C-117 appears in the "advance record releases" section of the October 26, 1946 issue of Billboard and was reviewed a couple of months later in the December 21 issue.
From: Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Columbia Records SET C-117 All-time Favorite by Harry James.
I don't have my catalogs and monthly release sheets at hand to give a
release date for 117 and 119, but the Columbia C series was re-started
in March 1940 at number C-11. They were doing the Hot Classics during
1940 - 43, especially during the musicians strike, so those numbers will
help guide you. The Cugat C-54 was issued by mid-1942.
Fuji's use of SP means "Standard Play" which is the term much of the
world outside the U.S. gives for 78s.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Columbia Records SET C-117 All-time Favorite by
From: David Lewis <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, June 06, 2012 1:37 pm
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Indeed, Cary's date may be right -- C-119 is "The Park Avenue
which was definitely not issued until 1947. These sets are a little
because they mostly use older masters and do not seem to have been
in strictly chronological sequence. C-54, "Rhumba with Cugat," was
before the end of World War II, and consists of records made mostly in
On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 1:30 PM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm not sure what you mean by "SP" but C-117 was issued pretty early in
> Columbia's 78 pop album set program, perhaps 1942. The 10" LP version was
> C-6009. The "Ciribiribin" disc was sometimes a hot version with an extended
> solo and at others -- and mostly -- a vocal version with Frank Sinatra.
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> Lebanon, OH
> On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 1:04 PM, Yasuhiro Fujioka <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Re. Columbia Records SET C-117 All-time Favorite by Harry James.
>> Does anyone know about this SP set (4 discs) release year? My question is
>> if John Coltrane could hear this around 1943 (17 years old) when he moved
>> from High Point, NC to Philadelphia, PA.
>> I know he used to listen to these music on SP single but my question is,
>> "If he could listen to this SP set?"
>> When was this set released?
>> Yasuhiro "Fuji" Fujioka