[78-L] Edward VIII Abdication Records

Sammy Jones sjones69 at bellsouth.net
Sun Nov 10 15:33:49 PST 2013

I was asking about commercial records, but am interested in any form of this 
speech.  Do you have any info on the transcription, itself?

Sammy Jones

> Somewhere in my collection I have a dub from a 16" vinyl transcription -
> tho not a commercial recording, which is what you seem to be asking about.
> joe salerno
> On 11/10/2013 4:33 AM, Sammy Jones wrote:
>> Okay...how many of these things were there?  I thought I had a pretty 
>> nice
>> collection of Edward VIII Abdication records on 78, but just came across
>> three different variations on eBay that I don't have (I snapped two of 
>> them
>> up).  Has anyone put together a list or discography?
>> To get the ball rolling, here are the commercial 78 pressings I have of 
>> the
>> speech:
>> King's Farewell Speech, Brunswick 7810 (mx. 20404/20405), 10"
>> Farewell Address of King Edward VIII, no maker, gold foil label (mx. 6635 
>> #1
>> / 6735 P2 ((the 3 and P are reversed in the wax))), 12"
>> Abdication Speech of King Edward VIII, no maker, white label (MS-A 
>> 1523/MS-A
>> 1524), 12"
>> And a 10" shellac pressing with a white label bearing only PART 1 in 
>> large
>> type (mx XX1/XX2).  Someone has written "A limited issue by the BBC. 
>> 1937."
>> in pen on the label.  Nothing whatsoever on the reverse side white label.
>> By the way, my favorite copies are two 12" vinyl pressings (one at 78 and
>> one at 33 1/3) by Victor that were apparently made for Hal Wallis (the 
>> movie
>> producer).  The 33 disc is one-sided and has that lovely RCA spiderweb
>> pattern on the back.  The one-sided 33's matrix number is VIS-6141-56. 
>> The
>> two-sided 78's matrix numbers are VIS 6145 and VIS 6146.
>> I'd love to know if anyone has ever encountered similar vinyl pressings 
>> of
>> the Abdication Speech like these!
>> I'll post details of the discs I'm getting from eBay once they arrive.
>> Sammy Jones

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