[78-L] Banner (Jewish) label
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Fri Mar 23 13:35:06 PDT 2018
Below, some information from Billboard about the BANNER label.
Anyone have information about 78rpm ALBUMS they released ??
What is the connection between Banner, Melodie, and Carnival ??
BANNER xxx M 713 & 714
HMS PINAFORE IN YIDDISH "Der Shirtz"
performed KADIMAH GROUP of HADASSAH
Der Shirtz is an adaptation in Yiddish of Gilbert and Sullivan's H. M. S.
Pinafore performed by the Kadimah Group of Hadassah - an all female cast.
Originally staged as a fund raising activity it stimulated so much
enthusiasm and attention that it was repeated constantly and even released
on a 78 RPM non-breakable record.
In a very original paper sleeve with a cardboard insert and a "libretto"
sheet with cast and story.
BANNER B 106 Cantor Sholom Katz = ???
BANNER B 109 3-10" 78rpm
[Banner Records Inc.,33 Union Square West, New York 3 N.Y.
a renowned interpreter of Jewish song
offers a collection of rare and beautiful Folk Songs
M-754 B-2108-A IN GOLDENEM LAND
M-755 B-2108-B YANKELE
M-756 B-2109-A SIZ AVEK DER NECHTIN
M-757 B-2109-B SHPIELT MIR UF A NIYEM SHAIR
M-758 B-2110-A DI ZUN IS FARGANG'N
M-759 B-2110-B CH'LIEB A SHAIN YINGELE
as sung by Feigele Panitz
accompanied by Sylvia Neufeld
BILLBOARD DEC 28 1946
YIDDISH WAXERY FORMED
NEW YORK, Dec.21-New platter firm specializing in Yiddish selections
has been launched her under presidency of SAM SELSMAN. Pete Doraine,
former Broadway music staffer and plugger is treasurer, and VINCENT BECK,
Talent stable so far includes Menasha Skulnick, Molly Picon, Moisha Oysher
Michel Rosenberg and Max Wilner. Abe Ellstein is label's musical director.
BILLBOARD JAN 28, 1950
Banner Reactivates To Do Jewish Disks
New York, Jan. 21. - Banner Records, one of the major producers of Jewish
serveral years ago, has reorganized and is being reactivated after lying
dormant for nearly a year. GERALD J. MORSE, former controller of a textile
firm, has purchased the
interests of ARTHUR RAVEL, VIC SELLSMAN, Dr.J.WILKINS and SAUL HERMAN, and
assumed business management of the outfit. Warbler-actor Seymour Rechtzeit
has assumed full charge of artists and repertoire. Sam Sellsman retains
his interest in the company.
Morse is currently setting up distributors and planning an ad campaign.
releases will be on plastic material
Banner now has contracts effective with Molly Picon, Maurice Schwartz,
Myron Cohen, Rechtzeit, Cantor Waldman, Moishe Oisher and other Jewish name
stars, The Barry Sisters and the Marlin Sisters, who cut English material
for other diskeries, are under pact to cut Jewish language material
Billboard Aug 5, 1950
Banner Records, Jewish-language diskery, has set a deal with Chaus,
SRL, of Buenos Aires, for pressing and distributing of Banner wax in South
America. Banner has first option on any material cut by the Latin outfit.
Billboard Dec 23, 1950
BANNER GOES LP, Quits 12-In. Shellac
NEW YORK, Dec 16.-Banner Records,
diskery specializing in Jewish-language wax,
has issued its first long-playing platters, and
discontinued its entire 12-inch
shellac line. The two initial LP
offerings, entitled MUSICOMEDY REVUE,
feature selected show-type items gleaned from the
diskery's catalog. Artists represented include
Myron Cohen, Menasha Skulnick,
Aaron Lebedoff, Seymour REchtzeit, the Barry
Sisters, Leo Fuchs and Molly Picon.
Banner's 12-inch line, which
retailed at $1.31 per disk, has been retired by
diskery president JERRY MORSE, in favor of a 10-inch plastic
longer-playing type 78rpm. The
latter will retail at $1.05, and carry up to
five minutes of music to the side.
Most of this line will consist of Hebrew
Cantorials featuring such artists as Maurice
Ganchoff, Ysaak Gladstone, the
Malavsky Family, Fraydele and Moishe Oysher
and Liebele Waldman. Seventeen
such disks are listed in the first release
BILLBOARD DEC 12 1964
NEW YORK-Devotees of Yiddish humor and cantoral singing will
find something of value in the six records released by Banner Records.
The disks run the gamut from the liturgical performances of
the great Moishe Oysher to the pop humor of George Jessel and
In "Voices of the Temple," Oysher, Liebele Waldman, Maurice
Ganshoff, Samuel Malavsky and Sholom Katz-all-time cantorial greats-
use their voices as powerful instruments to proclaim the word of God.
"Moishe Oysher Sings" has the cantor doing liturgical and Yiddish folk
"Frailach Music" is happy Yiddish music-the kind played at Bar-Mitzvahs
"20th Century Yiddish Humor" features Jewish-American comics who appeal
to both Yiddish and non-Yiddish speaking audiences.
Other albums are by Menasha Skuknick and Michel Rosenberg. products of the
Yiddish Second Avenue theater. Their brand of humor is broad enough to
reach persons of most backgrounds.
The legend on the back of each album reads in part: :The original master
this LP was consigned to oblivion and only recently discovered and brought
to life through the miracle of modern day electronics and the most
ingenious of technical resources."
The quality of the recordings won't win any audio awards, but the
material was well worth retrieving and the listening is rearding. A.S.
Frailach Music BA-1001
Moishe Oysher Sings BA-1002
Menasha Skulnick with Ellenstein's Orch. BA-1003
20th Century Yiddish Humor BA-1004
Michel Rosenberg BA-1005
Voices of the Temple BA-1006
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