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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 II: 18000 & 19000 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 Series

"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 second installment in the Victor Black Label Discography documents some of Victor's most interesting acoustic recordings, including the company's first jazz, blues, and country-music releases. 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

  • Catalog, matrix, and take numbers

  • Release dates and duration in catalog  

  • 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 other personnel details in the original files

  • Artist and title indexes

  • Illustrated historical introduction  

436 pages
7" x 10" hardcover (cloth library binding)
ISBN 978-0-9772735-9-1


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