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Rosario Bourdon  in addition to  being an "operative" for Victor  conducted  salon orchestras  for transcription companies. Here is one of those multi talented men in the music business.
d nelson ward 
 
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 From: Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Does anybody know when the various recording companies realized that they needed an Artist and Repertoire administrator?
 
A&R wasn't always called such, but the job was around since the dawn of the
commercial phonograph industry. Usually, someone with musical training was
spotted and developed. Fred Gaisberg began as a teenager in Washington,
D.C. before he moved to London. Columbia had Charles Adams Prince when
Walter B. Rogers performed the same function at Victor. "Recording
Directors", they were called. They often had relationships with orchestras
and bands, which made them useful for engaging personnel. Later Victor
operatives included Calvin Child, Joseph Pasternack, Rosario Bourdon and
Charles O'Connell. Someone must have already treated the subject so there
will be more information soon to appear.

DDR

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Eric <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Does anybody know when the various recording companies realized that they
> needed an Artist and Repertoire administrator?  Is it possible to obtain
> from some archives the requirements for the position?  Any help would be
> greatly appreciated.
>



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