I was talking specifically about American classical recording in the "golden era" of mid-50's thru
mid-60's. Not at all about broadcasting.
Mike, did Gramophone/HMV have a portable acoustic rig partly built into a vehicle? I have a vague
memory of a "mobile horn" recording setup, with the disk being driven by falling weights, like a
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Alan Blumlein 1933 stereo recordings
On 28/06/2012, Tom Fine wrote:
>> I think Mercury was unique in using a truck as
>> the "machine room" rather than just a transport vehicle.
> Didn't the BBC use trucks for outside broadcasts from early on?
> Regards--Don Cox [log in to unmask]
Actually the Gramophone Company in the U.K. started doing recording from
a "lorry" -- meaning a truck -- VERY early on in electrical recording.
Ernst Lough & Temple Choir "Hear My Prayer" was a HUGE hit recorded in
that lorry. The Melba Farewell and Chaliapin concerts likewise. And the
Chaliapin concert seems to have been recorded in accidental stereo.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]