Bill Bryant, Allan Sutton & the Record Research Associates
Soft Cover, 7" x 10", 308 pp w/illustrations
The 2 volume Pathé-Perfect Discography covers all recordings (including those from outside sources) that were issued jointly in the United States on American Pathé, Perfect, and related client and subsidiary labels, including the American Record Corporation and Cameo groups.
For ease of use, both volumes are organized by Perfect catalog numbers.Data include the take(s) used on every issue, assigned master numbers and control numbers, release dates (with recording dates, when verifiable), recording locations, master sources (including material licensed or commissioned from Compo and other outside suppliers), pseudonym identification, composer and show credits, medley contents,
Volume 1 features an illustrated, highly detailed history of the American Pathé operation (including details of its dubbing and master-numbering or renumbering processes), from its founding in 1912 through its merger with Cameo, and finally its acquisition by the American Record Corporation in 1929. A user's guide, illustrated label guide, and title and artist indexes are included.
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