On 19/05/06, steven c wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
>> I am not done reading this stuff,but I can easily imagine 800,000 or
> unique 78 sides,taking into consideration,local,and folkloric
> records,from all countries, speeches,etc. .Having just read,the other
> thread about how,the historic reissue business in the UK (Where most
> historic reissues,especially of classical music, came from.)had been
> shut down,by copyright laws,I can see the 78s, being even more
> imprtant.Roger Kulp
>> Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Take a look at the
> study Tim Brooks and I did for the CLIR.
>> 80,000 is a way-under number.
> 80,000 sides is (are?) ONLY the extent of my personal accumulation! I
> would guess, on a give-or-take basis, that there were a total of three
> million distinct 78rpm records issued (many, if not most, of which
> were of negligible
> musical/historic value) during the 1889-1960 lifespan of the format in
> North America...?!
So perhaps ten million titles world wide.
As to which are of historical value, items which we think are of no
musical value may be of great interest to future historians.
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