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Columbia Master
Recording Dates:
The Electrical Era, 1925 - 1934


Compiled from original Columbia source materials
Allan Sutton

6 x 9" quality paperback
188 pages

ISBN # 978-0-9852004-7-3

Note: 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.

Columbia Master Recording Dates: The Electrical Era begins with the adoption of electrical recording in early 1925, and continues through the company's sale to the American Record Corporation in mid-1934. More than 15,000 individual master numbers are covered, including all U.S. commercial 10" and 12" master numbers in the following series:

  • 140000 (10" Main Series); 150000 (10" Main Series); 98000 (12" Main Series); 99000 (12" Main Series); 236000 (10" Fine-Groove Masters); 250000 (12" Fine-Groove Masters); 255000 (12" Fine-Groove Masters); 265000 (10" Export Masters); 351000 (10" Budget Series); 365000 (10" Budget Series); 710000 (10" Dual-Track Masters)

Includes a historical introduction and summary of noncommercial and special-use matrix series. To preserve the integrity of the original data, this guide contains no speculative or undocumented material from previously published works.

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