|The flipside of this sole 45 was a cover of "Barefootin'"...|
|1958. Emus was apparently more a d/b/a pseudonym than division of the|
shady Roulette Records (see any account of payola).
|I'm not sure where I first saw Steinberg, but I was happy to find this|
for only a few bucks in a Grant's or Woolco or perhaps K-Mart...
|Oddly enough, w/o credit anywhere, the LP appended several short|
orchestral works by Mussorgsky and Ravel.
|I though of Pickwick at the time as the "paperback" record company.|
Certainly their discs were thinner and more easily bent than anyone
...So, what were your first purchased records? 45s, LPs, 78s perhaps (they did last through the 1950s into the '60s), cassettes, CDs? I can only guess that more readers now first purchased a download (the rare one that couldn't be had easily for free) than have ever bought an open-reel tape or 16rpm vinyl disc...