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Leeds & Catlin Records: A History and Discography
 
American Record Co. • Hawthorne & Sheble •
International Record Co.: Histories and Discographies

These rogue companies were persistent thorns in Victor's and Columbia's sides in the early 1900s, infringing their patents and often undercutting their prices. Ultimately they were vanquished by the courts, but not before having produced many intriguing (and in many cases, now-rare) records that are favorites with collectors today. Their histories and recorded output are examined in detail for the first time in these unique new volumes, which contain a tremendous amount of previously unpublished data. Order individually, or save when you order both as a set.


Leeds & Catlin 78 Records and Cylinders
 
296 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9915279-9-1

Leeds & Catlin Records:
A History and Discography

Data compiled by William R. Bryant
Edited and annotated by Allan Sutton

Covers all of Leeds' flagship brands (Leeds Records, Imperial, Sun, and Peerless) as well as its many subsidiary and client labels, including Busy Bee, Concert, Eagle, Nassau, Oxford, Royal, Silver Star, Sir Henri, and Symphony, among others.

The discography includes verifiable listing dates and master numbers, alternate versions and remakes, composer credits, accompaniment details, and other significant data. Other features include capsule histories of all Leeds-produced labels; data on the imported Favorite masters used on the Imperial Grand Opera records; a provisional listing of Leeds & Catlin and Radium cylinders; and title and artist indexes.

Also featured is the most detailed and objective illustrated history published to date on Leeds & Catlin and the people behind these records, with more than one-hundred primary-source citations.


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American Record Co., Hawthorne & Sheble, International Record Co. 78 Records Discography
 
284 total pages • Illustrated
7" x 10" quality softcover

ISBN 978-0-9915279-8-4


• American Record Company
• Hawthorne & Sheble
• International Record Company

Histories and Discographies, 1904–1909

Data compiled by William R. Bryant
Edited and annotated by Allan Sutton

This special combined volume covers three short-lived record producers of the early 1900s. All known issues on client and subsidiary labels are covered — U.S. as well as foreign, even including American Record's British releases and the post-production Nipponophone reissues. The Hawthorne & Sheble (Star) listing also includes discographical data on the renumbered Columbia masters from which they were pressed.

Dozens of rare labels are covered, including American Record Company, American Odeon Record, Busy Bee, Clico, Excelsior, Lyric, Mozart, and Star. Each self-contained section includes a detailed discography, illustrated company history, and artist and title indexes.


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WILLIAM R. BRYANT was a leading discographical researcher, co-author of Oxford and Silvertone Records, and an important contributor to The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Records, Ethnic Music on Records, and other major discographies. His Zonophone, Pathé, Arto–Bell, and Emerson discographies have been published posthumously by Mainspring Press, which holds the exclusive publication rights to his work.

ALLAN SUTTON is the author of numerous articles and books on vintage records and the early American recording industry, including Pseudonyms on American Records 1892–1942, A Phonograph in Every Home, and Recording the 'Twenties. He is the founder of Mainspring Press and recipient of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections' 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.

 



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