|Condition:|| ||VG- PLAYRATED G (Media / Cover) More Info|
|Label:|| ||Howard Radio Company Of Chicago |
|Genre:|| ||Home Recording, Radio|
|Num In Set:|| ||1|
|Quantity:|| ||1 in stock|
|Seller Ref: || ||DMu2906|
This is a homemade 6 1/2” shellac record, recorded (10/4/1941 and 10/7/1941) at 33 1/3 RPM on a metal base Howard Home Recording Disc (from Howard Radio Company of Chicago). In addition to saying “Metal Base,” the label also says “Type 6C,” and “Slow Burning.” The blue and white label has space to fill in “Title,” “By,” and “Date.” Side A of this recording is music recorded off the radio, while side B has starts with some of the McPherson family of Bend, Oregon speaking while visiting the Cleftons of Portland. This side ends with a brief portion of Duke Ellington, recorded off of the radio.
A1: I don't Want To Set The World On Fire By Connie Boswell, 10/7/1941 (1:14)
A2: Flamingo By Duke Ellington, 10/7.1941 (0:46)
B1: Family Messages By The McPherson & Clefton Families, 10/4/1941 (1:18)
B2: Unknown By Duke Ellington, 10/4/1941 (0:37)
Condition: This record has a visual condition rated at VG- (Very Good Minus). The shellac is shiny and bright, but wit a few scratches on the surface and some mild scuffing. The blue and white paper labels have some scattered brown staining and some edge wear on side B. Side B has nothing written on it, and side A has the track information written in the appropriate places in pencil. The center hole is mostly still round, but with some wear to the paper on the edges.
Play-ability: Being a homemade record, recorded with a hand-held microphone, there is some muffling of the sound and a lot of things like volume changes, microphone touching noise, and jumping into sections or ending them abruptly. Side A jumps into the first track a little bit, is somewhat muffled throughout, and has background hiss and clicking that is about medium. There are a few loud “bumps” at the beginning of the first track. This side repeats between the two tracks, and the needle has to be pushed to get into the 2nd track, and this track ends abruptly. Play-ability for side A is G- (Good Minus). Side B is less muffled than side A, and the background hiss is mild. There is some ticking and louder popping noises as well. Side B has a play-ability of G+ (Good Plus). Overall play-ability for the record is G (Good).
Except for records that are still sealed, all our records are first cleaned by hand, and the 12” vinyl LP albums are further cleaned with a professional cleaning machine. After cleaning, all non-sealed records are played completely through and digitized onto our computer (the .WAV files are cleaned up using software). In our listings, we provide the standard VISUAL rating of the record, using the Goldmine rating system, but we also provide an accurate and conservative rating and description of the actual PLAY-ABILITY of the record, which will at least include whether the record plays through without skipping or repeating, and a description of the amount of background hiss, clicking noise, and louder popping noise. We may also mention other aspects of play-ability. Price is determined, at least in part, by the play-ability rating! We also provide generic replacements for any missing inner sleeves and/or album covers.
Please note: Digital WAV files with most of the play-ability problems cleaned up by software are available on request at no extra charge.
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Unless still sealed, all our used records are first visually inspected and hand-
cleaned if any heavily soiled or fingerprinted areas are
found. The record is then cleaned automatically using the
Glass Audio Desk Systeme Ultrasonic Vinyl Cleaner (a $4K
automated system using cleaning fluid, ultrasonics,
microfiber brushes, and powerful fans), from 1 to 5 times
(depending on the level of dirt). Both sides of the record
are then played completely through to verify playability,
and to take note of any problems or flaws.
We conservatively rate the condition of the record using the
Goldmine Vinyl Rating Guide (See below) for the vinyl and
cover. Our condition descriptions will include the Goldmine
rating and our observations of any static, background hiss,
etc. If the inner sleeve is missing or too damaged for use,
we replace it with an anti-static plastic sleeve. If the
album cover is missing, we include a generic cover with 8 ½
X 11 labels attached that have been printed with high-
resolution photos of the album cover front and back (if
these photos can be found and downloaded).
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(LPs and books), we simply will give the item a rating of
Still Sealed (SS). For used records we use the Goldmine
Vinyl Rating Guide, described as follows (separate ratings
for the vinyl and the cover):
Mint (M) - Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never
been played. Should be used sparingly as a grade, If at all
(NOTE: we do not use this grade).
Near Mint (NM or M-) - A nearly perfect record. The record
should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve
should have no more than the most minor defects, such as
almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight
handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam
splits or other noticeable similar defects. No cut-out
holes, either. Basically, an LP in near mint condition
looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and
removed the shrink wrap.
Very Good Plus (VG+) - A Very Good Plus record will show
some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a
previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces
may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or
very light scratches that don't affect one's listening
experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are
"OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration,
but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not
have been misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and
LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned
up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have
slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out
hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of
print and sold at a discount. In general, if not for a
couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.
Very Good (VG) - Many of the defects found in a VG+ record
will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be
evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during
a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music
otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with
light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that
will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers
(or their residue) attached. The same will be true of
picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all
of these problems at the same time, only two or three of
Good (G), Good Plus (G+) - Good does not mean Bad! A record
in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable
and will play through without skipping. But it will have
significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove
wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially
at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or
other defects will start to overwhelm the object.
Poor (P), Fair (F) - The record is cracked, badly warped,
and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The
picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams
and heavily marred by wear and writing. The LP cover barely
keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully seam split,
crinkled, and written upon. NOTE! We do not sell records
in this condition.
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