1954 – 1957

In the years immediately following the end of World War II, as the two major American record companies geared up for “The War of the Speeds,” 1 Columbia was working full-steam ahead on the development of the long-playing record; RCA Victor, meanwhile, put its efforts and resources into building a better Unlike Columbia’s postwar 78s, which tended to be fairly noisy, RCA pressings improved markedly as wartime shortages of raw materials eased; the change of formulation coincided with the change of the company name on the label from “Victor” to “RCA Victor. An intriguing chapter in this story involves a series of 78s RCA pressed beginning late in on translucent red vinyl–the same material the company used a few years later for its rpm records; of course, virtually every manufacturer, beginning in with Columbia, used vinyl for LP records as well. The albums were also distinctive, showing the bold autograph of the artist on the cover Fig. Vinyl–more properly Vinylite–is a trademarked copolymer of vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate developed by Union Carbide in These “Program Transcription” discs were a commercial failure, probably the result of a combination of economic and practical factors: during the Great Depression few collectors could afford the expensive new playback equipment they required, and the pickups of the day were too heavy, wearing out the records quickly; moreover, the sound of the new records was disappointing. Vinyl was also used during the War for V-Discs, which had to survive the rigors of overseas shipment, and thereafter for recordings mailed to radio stations; RCA issued black vinyl pressings of its regular classical 78s for this purpose bearing the notation “Special Purpose Record” on the label. These, however, were not made available to regular collectors, and will not be treated here. In addition, the authors have obtained a red vinyl pressing of a regular-series Victor 78 set, the Brahms Second Piano Concerto with Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini, and the NBC Symphony DM , that bears the album and disc numbers and the label of the standard shellac issue; we surmise that Victor must occasionally have pressed limited runs of some popular titles this way.

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RCA manufactured its own records and also operated RCA Custom, a leading record manufacturer for independent record labels. A predefined amount of distortion was introduced during the record-cutting process, to cancel out the distortion produced by conical playback styli, used on most playback cartridges in the early s. Dynagroove also involved tonal manipulation of the recorded sound via a dynamic equalizer. Stereophile magazine went further:. In late , RCA modernized its image with a new futuristic-looking logo, the letters RCA in block modernized form, replacing the old lightning bolt logo, and the virtual retirement of both the Victor and Nipper trademarks.

The background of the labels, which had always been black for its regular series switched to bright orange. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account.

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Please email if you have questions, corrections or comments on anything you see. Victor was the dominant figure in the record and phonograph market in the early s. There is much published about them so I will not attempt to tell the story here. Victor was started by Eldridge R.

Skip to: The RCA Labels RCA Victor Records Founded in , Radio Corporation of America – RCA – was the second oldest recording company in US history.

Beginning in , Columbia Records continued development of this technology. Peter Goldmark and his staff undertook exhaustive efforts to address problems of recording and playing back narrow grooves and developing an inexpensive, reliable consumer playback system. The EP discs typically emulated the playing time of the former 78 rpm discs, while the LP discs provided up to one-half hour of time per side.

In late , a system of cutting and playing back stereo was devised and generally accepted by the industry. Consumer acceptance of stereo LPs was somewhat cautious initially but grew steadily during the early s, and the industry largely discontinued production of conventional monaural LP records and playback equipment by Similarly, the introduction of high-quality but expensive quadraphonic four channel reel-to-reel tapes and 8-track tape cartridges in led to the introduction of quadraphonic vinyl records, which arrived on the market in Although public interest was initially high, the lack of compatibility between the three competing SQ, QS, and CD-4 formats prompted the eventual commercial failure of quadraphonic LP records.

Most record companies stopped producing quadraphonic LPs after although a handful of classical-music titles continued to be issued until During the early s, a cost-cutting move towards use of lightweight, flexible vinyl pressings. Marketed by RCA Victor as the Dynaflex process, much of the industry adopted a technique of reducing the thickness and quality of vinyl used in mass-market manufacturing.

During the late s and s, the use of highly advanced disc cutting equipment to improve the dynamic range and reduce inner-groove distortion of mass-produced records, using techniques marketed as the CBS Discomputer and Teldec Direct Metal Mastering. Although replaced by digital media such as the compact disc as a mass market music medium, vinyl records continue to be manufactured and sold in the 21st century.

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The second oldest and perhaps most famous record company of all-time, RCA-​Victor did RCA RECORDS DISCOGRAPHY (Records Reviewed To Date on.

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The Colonel’s pursuit of the big time for Elvis — his sole client — began with a search for a recording contract with a nationally based company. Columbia and Atlantic expressed interest in the unusual new singer, but the Colonel had several contacts at RCA Victor, making a deal with this company preferable. It was the largest amount paid for a single performer up to that time. Moving to RCA was a major step in Elvis’ career and a major investment for the company; at the very least, it meant going national and international in promotion and distribution.

Sholes was aware that the executives at RCA were closely watching their unusual new artist, who didn’t fit into any of the company’s existing categories of music. Then the company arranged for Elvis to begin recording new material in Nashville the next month. Scotty Moore and Bill Black, who had worked with Elvis on the road and at Sun from the beginning, accompanied Elvis as usual.

Fontana, who played with Elvis on tour, checked in as Elvis’ drummer, although he had never recorded with the trio before. Atkins played rhythm guitar, Floyd Cramer was added at the piano, and gospel singers Ben and Brock Speer of the Speer Family and Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires provided backing vocals. Moore and Black, who were used to the down-home atmosphere of Sun, found the detached, professional air at the RCA sessions intimidating, while Sholes was unsure of how to duplicate Elvis’ Sun sound.

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I have three box sets of rca victor records: (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Lenore Overture No. 3 Op. 72a, 2 record set sn: Beethoven​.

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Original tape box depicted above. New York, July 3: [ Two alternate tapes will be issued for machines with “in line” heads and those with “displaced” heads. The Billboard, July 10, Early version of edition tape box with revised artwork and still with nationally advertised price printed on the upper left-hand corner depicted above.

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Note: To date and get an idea of rarity of a Victor Product, please read this page carefully, and then click the “Product Information” link at the bottom of the page! If you have already read and understand this information, click here to skip this page. Before the age, history and value of a Victor product can be determined, the phonograph must be correctly identified. Fortunately for collectors, the process of identifying a Victor phonograph is not difficult.

The Victor Talking Machine Company did an excellent job of providing model identification, along with a unique serial number for most models, which makes dating their phonographs a relatively easy task in most cases. Every Victor phonograph has a metal dataplate affixed either on or near the motorboard for machines with lids , on the side of the phonograph for most external horn and lidless models , or under the turntable for low-priced and some portable models of the 20’s.

The turntable must be lifted straight up and off the motorboard to view some plates. Every dataplate contains both a model identification stamped on the left and a serial number on the right. Every model has an individual serialization.

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The Arhoolie Foundation Archive contains many vintage record company catalogs and RCA Victor Greek Turkish and Albanian Records Date: Early s.

August 11, So why another overview? Surely RCA felt that something had to be done on the 10th anniversary of Presley’s passing, and the set does have some interesting features. The recordings are all digitally remastered, and the sound is excellent. He says that when he was in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service in , he asked Elvis for help. Elvis wrote him a check on a paper bag – which a Memphis bank cashed.

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