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by Fredrik
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Talking Machine Merger
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Talking Machine Merger

As far as I know the merger was short-lived in the US. Due to anti-trust laws the new company had to sell off the US branch of Columbia part to the Grigsby-Grunow Company. Three years later (1934) that company went bankrupt and the Columbia name was bought by the American Record Corporation (ARC). I...
by Fredrik
Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: My First 7 inch 78 record
Replies: 33
Views: 3035

Re: My First 7 inch 78 record

Getting back to the question of spoken introductions: wasn't the main purpose of them to prevent other companies from pirating your issued records by simply dubbing them or just pasting a new label on them? Zonophone existed in Sweden too. Originally a German company, The International Zonophone Co....
by Fredrik
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Machines
Topic: Introducing The TMF Label Gallery & Guide
Replies: 47
Views: 7665

Re: Introducing The TMF Label Gallery & Guide

John and David, I've gone through my computer and have come up with a few label scans that I've already made and which are not yet in the gallery. I will send them to David by e-mail. Also: feel free to pick those scans that I have provided to M G Thomas' "label index ( http://www.mgthomas.co.u...
by Fredrik
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Lets Organize The Labels: Cameo
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: Lets Organize The Labels: Cameo

Thanks John, I'm well. The reason for my absence has simply been lack of time. Early this year I realized I had to either invent a 14-day week with 48-hour days or simply cut out some of my activeties if I were not to go mad from stress, and one of the things I decieded was to temporarily leave all ...
by Fredrik
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Introducing The TMF Label Gallery & Guide
Replies: 47
Views: 7665

Re: Introducing The TMF Label Gallery & Guide

This is an absolutely amazing piece of work you've done while I've been away! Still I think I might be able to add a label or two...

Fredrik
by Fredrik
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Machines
Topic: Happy Birthday, Fredrik!
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Happy Birthday, Fredrik!

Many but very belated thanks my friends! I know I've been away for quite some time from the board but didn't realise until now that I haven't checked in since before me birthday! I must have had a hell of a spring and summer... Fredrik PS Unfortunately the link to the "gift" no longer seem...
by Fredrik
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: The Man From The South
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: The Man From The South

Here I am! Nice Greu Gull side that I've never heard before. It's not listed under the heading "Grey Gull studio band" in Rust's dance band discography, but that list is highly incomplete anyhow. Aurally however I'd say that it misses some of the typical trade marks of the studio band (no ...
by Fredrik
Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Lets Organize The Labels: Cameo
Replies: 8
Views: 1941

Re: Lets Organize The Labels: Cameo

John,

The earliest Cameo I have is no. 220 and it has a label which, as far as I can see, is identical to the first one in your gallery, so if there was an earlier one it was only used for 19 issues at the most.

Fredrik
by Fredrik
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: outrageous Novelty song from the 20's
Replies: 6
Views: 1806

Re: outrageous Novelty song from the 20's

Sounds like an attempt to follow up and cash in on the popularity of "Oh By Jingo".

Fredrik
by Fredrik
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: Looking for an animation on YouTube
Replies: 3
Views: 1229

Re: Looking for an animation on YouTube