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Thanks for clearing this up. I was away from my office when I posted; had I revisited Tony Olmsted's wonderful book on Asch and the lineage of his various labels, I would have refreshed my memory on this. I only remembered that DISC did not last long and Asch went bankrupt.
I see that since Tony's book came out, another one by Richard Carlin was also released, but I haven't, as yet, read it.
http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Sound-Story-Smithsonian-Folkways/dp/B0042P597S/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

Cary Ginell

> Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2013 12:49:04 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ASCH            was "PERIOD MUSIC GUILD" LP label
> To: [log in to unmask]
> 
> IIRC, Moses Asch started as a recording engineer then started issuing on
> his own label "ASCH Recording Studios", then ASCH Recordings, late 30's.
> The label formed a distribution deal with Stinson Trading Corp. and some
> material was issued on ASCH-STINSON label, and Asch International.
> When the company went bankrupt, he formed DISC and subsidiary CUB, after
> the war.  This also was bankrupt (according to some sources due to the success
> of the JATP and associated recordings.  Although that sound illogical, in the
> record business a big seller may cause over extension of capital requirements
> and subsequent failure to recover.
>   Moses Asch also was involved with SIGNATURE (Bob Thiele).
>   Many Asch and Disc masters were released in the UK and Europe on MELODISC, TEMPO, possibly others.
>   In the late 1940's (1947/48) FOLKWAYS was formed - Moses Asch was not allowed
> to "own" the company, so Marion Distler was the nominal head.  Folkways issued
> 78's for a short while, but quickly turned to LP format.
>   Best wishes, Thomas.
> 
> This also 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of David Lewis
> Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 11:27 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "PERIOD MUSIC GUILD" LP label
> 
> 
> ASCH, I think, was his first; DISC was essentially the same as ASCH, just a
> different name, and later.
> 
> UD
> Lebanon, OH
> 
> 
> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> 
> > Was DISC records the first imprint from Moe Asch?
> >
> > I love the term "diskery." We should bring that term back into common
> > usage!
> >
> > -- Tom Fine
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Thomas Stern" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 9:42 AM
> >
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "PERIOD MUSIC GUILD" LP label
> >
> >
> >  Thank you Steve and Uncle Dave!
> >>
> >> Can someone pinpoint the release dates - I have not found reviews or
> >> release notices
> >> in the few sources to which I have access.  Perhaps SCHWANN would have
> >> information, or if
> >> you know of other issues of these recordings on PERIOD and know those
> >> issue dates, that would give
> >> an upper limit to the issue date on PMG.
> >>
> >> BILLBOARD Dec 3, 1949 noted the start of Period:
> >> PERIOD RECORDS Bows With Exclusive LP Policy
> >>  A new diskery devoted exclusively to long-playing records has
> >> set up its stand in New York.  Period Records, with Frank Stevens
> >> as general manager, will specialize in longhair works, beginning with
> >> the release of Charles Ives' "String Quartet No.2," played by the
> >> Walden String Quartet, of Cornell University.  The next release will
> >> be the abridged version of Tschaikowsky's opera "Eugen Onegin."
> >> The latter disking was formerly issued on shellac by DISC Records.
> >> Phoenix is the metropolitan distrib.
> >>
> >>
> >> Online library catalogs list 1955? or 195? - I suspect they may have been
> >> earlier, as 10-inch albums faded.
> >>
> >> I've found listings of the following 3 PMG albums.
> >>
> >> PERIOD MUSIC GUILD PMG-2001                                     10" LP
> >>  1955?
> >> Program notes by B. Lebow on container.
> >>
> >> CORELLI: Concerto grosso no.8 (Christmas concerto)
> >> Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Anton Heiller, conductor.
> >>
> >> also in PERIOD SPL 301 Showcase
> >>        PERIOD SPL 540 Corelli/Vivaldi
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> PERIOD MUSIC GUILD PMG-2002                                     10" LP
> >> 1950?
> >> "Exclusive edition"
> >> notes by B. Lebow on container.
> >>
> >> CHOPIN: Concerto no.1 in E minor, op. 11
> >> Branka Musulin, piano;
> >> Sueddeutsches Rundfunk Symphonie Orchester; Hans Muller-Kray, conductor.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> PERIOD MUSIC GUILD PMG 2003                                     10" LP
> >> 195- ?
> >> Program notes in English on container.
> >>
> >> PROKOFIEFF: Overture on Hebrew themes, op. 34
> >>  Paris Chamber Orchestra
> >> SCHUBERT: Quartetsatz in C minor
> >>  Barchet String Quartet.
> >>
> >>
> >> ANY OTHERS ???
> >> THANKS!
> >> Best wishes, Thomas.
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> >> [mailto:[log in to unmask]**GOV <[log in to unmask]>]On
> >> Behalf Of Steve Smolian
> >> Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:08 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] "PERIOD MUSIC GUILD" LP label
> >>
> >>
> >> Period Music Guild was a Period mail order operation- however brief.  The
> >> others are unconnected to it.
> >>
> >> Steve Smolian
> >>
> >> -----Original Message----- From: Thomas Stern
> >> Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:24 PM
> >> To: [log in to unmask]
> >> Subject: [ARSCLIST] "PERIOD MUSIC GUILD" LP label
> >>
> >> Just noticed a couple of 10" LP releases on the PERIOD MUSIC GUILD label
> >> (PMG 2001, PMG 2003)
> >> Trade mark as for PERIOD RECORDS.
> >>
> >> There is also a MUSIC GUILD label, later issues from ABC records.
> >>
> >> Is there any connection between the two labels (e.g. did Music Guild
> >> spin-off from Period, or ...) ???
> >>
> >> How long did the PERIOD series last ????  Did Period evolve from Period
> >> Music Guild ????
> >>
> >> Any information appreciated!
> >>
> >> Thanks,  Thomas.
> >>
> >>