Well, Soph DOES sing on that record. And if I recall, the reissue 78
doesn't carry her credit. And Eubie, of course, died
years short of his 100th birthday through falsifying his age. But the
upshot of it is that this smacks of the piffle that use to
typify the liner notes of Columbia albums of days gone by.
On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 8:44 PM, Steve Ramm <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm waiting for my copy but I got the "companion" book that was written by
> Dave Marsh called "Legends and Legacy". It's a listing of what Marsh
> considers the 263 most important tracks from 1895 (Sousa's Band)(He says
> ot's a
> wax cylinder but the photo is an indestructible from post 1900) to 2011
> (Adele). This matches the zip drive that comes in the deluxe set. In
> book there are "label" photos for each but in many cases it's the LP or CD
> cover of a 78. And for Sophie Tucker "Some of these Days" they show the
> LEWIS label. Marsh has a paragraph on each disc and has "facts" like Eubie
> Blake lived just short of his 100th Birthday (he died a few days later).
> Marsh's acknkowledgement include NO sound archivists or collectors I know.
> Only Sony execs.
> Hoping Wilentz's book is better. Guess I'll see when my copy comes next
> In a message dated 10/30/2012 2:57:48 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> Hi folks:
> There's a new book on the history of Columbia, written by Sean Wilentz.
> I haven't read it, but this NY Times article suggests it will be