Friday, May 8, 2009
Tiny Italian Record Player
Ok here's a Real treat, Ok not that much of a treat "musically" but a diversion none the less.
About 3 years ago and on merely a whim, I purchased this weird oddity.
Its a "Mini Record Player" The singles are small, damn small, and are all in Italian.
Its from 1969 I'm led to believe and it still works after some minor electronic work.
the singles are all recorded at 33 1/3 and the spindle diameter is the same as a "regular" LP.
So with my long transcription arm in place, and some minor cart modification, I used a standard 0.7mil Stily to transfer em, I tried smaller styli but Microgroove it was.
Most of the discs played back horribly, and I have about 5-8 discs.
So I picked a few that were musically interesting "well the best would not play all that well so here are
one or two have Fab "photo sleeves" while most don't. Ill load them here as there is no "zip" file that contains everything.
Bloody El, Like our "libary Lp's" performed by "session men" Covers. corr
And just like our chepo cover discs the back is a let down, Bahhh, Love to hear the other Waxing though
Ok Here's The Track
Gionchetta - Balla Balla Ballerina
It's the A Side "Apparently" anyone up to Translate these?
Gionchetta - Vedianoci Domenica
Oh Gawd, Now im not "racist" against Italians or nowt, but how some of the vowels are "sung" horrifys me.
When I first played this waxing I ran to the hills and waited till it finished!
I'd love to know whats going on in the song, Something about Cowly being in Malaysha, I take it not a Nod to ITV's The Professionals .Ok.... But thats how Im taking it.
Miriam Martinez - Malaysha OVER INT-10074
An "Epic" song I take it, A LOT of the Italian/Greek Songs ive heard from dusty 45's have this kind of "epicness"
Would love more
Popi - Te Ne Vai
Come on! Remember Arther Brown's 60's Oddity called "FIRE!" yeh that one, I used to play it a lot on "overnight" radio shows I did in another life. (People Requested it! and its kinda Cool) Ok you do 30 hrs of your own programming per week and try NOT to repeat anything, I could !
Here's the Italian version. yep Fuoco, say that 10 times.
Popi - Fuco
Thats a sampling of the discs I have, Would love to own more. and have enjoed playing the discs in the background when up to my arms in Vintage electronic "guts".
In fact this was the only battery radio I had when the Newcastle Floods came and we went underwater. I was awake for 2 days listing to the local ABC bdcasts on this! Its now in "bits" waiting repair. "bloody copper contacts broke" which "start the disc" yep those bloody copper "fingers" snapped while i had a lend of a HD camera to "film" the thing in operation for this blog, Bloody Tyipical. mutters off like Tony Hancock