Regent was a Savoy subsidiary which actively issued 78 rpm singles from 1947 into the early 1950s. There were at least two numerical series: 100 for pop and 1000 for R&B. They also did some 12 inch lps -which implies mid to late 1950s releases. I have a couple of the other pop singles in the Regent 100 series. They tend to be weak in the low end, but I am not equipped to do a frequency analysis.
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I've been working on a technical oddball. It's a Regent record, postwar, a pop version of the "Sabre Dance" by Don Henry's Harmonica Trio. The oddity isn't in the performance -- there were other pop recordings of this warhorse -- but the recording itself. As far as I can tell, it was recorded with no low-frequency pre-emphasis at all; I got the best playback with flat EQ in the low frequencies, and a 1st order HF rolloff at 6kHz. That's a curve I would associate with an acoustical recording, but this was unmistakeably electrical and postwar. Anyone run into a similar situation? According to Wikipedia, Regent was a sister label to Savoy.
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