I used to have the Bessie Smith album. It came with no set number, Royal
Blue. I assume C-8 had the same content.
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Columbia Masterworks 78rpm discography
> On 1/25/2011 3:58 PM, Robert J Hodge wrote:
>> Columbia set MM-789 is "Merchant Of Venice", set MM-790 is a performance
>> of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", set MM-791 is "Julius Caesar"
>> ,set MM-792 is "Macbeth". 789,790 and 791- Performed by "Orson Welles and
>> Members of The Mercury Theatre" 792- "Orson Welles, Fay Bainter and
>> Mercury Theatre". All 12 inch.
>> > From Columbia 1952-1953 catalogue Page 531 and 643.
>> Bob Hodge
> Merchant on Venice was originally C-6
> Twelfth Night was originally C-7
> Julius Caesar (complete) was originally C-10
> Julius Caesar (abridged) was M-325
> Macbeth was originally C-33
> From the records themselves and Columbia catalog Feb 1940.
> I see that Sam did include the C numbers in the listings of the later MM
> issue, but I can probably supply the matrix numbers.
> But the dance and Bessie albums are still missing.
> C-1 tango Album Vol 1 342-M -347-M
> C-2 Tango Album Vol 2 373-M - 378-M
> C-3 Rumba and Conga Album 351-M - 356-M
> C-9 European Dance Album, records 310-M thru 315-M
> C-8 Bessie Smith Album 3171-D thru 3176-D
> Air Raid came out in two versions
> C-4 50382-D - S-50385-D Blue labels
> C-5 69353-D - S-69356-D Gold Labels
> (late copies of the set might have had mixed labels)
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Columbia Masterworks 78rpm discography
>> I have updated by Columbia Masterworks 78rpm discography which I have
>> writing for the past few years.
>> Members on this list may be interested in it so I am posting the latest
>> draft online as I have done before...
>> It can be viewed here for the next week or so before it becomes "private
>> access only:
>> Please understand that it is a DRAFT - with, I am sure, mistakes, errors
>> IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME WITH THE INFORMATION (matrix, record numbers,
>> personnel etc) ON FOLLOWING SETS - PLEASE HELP... (I have exhausted all
>> possible sources at my hand...)
>> M-636; M-678; M-731; M-735; M-737; M-738; M-739; M-782; M-783; M-789;
>> M-791; M-792; M-817; M-923; M-924; M-959; M-977; M-979; M-982; M-986;
>> M-994; X-146; X-192; X-341; X-349;
>> This, almost complete, discography features all Columbia Masterworks
>> Albums in order of issue from M-1 to M-1034 as well as the X, OP, D, J
>> and S
>> series released by Columbia Masterworks during the 78rpm era. Featuring
>> recording details of composition, composer, record numbers, recording
>> record reviews, matrix numbers and available online mp3 sources for many
>> the sets featured within, this companion is an invaluable tool to the
>> record collector.
>> The discography covers: M Series - M-1 to M1034 X Series - X-1 to X-399
>> Series - OP-1 to OP-32 D Series - D-1 to D-215 J Series - J-1 to J-103 S
>> Series - S-1 to S-64
>> The discography also features indexes of album sets, matrix numbers and
>> album schematics for quick and easy reference.