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Arto and Bell 78 Records - Discography
 
Bell and Arto Records, 1920–1928:
A History and
Discography

 
William R. Bryant
with the Record Research
Associates
 

The Pathe - Perfect Discography (American Issues)

The Pathé–Perfect Discography:
American Issues, 1922–1930

Part 1: Race, Vocal,
Standard, and Star Series

 

William R. Bryant
with the Record Research
Associates

Edited and annotated by
Allan Sutton 
 

 
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Discography of Victor Recordings - Special Labels

388 total pages, illustrated
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ISBN 978-0-9915278-0-8

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THE VICTOR DISCOGRAPHY:
Special Labels, 1928–1941

By John R. Bolig
ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

An intriguing guide to some of the most collectible RCA and Victor products, compiled from the original company documentation in the Sony archives (New York).

This new addition to the Victor Discography Series covers
Client and Budget Labels (Aurora, Electradisk, 4-H, Fox Movietone, Sunrise, Timely Tunes, and Yorkville); Theater Records (Pict-Ur-Music,Special Effects, Theatre Records, and more); "Program Transcription" Long-Playing Records (with complete data on masters used for dubbing);Picture Discs; Talking Books (the first RCA-produced issue); and Advertising Records (specials for the Sale Department, RCA Radio Advertising Spots, and more.

From opera to the blues, this new volume has something of interest to every collector of vintage Victor recordings.
 

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Ajax 78-rpm Race Records - History & Discography - William R. Bryant & Record Research Associates

70 total pages, illustrated
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ISBN 978-0-9852004-6-6
  

AJAX RECORDS: A HISTORY
AND DISCOGRAHY

By William R. Bryant with the
Record Research Associates

Edited and annotated by Allan Sutton

Ajax has been called “the forgotten race-record label.” Created by the son of Gramophone inventor Emile Berliner, it survived for only two years, including a brief and unsuccessful excursion into the pop market

Although Ajax never rose to the level of Okeh,
Paramount, or other emerging leaders in the race-record field, these now-rare records are prized by collectors today.

The discography was compiled by the late Bill
Bryant, who completed the work begun by a group of prominent discographers affiliated with Record Research magazine. The wealth of detail (much of it previously unpublished, or available only in out-of-print works) sheds new light on this sometimes-overlooked artifact of the 1920s “blues craze.”

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Pseudonyms on American Records 1892-1942 - Third Revised & Expanded Edition


496 total pages
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ISBN 978-0-9852004-9-7

PSEUDONYMS ON AMERICAN RECORDS, 1892–1942

Third Revised & Expanded Edition

By Allan Sutton
ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Since 1990, Pseudonyms has been helping dealers and advanced collectors spot the hidden treasures.

Now it's back, in a fully revised and expanded edition featuring over 60 additional pages of pseudonym listings. More than 6,200 aliases are unmasked on 17,000 cylinders, 78s, and transcriptions in all genres, including (for the first time) American-produced ethnic and export-series records.

An important new feature is the addition of sources for each entry — whether original company files or other archival materials, correlation with corresponding non-pseudonymous issues, aural evidence, or reports from trusted secondary source. Also included are a cross-reference listing by artist; recording artists’ birth, legal, or married names; historical introduction; and user’s guide.

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Recent Release

THE VICTOR BLACK LABEL DISCOGRAPHY, Volume IV

Complete 22000, 23000, 24000,
V-38000, V-38500, and V-40000
Series  (1929–1935)

By John R. Bolig

This 608-page combined volume covers some of Victor's rarest and most sought-after 78 records, including the Depression-era "hot dance," race, and country-music series.

Like all volumes in the Victor Discography, this one is compiled from the original Victor and Gramophone Company files, correlated with the original catalogs, supplements, and discs. Includes introduction, user's guide, and artist and title indexes.

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Columbia 78 Records - Recording Dates
  

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COLUMBIA MASTER
RECORDING DATES:
The Electrical Era, 1925–1934

 

Compiled from the Columbia source materials
by Allan Sutton

 

180 total pages
6" x 9" quality softcover
  

ISBN 978-0-9852004-7-3

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Emerson 78-rpm Records  - History and Discography
  

  

EMERSON RECORDS:
A History and Discography

Part 1: Complete 10" & 12" Issues

Data compiled by William R. Bryant
Edited and annotated by Allan Sutton

 

360 total pages • Illustrated
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ISBN 978-0-9852004-5-9

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AMERICAN RECORD CORP. (ARC) RECORDING DATES
  

Recent Release
 
AMERICAN RECORD CORPORATION MASTER RECORDING DATES,
1929–1938

  

Compiled from the ARC source materials
by
Allan Sutton

 

188 total pages
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ISBN 978-0-9852004-3-5

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Paramount's Rise and Fall - Paramount Records History by Alex van der Tuuk
  

New Revised & Expanded Edition

PARAMOUNT’S RISE AND FALL:
The Roots and History of
Paramount Records

  

By Alex van der Tuuk

 

282 total pages • 149 illustrations
6" x 9" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9852004-2-8

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Berliner Gramophone Records Discography - Paul Charosh
  

 

BERLINER GRAMOPHONE RECORDS
IN AMERICA: A DISCOGRAPHY

  

By Paul Charosh

 

280 total pages • 24 pages of illustrations
7" x 10" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9852004-1-1

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American Zonophone 78 Records - Discography - William R. Bryant

ARSC 2013 Certificate of Merit

THE AMERICAN ZONOPHONE DISCOGRAPHY
  

Volume I: Ten- and Twelve-Inch Popular Series (General Catalog, 1904–1912)


By William R. Bryant


360 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)

ISBN 978-0-9852004-0-4
  

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LITTLE WONDER AND BUBBLE BOOK 78 RECORDS - HISTORY & DISCOGRAPHY
  

LITTLE WONDER RECORDS
AND BUBBLE BOOKS


An Illustrated History and Discography

By Tim Brooks with Merle Sprinzen

  

232 total pages • 50 illustrations 
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ISBN 978-0-9825595-9-8

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THE EVOLUTION OF AMERICAN RECORDING Series
 

 

A PHONOGRAPH IN EVERY HOME
The Evolution of the American
Recording Industry, 1900–1919

By Allan Sutton

"In the burgeoning field of teaching sound-recording history, Sutton's work will be a boon" ARSC Journal

 

328 total pages • 100 illustrations 
6" x 9" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9825595-2-9

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Recording the 'Twenties - Evolution of American Recording 1920-1929

RECORDING THE ’TWENTIES
The Evolution of the American
Recording Industry, 1920–1929
  

By Allan Sutton

"Sets the bar for all future studies" — Vintage Jazz Mart

"Brilliantly original"  — ARSC Journal



360 total pages • 50 illustrations
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ISBN 978-0-9772735-8-4
   

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   RECORDING THE 'THIRTIES - Allan Sutton

RECORDING THE ’THIRTIES
  

The Evolution of the American
Recording Industry, 1930–1939


By Allan Sutton

 

240 total pages • 65 illustrations
6" x 9" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9825595-6-7

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THE AMERICAN CYLINDER RECORD INDEX
Series
  

  
  Indestructible & U-S Everlasting Cylinders - History and Cylinderography
  

 
ARSC 2012 Certificate of Merit

INDESTRUCTIBLE AND
U-S EVERLASTING CYLINDERS

  

An Illustrated History and Cylinderography


By Kurt Nauck & Allan Sutton

 
288 total pages • 50 illustrations (24 pages in color)
6" x 9" hardcover with dust-jacket

ISBN 978-0-9825595-7-4

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Edison Amberol Cylinders - Cylinder Records 1908-1913

Recent Release
  
EDISON AMBEROL CYLINDERS:
Complete U.S. and Foreign Issues, 1908–1913

  

Compiled from the Edison source materials
by
Allan Sutton

 

256 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9852004-4-2

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Edison Blue Amberol Cylinders - Complete Discography
  

Revised and Expanded Edition

EDISON BLUE AMBEROL CYLINDERS

The Complete Cylinderography:
U.S., Foreign, and Special-Use
Issues (1912–1929)

By Allan Sutton


448 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)

ISBN 978-0-9822595-0-5

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THE VICTOR DISCOGRAPHY Series
  

Black Labels, Volume 4
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Victor Black Label Discography

Victor logo used with permission of
Sony Music Enterprises

  

THE VICTOR BLACK LABEL DISCOGRAPHY

Volume I: 16000 and 17000 Series

By John R. Bolig

472 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)

ISBN 978-0-9772735-7-7
 

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VICTOR 78 RECORDS - DISCOGRAPHY - JOHN R. BOLIG

Victor logo used with permission of
Sony Music Enterprises

  

THE VICTOR BLACK LABEL DISCOGRAPHY

Volume II: 18000 and 19000 Series

By John R. Bolig
 

436 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)
  
ISBN 978-0-9772735-9-1

 

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Victor 78-rpm Records - Black Label Discography

Victor scroll-label design used with
permission of Sony Music Enterprises
 

THE VICTOR BLACK LABEL DISCOGRAPHY

Volume III: 20000 and 21000 Series


By
John R. Bolig
 

  

424 total pages • Illustrated
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ISBN 978-0-9825595-1-2

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VICTOR 78 RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY: Green, Blue & Purple Labels

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THE VICTOR DISCOGRAPHY:
Green, Blue, and Purple Label Series (1909–1927
)

By John R. Bolig

268 total pages
7" x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)

ISBN 0-9772735-2-0

 

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Victor Red Seals, Vol. 1

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THE VICTOR RED SEAL DISCOGRAPHY

Volume I (Single-Sided, 1903–1924)

By John R. Bolig

448 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)

ISBN 0-9671819-8-4


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THE VICTOR RED SEAL DISCOGRAPHY - Volume II

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THE VICTOR RED SEAL DISCOGRAPHY

Volume II (Double-Sided Issues to 1930)

By John R. Bolig

624 total pages • Illustrated
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Edison Discography - Raymond Wile
  

THE EDISON DISCOGRAPHY:
The Final Years, 1926–1929


Diamond Discs, Needle Types, 20- and 40-Minute Records, Samples, Experimentals, Radio Transcriptions, and Special-Use Recordings

By Raymond R. Wile


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ISBN 978-0-9772735-8-4

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American Stage Performers Discography
 

THE AMERICAN STAGE PERFORMERS
DISCOGRAPHY
Vol. I (1891–1932)

Actors, Vaudevillians &
Musical Comedy Stars

By Allan Sutton

424 total pages
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ISBN 978-0-9772735-6-0

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Spring 2014 Catalog
 


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BRIAN RUST - Jazz Records 1897-1942
 

JAZZ & RAGTIME RECORDS, 1897–1942

The Classic Jazz Discography
(6th Edition) — Details on over 32,000
Jazz and Jazz-Related Recordings

By Brian Rust

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THE RAGTIME DISCOGRAPHY 1894-1960 - 78 rpm Records & Cylinders


  

THE RAGTIME DISCOGRAPHY
1894 – 1960


Cakewalks, Rags and Novelties
on Cylinders and 78s

By Allan Sutton

Includes thousands of records not listed in Rust — Plus 98 historic recordings in MP3 format and scans of more than 50 rare sheet music covers

CD-ROM • ISBN 978-0-9825595-8-1

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78 records - NATIONAL MUSIC LOVERS & NEW PHONIC
  

 
NATIONAL MUSIC LOVERS AND
NEW PHONIC RECORDS


A History and Discography

By Allan Sutton

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MONTGOMERY WARD 78-rpm RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY
  

ARSC Award for Excellence

MONTGOMERY WARD RECORDS
 
A History and Discography – Complete
RCA, Decca, and Varsity Series

By Allan Sutton

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Vocalion 78-rpm Records - Discography

THE VOCALION DISCOGRAPHY:
Vocalion 14000 Series

By Allan Sutton

 

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VICTOR TALKING MACHINE CO. MONTHLY CATALOGS 1904-1906

THE VICTOR MONTHLY
CATALOG SUPPLEMENTS
Volume I  (1904 - 1905 - 1906)

Contains more than 400 carefully restored covers
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