[78-L] Rust's Entertainment Discography

Royal Pemberton ampex354 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 13:05:19 PDT 2011

How would you propose they'd have indicated on Harmony/Diva/Velvet Tone et
al items which matrices were acoustic and which were electric on all those
numbers where the electric items didn't have the W prefix?  Perhaps just (A)
or (E) after the matrix numbers, or having the words acoustic or electric in
parentheses after the recording dates?

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 8:27 PM, Michael Biel <mbiel at mbiel.com> wrote:

> <snip> First of all, in addition to the people missing, notice that
> also missing from the 2nd edition that were in the first are all the
> Victor prefixes and the Columbia W prefix is also missing.  You all know
> that I have been very vocal in condemning this practice for decades.  I
> have heard that Rush had gotten word out that his reasons were that they
> did not denote LOCATION of the recording and that the respective
> companies never included them on the labels in the instances where they
> included matrix numbers.  The latter is a LIE because I have many
> instances of Victor Personal pressings and broadcast transcriptions
> where the prefixes are printed on the labels, plus BRITISH Columbia
> included W on the labels for both U.S. and British recordings -- how the
> hell could he have missed THAT???  As for location, doesn't something
> like BVE just SCREAM United States?  And I suppose that size of unissued
> or rejected recordings doesn't matter.  It DOES.  And I have shown some
> important instances of where the specific recording system had crucial
> significance. <snip>
> Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com

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