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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
> Dan Nelson wrote:
>> The Seebug juke box company made a "library" unit that played 12" lps.
>> The unit was designed to play 33s or 16 2/3 rpm music discs. 16rpm 12"
>> discs were released by Decca records, mostly bacground music type.
> Do you have any reference for info (or any copies) of any 12-inch Decca 16
> 2/3 RPM discs? Vox put out a series of 8 them in 1958 and I have three of
> them, and Prestige did 4 of them, but the only 16 2/3 Decca pressings I've
> seen are 10-inch with large holes (maybe 2-inches) that were made
> especially for the Seeburg. Victor also did pressings for them. These
> discs were not sold to the public but were leased with the machine with
> monthly updates. The Vox and Prestige records were sold to the public,
> looked like regular 12-inch LPs, and were listed in a separate section in
> "The Long Player" and "Jazz and Pops" catalogs. Vox called them XLPs, and
> all were mastered by Rudy Van Gelder.
Are/were these reecords the oddball 16-2/3rpm discs on the "Seeburg"
label...with 45-sized center holes? I have acquired a few of these over
the years...but never knew what they were intended for...?!
Steven C. Barr