[78-L] Strange record
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Sat Feb 6 23:18:16 PST 2016
Excellent! I found a reproduction of this page a couple of months ago and posted it on one of the Feetsbook groups, but it couldn't be enlarged the way this one can.
And thanks for dating this. I thought it had been in one of the thicker issues.
> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
> Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 20:47:42 -1000
> From: malcolm at 78data.com.invalid
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Strange record
> MAD magazine (MAD #32, April 1957) made your label up along with 4
> other 45rpm labels:
> Rumble, Capital, Potrzebie & Bomb.
> My favorite title is on Potrzebie, " Throw Mama From The Train A Knish -
> Don't Leave Her Hungry Behind."
> Here ya go:
> On 2/6/2016 8:30 PM, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
> > I've come across a strange record - at least a record with a strange label. It looks like an RCA 45rpm single, but the label says "RCA Melvin"; instead of the Nipper picture, it has a picture of a little old man squatted like a dog in front of a Gramophone with a dog peering out of the horn, beside that it says "His Pet's Voice". Instead of the normal speed indication at the 9 o'clock position, it says "Speed Limit 45" and on the other side in the 3 o'clock position, "Music to Drag Race by". The title says, "The Little Dutch Mill on Blueberry Hill near the Hollywood Freeway Blues"; the artist says "Fats" Domino with the NBC Symphony Orchestra. Around the bottom rim it says "RCA Melvin - "His Pet's Voice" - Man and Dog Trade Mark - Everything is Copyrighted, so don't fool around!" There is no matrix number or record number indicated on the label.
> > Naturally, I was anxious to hear this thing, but when I played it, it's just a recording of Eddie Fisher singing "Cindy". I sort of expected this because the only matrix number in the run-out spiral is a normal RCA number. The other side of the record has a regular RCA Label and is a recording of Eddie Fisher singing "Around the World".
> > Anyone know what this might be?
> > db
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