Category Archives: 7″ single

Fonola la la

I have no real knowledge of what the Italian Milan based Fonola label was all about, and given they seem to have specialised in cover versions of local folk tunes, saucy ballads, sentimental love songs and anything they thought might … Continue reading

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Ashes To Ashes

Inevitably we’ve been thinking about David Bowie today. I was never an obsessive along the Bowiemania lines, a heading which cropped up in the music papers during by youth,  but remain a big admirer of his output.  One of my … Continue reading

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It’s Smiths It Is

For those too young to remember, flexi discs were the vinyl equivalent of free MP3s or YouTube clips. Used by advertisers, magazines and groups to give people audio tracks at a relatively low cost by pressing the music on very … Continue reading

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shop sleeve single selection

A gallery of workmanlike 7″ card sleeves produced for local record shops in the fifties and sixties, which have been serving serving as singles storage for over fifty years. Handmade type and vintage logos abound on these provincial offerings from … Continue reading

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Playtime

Playtime Records was an off-shoot of Columbia in America, and began back in the thirties as a 78 rpm label. Releasing dozens of children’s records, the catalogue moved over to a 7″ format probably around 1950, before ceasing in 1954 … Continue reading

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Crate washing

Prompted by a comment on the site, where someone was hunting for storage for singles… Just recently I had dug out several old wooden boxes from the back of the garage. These were made by drinks companies to transport small … Continue reading

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Polydor carrier

This smart little paper carrier bag came my way recently, and looks to be from the late fifties, judging by the style of the Polydor logo and the graphic of the two musicians in the corner, which can be seen … Continue reading

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Make do and mend…

It’s possible to date this unusual – and possibly unique – ‘record sleeve’ to between 1936 and 1952, thanks to the mention of King George VI on the packet. The packet blurb suggests that Kelloggs have been making the cereal … Continue reading

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Native to Sheffield

Three local bands having a go on 7″ in the mid eighties; the sleeves are detailed here.

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More single bags

Another half dozen or so varied single bags from different record labels on the site. There’s no special plan to this, just whatever happens to be at hand when I can find a few spare moments with the scanner. Here’s … Continue reading

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