Which is why I was thinking of unreleased noncommercial stuff,like broadcast recordings.I have a couple of post-Petrillo NBC/RCA/Radio acetates I have seen pop up on CDs as unissued recordings.


From: Art Shifrin <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, May 19, 2010 12:08:08 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Glass Records

Remember that there were wartime bans by ASCAP and AFM  for broadcasting and
commercial (aka for retail sale) recording (I don't recall the precise date
ranges but reviewing  Judy Garland's Decca sessions, Petrillo & Gang started
zapping commerical (consumer) recording after July 26, 1942.  So the
opportunities of uncovering important musical items from the 'mid 40s' are
not as good as in the years the preceding & following the bans.  Those glass
disks manufactured & cut during the second, later run would not have 'banned

When I had access to all of Raymond Scott's disks (circa 1970) I encountered
some rehearsals in which-an-any-other use caveat was announced.  It was from
a 12" (crisp audio) aluminum base acetate with a delightful version of
"Caterpillar Creep".  I edited a portion of the music to eliminate the
announcement.  I then thought that the edit was musically valid.  I'd be
pleased to have it scrutinized in 2010 by a musicologist to have that edit
assessed.  I recall that the concluding grooves were cut extremely close to
the spindle hole & that the music faded out at what seemed to be a musically
logical point.  I don't know if I retained that which I excised. Possible
hints to the date that it was cut include the band's style, which is his
"New Orchestra" & "Concert In Rhythm" styles.

For many years now I've NOT done such chops to original tapes and digital
files.  If anyone feels the need to excoriate me for what I did, jump in a
Tardis, go back 40 years and let me have it.