[78-L] Artist query
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Thu Jan 7 09:00:40 PST 2016
Definitely 1950. I think "Barnacles" might have been recorded in 1951. Easy to date this from other London pop discs like 3rd Man Theme and Music Music Music. That horrible boxy quality with that big mid-range hump is common to a lot of Toronto recordings on London and earlier on Musicana. No idea where they were cut.
> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 11:58:03 -0500
> To: 78-l at klickitat.78online.com
> From: burnhamd at rogers.com.invalid
> Subject: Re: [78-L] Artist query
> Yes I have that famous piece of Torontoniana. Are you saying that was recorded earlier than I thought? It's certainly the most famous if not the only record that focuses on Toronto. Toronto doesn't enjoy the same musical recognition as other cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, New Orleans, Paris, London, Moscow, Warsaw, etc.
> The other two records might be in the CBC library.
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> > On Jan 7, 2016, at 8:26 AM, David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid> wrote:
> > They made at least 3 records, around 1950. Which one do you have, the usual Sunday in Toronto/Toronto Subway Song? "I'm Scraping the Barnacles from my Ship of Dreams" is even worse.
> > dl
> >> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2016 02:13:31 -0500
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> >> From: burnhamd at rogers.com.invalid
> >> Subject: Re: [78-L] Artist query
> >> Wonderful information, many thanks Donna and David, I know nothing about them except as names on a record - just one record! I wondered if they might be radio personalities like the "Chummingbirds", (I assume we all know who THEY were). Technically the record was horrible - nowhere near the state of the art in 1925, never mind 1953! I don't know exactly when the record was made, but I assume it was close to but certainly no later than the spring of 1954.
> >> db
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>> On Jan 7, 2016, at 1:46 AM, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com.invalid> wrote:
> >>> And yes, circa 1960, Baldour was an executive with CFTO-TV in Toronto.
> >>> On his CBC appearances in the late 40s, he was described as a "romantic
> >>> baritone" as well as a "singing sensation."
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