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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

Combined Volume IV: Complete 22000, 23000, 24000,
V-38000, V-38500, and V-4000 Series

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

    Victor and scroll logos used with permission
of Sony Music Enterprises

608-page combined volume
7 x 10" hardcover
(cloth library binding)

ISBN 978-0-9852004-8-0

Covering 1929–1935, this special combined volume details some of rarest and most sought-after Victor records. Like all titles in the series, this one is compiled from the original RCA, Victor, and Gramophone Co. files, combined with careful inspection of the original catalogs and discs. Features include:

  • Discographic details of the 22000 and 24000 general-catalog issues, plus the complete 23000, V-38000, V-38500, and V-40000 "hot dance," race, and country music series
  • Recording dates and locations, amd release dates
  • Catalog, matrix, and take numbers, including information on dubbed masters
  • Listings of all corresponding U.S. and foreign issues and reissues in 78 format
  • Alternate and canceled issues
  • Conductors, arrangers, band vocalists, and other personnel details from the recording files and other original company documentation — with no speculative or anecdotal personnel listings from secondary sources
  • Artist and title indexes, historical introduction, and user's guide

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"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)

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


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