Monthly Archives: January 2011

steinweiss 12 inch 78 rpm sets

Below I worked c55 and c96 in among the c (popular) 10 inch sets, even though they are 12 inch. The numbering system that Columbia used does not differentiate by size. Now I am going through all my 12 inch … Continue reading

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south pacific by Curt John Witt on plymouth merit

Besides the original cast recording on Columbia and the movie soundtrack on RCA, many other companies – mostly bargain labels – put out versions of South Pacific. I don’t collect them, but I do collect the covers of Curt John … Continue reading

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a 78 rpm columbia single, and its 45 rpm version

Many singles had individually designed covers – both on 78 rpm and on 45 rpm. This is the only 78 rpm single Columbia cover I own. I also, remarkably, have the 45 cover. The front and back covers are not … Continue reading

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south pacific not in my collection

Here are a variety of covers of the same music. These are not in my collection, but are images from web-searches. D244 is another issue of the 78 rpm set. I can’t account for this – no American Columbia 78 … Continue reading

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South Pacific

In 1949 Columbia brought out the soundtrack to the Broadway show South Pacific on the three formats available then: 78 rpm set, 45 rpm set, and lp. This is my personal collection of the covers of these. Next post I … Continue reading

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columbia x series 10 inch 78 rpm sets

all the columbia 10 inch x series sets I have. x series seems to be for soundtracks and other movie tie-ins. Two copies of X260, one with black cloth and one with red. good designs, probably 1945 or 1946?

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first appearance of steinweiss scrawl, revisited

Looking at the covers, below, I see that a font a lot like Steinweiss scrawl appears on m595, rise stevens love songs. I still think that m670 is more important. Look at the covers m670 to mm694. In each case, … Continue reading

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