[78-L] Cowell on Consolidated Mystery

David Lewis uncledavelewis at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 17 19:02:48 PDT 2012

Here is a mysterious Rigler-Deutsch Listing:

The Trumpet Of Angus Og
by Henry Cowell
Type: Sound Recording 
Language: No Linguistic Content 
Publisher: Consolidated [19--] 
OCLC: 77678691 
Notes: [Not found or unreadable]; mx 7338-1 This catalog entry was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and by a grant from Lloyd E. Rigler and Lawrence E. Deutsch. 
Description: [on 1 side of 1 sound disc :] [78 rpm.] 

Consolidated was the parent to General Records, NY, but I've never seen a 78 on a label named after the parent. No issue number is given, but if this was a semi-private release or test, the record may not have carried
one. Despite the entry, no library is known to hold this record, according to worldcat.

What was on the other side? "The Trumpet of Angus Og" was a piano piece, but it also existed in a piano and orchestra version. The entry is not clear as to whether the recording is performed by Cowell, or someone
else. The Jelly Roll Morton Generals bear matrices in the mx. 4000 range; this is 7338. If it is Cowell, it would most likely date from late 1940 or 1941.

Uncle Dave Lewis
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