[78-L] AFM ban discography

BURNHAM burnhamd at rogers.com.invalid
Thu Sep 3 12:47:48 PDT 2020

Hank Snow also secretly recorded extensively during the strike. 

Wilf Carter didn’t realize that his Canadian contract with Victor was valid in the USA as well so he went into DECCA’s studio and did some recording there!


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> On Sep 3, 2020, at 08:37, David Lennick <dplennick at yahoo.com.invalid> wrote:
> I'll never understand why Montreal and Toronto didn't take advantage
> of the ban by recording current songs there. Even Mexico City. And
> what about Honolulu?
> RayK
> Toronto had virtually NO commercial recording industry except for transcriptions and commercials. Victor and Compo had been active in Montreal for decades but stayed under the radar during the ban, with a few exceptions..Wilf Carter recorded some sides during the ban, but these sound as if they were done at a private studio, not Victor. Compo's Apex label had some recordings by Canadian singers who wouldn't have sold anything in the States. A local Newmarket bandleader, Max Boag, recorded 4 sides as "Harry Glenn" to satisfy the juke box trade, which couldn't get the current songs..these were issued on Apex. And they're bloody awful.
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