I have a very interesting 16" Van Beinum Radio Nederland transcription,pressed for the USA on red vinyl.
From: Randy Riddle <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:57 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Color of Vinyl in 2012
I've seen red vinyl used on many radio syndication discs in the 1940s,
particularly just after the War. I've wondered why they bothered
coloring it since the discs would only be seen by personnel in the
stations unless they were doing it as a visual cue that they were made
of higher quality (non-recycled) vinyl.
On Tue, Apr 24, 2012 at 7:50 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks for the book recommendation. Awesome, if only for the fact that
> Georgio Moroder is one of the authors.
> Speaking of colored vinyl, I have a few examples of maybe one of the
> earliest uses of red vinyl -- Majestic Records did a limited "deluxe"
> series of 78's on real-deal red vinyl, I'd date it to 1948 or so. If you
> find them not gouged out by steel needles at 10 grams, or scratched from
> being in gritty paper album sleeves or boxes, they play very quietly. I know
> about RCA's earlier red 78's, detailed in the latest ARSC Journal, but I
> think the article said they weren't real-deal vinyl as in what most records
> are made of nowadays.