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Only through the start of 1915. From there on, the DDs were the "master
records." I don't have my reference for such things handy, but once in hand
I may be able
to find the actual cutoff. Homer Rodeheaver was among the last of the
artists to make "original" BAs.

UD


On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> I thought I read in "A Phonograph In Every Home" that many of the DD's
> were actually dubs of Blue Amberols. I might be remembering this wrong.
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] That Allelujah chorus cylinder
>
>
>
>  Mal,
>>
>> Not necessarily. The early Edison DDs were made out of material that IMHO
>> were pretty bad for making records. If the disc was in the catalog a long
>> time,
>> then you may have a chance of finding one on a better pressing. Or if you
>> find a DD that has hardly been played. But the BAs, despite presenting
>> their own
>> bag of issues, have slightly friendlier surfaces in a lot of cases.
>>
>> UD
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  Yeah, but... isn't this cylinder a dub of a take of Edison DD 80292-R?
>>> And wouldn't the fidelity be even better on the "original"??
>>> Malcolm
>>>
>>> *******
>>>
>>>
>>> On 9/4/2014 12:35 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
>>>
>>>  Agree that is remarkably good sound for a cylinder!
>>>>
>>>> I'm guessing quite a large horn was used and a lot of care was used
>>>> arranging and balancing the singers.
>>>>
>>>> Even so, there's still typical acoustic recording issues with dynamics
>>>> (over-modulates anything loud, fails to capture anything soft). But the
>>>> usable dynamic range of this recording system is much greater than early
>>>> cylinder systems. Again, I'm guessing a large horn and more compliant
>>>> cutting aparatus.
>>>>
>>>> -- Tom Fine
>>>>
>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Paul Stamler" <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:18 AM
>>>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] That Allelujah chorus cylinder
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>  Hi folks:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> I was right -- finding Paul Fucito's page required going to the Wayback
>>>>> Machine for Dec 16, 2007:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://web.archive.org/web/20071216110008/http://
>>>>> paulfucito.blogspot.com/2007/12/vintage-christmas-wax-revisited.html
>>>>>
>>>>> Scroll down to the list of recordings; it's the fourth one down. The
>>>>> notes suggest it *was* an Edison recording, presumably a Blue Amberol.
>>>>> Given that it's an acoustical cylinder, delivered as an .mp3, I think
>>>>> the
>>>>> sound is remarkable.
>>>>>
>>>>> Peace,
>>>>> Paul
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>
>>