On 12/14/2014 7:14 AM, Randy A. Riddle wrote:
> These links about the founder of Dana Records might answer some of your
Thanks -- yes, I found those after I posted the qquery. But neither
really tells me what I need to know about the Emil Bruh LP, so I'll keep
searching. Thanks again.
> On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 1:05 AM, Paul Stamler<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi folks:
>> I just finished digitizing an LP by Emil Bruh& his Ensemble called
>> "Jewish Melodies". The label says they were located in New York, but I've
>> associated them with Chicago; certainly most of the 78s I've seen on the
>> label are of Chicago-style polka music.
>> The LP label says "Copyright 1946", but I suspect that's not correct.
>> First off, LPs hadn't been invented in 1946, so this might have been a
>> reissue of a 78 album. But the aural evidence suggests otherwise; the
>> freq2uency response sounds pretty wide for 1946, and there's no surface
>> noise evident. Could it have been a tape? Bit early for that, though it's
>> not impossible. But it sounds like an early 1950s recording -- the peaky,
>> shrieky high frequencies say that.
>> A couple more data points: of course recordings weren't copyrightable in
>> 1946. Could the copyright be for the label design? Unlikely, since this was
>> before LPs existed.
>> There are absolutely no liner notes; some assiduous Googling came up with
>> the fact that this record's been reissued a couple of times, including a
>> cassette from Global Village. Descriptions of the reissues indicate that
>> none of them included any information other than titles.
>> I did find an entry in the 1940 Census for an Emil Bruh living on 180th
>> St. in New York City. He was born about 1898 in Rumania; he sounds like a
>> likely candidate.
>> Anyhow, does anyone know about Dana's recordings in the LP era? Did they
>> have a very early tape recorder? Or was this, as my ears suggest, a 1950s
>> Any and all information is welcome.
>> PS The Online Discographical Project doesn't include Dana. Neither does