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Re: Fw: Re: [ARSCLIST] reel-to-reel tape mono

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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:42:27 +0100

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I own a couple of the British mono WRC tapes myself - they turn up not
uncommonly on ebay UK. Stereos are rarer.

Nick

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roderic G Stephens" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 7:58 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Fw: Re: [ARSCLIST] reel-to-reel tape mono


--- On Thu, 4/19/12, Roderic G Stephens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Roderic G Stephens <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] reel-to-reel tape mono
To: "Roger Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:26 PM

Roger, I got this info from Wikipedia: "By this time [circa 1960] the World
Record Club was also releasing pre-recorded spool tapes of their LPs. These
were mainly produced in mono half-track at 3 and 3/4 ips. The quality of the
tapes was very high and the price reasonable. They appealed to enthusiasts
who had tape recordersfor
 making their own recordings, because at that time broadcast sound quality
(for off-air recordings) was not very high. These tapes were released with
the prefix TT. Although in mono, they are half-track, which gives a very
high and gratifying signal to noise ratio. A number of 7.5 ips half track
stereo tapes were also released under the WRC label, in plain white boxes
with a historical sculpture in orange on the front. At least 8 were
produced, one of which is of Scheherezade with Eugene Goossens."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Record_Club
Rod


--- On Thu, 4/19/12, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] reel-to-reel tape mono
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 8:08 PM

I have seen my fair share of World Record Club
records.7",12",British,Australian,New Zealand,but I have never seen one of
their reel tapes.

Roger




________________________________
 From: Roderic G Stephens <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] reel-to-reel tape mono

Hello Fuji,
I have two tape recordings by the World Record Club LTD., Surrey, U.K. which
are the types you mention, half track mono at 3 3/4" IPS. TT 545 "Close to
You" - Frank Sinatra and TT 745 "Peggy Lee". So, these are examples of the
British recordings that Randy described. Then, I also have a series of "easy
listening" tapes from Bel Canto and one "monophonic" half track demo tape
from Command at 7 1/2 IPS labeled "Channel Master Demonstration Tape" with
two excerpts from Command albums by "Enoch Light and His Orchestra".
I would guess that the two World Record Club recordings are the closest to
being Jazz, but I would call them "Pop".
Rod Stephens

--- On Wed, 4/18/12, Randy Riddle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Randy Riddle <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] reel-to-reel tape mono
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:02 AM

Are your jazz half-track mono tapes from England?

Pre-recorded mono half-track tapes seem to be more common from
England, particularly through the early 60s. I've got examples that
are on 5" reels recorded at 3.75 ips - one is classical and one is
pop. Releases of the Beatles albums in mono in this format aren't
uncommon.

I'm not sure, but I think it may be because small portable mono reel
to reel tape recorders using
 5" reels were fashionable there with
young people at the time. They pop up in some British films of the
period, like "Peeping Tom", as accessories for 20-somethings "on the
go". Reel to reels here in the states were more entrenched with the
home-based hi-fi crowd.

Randy

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 9:50 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:
> Hello Fuji:
>
> As far as a commercially-duplicated format, half-track mono was very
> short-lived. I don't know if full-track mono was ever a
> commercially-duplicated format.
>
> Here are two articles from Radio & Television News ...
>
> 1. from March 1952 is an editorial by Oliver Read describing two
duplicating
> operations known to exist at that time. My assumption is that both were
>
 duplicating half-track mono reels, probably 7.5IPS. Both would have used
DIY
> duplicating systems because Ampex did not release the first 3200
duplicator
> system until 1954.
>
https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1469297401/50703fa972a9cb9c8cd70c5996259528?cid=tx-02002207350200000000&s=19104
> (paste full link into your browser, someone else feel free to give this a
> permanent home)
>
> 2. from April 1952 is an article by Leon Wortman (later an Ampex
executive)
> describes on of the two operations mentioned by Read.
>
https://rcpt.yousendit.com/1469293697/b9e851fae34bf0bc6a1583ee14f63b8b?cid=tx-02002207350200000000&s=19104
> (again, make sure to copy the full link into your browser)
>
> From these two sources, you might gather some facts as to what material
was
> being duplicated in those days.
>
> There were definitely plenty of jazz albums issued in the 1956-58
timeframe
> on 2-track STEREO tapes. I know for a fact that Mercury issued a bunch of
> jazz albums, as did Atlantic and others. I presume RCA and Columbia did
too,
> although I haven't seen any of those 2-track tapes. Grand Award also
issued
> their "20's" and "30's" series on 2-track reels in that timeframe.
>
> As soon as the quarter-track format came along, mass-duped 2-tracks died
out
> quickly.
>
> It's also worth noting that in the very early days of 2-track stereo
tapes,
> a few
 titles were issued in staggered-head (Magnecorder) format. ConcerTapes
> and Livingston and perhaps others issued in this format. Ampex put a heavy
> foot down in favor of the in-line head standard we know and use today, and
> that was a good thing.
>
> Please let us know if you find out about any jazz half-track duped tapes.
I
> have quite a few examples of early duped tapes, but few half-tracks and no
> jazz half-tracks.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Yasuhiro Fujioka"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:21 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] reel-to-reel tape
 mono
>
>
>> May I have one question?
>> My friend Miyamoto looks for commercial reel-to-reel tape of Jazz either
>> single track/mono or 2 tracks/mono (but not 4 tracks/stereo.)
>> We only know jazz reel-to-reel tape 4 tracks/stereo but never seen
>> single/mono or 2 tracks/mono.
>> Have you ever seen that?
>>
>>
>> Fuji
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