Very interesting. In the USSR, Melodiya issued some 7- and 8-inch 78 rpm
microgroove records on their version of plastic of some kind. Not a shellac
compound but with constant loud surface noise. (Does anyone know what the
For the last two Record Store Days, there have been limited-edition 10" 78RPM microgroove vinyl
issues. In 2011, it was the Beach Boys, which was discussed in detail on this list.
For this year, Tompkins Square Records in SF put out two 78's, one by Luther Dickson (solo guitar
with one half of a side including duet guitar) and Dr. Ralph Stanley. Details in the middle of this
Also, a guy named Charles Bork has issued a live-to-78 platter on his Groove-O-Matic label:
Charles is an interesting cat. I've known him via the Ampex List for years. He's built a 100%
analog, mostly tube gear, studio up in Seattle. He said he's not hurting for musician interest but
could use some word of mouth, so the above link
Does anyone know any details on the Tompkins Square records -- how/where recorded, who cut them,
-- Tom Fine
PS -- semi-related -- another interesting Record Store Day item was Concord Group's reissue of Dave
Brubeck's first 10" LP on Fantasy Records, the reissued pressed in red vinyl.