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    I should know the answer since I lived through that age.  However we 
never owned a record player of any sort so I never bought a record.  However 
I do remember our local music store selling all labels in the 1940s.  I 
would imagine this happened in the 30s when record sales dropped so law that 
a store couldn't do much with just one label.    Jack

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From: "Steven C. Barr" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 11:11 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Virgin Sacrifice


> The one MAJOR question which I have NEVER seen an answer thereto
> is this...
>
> WHEN/WHERE/WHO expanded "record dealers" from their original
> format...where they were franchised as "dealers" for single makes of
> records ("Buy this new release at your Victor(usw.) dealer NOW!")
> to "record stores"as I recall them from the fifties...which offered
> virtually ALL record labels!
>
> I have a few c.194? advertising lists from record stores, that seem
> to offer ALL the labels...so the change must have taken place sometime
> in the thirties...?!
>
> Steven C. Barr
>