I have the DeParis album on a 12-inch Binaural Atlantic, obviously cut
by Cook. It came out in mono as a 10-inch Atlantic, which I have seen,
and later as a regular single groove stereo 12-inch Atantic with some
extra tracks -- which I have.
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Livingston and early Atlantic 2-track
From: Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, November 15, 2012 9:50 pm
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Atlantic's tapes seem to be the connector between Livingston and Cook.
They are featured in both
catalogs. Was Livingston more a duplicating operation than a recording
operation? I have a
Livingston-branded tape of Lenny Herman "mightiest little band in the
land." I think they were
basically a hotel-bar band in the NYC area. Livingston also put out
tapes under their own brand of
Bill Thomson playing a Hammond organ.
So who was behind Livingston, and how did they connect to Cook and
Atlantic? Were they one of the
early self-made duplicating operations? The earliest documentation I've
seen of a tape duplication
operation was in a 1952 Radio & TV News article, about a setup in NY
using Ampex 300's modified in a
way that was strikingly similar to what Ampex ended up doing with their
3200 duplicator system two
-- Tom Fine
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From: "carlstephen koto" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Livingston and early Atlantic 2-track "binaural"
A quick check of a couple of my binaural tapes reveals the following
text on the back of the boxes;
"A Binaural tape of The Atlantic Tape Library
duplicated and distributed exclusively by
Livingston Electronic Corporation"
The 2 tapes I checked;
Paul Barbarin and his New Orleans Jazz is listed in the Atlantic Records
discography as lp # 1253
New Orleans Jazz by Wilbur de Paris and his Rampart Street Ramblers is
listed as lp# 1208
I'm not sure about the dates for the Wilbur de Paris but according to
the All Music Guide, the
Barbarin was recorded in 1955 for Atlantic.
On Nov 15, 2012, at 2:51 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> What was the story with Livingston and Atlantic and their early 2-track reels? The Atlantic titles
> were listed in both the Livingston and Cook catalogs that were included with Livingston and Cook
> reels. Did Emory Cook make all of these recordings?
> -- Tom Fine