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.
Sound Recordings Archivist
Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives
Bowling Green State University
"Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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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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