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From: Dick Spottswood
>Ethnic Music on Records (Univ of Illinois, 1990) documents every US-made
Columbia ethnic matrix I could
>track. There are several thousand.
Well, since there was actually a series of "Ethnic series"...that is,
Columbia used different matrix
series for ethnic and popular issues from the advent of the former...there
are probably well over
10,000 numbers used thus, including at least some numbers which never saw
the light of day. One
wonders why Columbia (or ARC, or CBS) ever discarded these files...and one
wishes they hadn't!
Steven C. Barr