Doubleday launched it's record label c1954, focussing on sophisticated
cabaret entertainment. They did not survive into the stereo era.
On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Russell,
> I've seen reference to this BABAR recording. Offered on an
> opera website as a CD (I assume CD-R) or mp3 download. They state
> " Poulenc's 'Babar, the little elephant', narrated by Noel Coward with the
> composer at the piano. It was issued by
> a small British label in 1959."
> Other source indicate Coward recorded this with Poulenc, but do not give
> any details.
> Does anyone have the COWARD BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY - perhaps they have
> label/catalog info ?????
> If it is "Dolphin", probably not the same company which issued the musical
> theater recordings.
> Anyone know if the subject DOLPHIN label was part of DOUBLEDAY BOOKS?
> A number of their cabaret albums were reissued by DRG Records.
> Don't know if DRG is still in business, perhaps they know the history....
> Best wishes, Thomas.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dolphin records (LP, New York, theatrical)
> Was Dolphin the label that had Story of Babar, read by Noel Coward with
> Poulenc at the piano? (Not that I've ever encountered that record.)
> On Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at 6:47 PM, Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
> > Any additions, corrections to list below ???
> > Thanks, Thomas.
> > 1 Cyril Ritchard odd songs & a poem Stuart
> > Ross, piano
> > 2 Nancy Walker I Can Cook Too David
> > Baker, piano
> > 3 Elaine Stritch Stritch
> > orchestra/Deane Kincaide
> > 4 Portia Nelson Autumn Leaves Norman
> > Paris Trio
> > 5 Greta Keller XII O'CLOCK The
> > Paris Trio
> > 6 Julie Wilson LOVE ?
> > CD reissue on Fresh Sound
> > 7 Hermione Gingold la gingold Buster
> > Davis
> > reissue on DRG
> > 8 Greta Keller This Is My Vienna Walter
> > Grimm, piano
> > 9 Freddie Wacker Windy City Seven
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