So were they the ones behind the bootleg/private pressings of the New York Philharmonic,Boston,and Chicago Symphony concerts,that came out in the 60s ,and 70s ?Could you give me some more details,about them,and their history ?


Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Sounds lile it was bought at Music Masters which specialized in operatic 
bootlegs, from-the-audience tapes of Broadway shows, etc.

Steve Smolian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Ross" 
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 1:00 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Discographic question "Collector's Grab Bag"

>I have a copy of that thing. I don't know who issued it, but I bought it 
>new in New York City around 1970. I've forgotten the name of the store, but 
>I believe it was located on 42nd Street. The store had probably been there 
>for many years before that, because I found several new copies of 
>small-label LPs that had been out of print since the early 1960s on the 
>same visit.
> The LP came in a white sleeve, with a single sheet of paper listing the 
> tracks. I have to believe that it was probably created by a New York-area 
> opera bootlegger.
> John Ross
> At  1/24/2008 09:21 AM, Karl Miller wrote:
>>No doubt one of you will be able to tell me a bit about the source of a 
>>disc I recently encountered: "A Collector's Grab Bag." The contents 
>>listing includes things like: Three Little Maids, sung by Joan Sutherland, 
>>Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Shore; Jan Peerce & Bob Merrill singing 
>>Winchester Cathedral...etc. Does anyone know who issued this disc?

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