[78-L] MGM-Supertone connection?

Taylor Bowie bowiebks at isomedia.com
Thu Jul 15 01:00:05 PDT 2010

I just looked at my copy of Harmony 988-H.  Besides the 100319 number it 
also has "1-A-1" in the runoff.

I've gone after these non-vocal "Rudy Marlowe" sides for years and have 
never run into different takes of any of them...not saying there aren't any 
but I've never seen any.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Biel" <mbiel at mbiel.com>
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Subject: Re: [78-L] MGM-Supertone connection?

> Taylor Bowie wrote:
>> Now I remember it...I have it on Harmony as by Rudy Marlow...the usual 
>> name
>> used on the Columbia dime-stores for non-vocal takes on dance sides. 
>> Great
>> record...I clearly recall a super T Dorsey solo.  I think I'll go play it
>> 'fore I go to bed.
>> Taylor
> With that info I found it in the ADBD 1ed. under Ben Selvin, and see
> that the secret to the 100xxx series is that these are the instrumental
> versions of songs recorded with a vocal at the same sessions.  Selvin
> recorded this song on Aug 13,1929 on 148787 with a vocal for Columbia
> 1937-D and on 100319 for Harmony 988-H.  He shows no take numbers for
> either, nor does he show any -P issues, but perhaps the new edition
> does.    It is a damn shame that he didn't see fit to include the 100xxx
> series in the Columbia discography, or have Tim Brooks at least mention
> it in the listing of series in Vol 1.
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com
>>> Taylor Bowie wrote:
>>>> Mark,
>>>> Is the "How Am I To Know" side the vocal version issued on Harmony by
>>>> Jack
>>>> Miller or is it a dance band version?
>>> It's an instrumental, with several nice solos. Dead number is 100319
>>> -- 
>>> Mark L. Bardenwerper, Sr.
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