[78-L] Capitol Recording Disc

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 16 07:30:55 PST 2012

Note that they'd overcome the zombie look by 1949:

On 12/16/2012 9:31 AM, David Lennick wrote:
> 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?
> dl
> 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
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: 78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com
>> [mailto:78-l-bounces at klickitat.78online.com] On Behalf Of Michael Biel
>> Sent: Saturday, December 15, 2012 12:14 PM
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>> Subject: Re: [78-L] Capitol Recording Disc
>> 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
>> To: 78-L Mail List<78-l at klickitat.78online.com>
>> 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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