05 September 2010

Virginia label

Thanks to Patrick from The Hague ( The Netherlands) I can show you some labels of some French flexible Virginia labels. I think the first one must have been recorded ca. 1929 in the US and the others in France in 1930. Can someone help me to date these rare transparent flexible 78rpm records?


Cat. Nº 114 B

ACCORDÉON de MAGNANTI – matrix 3782 B

Mind that the label name is written in capitals: VIRGINIA. I guess that this record was originally US recorded, as ACCORDÉON de MAGNANTI coiuld be translated as Accoréon played by Magnante. Magnante, of course, could be Charlie Magnante, the well known US accordion player. Mind that this side has no tune title .................

Cat Nº 114 D

CHANSON PAIENNE du film “THE PAGAN”, de FREED VROWN chanté par JERRY WHITE – matrix 3538 B
Mind that the label name is written in capitals: VIRGINIA. I guess that these records were originally US recorded, but pressed in France, as Jerry White was a US crooner who was active on dozens of records from the late 1920s for cheap record labels like Cameo. I learned that the matrix number is not Cameo, but maybe some one can help me to find out when the original record was made.

Cat Nº 226 E

L’ANGÉLUS DE LA MER ( Léon Durocher – Gustave Goublier) Chanté par M. André GORDON, baryton soliste des Concerts Paul Vidal Orchestre du Piazza – Dr. Steib (matrix 5213 ( in the surface in the last part of the groove (!)).
The label name is in small letters: Virginia

Cat Nº 226 E

LA CHANSON DE MARINETTE ( Tagliafico) Chant;é par M. André GORDON, baryton soliste des concerts Paul Vidal Orchestre du Piazza – Dir. Stelb (matrix 5214)
Cat Nº 249 E

AIMER, BIORE, CHANTER Valse de Strauss Orchestre jazz-symphonique SAM BASKINI ( matrix not in the surface but on the label: 5871)

Cat Nº 249 E

ROSES DU SUD Valse de Strauss Orchestre jazz-symphonique SAM BASKINI – matrix not in the plastic surface

Thanks to Patrick van Griethuysen for sending me these records.

Hope you can help me to find more discographical details, like recording dates ..........


Hans Koert
keepswinging@live.nl





1 Comments:

Anonymous Chris Zwarg said...

The Sam Baskini is pressed from German "Kalliope" matrices recorded in June 1930. I cannot find André Gordon nor Steib/Stelb on any other record, maybe these are pseudonyms? The US-recorded masters are from Grey Gulls of 1929 vintage; the accordionist is indeed Charles Magnante, and the title he plays is called "Accordionola" on GG 1817.

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