Saturday, April 14, 2012

Swinley Sings & Plays

A curio from the pile of records and books I bought this morning from the Age UK shop that were selling off everything for " A bag for a £1" - today only. This EP caught my eye. It has no sleeve but I love the simple graphics/lettering on the label. Swinley seems to be a school in Brackell Berkshire. This was recorded in 1935 so puzzled why it's on a vinyl 45 and not on a 78? A bit of detective work found the County Recording Service but they only seemed to have made things for Julian Cope and more recent stuff so doubt if it's the same place. Curiouser and curiouser!
The record itself is rather dull and sounds like something Uncle Mac used to play on his radio show in the 50's.

Swinley Sings & Plays - Side One

Swinley Sings & Plays - Side two


Anonymous said...

Are you sure it was recorded then ?
Maybe the school was founded in 1935, and they recorded this piece much later.
I don`t know when it happened in Britain, but in Germany the first 45s were released in 1949.


Wastedpapiers said...

Not sure - maybe you are right and the 1935 on the label is a bit of a red herring.

Darcy said...

Perhaps Bracknell 1935 is a telephone number?