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Trying again

April 12, 2012

My first sale of the turntable fell through, so I’m relisting – with freight shipping available this time. If you’re interested, you can see it here.

First item listed on eBay

March 18, 2012

I just listed my first piece of gear on eBay: the Altec Lansing A323-B amp. If you’re interested, you can see the listing here.

I’ve finally settled on how I will sell the rest. I’m going to list the tonearm by itself, then everything else as a package for local pickup only. I’ll post here as I get each listing up.

Edited to add: I’ve also just listed the Gray Research tonearm. You can see it here

Really, downloads are free!

February 2, 2012

Welcome to those who have discovered my site in the last week or two! I’ve just started getting notices from Bandcamp that I’ve gone over my allowance of free downloads and now it’s charging you to download files. My download count will reset on February 4, so if you wait until then you can get everything for free again.

I’ve never come anywhere close to the download limit before, so I’m just blown away! If it happens again I’ll let you know when the free downloads will reset. If it keeps happening, I’l have to figure something out. I really don’t feel comfortable charging for this material when I don’t own the copyright.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy the programs! By the way, I’m making good progress on digitizing the records. I got over 20 done in the last week, and hope to pick up the pace even more.

Jean Sablon, 5/47

March 26, 2010

I don’t know the exact date of this recording, but he mentions that Oklahoma! had opened in London a few weeks prior. That opened on April 30, 1947, so I’m assuming this is from mid or late May. That lines up with what’s on the reverse: “Church of the Air” from May 25, 1947.

On this program, Jean Sablon sings “Oh What a Beautiful Morning,” “I Believe,” “Je vais passer in soiree formidable,” and “Mamselle.” There are also some advertisements for DuBarry cosmetics.

The quality of this recording degrades as it nears the end. That’s been a pretty common problem for me. These records all play from the inside-out, and a lot of them have small cracks in the lacquer near the edges of the record. I assume it’s from years of stress from being stored on edge, as well as small bumps and dings as they’ve been handled.