This title is a quick-reference guide, not a complete discography.
It includes only master numbers (and takes, in the case of remake
sessions), recording locations, and recording dates.
from the original ARC source materials, this 188-page guide provides
exact recording dates (month, day and year) for more than 21,000
individual master numbers, beginning with ARC’s founding in
January 1929 and continuing through its acquisition by CBS at the
end of 1938.
quality-paperback edition covers the main New York, Chicago, and
Los Angeles series; the many regional series (Augusta, Dallas, El
Paso, Fort Worth, Hattiesburg, Hot Springs, Jackson, San Antonio,
et al.); the early ARC "control-number" equivalents;
and even Irving Mills’ special Master / Variety Records matrix
the integrity of the original data, this guide contains no
speculative or undocumented material from previously published works.
The guide can be used to accurately date ARC masters (including
remakes) issued on the dozens of labels the company owned, controlled,
or supplied during its ten-year existence, including:
Record • Banner • Bernardo • Broadway •
Brunswick (from early 1931) • Cameo (from early 1929) •
Challenge • Collectors Record Shop • Columbia &
Columbia Master Works (from mid-1934) • Commodore •
Conqueror • Fox Movietone • Gospel Herald •
Gramophone Shop Varieties • Hollywood (Fox version) •
Homestead • Hot Record Society • Jewel • Liberty
Music Shops • Lincoln (from early 1929) • Master •
Mel-O-Dee • Melotone (from early 1931) • Okeh (beginning
mid-1934) • Oriole • Pathé (U.S., from early
1929) • Perfect (from early 1929) • Regal •
Romeo (from early 1929) • Roycroft • Shamrock Store
• U.H.C.A. • Variety (Master Records version) •
Vocalion (from early 1931)