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Re: [ARSCLIST] 16" transcription player on ebay
At 12:21 PM 09-04-2007 -0500, you wrote:
I have only one 16" LP which, until the above, I thought was
unplayable by anything still in existence. I found it at a Wisconsin
record show several years ago. Could anybody point me at a resource,
on-line or a book, that gives historical details about transcription discs
that might answer my questions?
What was their purpose, radio play only, or something else?
Why were they made in 16" instead of 12" or 10"?
What years were they made?
What format were transcriptions made in before and after the 16" LP format?
I have scanned the labels of my red vinyl LP
The University of Wisconsin Band Program
Program No. 59 / 60
33-1/3 RPM Outside Start
Release only during the period from
April 10 through April 16 / April 17 through April 23
This program is identified as a transcription
both in the opening and close, and no further
identification is necessary
The dead wax markings have,
UW BAND 59 (block letters all caps)
U. of W. Band #60 (handwritten script)
I gather there must be at least 58 other sides just like this, and
maybe more? There is no year mentioned. The paper sleeve has,
American Cancer Society / 1948 Drive (back side is blank)
According to the TimeLine of Sound and Broadcast Technology,
the first LP was made by Columbia in 1948 and presumably no one else until
1949 or after. Anyone have any idea what year this LP might have been
Doug Henkle - mailto:henkle@xxxxxxxxx
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