[78-L] Capitol Recording Disc

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 16 06:31:40 PST 2012

The Moylan Sisters were Peggy Joan and Marianne, per one source, so I don't 
know who Helen and Mary are. Presume this is off-air material, which could be 
mid 40s?


On 12/16/2012 12:56 AM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
> 10 inch diameter
> Cardboard base
> Thin home disk, I'd say
> A couple of women singing, ID'd on the label as Helen and Mary, named as the
> Moilan sisters on the record and later one was given a different last name
> that I cannot make out.  The disk is quite damaged.
> They sing several songs, one of which is Rum and Coca Cola.
> Ron L
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> Capitol put their label on home recording discs back in the 1940s, but they
> also were the company which took over AudioDiscs in the 1980s, later to be
> know as Apollo.  This could be from either era from this skimpy description.
> With only one driving hole it might be from the latter era.  But what size
> is it?  What material is the base?  Is it a thin home disc or a heavy
> professional disc.  What are the contents?
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Capitol Recording Disc
> From: David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
> Date: Sat, December 15, 2012 11:35 am
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> Is it plastic base?
> dl
> On 12/15/2012 11:28 AM, Ron L'Herault wrote:
>> I've got one of these. Surface is crinkled but mostly playable. It is
>> orangy tan color with black label. The label has Capitol in script at
>> the top, under the Capitol dome and stars. Beneath that are the words,
>> "Recording Disc" and then below the spindle hole are two lines and the
>> words, Name, Title and Date. There is one drive hole below the lines.
>> Can someone give me a time period for this blank, please.
>> Thanks,
>> Ron L

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