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post Jul 23 2010, 03:24 PM
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Last night I had a misfortune in my 78 rpm record collection, I was ready to burn on my PC to restore and digitize it, however, a clumsy oversight broke it, the record was shut down with some more, others were not passed nothing. Maybe try rescue fixing. The sound will not the same, a shame.

Pelo de Oro (Shimmy) (circa 1927)

Ces't Ca.. Paris (Shimmy) (Circa 1927)


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post Jul 25 2010, 07:30 PM
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This reminded me of a very sad thing that happened 'way back when I'd just been collecting for a few years. In the summer of 1964, we took a trip to the Northeast and Canada and included in it a visit to a long-time record collector and dealer who lived in Detroit, Harry L. Lane. He and his wife lived in a pretty 20's house in a residential area and he let me go through many records in his basement and take my choice for 10 cents a piece. I subsequently began bidding on his lists and about a year later won a couple of records with one of them being He, She and Me on the Domino label, I don't remember the orchestra. When the two records arrived, they had been packed in a box that was not much thicker than the two records themselves and the Domino was broken in two. I was able to glue it back together and play it enough to determine that it was a great version and even had a Dorsey solo, but I've never been able to obtain another in the intervening 46 years and still regret the needless loss. I cannot understand to this day why those two records were packed so inadequately when his previous shipments had been packed in conventional boxes with plenty of padded area above and below. He gave me my money back, but that was small consolation.

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