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Posted By: Thomas Stern
22-Sep-09 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: Topic Records 70th birthday
Subject: Topic Records - 70th anniversary
Just received: THREE SCORE & TEN - 70 Years of the oldest
independent record label in Great Britain.

110 pp book and 7-CD retrospective of Workers Music Association/Topic Records 1939-2009.
laid-in 8pp Complete Catalog 1939-2009.

I hope many will want to know about this collection.

The CD's contain too few of the WMA 78's, mostly great folk material from the 50's to present, however
there are a few tracks from the early period, including TRC1 THE
INTERNATIONALE / THE MAN WHO WATERS THE WORKERS BEER.

The book devotes the first 20 pages to the WMA and early Topic, then follows the great period of the 1950's-1960's, up to the present. Some lovely early jackets, labels, and amazing photos
of performers. Noticed early Ray Fisher.

Lots of treasures here - will be a pleasure to read, view the many photos, and listen!!

For complete details see Topics website:
Topic Records website

Best wishes, Thomas.