FWIW, I used to work for Radio City Music Store which had stores in Times  
Square and Hempstead.  i worked at the LI store in the early '50s.  I  don't 
know who owned the chain.
Don Chichester
In a message dated 12/5/2010 2:36:09 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
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Hi  Michael,

I am still friendly with a couple of dealers from the old days  that are " 
still with us. "

Maybe I can get them to a dinner in  Manhattan to talk about those times if 
you wish to host such an  event.

ALSO, a former store manager of my World of Music store  relocated to Las 
Vegas many years ago and opened a record collectible  store. His name is 
Richard Rosen & his store became & still is  quite successful. You may wish 
to contact Richard as well, as he has many  deal buddies from the old days. 
Here is his store's link:

Good  luck with your project.

Your search for sound & video ends  here!

Jay Sonin, General Manager
Music Hunter Distributing  Company
25-58 34th Street, Suite # 2
Astoria, NY  11103-4902
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----- Original Message  ----- 
From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
To:  <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 2:34  AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Record Hunter - Remington  Records

From: Music Hunter <[log in to unmask]>
>  Hi Thomas, I remember Remmington as a low budget priced label
> that we  sold for a dollar or two. I really don't remember much
> else about  them. as you know, this was many years ago.

Remington was "A Don Gabor  Production" as was proclaimed on each album.
Some of the covers were done  by Alex Steinweiss, adding a bit of class
to a budget label.  The  price of the record was built into the catalog
number, and I think the  lowest series was 199, and there was also a 299,
perhaps even a 399  series.  They probably ended up being GREATLY
discounted!!  Most  of the recordings were European, some licensed and
some he actually  recorded and produced himself.  The Enesco conducted
Rumanian  Rhapsodies were on Remington.  At the 1999 IASA in Vienna we
had a  presentation by a conductor who had made many of the early 50s
recordings  in Vienna for many of the labels.  I asked him about Gabor
and he did  not have nice memories of him.

> If my memory is correct, the Vox  materials were all public domain 
> recordings.

There was a lot  of info about George Mendelssohn in a Vox anniversary CD
set a few years  ago, and I doubt that more than a small few of the
recordings on Vox were  PD recordings -- at least the recordings
themselves.  As for the  music, Haydn and Beethoven, etc. were PD, but
Vox also released a lot of  modern music.  Pop stuff, too.  Can't forget
the George Feyer  "Memories of . . ." series.

> At The Record Hunter in those days, we  carried every title in print on
> every label just like Music Hunter  does now. With so many labels,
> it's hard to remember those details  after so many years.  Jay Sonin

That was also Sam Goody's claim  back in the early 50s.  I never hit The
Record Hunter until I was in  high school around 1962, but that was after
you were out of it (??) when it  was only one store on 5th Ave. just
north of 42nd St.  Lots of fond  memories there -- I can cite specific
records I got there that were  important to my collecting development.
Things that were not at  Goody's!!  I don't remember the uptown and
village locations of the RH  I see in ads in the early 50s.

I've been wanting to put together an  ARSC presentation about NYC record
stores, and I need to get together with  you!  We need to capture the
golden age of the independent store in  the 40s and 50s.

Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]

-----  Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Stern"  <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent:  Saturday, December 04, 2010 9:47 PM
Subject: Record Hunter - Remington  Records

> Hello Jay Sonin,
> I noticed your post on  ARSCLIST re Boris Rose.
> Wonder if you have any information about the  relationship between Record
> Hunter and
> Remington - I remember  buying many of their albums at the Record Hunter -
> they seemed to be  a
> perpetual "sale" item.
> I did an extensive Richard  Dyer-Bennet discography a while ago, and there
> is the  unexplained
> modification to his Remington album. After the initial  release, two
> tracks were deleted
> on all subsequent Remington  pressings (some still listed the songs on the
> label even though  they
> were NOT on the LP), and not on the Continental reissues.
>  Do you have any knowledge of why this was done?
> Also, some sources  have theorized that the tracks on a VOX ep might have
> come from the  Remington session. They could also quite
> easily be unissued masters  from the Vox 78rpm recordings.
> If you know anything related to these  questions, or can direct me to
> someone who does, it would be  very
> helpful to my researches.
> Thank you.
> Best wishes,  Thomas.
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