Fascinating stuff. I've seen only one Ed Sullivan classical album (not the one
you portray)..those can't have sold as well as the Broadway ones, which are
everywhere (and which also exist under another name, crediting Ben Selvin as
producer on at least one that I've seen)..which incidentally leads me to
speculate that those Broadway albums might have come from England, via the
As for Concert Hall..yikes! As if those albums hadn't already appeared under
enough labels and in different combinations on ten- and twelve-inch issues.
david gideon wrote:
>> is there any one source
>> for the Standards or any way to trace their lineage?
> We have reissued the majority of the Standard Treasury/Basic Library
> recordings. Without giving away all our secrets, I can tell you that
> they were both sourced from the Concert Hall catalog--without the
> knowledge or consent of Concert Hall! CH had licensed their catalog to
> Collier's as their arm in the USA, but Collier's apparently sub-licensed
> the recordings to Funk & Wagnalls for their Standard Treasury/Basic
> Library projects. Ironic that when the notes told buyers that they could
> not reveal the names of the performers because they recorded for name
> brand labels, they were telling the truth. Collier's did not have
> Concert Hall's permission to sub-license their catalog, and in fact
> Concert Hall never knew it happened--the founder of Concert Hall only
> learned about it after our releases made the information public.
>> There are a number of labels I would like to know more about,like the
>> "Synthetic Plastics" labels of Parade,Promenade,and Diplomat,Family
>> Records,and Acorn,Also there is so little known about Eli Oberstein's
>> later labels,like Rondo(lette),and the sources of these recordings.I
>> am aware ReDiscoveries has put a lot of these out,in some incredible
>> restorations,but how detailed are the liner notes of these CDs,in
>> explaining the soources of the original recordings,and identities of
>> the performers ?
> With the exception of one item (a Rossini Overture) we have identified
> the sources and true identities of the performers in all the "mysteries"
> releases, and that information is detailed in the notes. Aside from the
> anonymous supermarket series, we have also reissued items from Acorn,
> Rondo, Crown, Design, Diplomat, Pirouette, and many other dubious
> sources. If you want a trip down memory lane, we have a gallery up of
> covers from some of the pseudonymous LPs we have remastered:
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