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Re Balkan, there were (at least) two labels by that name, one based in
Chicago and issuing a lot of Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian records (this
is the one mentioned above in regards to Esoteric Sounds) and the Balkan
Phonograph Company of New York which issued Greek, Albanian and some other
nationalities' music.  Hope this helps.

Gene

On Sat, Nov 30, 2019 at 7:55 PM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Now THAT is an interesting bit of trivia. Was that the beginning of a long
> line up to RCA Victor? Same company along the years?
>
> Ah, google answers:
> <http://www.victor-victrola.com>
> In addition, RCA-Victor products are not covered here, as they were
> produced after the RCA Corporation bought Victor Talking Machine Company in
> the fall of 1929.
>
> Mmm hmm.
>
> <L>
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
>
> > On Nov 30, 2019, at 4:03 PM, Gary A. Galo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Victor was founded in 1901, so named because Eldridge Johnson was "The
> Victor" in his court battle involving recording on wax, among other things.
> >
> > Best,
> > Gary
>