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I remember a few years ago some sales literature/media packet for the 
Lone Ranger radio show came up for auction on ebay. I didn't win and I 
don't know how much info was included, but I assume ithe emphasis would 
have been on advertising opportunities.

joe salerno


Michael Biel wrote:
> [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> I don't know about a complete catalog, but maybe somewhere out there 
>> someone has some sales literature sent to the stations by the 
>> transcriptions compnay that would give some details about series 
>> titles,  performers, etc.
>>
>> joe salerno
>>
> I have literally been looking for anything concerning the National Radio
> Advertising Company for nearly 40 years, since at least 1971.  A little
> company literature with some office pictures turned up last year but not
> with a list of advertisers or programs like we do have for other
> companies.  I did find some important trade-press articles and ads early
> on, and those were quoted in my dissertation and further info from the
> Edison site files I used in an ARSC presentation about the Edison
> broadcast recordings because the company was trying to deal with Edison
> before they just had to go with Brunswick.  I provided my data to Ross
> Laird who did a very complete narrative in the introduction to his
> Brunswick discography along with some articles that Donna Halper had
> found in the Boston area. With the find last year of about 100 discs
> from the family of a Brunswick engineer, there might be 250 or so discs
> from the company known out of perhaps 2000 or 3000.  We could probably
> put together a listing of the program series names and sponsors that
> might be 75% complete, but the individual contents of the discs--the
> performers and song titles--will only come from the discs themselves
> because this info was almost never listed in the ledgers, only the
> sponsor or program title, with the program letter and part number (like
> Prog C Part 4).  Any time song titles or performers are mentioned in
> Laird is because a disc was reported to Ross by its owner or it has been
> reissued with the matrix number noted. (When these recordings are
> circulated in the Old Time Radio collector circuit they never include
> matrix numbers.)  Very few complete programs have even been compiled.  I
> only have one complete program on discs myself, the first episode of the
> I.G.A. series that George Blacker found for me.  To complicate matters,
> occasionally individual discs were mixed and matched into different
> programs, such as is noted in one example in the listing that started
> this thread.
> 
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
>>
>> Sammy Jones wrote:
>>> Mike,
>>>
>>> Thanks so much for providing the session info for those Brunswick 
>>> ETs!  What
>>> a pity that many of the sheets are missing.
>>>
>>> I wonder if anyone has the other discs to these programs; it would be 
>>> nice
>>> to assemble complete (or near as possible) dubs.
>>>
>>> One Marsh disc (1017/1018) does say "33 R. M. P."  The other has "R. 
>>> P. M."
>>>
>>> There are handwritten titles on them as well:
>>>
>>> 1017:
>>> Don Russo Orchestra (written under disc number at top)
>>> A - College Melody [sic] - No. 1
>>> B - College Melody [sic] - No. 2
>>> C - Dan Russo Theme
>>>
>>> 1018:
>>> Don Russo Orchestra (written under disc number at top)
>>> A - Rigolletto [sic]
>>> B - You'll Get By
>>> C - Walk, Jenny, Walk
>>>
>>> 1063:
>>> A - Lazy River
>>> B - Suzanne
>>> C - Fit as a Fiddle
>>>
>>> 1064:
>>> A - How am I Doin'
>>> B - Mood Indigo
>>> C - In the Dim, Dim Dawning
>>>
>>> You know, the music ain't half bad on these!
>>>
>>> Any idea if the Marsh discs were intended to be used to create a 
>>> faux-live
>>> band show, or are the merely "station library" discs?  I'd love to see a
>>> complete catalog of them.
>>>
>>> Sammy
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Michael Biel [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Wednesday, 
>>> September 10, 2008 4:43 PM
>>> Subject: Re: Brunswick and Marsh Transcriptions
>>>
>>> Sammy Jones wrote:
>>>> Apologies for the cross-posting...
>>>>
>>> I'm cross-answering so that both groups will see the answers.
>>>> I'm looking for session info for some Brunswick and Marsh Laboratories
>>>> transcriptions that I have gotten recently.
>>>>
>>>> Some of the Brunswick ETs have So-A-Tone labels, but not all.  Also 
>>>> some are
>>>> National Radio Advertising, but not all.  They are all 12" and play 
>>>> at 78
>>>> rpm.
>>>>
>>>>   
>>> Only one of these is specifically listed in Laird.  During this era a 
>>> lot of the sheets are missing, and some of the numbers are used out 
>>> of order.
>>>> Southern Flooring Program, Program M, Part 2, XE-34825
>>>>   
>>> Oct 1930.
>>>> DeVoe & Reynolds Painters, Program E, Parts 2 & 3, OX-37359 & OX-37360
>>>>   
>>> Circa Oct 20, 1931
>>>> DeVoe & Reynolds Painters, Program C, Part 3, Wax: X-37548, Label: 
>>>> 37546
>>>>   
>>> Might be after Dec 21, 1931 which would now be in the ARC era.
>>>> Hearthstone Harmonists, Program A, Part 3 only, XE-34469
>>> Sept 1930  Originally listed as Radio Sweethearts   (Mary and Jerry 
>>> [Macy]) with Norman Brokenshire, Prog K
>>>
>>>> Brunswick Broadcast, Program 105, "Come to the Fair," XE-31458-B
>>>>   
>>> Nov 1929
>>>
>>>> The Marsh ETs are 12" Allied Broadcast Circuit Standard Library discs
>>>> recorded at 33 1/3 rpm, and have 3 banded selections per side.
>>>>
>>>>   
>>> I have been unable to find specific info of when these were recorded 
>>> and available.  The ones I have say on the label that they are 
>>> recorded at 33 1/3 R.M.P.  Is that what yours say?  Has anyone 
>>> written the titles of the tracks on the labels.  The ones I have seen 
>>> outside of my copies also have the titles like mine.  My guess is 
>>> 1930 or 31.
>>>> Disc 1017, mx. 9012
>>>> Disc 1018, mx. 9013
>>>> Disc 1063, mx. 9057
>>>> Disc 1064, Mx. 9058
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Sammy Jones
>>> Any chance of getting dubs of these?
>>>
>>> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]
>>>
>>>>   
>>>
>>
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