"Jack L. Palmer" wrote:
> Welcome Back to the ARSC list. I suppose you'll be on 78-L in the next
> few minutes. Jack
Thanks..78-L is safe until Ron reconnects me (I signed off message delivery
while we went up north for a week).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, August 27, 2005 4:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Matrix number abbreviation help
> >I have a copy as well. There's no connection between it and the "Top Ten"
> >albums, which were strictly comedy (and which numbered only seven). There
> >was also a "Breakfast in Hollywood" 3-disc album issued..I'd imagine these
> >are from about 1946-47.
> > dl
> > Bill Schurk wrote:
> >> I can't believe it!!!!!
> >> I just cataloged that album for our Archives and it will be found in
> >> the OCLC catalog. I also burned it onto CD for easy access with
> >> miniaturized album graphics and full size label repros. I too had no
> >> other clues as to the origin of those matrix numbers but I cataloged it
> >> the best I could with the info I had in hand. I remember that show SO
> >> WELL from when I was a little snot kuz my unmarried aunt and grandmother
> >> who lived together would always listen to that show every blessed nite.
> >> The mesmerizing part of that show is what we hear in the intro of each of
> >> those album discs is THAT organ theme song. Just those first few notes
> >> alone conjure memories of that W. 150th street house in Klevetown staying
> >> over nite.
> >> Bill Schurk
> >> Sound Recordings Archivist
> >> Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives
> >> Bowling Green State University
> >> "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Jeanette Berard"
> >> > I'm working on a 3-record album of commercially produced records of the
> >> One Man's Family radio show, and it has virtually no information
> >> imprinted
> >> on the album cover or record labels. One thing I do have is matrix
> >> numbers - which I know little about, since most of our records are
> >> transcription discs, not commercial discs. The numbers all include SUN -
> >> and I'm hoping that this relates to the recording company. However, none
> >> of
> >> the books I have show this abbreviation.
> >> >
> >> > each side has two numbers etched into the surface for example:
> >> > A-6458 (etched very lightly, hard to read)
> >> > SUN-148 A (etched deeply)
> >> > The shorter number is always preceeded by an A, and the SUN number is
> >> always followed by an A.
> >> >
> >> > The album was sold in 1947, according to a fan website (which ties in,
> >> > the
> >> last radio broadcast included was from 1946).
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone tell me anything about the matrix numbers?
> >> >
> >> This may be from the "Top Ten" label...a short-lived label which issued
> >> radio artists in the immediate postwar era...
> >> I'll forward your question to the 78-L list...
> >> ]
> >> Steven C. Barr
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