[78-L] Columbia records date questions ; Columbia Record Club "bonus records"

Thomas Stern sternth at attglobal.net.invalid
Tue Apr 26 19:07:08 PDT 2016

Does anyone have a rough guide to release dates for COLUMBIA LP's ??

Is there someplace to obtain recording dates ??


Any list of COLUMBIA Record Club "Bonus Record" releases  (CB prefix)?
There is a list at discogs, but

it has only half of them, no information about original release.


Does anyone have recording date, and release dates for the following:

LP 1953

COLUMBIA RECORD CLUB CB-17                                             LP

HANDEL: Il Pastor Fido

Genevieve Warner, Lois Hunt, Genevieve Rowe, soprano; Elizabeth Brown,
Virginia Paris, contralto; Frank Rogier, baritone; Columbia Chamber
Orchestra; Lehman Engel, conductor.


CHARM lists the recording date as March 3, 1952 - the day after the Town
Hall performance.

Anyone know if that is correct ??

The original release was sometime in 1953, based on date of announcement in
Billboard, and reviews.



Cheers, Thomas.

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