Biltmore advertised in The Record Changer, starting at least in Dec
1949. The records sold for 79 cents. If you do not have your own
copies of this journal, you can see miniatures of some of the ads in the
highly recommended book "The Cat on a hot thin groove."
Dick Spottswood wrote:
> Most Columbia pre-WW2 jazz reissues derive from original metal parts, and
> post-war pressings are always dubs. I suspect that the post-war popularity
> of record changers prompted new pressings with lead-in and "improved "
> lead-out grooves that activated changer mechanisms more aggressively.
> Sometimes you can spot altered lead -out grooves on pressings from
> original metals.
I've seen some of them that show both the original and altered lead out
grooves in a mish-mosh, but the needle will follow the new groove even
if your eyes can't.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]