Magazine article IAJRC Journal

IS IT STILL RARE (If I Own a Copy)?

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

IS IT STILL RARE (If I Own a Copy)?

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So if you collect 78 rpm records (and I know you do) - you probably rifle through 1000's of 78's looking for hot jazz, dance bands of the '20s, blues or any record label that is missing from your collection. By the end of your search, you have blackened fingers, a sore back and a probably few records to add to the collection. But having to look at every single label is time consuming. It's not a simple as looking at album covers. Some labels you know what they are without really looking at them. Like the Red Seal label or the black Decca label. How about Tempo Custom Made Records?

You've probably seen Brother Bones and his Shadows "Sweet Georgia Brown" b/w "Margie" (see figure #1 and #2) on the Tempo label (TR 652) more times than you can imagine. It's a great version of the song and if you wanted to...you could easily add one to your collection. But would you still look at that record if you came across it at a record show or record store? No, you say...well maybe you should. …

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