[78-L] Gennett Personal Series

Malcolm Rockwell malcolm at 78data.com
Sat Apr 21 10:08:47 PDT 2012

1005 A/B are the DeWitt & Son issue numbers.
Gennett pressed for them, a small label out of New York City dealing in 
recorded Irish material, which mostly drew from Gennett masters. Both 
sides were also released on Gennett 5502, Gennett Personal 20091 (as you 
show), and Starr Gennett 9944 (Canada).
The DeWitt label reads: Manufactured Exclusively for The "Sinn Fein 
Music House" - E. O'Byrne DeWitt & Son, 1398 3rd Avenue, 79th St., New 
York. About 5 blocks from where I grew up.
Thanks for the take designations.


On 4/21/2012 4:27 AM, Gregg Kimball wrote:
> A question, especially to Malcolm:
> I just got a copy of a disc which is listed as below in Malcolm's online
> listing:
> 20091A
> 8837
> My Irish Jaunting Car
> Frank Quinn (piano Acc. Ed Geoghegan)
> N 04/24
> 20091B
> 8838
> The Grand Old Dame, Reel
> Frank Quinn (piano Acc. Ed Geoghegan)
> N 04/24
> Label head: The "Sinn Fein Music House" E. O'Byrne De Witt&  Son, 1398 Third
> Avenue - 79 St. - New York
> The most prominent numbers on the label are 1005-A, 1005-B, each side
> respectively.  What are these numbers?
> By the way, each matrix number in the dead wax is followed by an "a".
> Gregg Kimball

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