I think he did something cleanup like when he was using the Q-tips on the disk. It didn't look like
the lacquer was loose, but I sure wouldn't have used an aggressive brush or cleaning solution on
that particular record. But, I might have seen if I could raise some crud in the grooves with some
sort of soaping agent and very gentle Q-tip work, and then very carefully rinsed with RO water
(Pepsi's Aquafina is one really cheap source of mineral-less RO water, by the way).
Like Aaron said, we didn't see the whole process, and Alan Stoker is experienced and considered an
expert by the Nashville community.
Does anyone know the history of that record? How did it fall out of the Presley family's hands?
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Aaron Coe" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:31 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Elvis' 1st Recording Digitally Transferred at the Country Music Hall of Fame
>I was wondering the same things Duane. Clearly we are not seeing the entire transfer event in this
>3 minute clip, but this is the first time I’ve seen a wet transfer performed anywhere honestly.
>> On Apr 16, 2015, at 6:54 PM, H D Goldman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Aaron,
>> Does anyone know why they decided to do a wet transfer? Too bad they didn’t have the good sense
>> to clean it.
>> Duane Goldman
>> H D Goldman Lagniappe Chemicals Ltd.
>> PO Box 37066 St. Louis, MO 63141 USA
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>>> On Apr 16, 2015, at 12:09 PM, Aaron Coe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Video of Elvis’ first recording, a 10-inch lacquer disc purchased by Jack White for $300k being
>>> transferred by Alan Stoker at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN:
>>> Clearly things went well, but wet transfer of a lacquer sure makes me nervous.