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 Post subject: Getting your money's worth of music....
PostPosted: Feb Wed 26, 2020 3:33 am 
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I collect records, 45's, 33's and 78's. While in an antique store last week I found this 45 rpm record with four songs per side!! Previously the most I had ever seen on a 45 was three songs per side.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting your money's worth of music....
PostPosted: Feb Wed 26, 2020 4:35 am 
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I have come across those Gilmar records before, the songs are cover versions and often they are really bad. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Getting your money's worth of music....
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Those songs are from 1959. They were one of the companies that used to do cover versions of hit records, usually selling for I think a dollar, when each of the original 45's were 59 cents or so. And, "you get what you pay for" was never more true than with these, LOL!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting your money's worth of music....
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Sort of a precursor to K-tel, although K-tel would generally use the original artists. They would cram over 10 songs on each side of an LP.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting your money's worth of music....
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Here's a cover of Orbison's Only the Lonely on Gilmar Records, the vocalist is the only halfway decent thing about it, the back up singers and music is just awful!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting your money's worth of music....
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What is the total length of the audio on each side of that 45? I bought a couple of the K-Tel albums in the early 1970s, and they were the original top-40 song recordings but they were heavily edited down to maybe 2 minutes per song or less.

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I like where it says "always use a sharp needle". I guess when you shoot up, the poor musical quality is lost on you.

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I also think that they used micro groove tracks that were very thin. That way they could get more grooves per inch on the record.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting your money's worth of music....
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Other "sound alike" labels were Promenade, Waldorf, and Hit, probably not related to the 1940s Hit label.

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