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Re: [ARSCLIST] Bix Beiderbecke "reissue" 78's

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi All:
I am interested in details about two Bix Beiderbecke reissue 78's.
First of all, the albums put out by Columbia in the late 40's, reissues of Okeh records -- were those made from old metal parts or are they dubs of old records?

Second, what's the story on the 78's put out on the Biltmore label? These seem to be either licensed reissues or bootlegs of old Gennett and Victor records, of the Wolverines and the Whiteman band.

Columbia reissues of Okeh originals may...or may NOT...be "mater pressings"...?!
The complication was that Columbia-pressed discs were slightly larger than the
later red-label Columbias...so, in some cases, the original "metal parts," even if
available, were slightly too large...while in other cases they created discs which
were grooved out the very outside edge! Simply look at the matrix...master pressings
show the Okeh number in the Columbia "italics" style, while some dubs show a newer
matrix number used for the dub...?!

Biltmore records did NOT use "original metal parts"...they were ALL dubbed, since
they were technically "pirated"...

Steven C. Barr

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