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Re: [ARSCLIST] Stereo records.
But then again , the audiotioning players in the record store booths
weren't exactly Hi Fi, come to think of it.
>>> rjhodge@xxxxxxx 6/19/2006 5:36 PM >>>
And reproduced through a pair of 3 inch speakers 10 inches apart at
booth. 70 volt lines.
>>> thorenstd124@xxxxxxxxx 6/19/2006 5:16 PM >>>
There was a 2" plastic adaptor that you could buy to snap your 3" CD
singles into.I sold a 3" CD single,last year,on evilBay,of George
Harrison's "When We Was Fab", still sealed,in a skinny little
longbox.Got a decent price too,if I recall.
I do recall seeing CD jukeboxes,starting about 1987,or so.I don't
see them around much anymore.
As for the 7" stereo "mini-Lps",they are not all Roger
The Ray Charles Singers.There is quite a bit of soul/R&B,from
Atlantic,Motown,ABC-Paramount, RCA,and King,all of it in stereo.I have
number of these.They seem to start about 1963.The oldest rock one I
own,is a Searchers,from 1965.I also seem to recall seeing a Ventures
"Telstar/Lonely Bull",years ago.They are all highly collectible.
David Lennick <dlennick@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
steven c wrote:
> LP's first emerged as a major format (versus singles) around
> primarily due to the immense popularity of the Beatles' "Sgt.
> LP, and the fact that it was probably the first popular/"rock" album
> be reviewed by major record/music critics.
> However, the single record (available only as a 45, except for a
> handful of 33-1/3 singles intended for jukebox use) remained, and
> was the standard format for AM radio, until at least the early
> 1990's (as I recall, that was the last time I saw 45 singles
> being sold in record stores...and they were being dumped at
> bargain prices).
> What "put the kibosh" on singles was the replacement of the analog
> record by the digital CD. There was some experimentation with CD
> singles, but they were the same physical size as CD albums...so
> buyers felt they were being "ripped off" by several songs...and
> didn't buy the dommed things!
There were also smaller-size CDs, which were a nuisance because they
adapter. I still have one around here..it came in a normal-sized CD
EMI and held a 3" sample disc, the point of which is still lost on me,
manufacturer actually did put out a 3" CD in a small sleeve,
Ravel's Bolero (the 1930 recording supposedly conducted by the
> However, at the same time, the other idea that failed was jukeboxes
> offering complete albums (but for a higher price than one song).
> The consumers were so used to putting a nickel(/dime/quarter) in
> and hearing their favourite song, the idea of playing an entire
> album for several of them just never caught on...as well, if
> jukeboxes played entire albums, imagine how long you would have
> to wait until your selection was played?!
Weren't those so-called "albums" actually 33RPM 7" discs containing 3
side? I also have a number of 33rpm juke box singles with ONE stereo
side, along with 7-inch album slicks to display in the juke box. I'm
patrons couldn't wait to listen to Roger Williams and the Ray Charles
stereo while they downed their cheeseburgers.
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