From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> Thanks Roger, and Ted. This is interesting reading. I still can't believe
> that if a record was
actually sold at retail and made it "out into the wild" that it just
disappeared without a trace, no
copies exist anywhere and none ever existed to be dubbed to another medium.
So I'm wondering if
these lost Willie Brown sides were never put into the retail distribution
system, and died in that
Chair Factory #2 pile?
In the few record companies that actually kept track of the sales of
record releases...sales figures for such in the 1930-32 period were
a couple of hundred per each...! Given that the vast majority of 78's were
NOT preserved (usually played into inaudibility!) it seems to me that it
is very possible that one record (or more?!) no longer survives in a
I own a record on an "Okie" label which is a typical "hillbilly" record
of its period! It is very possible that it is the last surviving copy...?!
Steven C. Barr