[78-L] BG question

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sun Jun 17 13:53:01 PDT 2012

Those were promos for ten-inch lp reissues, and I have no idea why they 
assigned retro matrix numbers..they were doing that in the 40s as well. Not on 
master pressings, I don't think, but definitely on dubs. Columbia also did this 
but retained the original matrix numbers.


On 6/17/2012 4:46 PM, neechevoneeznayou at gmail.com wrote:
> I have acquired a 10" vinyl DJ pressing of 2 sides by the BG Trio. Tiger
> Rag (27-0119), C6-VB-0002-1S. Label gives recording date of Nov. 18,
> 1936. 3:20
> Flip side is Oh, Lady Be Good. (27-0119) C6-VB-0003-1S. Recorded April
> 27, 1936. 3:00
> So surely these are electrically transferred and not pressings from
> original parts, yes? I'm wondering why records made in the 30s would be
> included in "RECORD PREVUES coming attractions" in what appears to be
> late 40s/early 50s DJ copies. What's new about a record 10 or more years
> after it was recorded?

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