Majestic's NYC studio was still operating in 1948. I know this because my father was chief engineer
there and he made recordings with John Hammond there in 1948, shortly before moving to Reeves Sound
Studios. The story I always heard was that he was hired by Reeves just as Majestic was failing.
Mercury ended up buying Majestic's catalog, along with Keynote, Swan and some other small NYC
-- Tom Fine
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From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 11:22 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Nice Sonora Article
> One post-war label definitely on my radar is Sonora, "Clear as a Bell"
> (not.) I haven't seen this before; Robert L. Campbell's study,
> published in June. Our own David Diehl helped out with it.
> One thing: The Majestic label did fold at the end of 1947, not in early
> 1949. By February 1948 they were already being dissolved in the courts.
> However, they did do the same thing Sonora did; stripped the record label
> out of the Radio and Television interest and saved the latter.
> Dave Lewis
> Hamilton, OH