Welcome Back to the ARSC list. I suppose you'll be on 78-L in the next
few minutes. Jack
----- 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.
> 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
>> 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
>> 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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