A.A. Records manufactured and distributed many other tapes originating from Little Golden Records and manufactured to 8-track tape. Many famous stars and singers joined the line-up of the children classics that were brought to the Little Golden Records that originated from the Little Golden Books. There is no real way to tell a first edition other than by dating. The original sleeves of records 1-12 were 6 3/4 in x 8 in. and opened to show a description. There was a yellow 78 rpm record in a slot on the right. These records were released in 1948 and showed a bout 3/4 of the yellow circle showing information about the record.
The sleeve format changed in 1949. They measured 7 1/2in x 6 3/4 in and the opening for the record was at the top. Record color was still yellow and they were 78's. Yellow circle on the sleeve describing the record was still present but lines were added. The pictures on the sleeves were basic with a solid background with several characters or pictures from the Little Golden Books on them.
The original titles had just a number, the Disney Title had a D before the number.
Between 1949 and 1950's the record sleeve graphics were improved and covered most of the sleeve. Between 1950-1951 an 'R' was added to the numbers of the regular series and the Disney series 'RD'. In 1952 the yellow label on the sleeve was replaced with a 3in logo and in 1954 it was reduced to a quarter size.
In 1956, Extended play records were released and contained Three Little Golden Records on one record. The prefix was 'EP' and Golden Mother Goose was the first produced and numbered EP317. They were yellow 45 rpms, and were quickly changed to black. In 1956 the records were sold as yellow 78's and black 45's. The 45s normally had a banner down the right side saying it was a 45. The 78's were 6 in and the 45's 7 in.
After 1959, number prefixes were no longer used for regular records. The EPs still contain the number prefix. The prefixes started being dropped around number 471 and were completely gone by 490. The last numbered Little Golden Record was #777 Row, Row, Row your Boat in 1964. After this time they were no longer called Little Golden Records.
The 8-track tapes of The Little Golden Records were produced from the early 1970's by A.A. Records, but, not sure of how many different titles they actually produced from the The Little Golden Records to 8-track tape, but I do know that they are very hard to find. The top of the 8-track tape cartridge is yellow, and the other half or bottom half of the cartridge is blue.
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