This is precisely the kind of information that helps Ivan Kawler pin
down the the source and type of recording he has.
You are an amazing wealth of information.
You should be known as Michael (The Well) Biel.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 6/1/2012 4:52 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> No, there were set-ups at U.S.O.s expressly for the
> servicemen.Youwould not go to a booth in Woolworth's that anybody
> could use and get a record specifically labelled as from "Your Man In
> Service". The regular booths were usually labeled Record-O-Graph.
> There were several different USO discs that will be found. My favorite
> is one with pictures of scenes at USOs visible thru the clear coating.
> A few of them were steel base, but every Pepsi disc I've seen were
> fibreboard based and of relatively poor quality compared to the other
> blanks available.
> Do not clean them with liquid.
>> I was told that Elvis Prestley actually used one of these booths in
>> Memphis to record a voice demo.
> He went to the Memphis Recording Service's studio.
>> Not sure about the Pepsi logo but if
>> it's a commercially made recording you will be much better off.
> Being better off with a commercially made recording does not enter into
> this -- THIS is the disc he has, the ONE that he has to work with.
> Pepsi was one of several companies which donated to the U.S.O. to
> support the recording services for the soldiers.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]