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Friday, October 26, 2012


THE 400 45 SINGLE SERIES
X-401 / 429 (77800)

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The 400 45 RPM single series resembles the 800 45 RPM single series in that around thirty singles total were released in the series.  After dropping the “X” prefix in the 300 45 RPM single series leading up to this numerical sequence it is adopted again and appears on several releases before it is dropped again and replaced with an “A” or “B” prefix to distinguish the sides of the single.  The 400 designation is in the wax, a simple matrix number, but a few releases have a longer matrix number as well, X-414 and 417 A/B. The first single listed below, 400 A/B, was released using the Aura imprint and several releases preceding it in the 300 series likewise bore the Aura imprint, 393 and 395.

The next numerical release following 429 A/B transitions to a new numerical series, 77000.  The first number in that series is included here, 77800, as it illustrates the change to assigning a release number to the 45 single that is different from the matrix number.  The matrix numbers for 77800 are WP-429-B and WP-430.  The next release in this new numerical series, 77801 would carry matrix numbers WP-431 and WP-432.

Artists featured on this group of releases include: Teddy Reynolds & Lala Wilson,The Crusaders, Jessie Paul, Les McCann, The Sandells, Les McCann and the Jazz Crusaders, Long Gone Miles with Willie Chambers and Leroy Vinnegar, Bud Shank and the Folkswingers, The Jazz Crusaders, The Stoneman Family,  Charles Kynard, Buddy Collette, Ann Callison, David Parker, The Sandels, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, The Kentucky Colonels and Monty Alexander.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012


THE 300 45 SINGLE SERIES
X-381 / 399 - PART 5

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There are considerable gaps again in this series where information regarding the content is needed.  Once again we request that collectors having copies of these missing releases please contact us with the information and, hopefully, label scans to complete this series.  These contributions will be acknowledged and credit will be given to the contributor.

Artists represented in this group of releases include: Clare Fischer, The De-Fenders (personnel unknown), Charles Kynard, The Furys [Jerome Evans (baritone lead), with Robert Washington, Melvin White, George Taylor, and Jimmy Gree or Jerome Evans (baritone lead), with Charles Jackson (tenor), Tony Allen (tenor), and Jimmy Green (tenor)], Les McCann, The Jazz Crusaders & Orchestra, Les McCann Ltd., Marilyn Burroughs, The Furys, The Lewis Sisters, The Folkswingers, and Sonny Stitt.

The World Pacific logo in the rectangle with the oval is phased out in the early part of this group and replaced by the bold face font WORLD-PACIFIC with high-fidelity above. The "X" prefix is dropped after X-388.

A special thanks to reader Pierre-Marie Le Conte for finding images of X-382.

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