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Re: [ARSCLIST] Early Polydor electrics, the depression, etc

From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad


Steven Smolian wrote (snipped)

> I have no documentation to prove it but feel certain that the reason 
> Columbia made paralell recordings acoustically to their electrics, the 
> former issued on Harmony, was to cater to the old wind-up market.

----- I have always thought that when Frank Andrews in his discography of 10" 
English Columbia records speaks about "electrical re-recording" in 1925 he 
means taking the acoustic record, playing it and creating a new electrically 
recorded master, while retaining the old catalogue number.  So I never 
thought that they were making parallel recordings 

----- someone with a better collection than mine (or better finding aids) may 
be able to confirm this - there is a chance of a change in the background 
noise at the beginning of the electrical one (if in pristine condition) 

----- on the other hand, I would prefer positive proof that parallel sessions 
were used.

Kind regards,


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