If I'm not mistaken, the Pro Arte recordings on Pye or Nixa were conducted by
someone like Stanford Robinson, not Eric Coates.
Anyway, as I say, much appreciated but it's a dead issue now. Onward!
Nigel Barrett wrote:
> Bill Dean Myatt went to EMI recently and was amazed at the file index card
> info on back recording Scots artists from c.1920's on.
> I can put you in touch with his details if you'd like and there could be a
> cheaper way of getting info.My guess at the Nixa green label for the Pro
> Arte recordings is only a guess because other light music appeared similar
> to the Coates's type of repetoire.Sorry if I am erring there David.
> NIGEL BARRETT
> On 1/8/08, David Lennick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Sorry for not replying to this one. I used to deal with the EMI archivist
>> well, years ago, when they'd reply by fax. Then they started charging ten
>> pounds per half hour for research, then they made themselves unavailable.
>> all due respect, I'm afraid instant answers from online sources are the
>> ones most of us can use these days. By the time I wrote a letter and
>> received a
>> response in the mail, the need for the information would have vanished
>> previously. And in this case, the question is a dead one.
>> Nigel Barrett wrote:
>>> David,did you know about the Coates recordings with the Pro Arte ? Not
>>> seemed to have got your response on that but as I said EMI at Hyes are
>>> usually excellent at allowing researchers to check up on details or even
>>> writing the archivist should get a friendly reply.Suzanne Lewis was the
>>> archivist a few years ago but I lost touch with her.Her name cropped up
>>> Stuart Upton's Light music magazine in the late 1990's before he died
>>> the mag folded but when I wrote her a few years ago,got no reply so
>>> there is a new archivist these days.
>>> Bill Dean -Myers has found EMI very co-operative recently during his
>>> research into Beltona and also Scotsrdings from 1888.