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Re: [ARSCLIST] Is this 1929 Harmony Recording Acoustic? (Harmony 308H)

In a message dated 3/21/2004 9:42:56 AM Eastern Standard Time, dick@xxxxxxxx writes:

Another way to check is to look at the blank area on the disc next to the label.  You'll see a matrix number, something like 1423456.  If it stands alone, it's acoustic.  If it's preceded with a circled W it's electric.  Compare any Harmony with any Columbia from the period to see--and hear--trhe difference.

FWIW, Rudy Vallee's recordings on Harmony (Diva, Velvetone) omit any WE next to the master number. e.g. Doin' the Racoon (759-H), Let's Do It (as Frank Mater) (808-H), The Song I Love (811-H), and Makin' Whoopie (825-H).  All electric.
Don Chichester

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