Saturday, May 05, 2007

Vreemde Geluiden

Yesterday Jan Turkenburg and his wife Wilma visited us in Heinkenszand ( southwest part of the Netherlands) to hold an interview for his program Vreemde Geluiden ( = Strange Sounds) broadcast by Radio Zwolle.

The subject of the interview was my Hit of the week-Durium collection and the projects according this subject, like the listing of the Durium records in my three discographies ( Hit of the week Discography - Durium (GB) Discography - Durium Advertisement and Custom Records Discography ( most parts free available on the internet now )) and about the Complete Hit of the Week Recordings project, which means that all Hit of the week recordings ( including a lot of test pressings, advertisement and custom records) will be available on four 2CD sets. Two of those 2CD sets have been released by Archeophone Records - the third 2 CD will be released later this year. We talked for two hours about these strange cardboard records, once sold in quantities of 350,000 records a week, that are now almost forgotten in the collective memory of people, but thanks to the projects mentioned above, saved and archived for our descendants.

The interview will be broadcast in Vreemde Geluiden later this summer ( with a lot of music of course). I'll let you know !! Thanks Jan and Wilma for your visit. It was a pleasure.

Listen to an English Durium record Sweetheart For Ever by the Durium Dance Band from the film The Crooner,, sung by Sam Browne and recorded in London October 1932, released as durium E.N. 38. ( Source:
Durium (GB) Discography ) Enjoy it.




The following CDs dedicated to the Hit of the week records are in my collection:

  • hit of the week/shine on harvest moon
  • hit of the week/the complete hit of the week recordings - volume 1 (2)
  • hit of the week/paper hits volume 1
  • hit of the week/the best of the paper hits vol. 1
  • hit of the week/the complete hit of the week recordings - volume 2 (2)
  • hit of the week/music box theatre vol 1
  • hit of the week/music box theatre vol 3
  • hit of the week/paper hits volume 3
  • hit of the week/the best of the paper hits vol. 2
  • toppers van toen-6/hit of the week
  • hit of the week/paper hits volume 2

This contribution is also posted at my Keep swinging web log.

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Hans Koert

keepswinging@live.nl

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