[78-L] First vocal recording of Temptation Rag

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Tue Sep 7 11:14:17 PDT 2010

From: "Craig Ventresco" <craigventresco at gmail.com>
> I still am not sure that the Columbia is the earliest vocal version of
> Temptation Rag...There were other contemporary issues of it, such as the
> Collins on Princess No S 1052.Yes, it's very scarce, but still
> contemporanious.
At that point (and until mid-1916), Columbia would happily press
records for ANY "client" who would pay therefor...! It is VERY possible
that this "Princess" disc was a re-labeled issue of the Columbia disc?!

The actual important question here is when/whether Victor (the only
other record manufacturer in early 1910!) issued a version...and if so
when and by whom...?!

Steven C. Barr 

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