[78-L] Fw: Columbia Viva-Tonal (LPs…!!!)

David Lennick dplennick at yahoo.com.invalid
Fri Mar 20 14:36:46 PDT 2020

Interesting. English Columbia also produced some 33s in the early 30s, for theatre use. All were dubs from 78s already in the catalogue..music by Ketelbey and other light stuff.


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From: Inigo Cubillo <ciadelgramofono at yahoo.es.invalid>
Date: March 20, 2020 at 5:23 PM

By these years (1933) our spanish Columbia was an independent affair fostered by an empresario from the basque country with arrangements signed in 1923 both with US and UK Columbia for production in Spain of the new laminated records.

Being far from the Great Depression, this Columbia also issued several records in a special format: 33 1/3 rpm standard groove 12” 78s with orchestral selections that lasted near 15-20 minutes per side.

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