The Seeburg is no doubt the Seeburg 1000 system

I found some of their sampler records last year.These are Lps are somewhat scarcer than the 16 2/3 RPM records used in the 1000,and can be played on a standard phonograph.


 From: George Brock-Nannestad <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] US record business in the 1950s: London
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Dan Nelson wrote:

> The "London" label also had a library of 78rpm discs  for background music
> use.
> Mostly used by the Seeburg 78/100 player and a few radio stations.

----- would that be related to Music While You Work, MWYW, a series of
records issued by Decca (UK) between 1943 and 1947 and distributed to
factories? It was originally a BBC wartime intitiative that was broadcast on
a very regular basis.

> They had white labels, black lettering with the caption "London Music
> Library".

----- that sounds similar to the corresponding (and presumably original)
Decca labels.

Kind regards,


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>  From: Don Cox <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 11:29 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] US record business in the 1950s: London
> On 13/01/2012, Dennis Rooney wrote:
> > London records were a product of the London Gramphone Corp,
> > established in the U. S. in 1948-9 to market Decca Record Co. Ltd.
> > product in the U. S. market (formerly distributed by America Decca).
> > Virtually all classical releases were original Decca Lps but with
> > special London labels. The pressings were all U.K. Also true for the
> > pop catalogue; however, some U.S. originated releases were also in
> > that catalogue. Qualitatively, Decca and London Lps were indentical.
> > Only with the decision to issue budget product (Richmond) on U.S.
> > pressings and some other items, were the domestic pressings vastly
> > inferior to their U.K. counterparts.
> >
> British Decca also released "London" records in Britain. My recollection
> is that these were material recorded in the US, or perhaps licensed from
> US companies.
> Regards
> --
> Don Cox
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