[78-L] Holey moley!

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Fri Apr 4 18:37:07 PDT 2014

I might have seen the masters!  I visited Miles Kreuger at Columbia
while he was de-clicking Dick Powell In Hollywood (yes, cutting out the
clicks with a razor blade -- Larry Keyes was the engineer), and the
masters for Alice Faye in Hollywood were in the studio for dubbing.  I
looked thru them and held and inspected a few.  Those damn mothers are

By the way, dubbing was done on a 16-inch rim-drive Gates broadcast
turntable with a GE VRII cartridge with about ten different styli.  No
variable speed -- straight 78.26.  Taping was 30 IPS full track on an
Ampex 300 or 350.  

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [78-L] Holey moley!
From: David Weiner <djwein at earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, April 04, 2014 1:33 pm
To: 78-L Mail List <78-l at klickitat.78online.com>

It's real, I would think likely specially pressed for Vallee, as many of
the records this guy sells are from Vallee's personal collection. The
sides were on ALICE FAYE IN HOLLYWOOD and the masters apparently still
exist - I have 1970s vinyl tests of both sides.

Dave Weiner

On 4/4/14, 1:13 PM, "Michael Biel" <mbiel at mbiel.com> wrote:

>And this was the dealers second copy, with rim chips. 17 bids with 6
>bidders. Have any of you ever heard this? It is listed in CED2 and was
>on CL-3066 (Is that Alice Fay In Hywd?) I wonder if it is a joke, a
>parody, or a party record variation. Or maybe outtakes, busted takes
>like Bing. Alice Fay??? B-099??? What kind of catalog number is that?
>It is "Nasty Man" not "Oh You Nasty Man". And on the other side under
>her name it says "Naval Representation Rudy Vallee"
>Mike Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: Re: [78-L] Holey moley!
>From: David Lennick <dplennick at yahoo.com>
>I didn't even know this existed! And with a misspelled name and all.
> From: David Weiner <djwein at earthlink.net>
>I know this is a rare record, but didn't realize Alice Faye was selling
>the price range of Robert Johnson!'
>Dave Weiner

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