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Re: NY Record Dealers was Record Hunter

From:

Music Hunter <[log in to unmask]>

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Sun, 5 Dec 2010 15:33:54 -0500

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I remember Bob. I liked his 55 street location very much & tried to get it 
as an additional store when it had closed, not too long after Bob's untimely 
passing away. Unfortunately, the lease terms did not work for me.

Jay
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 3:21 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] NY Record Dealers was Record Hunter


> While you're rounding us up, I worked for Record & Tape Sales, dba Record
> Center Stores, c. 1960.  My boss was Bob Staub.  I managed the shop that
> occupied some of the space formerly used by Record Hunter, between 81st &
> 82d on Lex. I then became one of the two salesmen when Discophile opened, 
> at
> 26 W. 8th St.  The owner was Joe Greenspand and the other salesman was 
> Paul
> Rothschild, later at Electra, Doors, Joplin, etc.  I then covered 
> Manhattan
> Island for Everest as the salesman for that line when it was part of 
> Belloc
> Industries.  I knew most of the other guys who were selling the other 
> lines
> at the time. Worked for Charlie Schicke; top guy was Ted Wallerstein who I
> barely knew.  Then to Leeds Music, then on my own in April, 1962.
> Meanwhile, I was writing for the American Record Guide, etc.  Busy kid.
>
> Steve Smolian
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Don Chichester
> Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 3:06 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] NY Record Dealers was Record Hunter
>
> FWIW, I used to work for Radio City Music Store which had stores in Times
> Square and Hempstead.  i worked at the LI store in the early '50s.  I 
> don't
> know who owned the chain.
>
> Don Chichester
>
>
> In a message dated 12/5/2010 2:36:09 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> Hi  Michael,
>
> I am still friendly with a couple of dealers from the old days  that are "
> still with us. "
>
> Maybe I can get them to a dinner in  Manhattan to talk about those times 
> if
> you wish to host such an  event.
>
> ALSO, a former store manager of my World of Music store  relocated to Las
> Vegas many years ago and opened a record collectible  store. His name is
> Richard Rosen & his store became & still is  quite successful. You may 
> wish
> to contact Richard as well, as he has many  deal buddies from the old 
> days.
> Here is his store's link:  http://www.waxtraxrecords.com/index.php
>
> http://www.pearlsent.com/waxtrax/
>
> Good  luck with your project.
>
> Jay
> Your search for sound & video ends  here!
>
> Jay Sonin, General Manager
> Music Hunter Distributing  Company
> 25-58 34th Street, Suite # 2
> Astoria, NY  11103-4902
> [log in to unmask]
> 718-777-1949
> ----- Original Message  -----
> From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
> To:  <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 2:34  AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Hunter - Remington  Records
>
>
> From: Music Hunter <[log in to unmask]>
>>  Hi Thomas, I remember Remmington as a low budget priced label
>> that we  sold for a dollar or two. I really don't remember much
>> else about  them. as you know, this was many years ago.
>
> Remington was "A Don Gabor  Production" as was proclaimed on each album.
> Some of the covers were done  by Alex Steinweiss, adding a bit of class
> to a budget label.  The  price of the record was built into the catalog
> number, and I think the  lowest series was 199, and there was also a 299,
> perhaps even a 399  series.  They probably ended up being GREATLY
> discounted!!  Most  of the recordings were European, some licensed and
> some he actually  recorded and produced himself.  The Enesco conducted
> Rumanian  Rhapsodies were on Remington.  At the 1999 IASA in Vienna we
> had a  presentation by a conductor who had made many of the early 50s
> recordings  in Vienna for many of the labels.  I asked him about Gabor
> and he did  not have nice memories of him.
>
>> If my memory is correct, the Vox  materials were all public domain
>> recordings.
>
> There was a lot  of info about George Mendelssohn in a Vox anniversary CD
> set a few years  ago, and I doubt that more than a small few of the
> recordings on Vox were  PD recordings -- at least the recordings
> themselves.  As for the  music, Haydn and Beethoven, etc. were PD, but
> Vox also released a lot of  modern music.  Pop stuff, too.  Can't forget
> the George Feyer  "Memories of . . ." series.
>
>> At The Record Hunter in those days, we  carried every title in print on
>> every label just like Music Hunter  does now. With so many labels,
>> it's hard to remember those details  after so many years.  Jay Sonin
>
> That was also Sam Goody's claim  back in the early 50s.  I never hit The
> Record Hunter until I was in  high school around 1962, but that was after
> you were out of it (??) when it  was only one store on 5th Ave. just
> north of 42nd St.  Lots of fond  memories there -- I can cite specific
> records I got there that were  important to my collecting development.
> Things that were not at  Goody's!!  I don't remember the uptown and
> village locations of the RH  I see in ads in the early 50s.
>
> I've been wanting to put together an  ARSC presentation about NYC record
> stores, and I need to get together with  you!  We need to capture the
> golden age of the independent store in  the 40s and 50s.
>
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
>
>
> -----  Original Message ----- 
> From: "Thomas Stern"  <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent:  Saturday, December 04, 2010 9:47 PM
> Subject: Record Hunter - Remington  Records
>
>
>> Hello Jay Sonin,
>> I noticed your post on  ARSCLIST re Boris Rose.
>> Wonder if you have any information about the  relationship between Record
>> Hunter and
>> Remington - I remember  buying many of their albums at the Record 
>> Hunter -
>> they seemed to be  a
>> perpetual "sale" item.
>> I did an extensive Richard  Dyer-Bennet discography a while ago, and 
>> there
>> is the  unexplained
>> modification to his Remington album. After the initial  release, two
>> tracks were deleted
>> on all subsequent Remington  pressings (some still listed the songs on 
>> the
>> label even though  they
>> were NOT on the LP), and not on the Continental reissues.
>>  Do you have any knowledge of why this was done?
>> Also, some sources  have theorized that the tracks on a VOX ep might have
>> come from the  Remington session. They could also quite
>> easily be unissued masters  from the Vox 78rpm recordings.
>> If you know anything related to these  questions, or can direct me to
>> someone who does, it would be  very
>> helpful to my researches.
>> Thank you.
>> Best wishes,  Thomas.
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
>>  [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Music Hunter
>> Sent:  Saturday, December 04, 2010 6:59 PM
>> To:  [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Boris Rose Article  NY edition of  WSJ
>>
>>>
>>
>>
> 

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