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Re: [ARSCLIST] Looking for recording date

Steven C. Barr wrote:

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From: "Peter Hirsch" <punto@xxxxxxxx>

Steven Smolian wrote:

Can you supply the matrix numbers?  Some records in this series are in
Columbia's dubing maxtrix number series, made years after the original,


can be misleading.

Check Spottswood's Ethnic Music on Records.

Steve Smolian

I believe the matrix number on one side (I don't have it in front of me
at the moment, but I did scrawl something on a piece of paper) is
205298. Does that sound like a kosher matrix number for a Columbia 78?

Possibly, for a 12" ethnic 78; the 10" matrix series had reached
113xxx by 1934, and the 20xxxx may have been the related 12" series.


Thanks. I find it somewhat unlikely that Mendelssohn partsongs would be
considered "ethnic", but I wouldn't be surprised if that is what they
were considered for marketing purposes way back when. I'll try to look
at the Spottswood book next chance I get to see if it helps date the disc.


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