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At first I thought this was a cover of the song of the same name by James Brown!
HOT PANTS!!! Whats not to like?
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/11/12 at 09:43 AM
Why is the hole in the middle so big?
What's 45 RPM mean?
Was that Geraldine?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/11/12 at 10:48 AM
Let me see if I can put this in modern terms - the "45" record was the iTune offering of its time. Glad to be of help, Expat.
And if you think that's arcane knowledge, I remember the "78" record format. I once broke one over my brother's head, just like in a Stooges comedy bit. He said it really hurt. And it hurt me also when my dad was through with me.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 09/11/12 at 11:30 AM
We had some one sided 16RPMs that were something to behold. We even had an old player that could be slowed down enough to listen to them. Dad had a friend in the jukebox business and scored a whole bunch of old stuff.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/11/12 at 12:01 PM
16RPMs were so low-fi that they were usually used only for spoken-word recordings rather than music. And KDP, that 78 you broke on your brother was essentially made of rock dust held together by shellac. I'm guessing it was about the same as if you had broken a thin ceramic plate over his head.
Posted by Frank in United States on 09/11/12 at 01:26 PM
I'm gonna craml up my great grandmas Edison and listen to some of my favorites. "Barney Google" and "Uncle Ed Buys an Automobile" ..
The records are like a quarter inch thick.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/11/12 at 02:10 PM
I meant crank not craml .. Paul please let us edit.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/11/12 at 02:11 PM
Wow, you guys are old. I have no idea what you are talking about. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 09/11/12 at 06:47 PM
Remember the old records that had pictures on them and the ones that were different colors? And then, later on the ones that came on the cereal boxes that you had to cut out.
BDM- Is that Barney, Barney Google with the goo-goo-googly eyes? My mom used to sing that to me.
Posted by ScoutC on 09/11/12 at 06:58 PM
I went looking and found The Thing
by Phil Harris. Watch This
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/12/12 at 12:09 AM
Ah, I remember playing a 78 with my thumbnail. My parents had a record player that would do 16 2/3 rpm, but I've never seen an actual record for that speed. The really fun bit was playing a 45 at 78, and, suddenly, *everyone* is Alvin.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 09/12/12 at 10:18 AM
The opening monologue sounds like Flip Wilson in his "Geraldine" character.
Posted by tadchem on 09/12/12 at 03:28 PM
I'm actually surprised that my 4-record set of the Ink Spots on 78rpm from Decca records (A-477). from 1947, I think, is only selling for 20 bucks on eBay. How many can still be around with people breaking them over their little siblings heads?
Posted by done on 09/12/12 at 08:40 PM
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