Sunday, December 30, 2012

Recently added:

NOTICE TO EVERYBODY.... You may have noticed entries have slowed down lately.. one reason is that I am undergoing a renovation and cleanup where I live..
As part of this, there will be no entries anymore (barring a few late last minute ones) for about a month (estimated) as my computer will be disconnected, and all my hardware and components moved into temporary storage..
Once this is done, I will be able to add all those entries I have been wanting to, including the full set of mint first issue Beatles cassettes, and some so rare they are purported to not exist at all, according to the "experts"
Keep checking in.. it won't be long !!!!
Doc .....July the 17th 2012
Added... A Pink Floyd section..
Added.. A Fleetwood Mac section, (updated on May 20th!)
Added... A Ten Years After section.
Added John Lee Hooker.. (updated May 20th)
Added.. BB, Albert, and Freddie King (BB King updated, 20th of May)
Updated.. The Reel to Reel section
Added..An extensive John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers section
Updated.. "Historia De La Musica Rock"  (May 20th)
Added.. A new "Small Faces" section (May 20th)
Updated the David Bowie section (May 21st)
Updated.. the Eight track cassette section (May 26)
Updated.. "Historia De La Musica Rock" (May 28)
Added, & updated, a "Beatles" section     (June 11)
Updated... The "Beatles" section (June 14)
Added & Updated.. The "Eight tracks" section.. added an incredibly rare 1st edition "Let It Be" 8 track cartridge..!
Updated...Beatles section.. added German cassettes (June 15)
Added... a "Humble Pie" section (June 23)
Added.. an "Ampex tapes" section (June 26)
Updated.. The Beatles section with one of a kind United Artists AHDN cassette.. (July 9)

Added.. A Steve Miller section September 13th

NEW! April 25th 2014
Added......Apple John & Yoko tapes

PS.. Don't lose your way here simply because I have posts up front.. MOST OF THIS BLOG is NOTHING BUT CASSETTES!

Incidentally, Mike's survey is now HERE

I have been ahead of the "curve" all my life.. essentially, any time I develop a serious interest in something, it's popularity blows worldwide about 2 to 3 years later.. i have a mental block giving examples (as itr has been very painfil and frustrating) and  I DONT want to go over this painful sh*t again, but hey, get in now, with cassettes , 2 to 3 years they're not gonna be cheap no more, basically going where reel to reels have gone (80 - 300 $ apiece) that'sa just too much for a tape, y'think?

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Very special cassette.. the FIRST Beatles cassette!

Yup.. the first Beatles cassette EMI ever issued..
 I missed out several times in the past, trying to obtain one.. one sold for over $120.00, and the other was in a lot of  all 5 of the first issues.. but this is the very first one, period that they ever issued..
 Most of the cassettes that came out later, were 2 tone color only, until 1968, but in 1967, the Beatrles warranted a full color sleeve.
 I had given up on being able to ever post a scan of this one,  but thanks to
Alex, at Spiral Archive Records the current owner of this tape before it (just now) has changed hands again, who submitted some excellent scans for this blog, I am able to show you a good copy of , as I stated earlier, the VERY FIRST EMI Beatles cassette, and possibly one of the very first cassettes ever issued. THANKS ALEX!!!!!!!!

At almost the same time this came out in 1967, another cassette *also* was one of the first 30 made, and I do own a copy of *it*
It's George Martin's solo album of the tunes he produced for the Beatles. called "Off The Beatle Track".. You'll notice that this has the more typical for 1967 Two tone color cover.. Full color cassettes didn't arrive at EMI until 1968:

Both of these tapes will eventually be moved to the "Beatles" section, but for now, here they are...