Tuesday, December 26, 2017
More cheap Christmas picture discs! Pampers, L&M, and Sapphire (?)
We still have our tree and our porch Christmas lights, not to mention the made-in-Hong-Kong creche displays we're fixing to put up, so it's still Christmas. Actually, it IS, come to think of it. The second day of the 12 Days of Christmas, to be exact. Good grief. How could I have forgotten that?
Of these three cheap Christmas picture discs (cardboard backings, thin vinyl coating), only the L&M T.V. Quartet required a 78 rpm disc (for more solid backing) and Scotch tape to flatten it enough to play. Otherwise, it skipped mercilessly. And I have no idea who or what Sapphire was/is, but memory tells me their disc is the first of its type, so far, to play best with a 78 needle. The first I've encountered, anyway. Oh, and the L&M Quartet side is the first one I've found with a year listed (1960).
I find these lo-fi wonders a lot of fun. And dig the bass response on the Pampers side. I can only wonder how they packaged the free disc. On the back of the pack, or...?
Click here to hear: More cheap Christmas picture discs!
Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town--Pampers
Recording of Your Favorite Christmas Carols--L&M T.V. Quartet, 1960
Christmas Greetings--A Christmas Medley--Sapphire