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THE RECORDS - SPECIAL COLLECTION 

RECORD CONDITION CODES
c5 - mint, no scratches, rarely played
c4 - excellent, few if any scatches 
c3 - reasonable, normal wear as expected
c2 - poor, but playable
c1 - badly worn, many scratches, maybe damaged (indicated)
Also: 
s - scanned label, most likely illustrated in specific label section. 
 

SPECIAL COLLECTION
Those that mean something personally to me; ones I especially like. I will probably not sell these.
 

SC001 c4 HIS MASTER'S VOICE Made in England.
Label headed: FOLK SONGS (BENJAMIN BRITTEN)
DA1873 (OEA12225).  THE FOGGY FOGGY DEW (Suffolk)
Peter Pears, Tenor. Piano accompaniment by Benjamin Britten.
DA1873 (OEA12226).  (a) THE PLOUGHBOY (b) COME YOU NOT FROM NEWCASTLE.  Ibid. 
[I particuarly remember this song from my childhood. I was probably not allowed to hear it as it was regarded as somewhat ‘naughty' with my parents titillating at its inuendo. But really, compared to today!!.  I think it is delightful song with much pathos. There is also a Burl Ives version, but it doesn't rate against that of the British tenor Peter Pears.]

SC002 c3 FESTIVAL   Made in Australia
FS-841 (MX979).  ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (De Knight, Freedman).  Bill Haley and His Comets.
FS-841 (MX982).  THIRTEEN WOMEN (Thompson).  Ibid.
[This is of course special to me as it heralds the ‘first' popular rock-n-roll record. It must have been around  1956 give or take a year.]

SC003 c3 W. & G.  Australia
WG-XPN (496).  DIANA (Paul Anka).  Paul Anka. Vocal with Don Costa's Orchestra and Chorus.
WG-XPN (496).  DON'T GAMBLE WITH LOVE (Paul Anka).  Ibid.
[I think Paul Anka was only sixteen when he recorded this to-be-famous song. It was one of my favourites, and I would wait anxiosly for the Top Ten Hit Parade on radio. We never had the luxury of a record-player at Nan and Pop's home; radio was only only means of having musical entertainment. I must have been 14 or so when I was given a clock radio for my birthday. I chose it over a bike (which I received a year later.]

SC004 sc3+ ZONOPHONE CORONATION RECORD
Puzzle Plate, English.
Serial 598 (X-49331) GOD SAVE THE KING (Solo and Chorus)
   RULE BRITANNIA (Solo and Chorus)
   THE BRITISH GRENADIERS (Black Diamonds Band)
Serial 598 (X-49330) CORONATION MARCH (Black Diamonds Band)
   GOD BLESS THE PRINCE OF WALES (Solo and Chorus)
   HEARTS OF OAK (Solo and Chorus)
[A ‘puzzle plate' is a record that has more than one grove on each side. In this instance, there are three grooves per side; when the needle drops, any one of the three grooves could be picked up. See also R016 - same disc but different, plain, label.]

 SC005 c3+ LONDON Made in Australiaa.
HL-1309 (LON1601) GOOD GOLLY, MISS MOLLY (Marascalco, Blackwell)
Little Richard and His Band.
HL-1309 (LON1602) HEY-HEY-HEY-HEY!
Ibid. [One of the early ‘rockers' at the time of Elvis.]

SC006 sc3 RCA   Made in Great Britain.
RCA1043 (H2WB0259).  I BEG OF YOU (McCoy, Owens).  Elvis Presley with the Jordanaires.
RCA1043 (H2PB5529).  DON'T (Leiber, Stoller).  Ibid. 
[He was a great faavourite of my generation; great music but of more significance was the change Elvis heralded in dress and attitude. It was the sideburnss. In the fifties, us lads had what was called a ‘basin cut'; it was as it a basin waqs placed on the head and any hair seen protruding was hacked off. I returned home one day with a new harirstyle - a smidgen of a sideburn, maybe less than half an inch. Unfortunately my father was home (from Singapore), and was not impressed, He marched me back to (a different) hairdresser and the offending disgraceful sideburn was shaved off. I will never forget this as it demonstrated more than aanything the gap between the generations; and I was so offended because I never saw my father betwween Christmases, so why was he telling me what to do! It was a time when I cut the word ‘ELVIS' into my left arm with a razor blade. Robyn Foster, in my 2nd Form class at Princes Hill Central,  was most impressed - I don't think!.  But they were remarkable days, and Elvis was very much the motivation for the change.]

SC007 c1 EDISON - Type (B) label.
4100-A-3-58.  ROCK OF AGES   (Toplady, Hastings)
Mixed Voices with Orchestra. Metropolitan Quartet. 
Reverse side details indecipherable.
[I found the record in the mid 1980s, when diving on a small Japanese freighter which had been bombed, burnt and sunk in Bogia Harbour near Gizo, Solomon Islands. I also took out several 78rpm records but thse disintegrated  soon after reaching the surface. This Edison disc however survived the maelstrom of fire and water, and even though it is totally unplayable and ‘dished', it is neverless intact and the text on one side is clearly readable. How would an American record such as thiss be on a Japanese freighter? The clue may be in something else that we observed on the ship - the ship's telegraph. It was British-made and had Japanese characters painted over the English lettering. It could well have been a British ship that was captured and used by the Japanese during the Pacific war.]