AFM strike and war impact on shellac, so little new product?
Just a guess.
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Ryan Barna <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone could answer a question regarding RCA Victor's
> catalog issued in May 1943, titled "Music America Loves Best." It was
> only a selected catalog of their best records out of the several they
> (probably) still had.
> Why didn't they issue a general catalog in 1943? The next general
> catalog they issued (that I know of) is 1948, and between 1943 and
> 1948, RCA issued supplements of records issued since "Music America
> Loves Best."
> If RCA had more to offer than what they selected for "Music America
> Loves Best," wouldn't they want to make more sales by issuing a
> catalog of everything that was available?
> According to the numerical list they issued for "Music America Loves
> Best," they said that it shouldn't be confused with the general
> numerical list (which I haven't found), and the numerical lists
> afterwards ONLY apply to "Music America Loves Best."
> I'm trying to confirm when two Arthur Pryor discs were withdrawn from
> sale, "The Whistler and His Dog" and "The Jolly Coppersmith." The blue
> history cards for the discs say they were cut in 1946, although none
> of them appear in the selected 1943 catalog, and I have no other
> source to verify other than these blue cards. Most Bluebird records
> issued before 1942 were also withdrawn by 1945 (according to the
> cards), but still, no other source supports this.
> So any idea why they issued a "select" catalog instead of a general