I have also read numerous references to itself by Victor in early ads and
other things as "The Victor." I've always had the impression that it
referred to the company's then-recent victory in another of the legal cases among
the early American lateral-cut phonograph record companies. It's entirely
possible that the legal types who made you change your text had no idea
Victor catalogues and ads after about 1920 no longer include "The," if I
recall correctly. (Perhaps not.)
Many thanks to Sam and Mal. I'll assume that it was a 78 because either of
you would have mentioned it if it was a transcription like those in the "L"
series that Victor was selling at the time.
That somehow reminds me that there are frequent citations of the company in
the early days as "The Victor." When I was writing the notes for the RCA
Vintage "Leo Reisman Vol. 1" I used "The Victor" at one point but the Legal
Dept. made me change it. Haven't thought about that in many years.
On 5/31/12 2:30 PM, "Sam Brylawski" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Also, a 12" master with the "CSHQ" (semi-high quality) prefix. It was a
> "personal" record, i.e. made on commission.
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>> From the Victor Master Book:
>> 71959-1 Julia Sanderson (vocal, acc. Jack Shilkret, piano)
>> Lamb's Gambol Dialogue and Singing (sic)
>> rec. March 16, 1932 in New York, unissued.
>> There's no mention of other possobly issued takes that I could find.
>> On 5/31/2012 7:29 AM, Daniel Langan wrote:
>>> Can anyone tell me what kind of record ‹ size and speed? ‹ Victor mx.
>>> would be. Recorded in March of Œ32.
>>> Many thanks,
>>> Dan Langan