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Creators:
Decca (recording company).
Duchin, Eddie (musician)
Cugat, Xavier (bandleader)
Columbia (recording company).
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Dates:
1916-1930s.
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0297
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Popular music recorded approximately 1916-1930s: 78 and 45 RPM phonograph discs produced by Edison recordings, Victor, Decca, Columbia, and Silvertone. Boxes 1-4: 53 10" Edison recordings of popular songs by such artists as Freda Hemple, George Hamilton Green, the Metropolitan Quartet, and Frederick Kinsley; also hymns, World War I songs, and some...

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Dates:
1969-1998
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This material pertains to Gabler's various recording and reissue projects before and after the Commodore/Decca years. A few of the artists include Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Pearl Bailey, Eddie Condon, "Wild Bill" Davison, Ella Fitzgerald, Peck Kelley, and Dick Shannon. The bulk dates of 1973-2001 refer to the period following Gabler's depa...

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Dates:
March 26, 1969-April 13, 1985
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
1920-1974
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Many of the publications are comprised of Gabler's extensive collection of music periodicals. Along with various production records and song lists from the two previous subgroups, the catalogs provide exhaustive inventories of both original and reissue Commodore recording projects. Many of the series in the collection do contain some publicatio...

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Dates:
1936-1973
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Commodore/Decca (1931-1974) reflects Gabler's simultaneous work as owner/recording producer with Commodore and staff-producer and later vice-president in charge of artists and repertoire for Decca Records. Because the material (business correspondence, financial, and legal records) overlaps and is interwoven, it was arranged together within its ow...

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Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This series includes commercially issued Commodore and Decca audio discs, test pressings, reference recordings, demonstration discs, and transcription discs as well as ΒΌ" audio tape.

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Dates:
September 1995-November 7, 1995
Level:
file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Dates:
1971-1990, undated
Level:
series
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The materials consist of mainly sales letters, fliers, and posters.

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file
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0849
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History