Re: Late 50's record & Sputnik
interesting for sure. Curious how it would be Soviet propaganda when it was released here. on what label? I remember it flying over when I was about 10. Along similar lines I bought an LP of Alan Shepard's first space flight. It has the actual transmissions from the capsule and a lot of news casts. Haven't listened to it in decades.
Does anyone remember from 1957 the 45 release commemorating Sputnik the Soviet satellite?
I was already frequenting the big box record stores of the day. One day I noticed a record on sale about Sputnik. This had nothing to do with the Buchanan & Goodman single, it was an actual recording of signals from Sputnik.
After I got over my indignation of looking at an obvious Soviet propaganda job, I took it off the shelf and and played it on the store machine (remember when that was routine?) What I heard on one side was a continuous high pitch modulation something close to a 1200 bps early modem sound.
I didn't play the B side figuring the A side would never make American Bandstand.
Does anyone remember coming across this early piece of Soviet 45 RPM propaganda?