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78 rpm: BILLY MAYERL PERSONAL SYNCOPATION COURSE c1930's SET OF 5 X 78's PLUS CASE EX+

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29.99 GBP
(43.85 USD)
29.99 GBP
28 May 2016
18 May 2016
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BILLY MAYERL PERSONAL SYNCOPATION COURSE c1930's SET OF 5 X 78's PLUS CASE EX+
THIS IS A SET OF 5 X 10" 78's BY BILLY MAYERL (ASSISTED BY GEOFFREY CLAYTON). THE TITLE IS 'PERSONAL DEMONSTRATION COURSE IN MODERN SYNCOPATION'. THE SET IS COMPLETE IN IT'S ORIGINAL CASE. (THERE ARE NO WRITTEN COURSE NOTES TO ACCOMPANY IT BUT THESE ARE AVAILABLE IN PDF ON LINE FOR DOWNLOAD AT billymayerlsocietydotcodotuk - GO TO REFERENCE LIBRARY THEN VIEW 'MODERN SYNCOPATION COURSE FOR THE PIANO', WORKING INSTRUCTIONS ETC.).
I WOULD GUESS THAT THE SET DATES FROM THE 1930's; (THERE WILL BE SPECIALISTS OUT THERE WHO KNOW EXACTLY BUT MY RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT THE RECORDING DATE WAS 1929).

4 X 78'S ARE TUTORIALS IN SYNCOPATED PIANO PLAYING, THE 5th ONE IS A RHYTHM COURSE. THE STYLE OF LESSON IS SPOKEN WORD / PIANO.....FOR STYLE OF SPEAKING THINK 'KING'S SPEECH'.

I HAVE PLAYED ALL THE 78's FULLY THROUGH ON MY PROPER 1960's 78 PLAYER AND ALL 5 RECORDS ARE EXCELLENT IN PLAY.
I COULD NOT FIND ANY PARTICULAR SCUFFS OR SCRATCHES ON ANY OF THE 10 SIDES. THERE IS A MICROSCOPIC WHITE DOT ON THE LAST SIDE WHICH HAS NO EFFECT, THAT'S ABOUT ALL.
OK, MAYBE THE FACTORY FRESHNESS HAS DIMINISHED A BIT AND THERE ARE SOME OCCASIONAL MANUFACTURING 'DIMPLES' WITHIN IN THE SHELLAC BUT PLAY IS JUST FINE.
THE DISCS DON'T ALL SIT EXACTLY FLAT ON THE TURNTABLE - THIS COULD BE AGE RELATED BUT QUITE A LOT OF 78's THAT I'VE SEEN HAVE THIS CHARACTERISTIC.

ONE STRANGE THING......THESE 78's HAVE VERY SMALL CENTRES & LABLES. THIS MEANT THAT MY AUTO CHANGER LIFT SYSTEM CUTS IN JUST BEFORE THE LAST BARS OF MUSIC (THE RUN-IN IS VERY TIGHT IN TO THE CENTRE HOLE). A MANUAL 78 TURNTABLE WOULD NOT HAVE THIS ISSUE.
ALSO INTERESTING TO ME WAS THE TRACK BANDS ON THE RECORDS.....RATHER LIKE MORE MODERN LP's.

THE CASE IS VERY SOLID.....SLIGHT DAMAGE ON FRONT (SEE PIC).

I WOULD GRADE THESE 5 X 78's EX+++ THAT'S FULLY PLAYED & IN ORIGINAL CASE. NOT BAD FOR RECORDS SOMEWHERE AROUND 80 YEARS OLD.

PACKED WEIGHT WILL BE AROUND 2 KG