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Little Wonder 818: 'Au revoir, but not good-bye (soldier boy)'

the first budget label gramophone records, sold in North American dimestores during World War I

 

Little Wonder gramophone records brought recorded music to North American dimestore customers. They were introduced during World War I and continued to sell well into the 1920sThe reverse side of Little Wonder records were blank (unlike their more expensive rivals) save occasionally for the supplying store's sticker like in this case the Woolworth store in Toronto Canada

Little Wonder records caused a sensation in North American 5 & 10¢ stores between 1915 and 1923.

They were single-sided and ran for just over a minute. Because of their small size they were made to play at 80rpm. The first discs were 5" in diameter, which later increased to 5½". Each was sold without a sleeve for 10¢.

Like many recordings on the label, this song evokes memories of American and Canadian servicemen fighting in the far away battlefields of World War I. Lest we forget.

 

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Little Wonder 818: Au Revoir, but not good-bye (soldier boy)

 

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Little Wonder 818: Au Revoir,but not good-bye (soldier boy)

 

 

 

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