[78-L] Bix tests

J. E. Knox rojoknox at metroeast.org
Mon Aug 20 16:49:34 PDT 2012

Greetings from FixitLand!

David Lennick wrote:

> B23751 should date from late 1938 (can't date it precisely yet) and  
> 24050 from
> March 1939. ...

If the Abrams files hold any weight, they place B 23751 circa 24 Nov  
1938. There's a void from 23747 to 23755; 23746 is 22 November while  
23756 is 26 November. All that presumes, of course, that the numbers  
were in fact used chronologically. Not always a valid presumption.

24050 is 30 or 31 January 1939, from the same source (B 24047-1 is 30  
January, 24051-2 is 31 January; 24050 is listed, but as the original  
18 Sept 1928 recording date). BUT...dates of several preceding  
sessions are non-sequential; W[B]24033/42 are listed as 3 February  
1939...which could be explained by their being recorded at World, and  
the 3 Feb 1939 date could well be ARC/Brunswick/Columbia/wotever's  
remastering date...as it turns out, I have a World test of what  
*became* W 24034-A...but that's another story.

Take care,

"If cats seem distant and aloof, it is because this is not their  
native planet--they are here just to visit and dominate."--Hank Roll

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