Jeff Wheeler has a book in progress on this isssue-er-reissue situation.
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From: "David Lennick" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 12:16 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Bix Beiderbecke "reissue" 78's
> 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. 1950.
>> 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
>>> 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?
>>> 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