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Re: [ARSCLIST] TO DAVID LEWIS: Re: Tradition/Everest/Vanguard Classics/Bernie Solomon
It was either last year or the year before - not long ago. Bernie was a
customer of mine at the Tower Records store in Woodland Hills where I
managed and bought in the classical department. He operated out of the
office of DCC which, at the time and probably still, was also located in
Woodland Hills. The Legacy Int'l/Bescol (the "Bes-" in Bescol standing for
"Bernie E. Solomon") line was something that always vended to us by a
partner, directly out of his car. Catalogue of only 168 releases if I
remember, dirt-cheap and all derived from Everest. Probably the partner, or
perhaps even DCC, is continuing to fill your orders. Bernie definitely died;
it took me some time to find notice of it myself, but ultimately I found a
Billboard entry or something, not sure what.
David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
Maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man.
Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language
in the most extravagant sense. ~ Charles Ives
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Garr Norick
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 11:37 AM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] TO DAVID LEWIS: Re: Tradition/Everest/Vanguard
I have been reading the forums on Tradition/Everest and Vanguard Classics,
and read that Bernie Solomon passed away... when did this happen? The reason
I ask is because I had been a customer of his mail order CD business "Legacy
International" and I always dealt directly with him, so I am just curious...
Most Sincerely Yours,
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