[Dixielandjazz] acetate or Cardboard

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 4 13:34:21 PST 2005

Ringwald writes:

>I have an argument going, well not exactly an argument, a friendly 
>discussion, with Mad Dawg.  He claims the material that the Bing Crosby out 
>take would have been pressed on is cardboard with some sort of plastic 
>coating like what home made records were made of back in the 50s.

I remember those recordings.  Some of them were distributed in magazines - 
you'd just tear out the page a stick it on your turntable and play it. It 
was good only for a limited number of playings.

I don't recall, however, if they were 78s or 45s or LPs or what. But they 
were certainly flimsier than standard recordings. As I recall, they were 
like cardboard with a plastic coating of some sort.  It'll be interesting to 
find out just what they were made of.


Bill Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

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