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Ah, thank you so much for clarifying the backstory of the Club 99 collection! It's a great collection; the commercial 78s get a lot of use. It's just the Club 99 material proper that I referred to as undescribed; since it doesn't show in the SU libraries catalog, I just wanted to mention it's location in case that would benefit the researchers who started this thread.
 
Brandon Fess
MLIS, Syracuse University 2015
(585) 703-0739

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Hello Brandon,

Ellen Lebow's nephew, Crispin, donated her entire collection to Belfer soon after she passed.
They inherited her rare 78s and collection of LPs which included the Club 99's not yet sold.

Best,
Ben Roth


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While it is currently undescribed, with no finding aid available, a substantial archive of Club 99 recordings is housed at the Belfer Audio Archive, Syracuse University. I don't have any details available - I worked at Belfer for 2 years and often saw the material, but never did any work on it.

Brandon Fess
MLIS, Syracuse University 2015
(585) 703-0739

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Greetings,

This email is for anyone currently doing research on Club '99' Records.

I was Ellen Lebow's tape editor and did the shipping for the most of 10 years (1971-1980).
We worked out of her home at 42-39 81st St in Elmhurst, NY.
I never got into a lot of detail or history about the company.
I left Ellen in 1980.  She passed away a few years later.
I have 99% of the Club '99' collection on LP and quite a few CDs.

I can give you a few facts which you may or may not have.
In no particular order:
Bernard "Ben" Lebow died in 1968. Unfortunately, I never met him.
He produced or help produce other labels such as Period and Scala.
Ben Lebow also hosted/narrated a radio program called "Great Artists of the Past".
I HAVE ONE OF THOSE PROGRAMS ARCHIVED.
Their engineer was the late David B. Hancock who was also a pianist.

Number 119, "Tales of Offenbach II" was never produced though the test pressing was.
I have it, though there is no listing of who the artists are - no paperwork