Hi folks: I just finished digitizing an LP by Emil Bruh & his Ensemble called "Jewish Melodies". The label says they were located in New York, but I've associated them with Chicago; certainly most of the 78s I've seen on the label are of Chicago-style polka music. The LP label says "Copyright 1946", but I suspect that's not correct. First off, LPs hadn't been invented in 1946, so this might have been a reissue of a 78 album. But the aural evidence suggests otherwise; the freq2uency response sounds pretty wide for 1946, and there's no surface noise evident. Could it have been a tape? Bit early for that, though it's not impossible. But it sounds like an early 1950s recording -- the peaky, shrieky high frequencies say that. A couple more data points: of course recordings weren't copyrightable in 1946. Could the copyright be for the label design? Unlikely, since this was before LPs existed. There are absolutely no liner notes; some assiduous Googling came up with the fact that this record's been reissued a couple of times, including a cassette from Global Village. Descriptions of the reissues indicate that none of them included any information other than titles. I did find an entry in the 1940 Census for an Emil Bruh living on 180th St. in New York City. He was born about 1898 in Rumania; he sounds like a likely candidate. Anyhow, does anyone know about Dana's recordings in the LP era? Did they have a very early tape recorder? Or was this, as my ears suggest, a 1950s recording? Any and all information is welcome. Peace, Paul PS The Online Discographical Project doesn't include Dana. Neither does Barr.