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  1. Royal Blue Columbia
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  2. vitanola

    vitanola My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I'm afraid that that is just onr of the dreaded blue label Columbia records of the late 'teens or early 'twenties. Though generally well recorded, they oftrn have truly awful surfaces.

    The Royal Blue records of 1932-35 are truly beautiful objects. In addition they are exceptionally well recorded, they have perfect surfaces, almost no surface noise, these laminated pressings wear exceptionally well, the music which they bear is generally superb, and they are scarce if not rare, for they were marketed at the nadir of the talking machine industry during the depths of the Depression.

    Here is an example in its native environment:

    This is an example of the music found upon these rara aves:

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  3. Thanks for a very interesting informative post with regards to Royal Blue records.

    I must confess I wouldn’t know a blue from a red other than the color label.

    Someone on the forum mentioned “Royal Columbia Blue”.
    I recall my grandmother having those disks as a young kid.
    It brought a smile and pleasant memories of long ago.

    It must be wonderful to listen to these sounds in it’s original form.

    Always looking forward for more from you. Thanks again.
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  4. Things that make me smile!

    When she winks at me.
    She only winks at folks she likes. ;)
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  5. The opening piano notes to "Old Time Rock and Roll" as you know what's coming and what's coming is a kick-butt rock song.
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  6. This and George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone" were better remembered before they were overused in movies and on television for comedic effect. It has gotten better in recent years, but for quite a while there you'd hear the opening piano or guitar riff and think, "Ugh, this again???"
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  7. HadleyH1

    HadleyH1 Practically Family

    Coffee and croissants with marmalade for breakfast! yum, love it!

    Having said that, I don't eat croissants often and I'm drinking more tea than coffee lately LOL....but

    It makes me smile all the same! :D

  8. So true and, unfortunately, so true about way too many great songs that have been "done" to death. I find that, now, I enjoy the lesser known songs from groups and artists - there's a lot of great material out there that never become hits.
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  9. Lupine fields in early Fall.
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  10. Enjoying tea & croissants with marmalade by the bay, August, 1909.
    m sure HH would've love it! :)

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  11. :)
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  12. Angus Forbes

    Angus Forbes One of the Regulars

    Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa, or is this your way to hide a broken heart?
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  13. A great song, a great lyric.
  14. Garage sale with fresh homemade donuts...

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  15. On my way back from a morning meeting, I walked by the Polo shop at Bloomingdales and saw this handsome fella all dressed up in the window. If that doesn't make you smile, well I don't know what to say. I love his feet; although, I think a sharper crease in his trousers would have helped his pants drape better when they hit the fur on top of his feet :).

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  16. HadleyH1

    HadleyH1 Practically Family

    This baby lion put a big smile on my face today! adorable!!!!:D:p:D

  17. Woke up craving a couple of eggs over easy, bacon,toast and cup of hot chocolate.
    First time I’ve seen two yolks in one egg! :p
  18. HadleyH1

    HadleyH1 Practically Family

    This makes me smile!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D

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  19. Makes me want to go tinkle!
  20. Whenever I'm out and about and I see a dog pulling on their leash to come say hello to me I die of joy!
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