Many thanks..... ill hang on to it, not that its worth enough to retire on to sell it on ebay.
Just one of a kind.....kinda
How about a blue wax Columbia 2 sided "Spiritual Message" from Mahatma Gandhi, in English? Now how cool is that ?? Columbia 2069, matrix 12082.
--- On Sun, 3/6/11, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Victor/BlueBird BPxx 78 albums
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sunday, March 6, 2011, 7:13 PM
> On 3/6/2011 8:45 PM, Dan Nelson
> > I picked up BP 1, Artie Shaw 5 record set
> at yard sale today.
> > This is the first time i have ever seen BP 78rpm album
> > What is their brief history and why
> were they intrduced/ when ?
> > many thanks
> > dnelson
> This is the only album in this series. I have some of
> the discs but not the album book, but I included an image of
> the cover and other information in my ARSC presentation in
> New Orleans and NYC on the history of illustrated album
> covers. The concept of popular album sets was slow in
> evolving from 1926 thru the start of the first major pop
> album series on Decca in late 1937. From my ARSC
> "In 1939 Victoralso initiated a popular series with a P
> "The industry was starting to notice.An April 1939 article
> in Radio and Television Retailing shows a display of six
> recent popular albums.Reading from left to right they are,
> Decca's Mexican Melodies and The Boys From Syracuse,
> Bluebird's BP-1 "Artie Shaw Plays An Album of Popular
> Music", Victor's P-3 "Benny Goodman Session", Vocalion's
> Boogie Woogie Piano, and Brunswick's "20 Minutes With Andre
> Kostelanetz". Contrary to statements being made by George
> Avakian, none of these were reissue albums.All had masters
> recorded specifically for the album.
> "The article urged stores with record departments to stock
> and display these albums and others like them because "You
> can sell them next year and the year after as well as now
> and unlike the leader in this week's hit parade, there's no
> mystery surrounding the duration of their popularity.This
> merchandise is stable, it is tried and true, it always
> moves."The writer had perceived very early in the
> development of the new medium what potentially would make
> the album different from the single -- permanence and
> lasting value."
> Your Shaw album was issued March 1939, the same month as
> the Victor Goodman and Vocalion Boogie Woogie albums.
> The Kostelanetc album had been issued May 1937 but was not
> followed up by others in those ARC years. The Decca
> albums were from Nov 1938 and Feb 1939 and were part of a
> well established series. The Victor P series was
> becoming established but they didn't continue with Bluebird
> albums at that time, and Vocalion was soon discontinued to
> become OKeh, and there were only a very few OKeh albums in
> the 40s.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]