In a message dated 7/25/2003 1:26:31 PM Eastern Standard Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
> As well, I buy old tapes (r-2-r and cassette) whenever they turn up cheaply
> thrift stores and yard sales; oftentimes they contain
> airchecks, sometimes
> accidentally made!
> Steven C. Barr
Some of us will remember the AFM strike during the mid-'40s. I have discovered through the years that many folks purchased disc cutters during that period, and recorded songs off-the-air for parties, dances, etc. From time to time I come upon these acetates (lacquers) in 8", 10" and l2". Unless they are marked "So and so's Birthday" I pick them up. I have been often pleasantly surprised by an aircheck of Kay Kyser, Miller or some other pop band. Usually they are in good shape, unless the cutter was misaligned.