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From: "Thornton Hagert" <[log in to unmask]>
> This Billie Holiday Conqueror would seem to be a release of the 1938
> Voc/Ok 4126 recording,
> In addition to country (Acuff etc,) the Conqueror 9000 series
> included Guy Lombardo, Sammy Kaye, Slim and Slam, Chick Bullock, most
> common;y only one side of the major issue.
> In one case - Conqueror c 9179, "Hold Tight!", Sidney Bechet
> a h O, the label states - at 9 o'clock "Distributed in the U. S. A.
> by Brunswick Record Corp." and at 3 p'clock, " \Produced by Master
> Records, Inc." The reverse "You're A Sweet Little Headache" by Dick
> Barrie a h O, does not have such information - nor have I noticed it
Master Records was set up by <forget> who was also Duke Ellindton's
management. It offered the Master and Variety labels, but only for a few
months in the beginning of the project; thereafter, the recordings appeared
on Brunswick (with "m" prefixed catalog numbers)...or on Vocalion, with
"v" prefixed catalog numbers. The whole operation had faded away by 1941!
Steven C. Barr