[78-L] NYC record store labels - Schirmer, Rabson's Music Box, Gramophone Shop, LMS, others?
dlennick at sympatico.ca
Sat Sep 8 12:40:06 PDT 2012
Gramophone Shop also imported European 78s and sold them in their own albums.
They issued a catalogue in 1931.
On 9/8/2012 3:32 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
> Gramophone Shop issued L'ANTHOLOGIE SONORE series.
> Best wishes, Thomas.
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> Box, Gramophone Shop, LMS, others?
> Schirmer was really a publisher label, and did light jazz and classical..two
> albums of Rudolf Friml, a couple of Dana Suesse sets, Benjamin Britten playing
> Balinese music, quite a wide variety in fact. Nocturne seems to have been
> related to Schirmer, although that may just be coincidental since most of us
> have seen only one Nocturne 78, Swinging The Jingle (a jazzed-up Pepsi Cola spot).
> Gramophone Shop Varieties did 2 singles by Beatrice Lillie, two albums of Alec
> Templeton, Reginald Gardiner's "Trains", one disc by composer-pianist Alex
> Fogarty which I've never seen, and a 12-incher of Sarah Bernhardt from
> cylinders. That may be the entire GSV catalogue.
> There were historical classical recordings issued by some of the specialty
> shops as well.
> On 9/8/2012 2:53 PM, Philip Fukuda wrote:
>> Every so often, I'll run into one of these New York City store labels.
>> I'm most familiar with Liberty Music Shop. I have Jack Raymond's LMS listing, so I know LMS specialized in society bands, show
> tunes, adult humor and limited jazz (Casper Reardon, Lee Wiley). I'm guessing they focused on a "sophisticated" clientele. My
> question concerns label chronology. Which ones came first? I've seen several, with different store addresses.
>> For Schirmer, I only have a handful of issues, again Lee Wiley and Casper Reardon. How long did they issue records? Does anybody
> have a listing?
>> For Rabson's Music Box, I only have one Lee Wiley. Again, how long did they issue records? Does anybody have a listing?
>> For Gramophone Shop, I only have several Alec Templetons on Gramophone Shop Varieties. I know there was a Beatrice Lillie as
> well. Again, how long did they issue records? Does anybody have a listing?
>> Are there other New York City record stores that issued 78s (other than Commodore, which is well-documented)?
>> Philip Fukuda
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