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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Stinson Records Revisted (58* d) RE: Stinson Records Revisted 07 Apr 21


The main problem with the Goldsmith bio, including the shellac rationing narative, is that it relies on the standard Stinson company history which we now know is full of holes. Stinson Records, as a commerical record label, still does not exist in 1943.

The only label the Asch & Stinson names appear together on is the “Asch International” series. It looks to be Moe Asch's very limited continuation of the like-named series on Eric Bernay's Keynote label (see above.)

It is notable for the first appearance of what some discograpers refer to as Stinson's 'chicken logo' (a weathervane rooster or cockerel) and also the clasped hands logo. Typical: Josh White – Folk Songs Sung By Josh White, Asch International, 358. The common interwebs release year given is 1944, caveat emptor. There are few reliable sources for Moe Asch or Stinson release dates.

Stinson Trading Company, Noel Meadow et al also continued to do business directly with Artkino independent of servicing Moe Asch's label(s):

“The Stinson Trading Company on four ten-inch records, gives us Music of Soviet Republics, a collection of eight colorful and inherent songs.”
[Rogers, Helen, Off the Record, Ithacan, 22 April 1943, p.3, c.3]


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