--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> In the
> 78-L there has been a lot of questions of when marked
> broadcast promo records began, and 1947 seems to be a sure
> thing but some might have been done in 46. Debate on
> whether Capitol or RCA was first is the main question, with
> Decca being not too far behind. There were special
> labels on these, and Decca did a lot of them on vinyl
> starting around 49.
I've got a promotional copy of Bessie Smith's "Give Me
a Pigs Foot" on a white-labelled Okeh pressing. It
surprised me that a song this old was released this
way. Would Columbia (who owned Okeh) have sent out a
record like that in the late 40s or early 50s?
Could it have been some sort of commemorative? I wish
I could place my hands on it this morning, as I'd
add more detail from the label.