Volume 1: Race Record,
Popular Vocal, Star, Standard / Miscellaneous, and
Classical /Operatic Series
William R. Bryant, Allan Sutton
and the Record Research Associates
308 total pages, illustrated
7" x 10" quality softcover
R. BRYANT's posthumously
published works include the Zonophone, Emerson, and Bell-Arto discographies
for Mainspring Press.
ALLAN SUTTON is
winner of the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association
for Recorded Sound Collections.
THE RECORD RESEARCH ASSOCIATES included Perry Armagnac,
Walter C. Allen, George Blacker, Carl Kendziora, Len Kunstadt, and
other experts affiliated with Record Research magazine.
Pathé-Perfect Discography covers all recordings (including
those from outside sources) that were issued jointly on American
Pathé and Perfect. Coverage begins with the introduction
of Perfect in 1922 and extends through the end of the American Pathé
label in early 1930. "Phantom" Pathé issues (for
which catalog numbers were assigned in 1930, but which apparently
were unissued) are also included.
discography is organized by Perfect catalog numbers and includes
all American Pathé and Pathé Actuelle issues, as well
as corresponding issues on American subsidiary and client labels.
I covers the race, popular vocal (including the Star Series), standard
/ miscellaneous, and classical operatic series. The dance series
is covered in Volume II.
include master numbers (and sources, for licensed masters), including
many previously unknown numbers from "sunken-label" pressings,
which were discovered on the Perfect Form 19 cards • Takes
(actual and false, with an explanation of how to tell the difference
• Actual recording dates, when verifiable from the Compo or
Plaza-ARC files, or the logbooks of Ed Kirkeby and others •
Estimated (month-year) recording dates for undocumented masters
• Release dates, from the original Pathé and Perfect
dealers lists • Identification of artist pseudonyms •
Composer and show / film credits • Medley contents. Data
on the original vertical-cut issues are also included in the case
of reissued material.
record appears on its own line, with verbatim label credits and
all relevant markings in the wax, from first-hand inspection of
the original discs.
illustrated, highly detailed introduction covers the history of
the American Pathé operation, from its founding in 1912 through
its merger with cameo, and finally its acquisition by the American
Record Corporation in 1929. Also includes a user's guide and title
and artist indexes.