What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

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What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 21 Jul 2019 00:23

There's a topic like this in the 45 RPM thred, so I thought the 78's should get the same kind of love!!
I haven't bought any 78's for a looooong while now, but maybe you all have?

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by BMRR » 26 Aug 2019 21:48

I bought a set of 78 discs with songs from the Doris Day movie "Young Man With A Horn." I posted some audio/video here:

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 65#p997127

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 28 Aug 2019 15:51

Sweet!! Would love to own her on 78's!!
Have a couple of albums of hers as well as some 45's, but no 78's though!

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by Bob Dillon » 28 Aug 2019 18:19

Very common, those Doris Day Columbia 78 singles. Harry James, too.

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 29 Aug 2019 00:26

Well, Doris was popular when 78's rained. She started singing in the 30's on up through the 60's.
Actually, now that I think about it, I don't know if she sang in the 30's, it might have been through the 40's, on up through the 60's.

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by Bob Dillon » 29 Aug 2019 00:36

She started with Les Brown's band right around 1938 or so ? Barely out of her teens at the time. I reflected on that fact after Doris's recent passing. I don't think there is another significant singer that came out of the big band era that is still living. Doris was the last one. Then there is Vera Lynne, still living, but that's the U.K. side.

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by Mrs Ritchie Valens » 29 Aug 2019 15:24

I really love Doris's voice!! I'll have to keep my eye out for some of her 78's!! Were the only 78's of hers that came in sets were ones that came from her films?

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by BMRR » 29 Aug 2019 18:21

I did a search on Discogs and found one 78 album from 1949 that did not appear to be a movie soundtrack. The rest of the 78 albums were soundtracks.

Then I found a bunch of 78 singles from 1947 to 1956, but it was hard to tell whether the songs were from movies or not.

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Re: What 78 RPM Did You Buy Today?

Post by Bob Dillon » 29 Aug 2019 20:41

Some would be from movies and some not. It'll usually say on the label, underneath the song title, if it's song from a movie or musical. One of her big sellers was It's Magic from the movie Romance on the High Seas. Common record to run into, that one. But years from now Sentimental Journey (with Les Brown) may be her most remembered. It was a big hit and not from a movie. It's also of course, very easy to find. The red 'microphone label' Columbia 78 singles with the likes of Day, Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, Frankie Laine, etc. are very plentiful out there.

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