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Hello-per discussion about the Associated Glee Clubs of America - audio 
samples of their Columbia and Victor recordings are at the following link it 
also includes various other massed choral groups - just click on the mp3 
link to audition tracks -cheers-Mickey

http://www.amazon.com/Massed-Choral-Varieties-Associated-America/dp/B004XWH0KY/ref=sr_1_98?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1350335689&sr=1-98&keywords=m.c.productions+vintage+recordings


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 5:25 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] EARLY ELECTRICAL DISK RECORDINGS: ANOTHER UNUSUAL 
SAMPLE.


> Because there is a new generation of collectors, such a presentation, 
> touching on all the early electrical systems with sound examples, would be 
> a tremendous ARSC Conference presentation.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 6:55 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] EARLY ELECTRICAL DISK RECORDINGS: ANOTHER UNUSUAL 
> SAMPLE.
>
>
> Lee DeForest's sound on film system did begin, in 1919, as a sound on disc
> system on photographic paper. I have seen a photograph of DeForest holding
> one of these up,
> a weird looking platter with graphic striations on it. I cannot find that
> pic on the web, but I do wonder if any of these discs survive to see if
> anything can be retrieved from them.
>
> Although DeForest's Phonofilm was out of the picture domestically by 1927,
> he did have investors in Britain who used it extensively there, at least
> into 1929. Roughly two thirds
> of the DeForest Phonofilms that survive in the world are British subjects;
> about 90 or so versus the pitiful 40 or so that exist from the American
> operation. This would have meant
> that the Tri-Ergon system, despite its prominence in continental Europe,
> would not have had the upper hand in England.
>
> Thanks for the audio clip Shiffy, and to Nigel for the added detail on the
> Unknown Soldier disc. Clearly a LOT of research needs to be conducted in
> the field of early electrical recording.
>
> David N. Lewis
> Lebanon, OH
>
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 5:38 AM, Bewley, Nigel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> All
>>
>> I think the first electrical recording to be published was made by the
>> Honorable Lionel Guest and Captain H.O. Merriman at the Burial Service
>> of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey (London UK) on 11 November
>> 1920.  The disc was pressed in at least two runs of 500 by the Columbia
>> company for the Abbey Restoration Fund and the label on the disc is
>> 'Memorial Record'. The recording was published at the end of 1920. I
>> can't find an exact date.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Nigel Bewley
>> British Library Sound Archive
>>
>> (apologies if this information has already been added to the copious
>> replies).
>>
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