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Here's an interview with Thiele himself, which might clarify some of it (from our Willis Conover collection, digitized under a Grammy Foundation grant):

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc772507/

Maristella Feustle
Music Special Collections Librarian
University of North Texas


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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Thomas Stern <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:50 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Coral - Signature  Rhapsody in Blue  Paul Whiteman  Earl Wild

Coral was formed by Decca in 1948
interesting bit in Billboard -
Billboard Aug 28, 1954
"Coral Develops Real Independent Status"
  http://tinyurl.com/q8cbjdx

THANKS Davids W and L !!!
Cheers, Thomas.

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Sent: Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:34 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Coral - Signature Rhapsody in Blue Paul Whiteman
Earl Wild

Wasn't Coral connected with U.S. Decca, the Kapps?

-- Tom Fine

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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Coral - Signature Rhapsody in Blue Paul Whiteman Earl
Wild


> Can anyone provide background information of the
>
> relation between Signature Records (78 label started/headed by
>
> Bob Thiele) and Coral (which reissued some Signature material)
>
> whose A&R man was Thiele. ???
>
> Can anyone confirm that the 1946 RHAPSODY IN BLUE (Signature GP-1) with
Earl
> Wild and Paul Whiteman is the recording used
>
> on CORAL CRL 57021 issued in 1955  OR that this was a new
>
> recording ?????
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> Thanks!
>
> Best wishes, Thomas.
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>