I remember cutting several records out of the back of cereal boxes as
a kid in the 70s. Usually it was something by Bobby Sherman.
Jeff Carroll, Mastering Engineer
Bluefield Mastering Inc. - Raleigh, NC USA
On Jan 17, 2008, at 10:06 PM, Daniel Shiman wrote:
I'm Dan, longtime lurker, first-semester student at UT Austin's
School of Information and dyed-in-the-wool vinyl junkie. Very
exciting to be taking a class on audio preservation this spring, but
I am struggling more than expected with the first assignment, which
involves a brief history of an early audio format.
I chose paper/cardboard records for my topic. Historical surveys of
recorded media I've browsed have made little mention of this
ephemeral-in-every-sense-of-the-word format. Online sources like
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, The Music Index Online, Library
Literature & Information Science, and Academic Search Complete have
either been fruitless or have basically directed me to articles
directing me in turn to the only website with much substantive
information on the subject, the excellent Internet Museum of Flexi/
Cardboard/Oddity Records (assembled by Mac, host of the WFMU's
Antique Phonograph Music Program).
I've contacted Mac pressing him for sources, but was wondering in the
meantime if any ARSClist members knew anything about the paper/
cardboard record's history - or knew of any good articles or written/
research sources that I might explore. Thanks so much!