[78-L] Salvation Army Transcriptions wanted...

Graham Newton gn at audio-restoration.com.invalid
Fri May 29 17:49:43 PDT 2020

Hello Everyone, and all ships at sea!

I hope you are all well in this trying time.

I'm working on a fascinating large project for the Salvation Army Archives here 
in Toronto on the "THIS IS MY STORY" radio program.  It was a 1/2 hour show 
with music, chorus and about a 12 minute dramatized portion in the middle 
starting at about 8:00 minutes in.  The whole Salvation Army Band sound is very 
British and very similar to the sound of music from the Chappell Recorded Music 

I did a sample restoration of two of the shows, one can be found here if you 
would like to hear it.  This project will probably keep me well occupied for a 
year... there are over 300 shows to be done.

Sample show "Earl "Buster" Ellis (program #3)

  From information I presently have this show was originally produced beginning 
in 1949 and was probably done in a studio in Toronto Canada.  The show was 
distributed on 16" transcription discs in both Canada and USA and I believe the 
USA version was a sub-set of the Canadian produced show because the show 
numbers of the Canadian and US shows do not match.

Sample Canadian transciption label

Sample USA transcription label

The archives is presently taking a detailed inventory of this part of their 
collection to determine how complete their holdings are and what holes may 
exist.  Also the condition of the discs and whether better copies may be needed.

We are thus actively looking for any collectors who may have some of these 
discs who would either sell them to the Salvation Army Archives or loan them to 
us to copy digitize and restore.  The end purpose is to post the entire 
restored series of shows to their web site and/or to offer the shows for 
broadcast as a co-operative historical program as the original run of shows was.

Your comments and any assistance to locate this material would be greatly 
appreciated, but please respond off list.

Thank you all...

... Graham Newton

Audio Restoration by Graham Newton, http://www.audio-restoration.com
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