ALL Victor Red Seal records and Purple label personality records were
one sided until the middle of 1922. They are shellac, but they used a
better grade for Red Seal and might just seem to be less fragile. The
rear explanatory label was used on a lot of the more popular classical
records that were often bought by people not too familiar with classical
or opera. These labels are pressed in just like the record labels.
#1 is Matrix C-8799 but we would need the take number (at the 9 o'clock
position) to know the recording date because there were four issued
takes done between 1910 and 1919.
#2 For some strange reason this is not listed in the Victor Project
along with two other Jan Kubelik records with adjacent numbers. But it
probably is around 1911.
#3 is Matrix C-10720-14 Recorded Mar 29, 1912
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Victor 12" 78 records -- more info desired
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, November 10, 2009 1:42 pm
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I have three 12" Victor records, seem to be acoustic era. They are
one-sided and seem to be made of
a less-fragile material than shellac, some kind of plastic?
1. Victor Record 74163 Dvorak "Humoresque" - Mischa Elman with piano
accompaniment by Percy B. Kahn.
Deadwax says catalog number
2. Victor Record 74256 Pierrot's Serenade (Alberto Randegger, Jr.) - Jan
Kubelik with piano
accompaniment (pianist not named). Deadwax says catalog number
3. Victor Record 70073 Verdi "Rigoletto" quartet - Bella figlia dell'
amore (Fairest Daughter of
the Graces) Act III - Victor Opera Quartet, accompaniment by Victor
Orchestra. Deadwax says catalog
number. On the back (blank) side is a sticker (seems to be paper) with
descriptive text and lyrics.
So -- what is the era of these records and what are they made of and why
are they one-sided?
-- Tom Fine