[78-L] Info wanted GENERAL Records G-10 Belgian Congo Denis-Roosevelt Expedition

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Tue Apr 1 19:28:12 PDT 2014

I've had the EMPTY ALBUM for this (it's among stuff packed away from my garage) 
and may have one or two of the discs somewhere, but it definitely exists.

Reeves was a recording studio. I didn't know they put out records on their own 
label. Those R- prefix numbers are on a lot of small labels, including General 
(the Jelly Roll Morton sides) and Continental (Bartok plays Bartok, among 
others..those have S prefixes).


On 4/1/2014 10:18 PM, Thomas Stern wrote:
> Can anyone supply information on GENERAL G-10 ??
> I've seen references to it, dated 1937, and seen an offer for a booklet which would have
> accompanied the album, but haven't found the album/discs catalogued in any sources to which I have access.
> Was the GENERAL set actually issued?
> Can you supply the matrix nos., catalog numbers and label information ??
> There is a 6 record 78rpm set issued by REEVES SOUND,
> and catalog entries listing mx.R-940 through R-987 (this would be 24 sides!!!!)
> for the Belgian Congo recordings (articles indicate the discs are dubs of the soundtrack from film).
> Did the REEVES issue actually cover 24 sides - in how many albums - anyone have detailed contents listing
> (or is the matrix number range a typo...??. is this simply a reissue of G-10 or an issue of the
> recordings if GENERAL failed to release the set ??????????????)
> What was the relation of GENERAL and REEVES issues ??  dates ??
> COMMODORE issued an LP of recordings from the Denis-Roosevelt Expedition (1934-35)  DL 30,005
> The same material was again issued by MAINSTREAM S/6021
> Since COMMODORE owned the GENERAL masters, it is likely that their LP would be a reissue of the G-10.
> all insights and info welcome - Thanks!
> Best wishes, Thomas.
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