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Well, I ended up the winner after all on the e-bay auction ($21.50 total) so that means I won't be needing another copy of "To Broadway With Love".

I'm sure due to the discussion on this list, the value is sinking rapidly.

It's now up again for just 3 bucks.

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Randy

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I have a feeling it will top out at around $15 or so. There are times when you take a chance and it may or may not work out for the best. The best buy I got was seventeen different brochures and a catalog all pricing out to less than $3 per item when most often start at $8-10 for an opening bid.

Besides if I found it at a used record store like the magnificent Footlight Records store in NYC, I think it would also be in the $15-20 range. Broadway buffs like I said, are generally interested in it too since it hasn't had a CD rerelease.

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Well, if Folk Songs of India got you all fired up, then your adrenaline will spike big time over this one- Taiwan Folk Songs !, direct from the Republic of China Pavilion.

Featuring that top 40 hit 'Vegetable Reaper's Song', which would surely have given Mick Jagger all the satisfaction he needed.

Be the first on your block to add this gem to your collection. Published by Li-Ming Records, but I'm sure you all knew that already.

Randy

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I wonder how many of these they actually sold at the Fair? Who knew a whole lot about Taiwan back then?

Do you guys find this kind of record frequently? Seems like this would be pretty rare.

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I've got 4 or 5 of these Oriental Fair records. I love 'em! But I can't play them, as they are meant to be played counter-clockwise, just as Chinese writing is read right to left.

(Yes, I know, pretty lame!)

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Yes, indeed! Probably most of Asia and the middle east reads/writes right to left. Just can't find the proper turntable.

I believe these records were called EP's, a little smaller than LP's?

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Well, you could play the music backwards I suppose. :)

Not the kind of record I would bid on. I did finally get my copy of "To Broadway With Love" today. Looks to be in near mint condition jacket wise so let's hope the record itself matches that when I get a chance to test it out in the next few days (thankfully the library at the college I used to teach at has a system for playing LP's and dubbing them to cassette).

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The Texas Music Hall's show "To Broadway With Love" cast album has some fairly decent pictures of the original production.

Click below and then click on the photo album, "To Broadway With Love".

Thanks to Columbia / Sony !

http://community.webshots.com/user/draydar

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I replaced a lot of broken links in this thread with more "stable" picture links.

Also, here is a Chinese Opera album from the Republic of China Pavilion...

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Randy

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I had seen two of these Vatican Pavilion albums, but the Music in the Vatican Pavilion album is new to me...

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The Sistine Chapel Choir Sings...The Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair Commemorative Issue

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The Bells of the Vatican Pavilion at the New York World's Fair

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[*] Music in the Vatican Pavilion...Original Recordings Sung by the Students of Plus X School and the Manhattan Glee Club

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Randy

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A friend recently told me that he went to the Fair with our local high school band and played there. He doesn't know what, where, why or when... just that he went to the Fair with the band!

Remembers very little about the event.

Strikes me as strange since he was probably between 14 and 18 then.

I'll have to inquire of a few other locals of that era as to their memories if they were in the band.

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Doug, I don't know how the World's Fair operated but it may be like Florida's Disney World when I lived there in the 70's.

They basically allowed a high school band to march and play in the Main Street parade every day, and in return they allowed the whole band and their adult escorts into the park for the entire day for free.

Pretty soon it became the practice that just about every high school in Florida called up Disney and reserved 'their day' for their band, and it became an annual excursion. Disney got a marching band for every day (and they're open year round), and every high school in the state got an attractive band trip out of it.

I would guess the Fair might have been the same. Besides parades, it appears from Bill's pictures that there were lots of band performances on the stage under the big tent rotunda at the New York State Pavilion (perhaps for those bands from New York high schools).

So....if you were a member of a band at any high school in the state of New York in 1964 or 1965, is it more likely than not that you did play at the World's Fair?

Randy

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