[78-L] Lowest Velvet Tone number?

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Thu Aug 8 09:14:05 PDT 2013

Velvet Tone issues followed Harmony issues by 1000 and end in V, thus 17 Harmony was also 1017 Velvet Tone, and Diva followed Harmony by 2000 and end in G or 17 Harmony was also 2017 Diva. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Han Enderman" <jcenderman at solcon.nl> 
To: "78-L" <78-l at klickitat.78online.com> 
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2013 8:44:25 AM 
Subject: [78-L] Lowest Velvet Tone number? 

VT appeared later. 
The lowest numbered issue is 1017-V, Ferera (= Har 17-H), a reissue of a popular release. 
Next known VT issues are: 
1216-V Ferera again. 
1243-V & 1271-V Lou Gold. 
1256-57, 1272, 1288 (dance bands) 
1292, 1294-95. 
Pres. it is still not a current series then. In the 300s are several issues known, but still 
with large gaps between the issues. 

A similar problem is Diva. 
Lowest-numbered reissue is 2275/76-G (= Har 275/276-H) by Charles Hilton & Yuletide Orch. 
Next known is 2354-G WMCA Broadcasters. 
After 2390-G Diva's become more regular, and pres. the label started at ca. 2400-G. 

Albert Kramer is doing research on these labels (I quote from his lists) 
and information on the existence of other early numbers is much appreciated. 

han enderman 
>>> Good question, Harold. As far as I recall, the earliest Velvet Tone number 
I have is in the 300s and I don't recall ever seeing any older than that. 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harold Aherne" <leotolstoy_75 at yahoo.com> 
To: <78-L at 78online.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 4:03 PM 
Subject: [78-L] Lowest Velvet Tone number? 

> Was Velvet Tone available as soon as Harmony was introduced, or did it not 
> appear until later? And if that was the case, what's the lowest VT 
> catalogue number that we know of? 
> -HA 
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