[78-L] Bing's Lacquer, WAS Diamond Dick? attn Julian

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Mon Aug 5 19:26:00 PDT 2013

To be clear, what I found is a ten-inch microgroove lacquer containing the 
Crosby show, probably the same as what's on Dave Weiner's pressings. I haven't 
checked out every incarnation of the program so I just knew that it seemed to 
have more content than the Boris Rose lp (and of course more than the RCA LPV 
issue which had only the two songs and no other program content). The dub is on 
the back of some demo cut by Rockhill Studios in New York. No idea where I 
obtained it. The Crosby side also contains about a minute of someone in 1931, 
possibly named Leroy Diamond, singing Sonny Boy as Irving Kaufman channeling Al 
Jolson (and not succeeding). This info is written in grease pencil on the disc.


On 8/5/2013 7:37 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> Uh guys, we're talking about Sept 1931. It wasn't a lacquer -- they
> arrived in 1934.  If you check in any discography you find that it was
> recorded by Victor on a 33 wax plus two 78 waxes and pressings were
> made.  A middle section was either not recorded or is missing.  Brian
> Rust once again confused the issue by not including the matrix prefixes.
>   What dl has must be  later dub.  I have several different tapes with
> and without the opening KHJ time check, and I have never been able to
> find what the source discs were. Does the lacquer contain the middle
> section????
> Why Victor recorded the New York first broadcast out in California (they
> have P in the orefix) is not explained in the session ledger sheet.
> The Cremo programs from later in 1931 and early 1932 are uncoated
> aluminums.  There was one program where one of the discs was missing for
> many decades and then showed up!
> Mike Biel  mbielk at mbiel.com
> -------- Original Message --------
> From: "Sammy Jones"<sjones69 at bellsouth.net>
>> Ahem...some how I missed this. You can't just drop a tidbit about
>> a lacquer of the first Bing show and let it hang there! More details,
>> please Mr. Lennick!   Sammy Jones
> From: David Lennick<dlennick at sympatico.ca>
>>> In the same batch, a lacquer of the common first Bing Crosby program
>>> with a time check and more from Von Zell than I've heard in other copies.
>>> dl
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