Bob Olhsson wrote:
>>From Don Cox: "Acoustic recordings were often made with more than one horn.
> I haven't
> been able to find a picture of this, or to find out how the sounds were
> I've never heard of them being combined. The reason one would record that
> way would be to obtain multiple master disks from the same performance. This
> same redundancy was SOP for electrical and magnetic tape master recordings
> and is standard with today's digital gear.
There is a picture in Roland Gelatt's "The Fabulous Phonograph", showing
Lewis James and Elliot Shaw each in front of their own horn at Victor's
Camden studios. The caption explains that during a recording session the
singers would be directing their voices down their own horn; presumably
there would be another horn to pick up the accompaniment.