ADA JONES, vocal

Edison Diamond Disc: 50402-R Year: 1917

File Name: obrien.mp3

File size: 919 Kb

Playing Time: 3:55


About: Ada Jones

Turtle Talk:

This Ada Jones recording was a touch customer. It contains a SIGNIFICANT amount of surface noise. Turtle is not certain what is causing the noise. It could be that this record was worn by many playings. However, to the naked eye, the record looks clean and exhibits little wear. It could be that the surface material used to make the record is prone to produce noise.

Ray Wile and Ron Dethlefson note in "Edison Disc Artists & Records, 1910-1929" that the formula for the Diamond Disc record surface and the method of application changed in 1916. The surfaces are usually quite noisy. Unfortunately some recordings were pressed only at this time and are not available on quieter surfaces pressed in later years.... [more about Edison Diamond Disc Technology]

Attempts to diminish the noise were not too successful. After many, many tries, Turtle decided that if this recording is to be enjoyed, it will be enjoyed with audible surface noise.

Tech Tidbits:

"O'Brien is Tryin' to Learn to Talk Hawaiian" was transferred using a 3.7 mil spherical stylus in a Stanton 500 cartridge at 80 rpm.


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