Abbreviations

These abbreviations were taken from the Brian Rust Book “The American Dance Bands Discography”(1917-1942) Copyright 1975, ARLINGTON HOUSE.


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1928 1929 1930 1931-74




Abbreviations used in this discography

Amb Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder
Ar Ariel
ARC American Record Company
Aur Aurora (Canadian)
Auto Autograph
AV Aeolian Vocalion
Ban Banner
Br Brunswick
BS Black Swan
BwyBroadway
CamCameo
Ch Champion
ChgChallenge
ClClarion
ClfClifford (Australian)
ClmColiseum
ColColumbia
ConConnorized
Cq Conqueror
Dn Dominion
DomDomino
DuoDuophone
EBREdison Bell Radio
EBWEdison Bell Winner
EddEdison Diamond Disc
EmEmerson
EmbEmbassy
GdsGoodson
GGGrey Gull
GntGennett
HarHarmony
HMVHis Master’s Voice
HomHomochord
HoWHit Of The Week (flexible)
HwdHollywood
ImpImperial
LinLincoln
MadMadison
MicMicrophone (Canadian)
MtMelotone
OK Okeh
OrOriole
P Pathe (4 digit numbers British, others American)
PA Pathe Actuelle (10100-11577 British, Others American)
Par Parlophone (PNY)
PanPanachord
Per Perfect (American, except P-prefix- British)
PmParamount
Pur Puritan
Re Regal
Ro Romeo
Rx Radiex
Sil Silvertone
Spe Special
Spt Supertone
SR Special record ("Publix": to promoting talking pictures in the early days of that industry)
SrSunrise
St Starr (Canadian)
StgSterling (Canadian)
Tri Triangle
VarVarsity
VD Van Dyke
VicVictor
Voc Vocalion
VT Velvet Tone