks and appologies for the spelling,  Rob

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