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Hello-I've re-issued all my Associated Glee Club recordings. you can listen 
to samples of the mp3s at this link - cheers-Mickey


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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2012 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Early electrical disk recording


> On 10/8/2012 3:42 PM, Donald Tait wrote:
>>    I might be incorrect about this, and would welcome being corrected, 
>> but I have understood that the earliest commercially-released electrical 
>> recording was from March 1925, live:
>>
>>    US Columbia 50013-D (Black Label)
>>    Trad. arr. Mark Andrews: "John Peel"
>>    Associated Glee Clubs of America
>>      The label reads "850 Male Voices"
>>      "Recorded at their performance at Metropolitan Opera House, N.Y."
>>      Matrix #98163
>>
>>    The other side:
>>    "Adeste Fidelis"
>>    Associated Glee Clubs, Met.Op. Hse.1925 (as above)
>>    850 Male Voices
>>    "Augmented by the audience of 4000 voices at the Metropolitan Opera 
>> House, N.Y." Matrix 98166
>>
>>    Nowhere do the labels indicate that a new or different recording 
>> method was used.
> As far as I know, those discs were Columbia's first electrical issues, and 
> since Columbia signed with WE before Victor did, they're probably the 
> first electrical issues period.
>
> Here's a question: Columbia and Victor were both testing the new system 
> during most of 1924. Were any of the test recordings issued 
> commercially -- does anyone know? I looked at the Patrick Gaffney 
> recording I found; it was Matrix # 140472, which (according to Barr) would 
> place the recording date sometime around March 1925. The Glee Club 
> recording described above, from its matrix numbers, would have been 
> recorded about January 1925. The issue number of the Gaffney record is 
> 350-D, which Barr places (by interpolation) about May 1925. What's 
> interesting is that, like the Glee Club record, the Gaffney record has no 
> indication on the label of electrical recording, and no W on the matrix. 
> That leads me to wonder why. Were they just waiting for the new labels to 
> be printed? Were they concerned that advertising the new process would 
> kill sales of previous acoustical recordings?
>
> Peace,
> Paul
>