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Bill Dean Myatt went to EMI  recently and was amazed at the file index card
info on back recording Scots artists from c.1920's on.
I can put you in touch with his details if you'd like and there could be a
cheaper way of getting info.My guess at the Nixa green label for the Pro
Arte recordings is only a guess because other light music appeared similar
to the Coates's type of repetoire.Sorry if I am erring there David.

NIGEL BARRETT


On 1/8/08, David Lennick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Sorry for not replying to this one. I used to deal with the EMI archivist
> as
> well, years ago, when they'd reply by fax. Then they started charging ten
> pounds per half hour for research, then they made themselves unavailable.
> With
> all due respect, I'm afraid instant answers from online sources are the
> only
> ones most of us can use these days. By the time I wrote a letter and
> received a
> response in the mail, the need for the information would have vanished
> weeks
> previously. And in this case, the question is a dead one.
>
> dl
>
> Nigel Barrett wrote:
> > David,did you know about the Coates recordings with the Pro Arte ? Not
> > seemed to have got your response on that but as I said EMI  at Hyes are
> > usually excellent at allowing researchers to check up on details or even
> > writing the archivist should get a friendly reply.Suzanne Lewis was the
> > archivist a few years ago but I lost touch with her.Her name cropped up
> in
> > Stuart Upton's Light music magazine in the late 1990's before he died
> and
> > the mag folded but when I wrote her a few years ago,got no reply so
> assume
> > there is a new archivist these days.
> > Bill Dean -Myers has found EMI  very co-operative recently during his
> > research into Beltona and also Scotsrdings from 1888.
> > NIGEL
> >
>