[78-L] Japanese Blue Columbia

Joe Salerno jsalerno at collector.org.invalid
Mon Sep 29 09:28:44 PDT 2014

perhaps it was pressed in the US for the Japanese market in the US?

Joe Salerno

On 9/28/2014 11:54 AM, Malcolm Rockwell wrote:
> 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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