I'll be glad to participare.  I have fewer than a dozen.  Just picked up a
Darby's Band and have Easton and Raisa.  More scattered throughout my

Steve Smolian

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Aeolian-Vocalion discography

Greetings! I'm happy to announce that my first major compilation,
"Aeolian-Vocalion Hill and Dale Records (1918-1920)," is almost ready for
distribution and review. It documents all 387 of Aeolian's known
vertical-cut releases between 1918 and 1920 (recordings made ca. July 1917
to November 1919), plus several extra features that will detail the history
and significance of these records, and the company. The research has been
coming together very nicely. I have been fortunate (actually, lucky) enough
to locate a near-complete run of Aeolian bulletins, detailing every release,
plus acquiring the data of other excellent researchers who examined (even
X-rayed!) most of the original discs for matrix numbers. However, I still
need your help. There's a lot of missing matrix numbers that are either not
on the discs, or in some cases, no discs were examined at all (and the list
is still rather lengthy). I still believe there are other collections and
institutions out there with a near-complete run of these, or other
individuals who have examined many of the originals for numbers, so I
thought it would be wise to reach out to the ARSC community for additional
assistance (and ARSClist is the first list I've posted this announcement
to). If you are interested, let me know by August 10, 2012 (you don't have
to submit data by then, I just need to know how many of you are willing to
participate so that I have enough time to decide on how to pursue this in
the upcoming weeks). I want to hear from you, even if you only have one
disc. One is better than none. If you don't know where to look for the
numbers on the discs, I can provide instructions. If you have a substantial
amount of these records (too large to take the time to inspect and
transcribe each one), and are located in the vicinity of Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, or DC, I will be happy to schedule an
onsite appointment upon your permission. Once published, it will probably be
the most complete and accurate compilation of these discs since the last
catalog of them was published January 1, 1920 (and even that old catalog is
not complete or accurate). Ryan