Biltmore, not Biltmor..Biltmor was a Canadian label around 1950. Funny about
dropping the final E on common names..there was a label up here called Yorkshir
as well. We drop Es and add Us.
Biltmore, Temple, Sentry (and a few others) all put out dubs of rare jazz 78s.
Some of them weren't too atrocious. Some were..but how else were you going to
say you owned a copy of Zulu's Ball?
David Lennick wrote:
> Sweet Sue was a dub, and there are two versions..the complete original
> (4:25 or so) and one with the "florid introduction" removed. We had the
> set with the complete version but the liner notes were unchanged, so for
> years I wondered how much longer the original could have been! I didn't
> find the shorter version till just a few years ago.
> And the second album is definitely all dubs, but all the Columbia
> reissue albums were dubs by this time, like Crosby Classics Volume II.
> In fact Columbia was dubbing older European classical masters as well c.
> Did Boris Rose have anything to do with Biltmor? I've seen some lacquers
> where the labels were the blank sides of old Biltmor labels.
> David Weiner wrote:
>> Some of the Columbia reissues - especially the first album, are mostly
>> master pressings. I think the later album is all dubs.
>> The Biltmores are definitely all bootleg dubs.
>> Dave W.
>> Hi All:
>> I am interested in details about two Bix Beiderbecke reissue 78's.
>> First of all, the albums put out by Columbia in the late 40's,
>> reissues of
>> Okeh records -- were those made from old metal parts or are they dubs
>> of old records?
>> Second, what's the story on the 78's put out on the Biltmore label? These
>> seem to be either licensed reissues or bootlegs of old Gennett and
>> Victor records, of the Wolverines
>> and the Whiteman band.
>> Thanks in advance for any answers!
>> -- Tom Fine