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ARSCLIST October 2012

Subject:

Re: Victor's first electrics

From:

Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>

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Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 22:35:35 -0400

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Low quality or no, the quality of the transients suggests electrical
recording. Gelatt cites this in THE FABULOUS PHONOGRAPH as Victor's first
issued electrical disc.

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 7:52 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Here is an "acoustic" recording of that electrical recording:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?**v=unX6nCKDiwY<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unX6nCKDiwY>
>
> Even with this really crappy YouTube sound, it seems like this is an
> electrical recording, not tinny enough and more bass than usually possible
> with an acoustic horn recording.
>
> Does anyone have MP3 of a better transfer?
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ryan Barna" <[log in to unmask]
> >
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, October 08, 2012 7:08 PM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Victor's first electrics
>
>
> Does anyone have solid documentation (for example, an original record list
> or advance notice) of when Victor 19626 by the Mask & Wig Glee
> Chorus/International Novelty Orchestra was released? This could have been
> the first electrical recording Victor issued. It wasn't listed in any of
> the monthly Victor supplements, and instead of giving a release date, the
> 1926 Victor numerical book list the release as being "issued for the
> Pacific Coast Trade." Otherwise, the first documented electrical Victor
> releases were 19621 (by Trinity Choir) and 19630 (by Meyer Davis). Both
> went on sale May 1, 1925. Nine more electric records were issued May 29,
> 1925, among them was the earliest electrical recording by Victor to be
> issued (#35753 by the Eight Popular Victor Artists), and the earliest Red
> Seal (#6502 by Alfred Cortot, pianist). -Ryan




-- 
Dennis D. Rooney
303 W. 66th Street, 9HE
New York, NY 10023
212.874.9626

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