[78-L] Japanese Blue Columbia

Taylor Bowie bowiebks at isomedia.com.invalid
Sun Sep 28 13:06:37 PDT 2014

The seller has pulled the auction,  seemingly implying that there was a 
mistake in the listing...but that it will be relisted by  Tuesday.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Malcolm Rockwell" <malcolm at 78data.com.invalid>
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Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 9:54 AM
Subject: [78-L] Japanese Blue Columbia

> Just spotted a Japanese blue label, blue wax Columbia on Ebay.
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/Columbia-Blue-Wax-for-the-JAPANESE-Market-a-Nipponophone-Recording-/281431935832?pt=Music_on_Vinyl&hash=item4186a68b58
> The master is from (Japanese) Nipponophone, and the label was printed in
> Japan, as per what's on the labels. NOW, was the record pressed in the
> US, or in Japan? My educated guess says probably pressed in Los Angeles
> or possibly Oakland. But it's also possible that Japan got the formula
> for the blue shellac (?) from Columbia and was licensed to press them 
> there.
> Makes more sense than all the back and forth it would take to do the
> pressing and assembly in California.
> But one never knows, do one?
> Malcolm
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