[78-L] Caruso with wrong label

Iñigo Cubillo ice261263 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 18 02:12:32 PDT 2013

Only a reminder...
A bit logic + a bit observation of sister company HMV proceeds... make
one suppose that Victrola reissues of old low numbered batwings with
new Ortho labels are surely not so rare.
Victrolas that were popular enough (like Carusos, Heifertzs or
Kreislers, Galli-Curcis, Rachmaninoffs...) when no electrical
re-recording was made, reissues of old acoustics were made with Ortho
labels. Even sometimes the acoustic repressings coexisted with the new
electricals (high takes of the same matrix no.). At least in HMV it
happened with some records. I own two 1928 pressings of Amelita's "Una
voce"; one is the acoustical DB-261 and the other is the electrical
DB-1355 , and both are 1928 pressings with the proper (same) HMV label
styles. It could well have happened with Victrolas.. Didn't it?

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