And the open page of the booklet in the Amazon listing shows a post-war
Banner label! Thats the company I mentioned could be dangerous to try
to reissue. Even David Lennick in Canada got a threatening letter from
them! And the Lebedeef recording wasn't even theirs!
This set does look good and I am going to get it, but in the past decade
I have been able to get at least 15 CDs that have been issued in Russia
of Jewish recordings. There is a series Yiddishe Mama that was supposed
to have ten volumes although I've never seen evidence that 9 or 10 ever
were issued. There were several other series that were of Jewish
records or had a Jewish volume. All of these were widely available in
the book and CD stores on Brighton Beach Ave in Brooklyn for less than
$3.00, although what is left seems to be priced higher now that the
Russians seem to have gotten better control of the counterfeiting
problem. There are mail order sites, such as www.RusKniga.com but the
prices are higher than in the stores. There are also stores on Coney
Island Ave and 86th Street Brooklyn, and the largest chain, St.
Petersburg, also has a store in Philadelphia at 11701 Bustleton Ave.
Usual disclaimers -- I've just bought hundreds of things at these places.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
Steve Ramm wrote:
> In a message dated 3/2/2010 6:43:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
> One solution is to produce reissues for release in Canada or overseas,
> where ownership claims expire after fifty yers.
> JSP Records just released a wonderful set called Cantors, Klezmorim and
> Crooners 1905-1953 which was produced by a US collector with great notes by
> Hank Sapoznik and even a mention of ARSC's copyright reform efforts. Of
> course, it's a UK production so that may be the way to go.
> LOTS of Victor and Columbia stuff on it. (BTW, the 60 page liner note
> booklet is beautiful and a first for JSP.
> Steve Ramm