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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early stereo mass market tapes

In a message dated 10/17/2006 9:34:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time,  
tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

I'm  trying to find out some history of the early stereo hifi era, 
specifically the  handful of 
companies that sprang up to make and market stereo tapes. This  would be 
circa 1955-56, when the 
first commercial mass-duped 2-tracks were  out. What was the business model 
for a company like 
Livingston or Bel  Canto? Were they basically run like boutique record labels 
or differently?  Aside 
from those two and Stereotapes, who else was making original  recordings as 
opposed to licensing and 
releasing stuff from major labels  or European sources?

It should be noted that the first commercial stereo tapes were either  
stacked or staggered, depending upon the heads utilized.
Don Chichester

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