Some old Records

Records? LPs? 331/3, 45, 78rpm? 7″, 10″ 12″ ? They are just old vinyl records used by those gramophone or what we called the records players. Of course, now we use CDs or whatever newer technology there are for storing and retrieving of songs and music.

See below an old 7″ record with our National Anthem song on it! You can play on both sides.

Side 1 : Band of Singapore Military Forces.

Side 2 : Singapore Ministry of Education Choir

Below are those flexibe colored acetate records;

This one below shows a Children Songs vinyl record – it came with song sheet too!

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9 Responses to “Some old Records”


  1. 1 acroamatic Monday, February 12, 2007 at 2:44 am

    Our National Anthem on a HMV record, no less!

  2. 2 laokokok Monday, February 12, 2007 at 3:25 am

    Yes, HMV means His Master’s Voice. Want to know more about HMV, click here;
    [URL]http://www.can.com.sg/neocan/en/streetwise/shop/hmv___hip_music_vendor.html[/URL]

  3. 3 laokokok Monday, February 12, 2007 at 3:28 am

    Yes, HMV for His Master’s Voice. Here is how HMV got it’s name;
    HMV

  4. 4 Lam Chun See Monday, February 12, 2007 at 11:12 am

    You shd have also mentioned about the types of stylus. Would be good education for the kids. How about amending your article and I link it to Yesterday.sg.

    I recall even back then there were pirated disks. Usually orange colour. Do you have audio tapes too? I used to have a second hand one and we listened to Matt Monro.

  5. 5 laokokok Monday, February 12, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks Chun See. Stylus head? They range from cheapo types to the very expensive ones; of course that means most players allowed one to change the stylus head.

    Pirated records as in compiled songs and singles. They are very popular liked the pirated CDs too. They come in normal black vinyl too and the way to differentiate them is the pricing and sound quality.

    Audio tapes – of course. We used to buy blank tapes (different quality) to record songs from radio, records and tape to tape. That may be for a different topic in future.

    I’m not too sure how you want me to amend the article as I intend to leave the player and tape to next articles.

  6. 6 Lam Chun See Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 4:22 am

    Actually I was suggesting that you just add one paragraph about the stylus to the main article to make it more complete.

    Anyway just to add on. I recall using a metal type stylus (brass colour) for our first gramaphone/turntable. It looked like the one shown in the opening scene of Phua Chu Kang. Later we upgraded to diamond type for the LPs.

    I think the diamond type came in a sort of cartridge where you just slide onto the fixture in the turntable arm. Too bad I threw away my modest collection of LPs when I moved house in 1986.

  7. 7 Rajan Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I wish to hear the Old Come Spetember music where I can get it

  8. 8 Grace Friday, October 23, 2009 at 12:13 am

    uhm i knw this is really late but do u knw when the national anthem vinyl record was produced?

  9. 9 laokokok Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Sorry Grace, I’ve no idea.


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