Most modern turntables play 78s.It's not the 1980s anymore.
--- On Wed, 10/7/09, Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Steven C. Barr <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] late date 78
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009, 8:20 PM
----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Long" <[log in to unmask]>
> In a message dated 10/7/2009 12:02:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
>> There was a label in the 50s called Audiophile which produced red vinyl
>> microgroove 78s
> I have a number of these and they sound very good. For what was issued,
> including recording dates, check out:
> Also, a contemporary UK group, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, issued in 2008 a
> 10-inch vinyl microgroove 78-rpm album (in addition to LP and CD releases):
Any number of present-day artists/bands have released so-called "78's"
(10" microgroove recordings cut at 78 rpm!). I have no idea why, since
devices capable of PLAYING 78rpm phonorecords are essentially NOT
easily available! R. Crumb, the noted cartoonist, did have logical reasons
for his 78's...he was a serious collector of 78rpm phonorecords!
Since I do lead a blues band, I hope to someday find an operation that
could press a SHELLAC 78rpm phonorecord...?! Vinyl "78's" just
don't do it for me...?!
Steven C. Barr