. . . . . . . . Dinosaur Discs Magazine Christmas 2019 No 137
Season's Greetings! This December my usual Christmas quiz on old records.

Here are some jumbled up names of well known 78rpm recording artistes.
1 Crying Bobs
2 Noel Stew
3 Donna Go By Men
4 Leonard Sped
5 Polly Cried
6 Paul Tackler
7 Sir Hank Dream

8 Name the legendary collector of dance records who knew everyone, beat everyone to the best hoards of dance 78's and co-authored a book on the subject with Rust? He died in 1995.
9 Can you date the Christmas record Come To The Manger, pictured here. (I'll allow a few years leeway!)
10. Which company's records are being described by Joe Batten: "Dr Michaelis would assemble a group of potential buyers at the top of a 4 storeyed building... throwing a record out of the open window to the street below."

Some titles of 78 recordings, vowels missing!
11 Llndsy
12 Fcldb Wthy
13 Chrst Msvnt Htyshp
14 Slfcpr
15 Bkflv

Specialist Quiz on Zonophone Records
16 This label in the 1900's was bought up by which large British record company?

17 Initially this company issued Zonophone records as a cheap subsidiary on single sided issues only. What was the name of the label that issued the first double sided issues, that was later given the Zonophone logo?

18 A solo instrumentalist went under the magnificent name of Signor Tapiero. What unusual instrument did he record with?

19 What was unusual about Zonophone 598 which was by The Black Diamonds Band? One side included Coronation March.

20 One of the first major dance bands to record for the label in 1921 was whose? He was under contract to the parent company.
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Answers 1 Bing Crosby 2 Lew Stone 3 Benny Goodman 4 Donald Peers 5 Lloyd Price 6 Petula Clark 7 Mark Sheridan 8 Sandy Forbes 9 any year from 1905 to 1911. 10 Neophone 11 All I need is you 12 If I could be with you 13 Christmas Eve in the toy shop 14 Isle of Capri 15 Book of Love 16 The Gramophone Company, later HMV 17 Twin 18 ocarina 19 It was a double track disc, ie two tunes each side, four in total. Alternatively, you could say the King and Queen were pictured on the label. 20 Jack Hylton
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