Not Drive Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly Joined: Nov 2011 Posts: 2912
Columbia-N -59 45-DB 4306-CS, yellow Richard, Cliff Apron strings//Living doll
Columbia-N -59 45-DB 4343-CS, yellow Rimmer, Shane The three bells//I want to walk you home
Columbia-N -59 45-DB 4351-CS, yellow Richard, Cliff Dynamite//Travellin' Light
Columbia-N -60 45-DB 4545-CS, yellow Rydell, Bobby Sway//Groovy tonight
Columbia-N -61 45-DB 4589-CS, yellow Shapiro, Helen Don't Treat Me Like A Child//When I'm With You
Columbia-N -60 45-DD 707-NS, yellow Rydell, Bobby Wild one//Little bitty girl
HMV-N -60 45-EG 8882-CS, red Little Gerhard Allright//Versprich mir nichts
HMV-N -59 45-POP 649-CS, red Lang, Don See you Friday//A hoot an' a holler
MGM-N -58 45-MGM 1015-NS, green Impalas Sorry//Fool, fool, fool
MGM-N -60 45-MGM 1066-CS, green Twitty, Conway The hurt in my heart//What am I living for
MGM-N -60 45-MGM 6546-CS, green Francis, Connie Malaguena//My heart has a mind of its own
Odeon-N -58 45-R 4499-CS, blue London, Laurie 3 o´clock//Up above my head
We Are All Strange Jane Joined: Dec 2011 Posts: 13423 Moderator
See this Wikipedia page, which suggests coloured vinyl has been around as long as the 45 itself:
"Unusual colors, and even multi-colored shellac first appeared in the 1910s on such labels as Vocalion Records.
When RCA Victor launched the 7-inch 45 RPM record, they initially had eight musical classifications (pop, country, blues, classical, children's, etc.) each with not only its own uniquely colored label but with a corresponding color vinyl. According to experts at the Sarnoff Center in Princeton, New Jersey, the cost of maintaining eight vinyl colors became too high, but the different colored labels were continued, at least for popular music (black) and classical (red, as in "Red Seal")".
Why don't we put a @#%&ing 12 string on it? Joined: Dec 2011 Posts: 1547
Not really the first, as coloured vinyl goes.
"V-Discs" issued by the US government during the war years were on red vinyl 78 rpm records.
I've had the chance to actually pick several up and play them. The sound is nothing short of astonishing.
...and your "Byrd" can sing! Joined: Jul 2010 Posts: 5691 Moderator
There are plenty of "colored-shellac" and "picture-disc" 78's pre 1950....I've astonishingly have seen 78's from the 1940's pressed on sturdier red and yellow vinyl (not brittle shellac!) jaw-dropping!....John...Then again some "masters" were cut on 16" glass! during the war years as acetate was in short supply...John