The Mercury Storyteller series were the records I wore out.
A little older, it was To The Moon 6-LP series from Time-Life and "Gallant Men" by Sen. Everett
Dirkson on Capitol. Plus, when I was a youngster, WRVR NY played old radio shows every evening. I
just as soon never hear another Shadow or Lone Ranger episode, but they were fun back then.
Even when I was a small tike, I did not like sing-song kiddie records one bit.
Do any of you remember the Show N Tell slide-strip/record players? That was a great device. Also the
later Viewmaster with the little grooved record attached to the wheel, although most of the content
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 10:21 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) Study
> At 09:36 AM 5/16/2006, Karl Miller wrote:
>>On Mon, 15 May 2006, Tom Fine wrote:
>> > Kiddie records and novelty things are another matter, but I
>> question the historical value of most of
>> > that stuff.
>>Some of the kiddie records are quite fascinating.
> As a young'un my folks got me a phonograph. I don't know what happened to it after I got a
> MagnaVox, but I suspect it was trashed.
> Anyway, one of the first records that came with it was "We're Building A City" which I think I
> wore out (no record of where that record went, either). Later my mother told me that she thought
> something was wrong with me and had actually called the doctor. I would put the record on and play
> it over and over while rocking back and forth in front of it.
> And look what happened to me <smile>.
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