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From: "Russell W. Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
> As we have some Mercury expertise here, who knows the real story of
> Silvertone Record Club, and what involvement Mercury or its principals might
> have had? Is there any documentation of session dates/locations,
> particularly the Enescu and Leinsdorf records? I have a Sears catalog from
> 1946 (Summer, as I recall) that doesn't list any records, but surely they
> must have come along soon after.
IIRC, the red vinyl Silvertone Record Club discs first appeared in the 1946
Fall & Winter catalog...MAY have appeared in the next (1947 Spring & Summer)
but were gone thereafter. Nobody is absolutely sure these were pressed for
Sears by Mercury, but it appears that may have been the case...?!
After all, both were hq'd in Chicago...
Steven C. Barr