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  24th Mar 2012, 6:24 AM#1  QUOTE  REPORT  
LaurenceD

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Since I don't see it discussed elsewhere, I want to mention the series of U.S. Capitol releases ranging from 1600 to 1699, sometimes referred to as "All-Time Favorites" in Capitol advertisements. These are all reissues (though the labels give no such indication), the earliest being straight reissues of 78s (e.g. #1600: Les Paul, Lover/Brazil, originally #15037 in 1947), while later ones are back-to-back-hits (e.g. #1699: Frank Sinatra, I've Got The World On A String/Young At Heart, #2505 in 1953 and #2703 in 1954 respectively). As you can see they were not issued in sequence with the surrounding numbers. Since they were not reviewed it is difficult to date them, though it seems that the series was available from around 1951 to 1954. You can see the complete listing at THE ONLINE DISCOGRAPHICAL PROJECT : Capitol 1500 - 2000.
I've posted a couple so far, F1633 and F1680, and for now I am leaving them undated. I wonder if they belong in a category of their own?


  24th Mar 2012, 8:40 AM#2  QUOTE  REPORT  
Dr Doom

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This is something I can do when I divide the label up into sections

(See HMV)

I'm holding off on doing this for some labels as we've still only got a tiny percentage of their 45s on the database and it means any new additions will appear at the end, unsorted.

Once we make label sorting open to the mods we'll be able to sort more labels this way.


  24th Mar 2012, 11:10 PM#3  QUOTE  REPORT  
BEATLEJOHN

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The matrix number of the Jimmie Dolan and the Kenton are from 1951...though the labels don't identify a special "series" (aside from the catalogue number)...I don't know if these should be pulled away from the regular run, they're obviously reissues of former 78rpm sides but Capitol hadn't invented it's "Starline" label yet.....(there was also an early 34-40000 "Americana" series)...John

Edited by BEATLEJOHN on 1st Jul 2012, 8:54 PM

  25th Mar 2012, 7:33 PM#4  QUOTE  REPORT  
lorangrecords

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After looking to the HMV label reorganized like this, I must say, that I love it.
About the "Americana" series, the most releases were country.
40000 6/47 to 40290? in 1950.


  26th Mar 2012, 2:02 AM#5  QUOTE  REPORT  
Klepsie

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Another vote for the neatly classified and sectioned out HMV. Makes it very easy to look through. As time permits I hope we'll see more of the major labels dealt with thus.


  27th Mar 2012, 8:18 AM#6  QUOTE  REPORT  
W.B.lbl

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The '1600' series was indeed a reissue series, and a forerunner to their "StarLine" (6000) series. The first releases were from 1951, and the last - (F)1699, Frank Sinatra's "Young-At-Heart" b/w "I've Got The World On A String" - would have been issued in late 1955. However, the releases looked exactly like the regular issues of the time.


  1st Jul 2012, 3:04 PM#7  QUOTE  REPORT  
W.B.lbl

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Also . . . the earliest mention of the '1600 Series' was in June of 1951 (per BB, Jun 30, 1951 advert). At that point, it went up to 1658. By March of 1952 (advert in BB, Mar 15, 1952), the series went up to 1670. By April 1953 (advert in BB, May 2, 1953), it had gone up to 1680. This meant that it took a little over two years to get to 1699. I've seen 1600 series pressings going up to the 1956-57 period, with Scranton pressings having the smaller Capitol logo on top.


  26th Sep 2012, 2:54 PM#8  QUOTE  REPORT  
W.B.lbl

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This series now has its own grouping . . .
Capitol [All-Time Favorites]


  26th Sep 2012, 3:07 PM#9  QUOTE  REPORT  
KeithS

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What happened at F1700?? Did the series end??


  26th Sep 2012, 3:11 PM#10  QUOTE  REPORT  
Dr Doom

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W.B.lbl wrote:
This series now has its own grouping . . .
Capitol [All-Time Favorites]

Sorry but this is much better done as a list rather than creating a whole new label.

Check your PM box.

:happy:


  26th Sep 2012, 3:30 PM#11  QUOTE  REPORT  
W.B.lbl

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KeithS wrote:
What happened at F1700?? Did the series end??
F1700 and later, I.I.N.M., consisted of new releases.


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