[78-L] Victor S- series (Was: 5 Prayers of Moses)
Randy Watts
rew1014 at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 6 20:20:36 PST 2010
This has been a tough series to gather information on, the earlier releases in particular. They don't appear to have been the most well-publicized albums Victor/RCA Victor put out, but then mainstream America obviously wasn't the target audience for these, anyway.
Randy
--- On Sat, 3/6/10, Michael Biel <mbiel at mbiel.com> wrote:
> Thank you Han and Randy for this
> info. This looks like a truly
> fascinating series of albums which have been almost
> completely
> overlooked. I've put both your lists on thus posting but
> not yet
> combined them. I'd love to find some of then.
> The missing numbers
> might be even bore exotic. And thanks to David
> Burnham who sent me
> scans of his copy of S-60 offlist. It is amazing what
> is still not yet
> documented!
>
> Mike Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
>
> Randy Watts wrote:
> > I don't own the album in question. The information
> came from a highly incomplete listing of S series albums I
> compiled while doing some research at the Library of
> Congress a few years ago. What I know about these is listed
> below.
> >
> > Randy
> >
> > S-5 - MARINA - Orquesta Internacional de Concierto;
> Eduardo Vigil y Robles, conductor [6 discs: 30069/74]
> >
> > S-13 - MELODIAS GITANO-HUNGARAS - Various [6 discs:
> V-11086/91]
> >
> > S-18 - MUSICA DE RUSIA - Various [6 discs:
> V-21127/32]
> >
> > S-19 - MARCHAS MILITARES - Various [6 discs:
> 82652/57]
> >
> > S-20 - ROUMANIAN MELODIES - Gregore Dinicu and His
> Roumanian Gypsy Orchestra [3 discs: V-19024/26]
> >
> > S-21 - RUSSIAN GYPSY MELODIES - Gypsy Wanderers [3
> discs: 21133/35]
> >
> > S-23 - IMMORTAL TANGOS - Carlos Gardel [6 discs:
> 82856/82861]
> >
> > S-25 - JEWISH MELODIES - Molly Picon [3 discs:
> V-606/8]
> >
> > S-29 - CONGAS - Various [3 discs: 83014/16]
> >
> > S-36 - FLEURS D'HAITI - Ludovic Lamothe [5 discs:
> 83065/69]
> >
> > S-40 - MEXICANA: SOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE, VOL. 1 -
> Various [4 discs: 83748/51]
> >
> > S-41 - RUSSIAN GYPSY MELODIES - Various [3 discs:
> V-21140/42]
> >
> > S-44 - INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: AN ADVENTURE IN MUSIC -
> Henri René and His Musette Orchestra [3 discs: 25-0060/62]
> >
> > S-45 - CONTINENTAL GAIETIES - Various [5 discs:
> 25-0064/68]
> >
> > S-46 - VIENNESE NIGHTS - Henri René and His Orchestra
> [4 discs: 25-0071/74]
> >
> > S-47 - IN THE "CSARDA": FAMOUS HUNGARIAN GYPSY
> MELODIES - Alexander Sved with Charles Benci and His Gypsy
> Orchestra [4 discs: 25-6056/59]
> >
> > S-48 - GEMS OF THE SYNAGOGUE - Cantor Josef Rosenblatt
> [3 discs: 38-1020/22]
> >
> > S-49 - SONGS OF THE STEPPES - Sidor Belarsky [4 discs:
> 26-5035/38]
> >
> > S-50 - LATIN-AMERICAN FOLK SONGS - Olga Coelho [3
> discs: 26-9018/20)
> >
> > S-51 - MAURICE CHEVALIER RETURNS - Maurice Chevalier
> [4 discs: 25-1088/91]
> >
> > S-52 - CANTORIAL CHANTS - Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky [4
> discs: 25-5075/5078]
> >
> > S-53 - SAMBAS - Various [4 discs: 23-0727/30]
> >
> > S-54 - WONDER WALTZES - Henri René and His Orchestra
> [4 discs: 25-0107/10]
> >
> > S-55 - GYPSY AIRS - Marina Koshetz [3 discs:
> 26-5039/41]
> >
> > S-56 - FESTIVAL GEMS - Cantor Moshe Kusevitsky [3
> discs: 38-1025/27]
> >
> > S-57 - CHRISTMAS IN POLAND - Schola Cantorum of SS.
> Cyril and Methodius Seminary; Father Henry Waraksa,
> conductor [4 discs: 25-9187/90]
> >
> > S-58 - FELICES PASCUAS: CANCIONES DE NAVIDAD - Pedro
> Vargas; Henri René, conductor [3 discs: 23-1357/59]
> >
> > S-59 - LOS GAVILANES - Cast album, featuring Mary
> Isaura, Trini Avelli, Ricardo Mayrall Eduardo Brito;
> Gerlabert, conductor [4 discs: 23-1360/63]
> >
> > S-60 - TEFILOTH MOSHE: PRAYERS OF MOSES - Cantor Moshe
> Kusevitsky [3 discs: 38-1033/35]
> >
> > S-62 - FIESTA LIRICA UNIVERSITARIA - Coro de la
> Universidad de Puerto Rico; Augusto Rodriguez, conductor [2
> discs: 23-1446/47]
> >
> > S-65 - SERENATA - Tres Diamantes [4 discs:
> 23-5859/62]
> >
> Han Enderman wrote:
> > There has been no response to Mike Biel's question,
> therefore here what I know from images collected from ebay.
> >
> > I have images of covers of Victor S-series Albums:
> > S-18 (= V-21127-32) = Musica de Rusia (Mexican issue)
> > S-29 (= 83014-16) = Congas
> > S-36 (= 83065-67) = Ludovic Lamothe
> > S-41 (= V-21141 a.o.) = Russian Gypsy Melodies 2
> > S-49 (= 26-5035 a.o.) = Sidor Belarsky
> > S-51 = M. Chevalier Returns
> > S-52 (= 25-5075 a.o.) = Kusevitsky, Cantorial Chants
> (Canadian issue).
> >
> > S-18 & 29 as Discos Victor on front; S-36 as
> Disques Victor;
> > S-49-52 state International Set.
> >
> > Some labels mention the S-number, but possibly some
> early album issues did not state the album number on the
> records included.
> > For ex., Vic 82507 by 'Arabian Girl' is without the
> album nr on the label but was issued in album Melodias
> Orientales
> > (with nice cover), but I'm not sure this is in the
> S-series.
> >
> > Examples of labels stating the album nr are:
> > 82588 (S-17)
> > V-21127-30 (S-18)
> > V-600 (S-22)
> > 82857 (S-23)
> > 83013 (S-28)
> > 83014-16 (S-29)
> > 83065 (S-36)
> > 83085-87 (S-35)
> > 83749 (S-40)
> > V-21141 (S-41)
> > 25-5075 (S-52)
> > Evidently the V-21100 series existed before some were
> coupled in numbered albums.
> >
> > Is it known when the designation "International
> Series" started to appear on records?
> > I have images of V-710 (Glahe: Hot Pretzels / Beer
> Barrel Polka) without and with Int.Series stated.
> >
> > Han Enderman
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