[78-L] Heartaches and Decca 25000s
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Mon Jan 12 19:31:25 PST 2015
So they tried to get rid of surplus copies of 2020 and ended up pressing 50,000
copies of 25017, a more expensive record.....!
By the way, looks as if Heartaches was originally the B side of the Decca.
Here's a Canadian label. http://www.45worlds.com/78rpm/record/2020ca
On 1/12/2015 10:20 PM, Randy Watts wrote:
> Transcribed from the December 7, 1946 issue of Billboard. This sheds some light on the 1946-47 "Heartaches" revival.
> Decca Cleans Out and Up on Oldie
> New York, Nov. 30 -- Efforts of Decca's Charlotte, N.C. distributing branch to clear shelves of an old disk that's been gathering dust for years may lead to reviving another oldie and pushing it into the top sales class. Decca branch had some 600 or 700 records of Ted Weems's "Heartaches" lying around and shoved them out to juke box operators and disk jockeys in the territory. In a few weeks the item had caught on and the demand for it resulted in Decca now planning to press an additional 50,000 to meet the Charlotte-area demand.
> When reports from Charlotte first hit New York many tradesters figured the disk might have a Perry Como vocal, since the Victor balladeer was with Weems at the time. Payoff, however, is that the record is strictly instrumental. Tune is owned by Leeds Music, but was originally in the Olman music catalog which Leeds bought some time ago.
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