[78-L] Victor matrix prefix questions (Bluebird 6910).

J. E. Knox rojoknox at metroeast.org
Thu May 12 17:46:39 PDT 2011

Greetings from FixitLand!

Royal Pemberton wrote:

> This is one of the records I won in the recent Nauction, a circa 1937
> reissue of a pair of titles Louis Armstrong recorded in early  
> 1933.  Not
> dubs....and it's obvious where the diamond VE symbols were removed  
> along
> with the original catalogue numbers.  They have that unusually wide- 
> range
> high fidelity though ambient sound quality of post-Western Electric  
> Trinity
> Chapel recordings, so I don't know if the prefixes are BS or BSHQ or
> something else (at least I know they're not BVE).
> What are the correct prefixes for the matrix numbers of these sides?
> A side, 'I've got the world on a string', recorded 26 January 1933;  
> matrix
> B?? 74891-1 (original release Victor 24245).
> B side, 'There's a cabin in the pines', recorded 26 April 1933;  
> matrix B??
> 75476 (no suffix shown on Tyrone's listings--is this take 1?)  
> (original
> release Victor 24335).

Both are BS, both Take 1. Recorded in Suite 1143, Merchandise Mart  
[222 W. North Bank St.], Chicago.

Here's a handy Armstrong discography:


BVE/CVE were in occasional use (field trips, mostly, on portable  
gear) into 1935.

Take care,

J. E. Knox "The Victor Freak"

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