Added today were images of two variations of the same test record (“test record for radio gramophones”), Surprisingly it did not feature the Minigroove logo but had a beautiful lay-out of its own. Another surprise is that this album came in two variations; A4 was replaced by another song on the second test record, which also had a regular release as Philips P 10000 R. Click on the image below to see large images and more details.
Images were added for a French children abum, Philips P 76.105 R, from 1952. Click on the image below to see full-size images and more details.
Images were added for three different versions of this very early Philips LP: N 00101 L. Click on the image below to see all images and more details.
Images were added for Philips S 04633 L, an album in the Favoriten-Serie with a Paul Hul photograph on the cover. Click on the image below to see large images and more details.
Scans were added for Philips B 07.175 L, a French version of the Jazz Messengers album, featuring Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Don Byrd, Hank Mobley and Doug Watkins. Click on the image below to see large images and more details.
The summer appears to be a good time for record hunting, which I have been doing both online and in physical stores. The most interesting items that I came across, are currently offered on eBay and because of the prices asked (over €800 each), I didn’t feel like buying at all, but interesting it is nevertheless, so I decided to pay some attention to these albums on my website.
It’s about the following albums:
- Jimmy Bowen (Philips P 630 560 L, as 630 560 PL on the labels)
- Frankie Lymon: At The London Palladium (Philips P 630 562 L)
Both albums were “licensed by agreement with Roulette Records Inc.”, which is remarkable as I’ve not seen any connection between Philips and Roulette before. This could have been a specific arrangement. Both records were released in Chile, though this is only mentioned on the Jimmy Bowen LP; the back cover reads “Philips Chilena S.A. presenta Jimmy Bowen”). Both are from 1960, so some 3 years later than the US originals.
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Images for the French album of “Piccolo En Saxo”, called “Piccolo, Saxo Et Compagnie”, were added today. Click on the image below to see large images and more details.