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"John Bolig continues to raise the bar, setting new standards in discographical work"
The Record Collector (UK)



The Victor Black Label Discography
Volume I: 16000 & 17000 Series

By John R. Bolig
Winner of the 2010 ARSC Lifetime Achievement Award

Victor logo used with permission
of Sony Music Enterprises

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The Victor Discography

"Carefully prepared work... The true enthusiast cannot manage without all the resources mentioned here." 
— ARSC Journal

"What distinguishes this discography is that the information originates entirely from original sources... It's simply a 'must-have' reference for the collector, discographer, and institutional librarian."  The Record Collector (UK)

The first installment in the Victor Black Label Discography covers every version of every release in Victor's 16000 and 17000 series. Features include:

  • Full discographic details from the original Victor Talking Machine Company and Gramophone Company files, correlated with the original catalogs, supplements, and discs
  • Recording dates and locations, and details of dubbed (S/8) and imported matrices
  • Release dates and duration in catalog
  • Catalog, matrix and take numbers
  • Listings of all corresponding U.S. and foreign issues in 78 format
  • Details of alternate issues, canceled numbers, and couplings from single-sided releases
  • Accompanists, conductors, pseudonyms, and group personnel as listed in the original files — No speculative or anecdotal personnel listings
  • Artist and title indexes
  • Historical introduction with 24 illustrations

472 pages
7 x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)
ISBN 978-0-9772735-7-7

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