[78-L] Jack Caiden (was Wesley Smith)

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Wed Oct 3 21:39:55 PDT 2012

Just a bit of trivia here. I first heard the Lillian Russell, the Valentino, 
the Astaires with Gershwin doing Fascinating Rhythm, and a record it took me 
decades to find, Hollywood Holiday by Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon and Skeets 
Gallagher on a program my dad happened to tape in 1952 with Robert Q. Lewis 
spinning old records. Years later RQL turned out to be a major puckered a**hole 
and a closeted psycho (this occurred in rehearsals for a summer theatre 
production of The Gazebo) but hey, that's show biz.


On 10/4/2012 12:29 AM, Sammy Jones wrote:
> Love those Pearl Music from the New York Stage sets!  They introduced me to
> a lot of 78-era music, including Al Jolson, Bert Williams, Jack Norworth,
> and Nora Bayes.  And thanks again to David Lennick for providing me with a
> replacement copy of volume 4 after it developed disc rot.  Those CD sets
> were expensive when new, and hard to replace...
> I'm listening to Lillian Russell's "Come Down, Ma Evenin' Star" right now.
> Doesn't sound like a dub to me.  What's the backstory on this unissued disc?
> Sammy Jones
>> I'm sure Jack had an original test pressing, not a Caidin dub. Jack
>> Raymond
>> that is, the producer of the Pearl series, not Jack L. Caidin.
>> dl
>> On 10/3/2012 2:49 PM, L78rpm at aol.com wrote:
>>> You're correct --- my guess is that is from the second (?) dubbing.
>>> Paul Charosh
>>> In a message dated 10/3/2012 2:29:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>>> djwein at earthlink.net writes:
>>> The  Pearl CD transfer of the Lillian Russell on the NEW YORK STAGE set
>>> is
>>> taken  from a test pressing and doesn't have the wow heard on the Caiden
>>> 78.
>>> Dave Weiner
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