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Re: [ARSCLIST] Stereo records.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Schurk" <wschurk@xxxxxxxxx>
> Back in the late '50's or very early '60's, while living in Klevetown,
I used to haunt (and hunt in) our local Gray drugstores and Giant Tiger
stores (like K-mart today) for jukebox dumps for 45's (and early on--78's).
The prices were 35 cents and 29 cents respectively. Ya gotta believe there
wer some kool discs. But then does one need 25 copies of the Champs "Train
to nowhere"?. You DID have that luxury of picking out the one in best
condition (A-side was the whacked one)
> Well................, during that heyday I picked up two stereo 45's,
both from early 1959 and both were charted tunes. The koolest one was
Castin' my spell/Telephone baby by the Johnny Otis Show (Capitol S4168) on
a red label. The other one is a ho-hum but still stereo Tab Hunter (I'll
be with you) In apple blossom time/(What can I give) My only love (Warner
Bros. S 5032)
> So the question is who used them and where they played?? Why were
they in with this otherwise mono platters?? Radio?? Juke boxes?? Home
At a guess, I'd say radio...in particular, FM radio, which was stereo from
(when?). In my post, quoted below, I noted that our University station was
being sent stereo promo 45's in 1973 or so...
> Bill Schurk
> Sound Recordings Archivist
> Bowling Green State University
> Lottsa questions.
> steven c <stevenc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger and Allison Kulp"
> > Weren't there some RCA Living Stereo 45s,too?
> > Steven Smolian wrote: 1967 or 1957? And the Blumlein
> I don't know exactly when stereo 45's first appeared...but I DO know they
> were being pressed by 1973 or so, because I was deejaying at Illinois
> State's carrier-current radio station then, and we were getting stereo
> promo 45's!
> Steven C. Barr
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