CA, Lakeport; Rt 1, Box 545
Bloch, Emile Ernest, contact; Faustine, Vivian, contact
They appear in Schwann from 1952 through 1972, as far as I've gotten so far.
There was an address change in 1966.
I have somewhere a couple of 10" records on this label of Bloch's music.
I've put my hands on about half a dozen 12" Music Library discs as well. If
wanted, I'll list them later.
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From: "D. Blake Werts" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Music Library record label
>I wanted to pass along some information that I just received from Dave
> Canfield regarding Music Library:
> "I can't add much to what you already know about Music Library (yes, I did
> buy their remaining inventory about 15 years ago from a warehouse in--I
> think--San Francisco, but it might have been L.A.). One thing that might
> amusing for the thread is that Music Library had to have been one of the
> most disorganized and unprofessional labels of all time. Many times I
> encountered different couplings under the same record number, works on the
> record that didn't have any hint of a mention on the jacket, and even a
> Music Library recording (and label) on one side of the record, and a
> Belvedere (a sister company, apparently) on the other! Nevertheless, they
> had some important composers and artists record for them, such as Ernst
> Krenek playing some of his own piano music. I strongly suspect that Phalen
> Tassie PAID someone to have her recordings appear on this label. Perhaps
> of the artists did, but I cannot state with certainty that it was merely a
> vanity label (such as was Orion)."
> - D. Blake Werts
>> >> A friend of mine was asking about the Music Library label and if I had
>> >> information about it. I have a few discs and recall that Dave Canfield
>> >> bought up what was left, including the wonderful Phalen Tassie
>> >> records.
>> >> have a vague recollection that the label was based in California. I
>> >> the composer Robert Muczynski had some of his music released on the
>> >> Bob and I taught together for a time at the University of Arizona. It
>> >> Bob who introduced me to the delights of the singing of Phalen Tassie!
>> >> Any related information would be welcome.
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