I hope I didn't offend when I said this wasn't the Basie Band. It is good band which I think catered to the more pop tastes.
I read that Clyde McCoy invented some sort of a mechanical device to use with a Harmon mute to create the wah wah effect. Apparently the electronic wah wah pedal for guitars was inspired by McCoy's device and he collected royalties from that as well.
I get why an acoustic machine with steel needles can trash these records as far as noise and distortion, however the rumble is also pretty bad. This record looks good other than some small cracks near the spindle. I'm wondering if the vinyl is delaminating from the core.
I have shellac 78s which are sonically better that this record and vinyl 78 RPM records which will blow it away.
I will try again with another one.
howardpgh wrote:Vogue Picture discs play quite well if they haven't been played to death with a steel needle.
Clyde McCoy is quite a good band with his signature wah wah style trumpet playing.
The Sugar Blues is his theme song which he has recorded many times on many labels since the late 20s. I think I have it on a "Royal Blue" Columbia.