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From: "Malcolm Smith" <[log in to unmask]>
> What most of us are familiar with of this truly wonderful unique
> singer is an RCA LP issued in the fifties. The LP had Houston on one
> side and other material on the other side. At a meeting of the NY
> Gramaphone society, her accompanist gave a program at which he played
> the test pressings of the recordings that RCA didn't put on the LP.
> If they had, they would have filled the second side. I wondered at
> the time why they were not published. I also have one of the 78s put
> out by Liberty Music Store. It's quite different and quite wonderful.
> I wish I had the rest of them. It's my understanding that she
> committed suicide at about that time. Perhaps someone has more
> information. A very sad loss.
There was a "Liberty Music Shop" label in the late thirties and into
the forties! They issued British sides. The label is listed in "Record
Steven C. Barr