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78 Records27 of 130Fats Waller and his Rhythm 78 record Big Chief De Soto & It's a Sin to tell a LieRoy Acuff And His Crazy Tennesseeans...On 78 RPM Shellac
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    Posted 1 year ago

    Brunswick
    (318 items)

    Hello Fellow Collectors!

    This particular disc has three.qualities to a collector...,Rarity, Obscurity and History....
    In 1942, A.F.M. President, Mr. James Petrillo, of which at this time, The American Federation Of Musicians had alot of authority, banned all commercial recordings in the U.S. until 1944 and again in 1948. This was a little to do with the militarys need for shellac during WWII for war goods, but mostly due to Petrillos war against musicians and record labels. who would not join the music union. They became known as the 'Petrillo Bans' and he and the bans were not very liked by the general public and especially by musicians and Lables that wanted total freedom in their artistic endeavors.
    A few labels sprang up independently and broke the ban. One of those was the Damon Lable, which sprang up in Kansas City, Missouri.
    One And only a few artists that recorded on Damon was the non-union Jazz songsters,Jon and Sondra Steele.
    This disc contains a number titled, 'They All Recorded To Beat The Ban... recording this during the 1948 ban.
    On the flip is the most popular of theirs, 'My Happiness'.
    Later, Mr. Petrillo was ousted as President of the A.F.M.due to his refusal to allow black artists to be in the union when segregation took place.
    If you ever research Damon Records, this record will be about the only one you will see.
    And oh, ironically, in 1948, vinyl records were introduced, changing everything.
    Shellac was produced from 1895 to 1953.

    Thank You,
    Thomas.

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    Comments

    1. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      Perfect for CW facebook.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
      Very interesting history !~
    3. artfoot artfoot, 1 year ago
      Good post Thomas!
    4. bobby725 bobby725, 1 year ago
      Brunswick, I see three or four of these on ebay, are they worth an investment? Thanks! Rob
    5. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Bobby725, It is if in a collection. One must be careful..when receiving, you truly do not know how well it plays, which is a big factor due to the increase in older Gramaphone models re-emerging. Vinyl sales are up a whopping 46%! There's new vinyl, but it is the older vinyl and shellac folks want the most, Mom&Pop record shops are re-emerging as well. Also, most of the cover artwork done on new vinyl is updated, changed. Lables, Age, History, The Numbers on the discs, promotional copies, etc. are all considerable factors.
      Thank you for the question! I'd could say more, but it's time to go, off for a three day stint..I am a musician. A great day to you!!,
      AdeleC, Kevin, Brian, Jenni, Artfoot And PhilDMorris, Such wonderful comments!! Kudos to all of you My Friends!!!!!

      Thomas.
    6. iggy iggy, 1 year ago
      Nice write up. Thanx and keep jammin!
    7. keramikos keramikos, 1 year ago
      Brunswick, Wow, that's a fascinating little bit of recording history.

      Here's more:

      https://libcom.org/history/1942-1944-musicians-recording-ban

      https://www.allaboutbluesmusic.com/the-petrillo-ban/


    8. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Ben, BB2, Sean, Iggy, Officialfuel, Vynil33rpm, Keramikos, Yougottohavestuff And AdeleC, Many Thanks here for your kind comments and Love of the Music!!! Allways!!!

      Thomas.
    9. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Dipetersen, Thanking you kindly!!

      Thomas.
    10. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 1 year ago
      Never knew anything about this Thomas. It's a very interesting, you explained it wonderfully also.
    11. Brunswick Brunswick, 1 year ago
      Bill(Toyrebel), What A nice comment!! Hope you have been well! Thank you!!,
      Re-In-Vintage, Allways A Pleasure!! Thank you!!

      Thomas.

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