Billboard Dec 20, 1947 Jan 10, 1948 advert - Dana Music Company, Inc 286
Fifth Avenue New York 1, NY
Jimmy Carroll Orchestra dana 2001
Walt Dana Orchestra with Michael Chimes Harmonicas. Dana 2002
Billboard - May 24, 1952 - Page 20
BILLBOARD MAY 24, 1952... Waller Dana, head of Dana Records, left for
Chicago to supervise the first recording dates of the Polish-language
thrush, Marisha Data, recently pacted by the ...
Billboard Nov 22, 1952 Christmas Records in English and Polish - address
244 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY
Mar 6, 1954 Number 1 Polka Line - address 344 North Ave. New
Billboard Nov 11, 1957 address 315 W 47th Street NY 19
Billboard adv Jan 26 1959 lists DILP 8004 Jewish Melodies Emil Bruh & his
Billboard - May 13, 1972 - Page 72
... NEW YORK- Fiesta Record manufacturer of ethnic produc has acquired Dana
Records, major polka label, on a long
term lease/buy arrangement.
Google books shows:
Schwann Anne & Emil Bruh Dana 8008 Rumania & Her Gypsies (2,9-58, 7-59,
Perhaps someone with a run of Schwann can pinpoint the first listing....
It is possible that the copyright refers to the label name/design, not the
Best wishes, Thomas.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dana Records question
On 12/14/2014 7:14 AM, Randy A. Riddle wrote:
> These links about the founder of Dana Records might answer some of
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.
> 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
>> 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 recording?
>> Any and all information is welcome.
>> PS The Online Discographical Project doesn't include Dana. Neither
>> does Barr.