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



DonHo57 said...

Cheap maybe, but priceless to us. Thanks, Lee. Merry 2nd day of Christmas. Hunting for turtle dove here...

barba said...

scotch tape! i love it!!

and who decided on the key for 'santa claus is coming to town'? it's way too low for that poor chick. i can just here them, "come on, sweetheart, they don't pay us enough to learn it in another key. do the best you can."

George Birch said...

Happy Boxing Day! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for the great music.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Thanks for the nice comments. Barba--I like your theory. It would explain a lot.

Marc Catalano said...

The link has expired. :(

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Hi, Marc. I just re-uploaded it to Zippyshare.

Zippyshare deletes files after 30 days of inactivity, which is why the link expired. Very annoying feature, but at least the place is free!