My son bught a Dean Martin album because of the vinyl color
Jackofalltrades 2 posts 1.5 years
My 16 Y.O. son bought a Dean Martin "Dino Latino" at a yard sale because the vinyl is orange. On further investigation it is a Chinese pressing from the World Record Co, Ltd. I am trying to find out more information about this album and it's rarity. I have seen many Dino Latino albums for sale but none from this Chinese pressing, mostly U.S. or U.K. pressing. Where should go to find out more about this album? Thank you in advance for any information, Jack
It's not Chinese but Korean. If he plays it he may find that the sound quality is pretty atrocious, I've had several different similar LP's over the years and they've all sounded horrible! . It may be worth a few $'s to a Dean Martin collector, but it's not hugely valuable.
Agreed Alan!Aside from just being a fan of the music, Dino might not be too much of a hip name to drop in terms of collector's interest in the vinyl market.
In the land of record collecting, as well as concerning other types of collecting, it is always going be based upon the supply and demand of the item as much as the music itself, but unless the tides change in terms of what that demand becomes in the future is anyone's guess? For now though, it is what it is...........
In the end, regardless of value, just enjoy the music and the finds you come across, and may your son's future be filled with many wonderful treasures and discoveries in this wonderful hobby known as record collecting.........
Come back to this forum anytime, and happy hunting!
Alan, can I ask where you got the information about World Record Co. Ltd. being Korean? The only reference I could find refers to a WRC release with 'Republic of China' (i.e. Taiwan, not People's Republic of China) and Cantonese text on the label, not Korean. Just askin' :)
He and his buddy bought several albums because of the clear vinyl colors. He also has Dean Martin Everybody loves Somebody on the First Label and Andy Williams The Wonderful World Of Andy Williams on the Leico label. All have Chinese printing on the album jackets and record labels. The guy he bought them from had old price stickers of $25.00 to $35.00 on them. I really just wanted to know how rare they are and where I might find more information about these labels. I know Andy and Dino aren't really "hip' nowadays but it is fun just looking at the colored vinyl.
Double Happiness is correct, it's not a Korean pressing but Taiwanese. I knew it wasn't Chinese and I recall these pressing being referred to as Korean at some point. But I think we can be safe to assume that it's Tawainese.
They are Taiwanese, and I believe many it not most of them are not recorded from tape, but from the original pressing, so quality may lack. I buy them just for the color, and cheap. No intention of playing them :-)
I have in my possession an album Best of Buck Owens (old picture) and the record label states World Record co. ltd in Republic of China. It has (Chinese, I assume) writings as well as English on the album itself.
Now I also have 3 records that are red vinyl that have foreign markings on the album and a little on the covers but the label reads "First Record". Does anyone know anything about this company? These vinyls are Hank Thompson, Skeeter Davis and Hank Locklin. lol...many may not recall those names.
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