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A big 404 on that good buddy.

On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 11:06 PM, Art Shifrin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> For those of you who are aficionados of the OKeh Laughing Record, I've
> found a tetragonally labeled version on U.S. Odeon # 10177-A.  I think that
> the three foreign titles as German, Italian & Polish.  The English notation
> is “Polyglot – laughing”.
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> These provided immense enjoyment for millions of buyers and even more
> listeners.  So as usual, it’s worn, but I’ve seen & heard worse OKehs.
> Other than for thrillingly near pristine disks, I’m always conflicted of
> how to rate conditions.  You can hear this side in a two channel 32 / 96
> wave that’s unprocessed @
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>  http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5515971/OKeh-Laughing-Record_PLOPBOX.wav
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> It was played FLAT with a 3.0 truncated spherical stylus in a Shure M44
> cartridge @ 78.26.  The two outputs are discrete.  Their relative levels
> are set (as I always do) so that mixing them @ unity produces the deepest
> vertical null. Had it been vertical cut, then the levels would’ve yielded
> the deepest lateral null.  Had it been ‘compatible’, then which way to mix
> it would've been anyone's guess. Based on what you hear, I'd appreciate
> your letting me know how you rate it.
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> The flip side’s  the  “Lindenau” aka “Do updiego” aka Tutta bella” polka.
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> According to
> http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.music.sm1885.19881/default.html, its
> composer was L. Von der Mehden. The opus was published in 1885 by M. Gray
> of San Francisco.
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> The labels can be viewed @
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> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5515971/OKeh%20Laughing%20Record%20(Odeon%2010177)ew%20folder/Odeon_10177.jpg<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5515971/OKeh%20Laughing%20Record%20%28Odeon%2010177%29ew%20folder/Odeon_10177.jpg>
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> What I'd like to know is the source of the superbly clear audio used in
> "Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!"   I'm guessing that it
> was<
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5515971/OKeh%20Laughing%20Record%20(Odeon%2010177)ew%20folder/Odeon_10177.jpg<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5515971/OKeh%20Laughing%20Record%20%28Odeon%2010177%29ew%20folder/Odeon_10177.jpg>
> >
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> a vinyl pressing from very nice metal.
> <
> http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5515971/OKeh%20Laughing%20Record%20(Odeon%2010177)ew%20folder/Odeon_10177.jpg<http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5515971/OKeh%20Laughing%20Record%20%28Odeon%2010177%29ew%20folder/Odeon_10177.jpg>
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> Laughingly,
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> Shiffy
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