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Multi-groove records
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Vinyl Curiosities — Summer Beach Read ’22

Vinyl: The Art of Making Records by Mike Evans (2015) provides the launching point for this summer’s beach bonanza of offbeat and occasionally useful music history trivia — lavishly illustrated with streaming audio and hyperlinks for maximum multimedia impact. Italicized text comes directly from this book. Birth of Recorded Sound

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"It's a Super-Spectacular Day!"
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Mad Magazine’s Multi-Groove Flexi-Disc

Remember the Las Vegas Roulette record with the “multi-groove” in which the tonearm stylus randomly selects (at least, in theory) one of 38 separate grooves – one for each slot on the roulette wheel – so as to allow partygoers the ability to play roulette from the comfort of home?   That’s

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"Lazaretto"
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Jack White’s Ultra Vinyl of the Future

With this month’s “ultra vinyl” release of Jack White‘s latest solo work, Lazaretto, it would appear that my Fabulous Las Vegas Roulette multi-track LP has, indeed, met its match.  White seems to be aiming for the fences on this special project, as Lazaretto goes to extraordinary lengths to maximize those

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"Fabulous Las Vegas Roulette"
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Fabulous Las Vegas Roulette: Multi-Track LP

The most “futuristic” piece of vinyl in my record collection, by far, would have to be the Fabulous Las Vegas Roulette multi-groove LP.  To fully appreciate the specialness of this disc, I must first bring up that classic Trivial Pursuit question: Q:  How many grooves are on one side of

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