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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Stinson Records Revisted (58* d) RE: Stinson Records Revisted 05 Jul 21

Things continued slide downhill throughout 1945. Even Woody Guthrie, on the road touring for the FDR campaign, complained about Moe Asch's disappearing act. The problem, apparently, wasn't just letters and telegrams but purchase orders; invoices and all the other bits & chits. The back orders piled up. Stinson Trading made at least two 'unauthorized' releases of Asch studio artists (Ruth Rubin &c.) which got Moe Asch hauled into civil court on more than one occasion.

Here's an advert reflecting the new/shortened brand name. Asch is still listed as Prez but, as we shall see, it's temporary. Note, the Pacific Allied Products location in Los Angeles, California is also the future west coast home of the (still) future Stinson Records. The Harris family lived in an apartment above the shop before relocating to the better known San Fernando Valley address.

Asch Records
117 West 46th St., New York 19, N. Y.
President and sales manager: Moe Asch

Products Manufactured Phonograph records and albums.

Allied Music Sales, 3112 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich.
Interstate Music Suppliers Co., 1328 Broadway, New York 1, N. Y.
Music Distributing Co., 1408 West 9th St., Cleveland, 0.
Nelson & Co., 1000 South Linwood Ave., Baltimore, Md.
Pacific Allied Products Co., 814 West 8th St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Sni-Dor Radiolectric, Ltd., 455 Craig St., W., Montreal, Canada.
Stinson Trading Co., 27 Union Square West, New York 3, N. Y.
[Record Retailing Yearbook, 1945, p.282]

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