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Re: [ARSCLIST] Pirated Mengelberg 78s
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From: "David Lennick" <dlennick@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> This is fascinating! I'd always assumed (and to assume is to make an ass
> and of me) that Obie stole nothing but Telefunkens..but there's a period
> Telefunken and Polydor (DG) are sharing the same roof, maybe before the
> era. It still raises the question of how Obie got the discs to bootleg
> were at war with Germany, or were enemy phonograph records still being
> to the US? I find that hard to believe.
> As for "RCA", Obie wanted everyone to believe that the Record Corporation
> America stood for just that.
I should imagine that Obie had connections in other pseudo-neutral European
countries (i.e. Spain for one, or pre-occupation France) where German
could be purchased. Or...the material he pirated could have been obtained
before 12/8/1941, with plans for use after the US entered WWII (which many
people felt was just a matter of time)...?
Interestingly enough, I just ran across a later Varsity that used two
Three Suns sides previously issued on Majestic...under their original
T-* matrix numbers, yet!
Steven C. Barr