In a message dated 11/3/2013 7:20:08 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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Dave Lewis wrote, "George Buck purchased the rights to Paramount from
thank you, Dave. I thought it was the folks behind Riverside Records, But
I guess they were the ones who purchased what was left of Genett.
Did Buck, with his various label imprints, ever do anything with what he
purchased from Steiner? I have reissues of Paramount recordings on many
labels, but I can't think of any that I have that put out by Buck.
Best wishes, Mark
Buck released some of the Paramounts on hisBlack Swan CD label:
In answer to your earlier comment (to me): I'm not promoting the Paramount
Set - I've heard samples and seen the docoments though I haven't read them
all. The notes from the producers state that they do not plan to issue the
full Paramount Catalog even with the two sets (no number of sides for
second one). They just picked what they thought was interesting and their target
is someone (well 5,000 someones vs 500 for Black Europe) who want an
Interesting selection to hear. I'm a novice re: Paramounts - though I've heard
them on some CD comps and Tefteller's calender CDs) but I found some of the
female singers lots of fun to hear. (But, trust, me I'm not buying the
set.). If I could afford the BE set I'd buy it for the book and some of the
CDs. I REALLY wish that they had allowed Rainer to create a DVD - he's got
some amazing stuff.
And, lastly, speaking of "sound" I don't thing there are samples of BE
audio on BF website, are there? I'm sure the transfers are the best that could
be done, but we don't know what they gave to work with and - if I rember a
conversation with Rainer a year or so ago - there are many tracks on BE
that are important - and maybe rare - but not what one would call "tuneful".
Anyway 500 people have not purchased it yet cause it's still on discount
Steve (when I win the lottery, I'll grab BE) Ramm