[78-L] Columbia & Gennett - was: Triangle 11290
Rodger J. Holtin
rjh334578 at gmail.com.invalid
Wed Sep 6 11:17:53 PDT 2017
Help me understand why in the name of Electrobeamic Vival-Tonalism why
Columbia - or anyone else - would continue to press acoustic masters,
especially of classical music, once the electrics came along; particularly
masters from a second-string outfit like Gennett.
There's gotta be a good story here somewhere.
On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 10:19 PM, David Lennick <
dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid> wrote:
> The only connection I can think of between Gennett and Columbia is the Ginn
> Music Appreciation Series. Gennett did the acoustical original recordings
> Columbia did the electricals, but Columbia re-pressed Gennetts that were
> being kept in print.
> On 8/31/2017 11:16 PM, Mark Bardenwerper wrote:
> > On 8/31/2017 11:52 AM, Malcolm wrote:
> >> I cannot play it because all I have are the label scans.
> >> I will have to dig out my hard copy of the Paramount master lists (c.
> >> 1950 - Record Research associate Walter C. Allen) and check for what I
> >> can find there, if anything. Still, I can't see Paramount cutting a deal
> >> to release a Victor record on their label(s). But stranger things have
> >> happened. I have seen evidence that Gennett contracted with Columbia to
> >> release one or two of their masters, for reasons as yet unknown.
> >> Maybe checking the UCSB Victor database might help?
> >> Malcolm
> > The record we are concerned with was obviously a moonlight job. The
> > Victor was a ""gems" from the comedy opera and this one is of a lullaby
> > (not the tune's name).
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