more from Billboard - anyone know how and when Manny Wells
came into the picture??
I infer from the articles (not always valid) that the principals were SELSMAN, then MORSE.....
Best wishes, Thomas.
BILLBOARD DEC 28 1946
NEW YORK, Dec.21-New platter firm specializing in Yiddish selections
has been launched her under presidency of SAM SELSMAN. Pete Doraine,
former Broadway music staffer and plugger is treasurer, and VINCENT BECK, secretary
Talent stable so far includes Menasha Skulnick, Molly Picon, Moisha Oysher
Michel Rosenberg and Max Wilner. Abe Ellstein is label's musical director
YIDDISH WAXERY FORMED
BILLBOARD JAN 28, 1950
Banner Reactivates To Do Jewish Disks
New York, Jan. 21. - Banner Records, one of the major producers of Jewish Disks
serveral years ago, has reorganized and is being reactivated after lying dormant for nearly a year. GERALD J. MORSE, former
controller of a textile firm, has purchased the
interests of ARTHUR RAVEL, VIC SELLSMAN, Dr.J.WILKINS and SAUL HERMAN, and has
assumed business management of the outfit. Warbler-actor Seymour Rechtzeit has assumed full charge of artists and repertoire.
Sam Sellsman retains his interest in the company.
Morse is currently setting up distributors and planning an ad campaign. Future
releases will be on plastic material
Banner now has contracts effective with Molly Picon, Maurice Schwartz, Menasha Skulnick,
Myron Cohen, Rechtzeit, Cantor Waldman, Moishe Oisher and other Jewish name stars, The Barry Sisters and the Marlin Sisters, who
cut English material
for other diskeries, are under pact to cut Jewish language material exclusively
BILLBOARD DEC 12 1964
NEW YORK-Devotees of Yiddish humor and cantoral singing will
find something of value in the six records released by Banner Records.
The disks run the gamut from the liturgical performances of
the great Moishe Oysher to the pop humor of George Jessel and
In "Voices of the Temple," Oysher, Liebele Waldman, Maurice
Ganshoff, Samuel Malavsky and Sholom Katz-all-time cantorial greats-
use their voices as powerful instruments to proclaim the word of God.
"Moishe Oysher Sings" has the cantor doing liturgical and Yiddish folk songs.
"Frailach Music" is happy Yiddish music-the kind played at Bar-Mitzvahs
"20th Century Yiddish Humor" features Jewish-American comics who appeal
to both Yiddish and non-Yiddish speaking audiences.
Other albums are by Menasha Skuknick and Michel Rosenberg. products of the Yiddish Second Avenue theater. Their brand of humor
is broad enough to reach persons of most backgrounds.
The legend on the back of each album reads in part: :The original master of
this LP was consigned to oblivion and only recently discovered and brought to life through the miracle of modern day electronics
and the most
ingenious of technical resources."
The quality of the recordings won't win any audio awards, but the
material was well worth retrieving and the listening is rearding. A>S>
Frailach Music BA-1001
Moishe Oysher Sings BA-1002
Menasha Skulnick with
Ellenstein's Orch. BA-1003
20th Century Yiddish
Michel Rosenberg BA-1005
Voices of the Temple BA-1006
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Query regarding ownership of 78s - posted by
Dick Spottswood wrote:
> I've seen a Jewish 78 rpm Sun label. Pre-Sam Phillips, as I recall. Dick
Yes, he included Sun in his original list. It was mainly a Jewish label
from some accounts, around 1947. It is listed in the 1947-48 Bilboard
Encyc of Music as SBW Recording, 2033 Woodward, Detroit 23, and there is
a Sun Ensemble and Sun Recording Orch listed as being on Sun. I have
one record on this label.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]